A glass mosque lamp
Lot 329
A Mamluk style enamelled glass Mosque Lamp France, 19th Century
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 12,259) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Mamluk style enamelled glass Mosque Lamp
France, 19th Century
the squat body with six lug handles, with flaring neck and splayed foot, decorated in polychrome and gilt, below the rim a wide band containing elongated inscriptions flanked by pseudo-Mamluk blazons, the neck with a narrow band containing floral motifs, the body with profuse floral interlace, a band of further pseudo-Mamluk blazons, the foot with trefoils and floral motifs
33.7 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise: Qur'an,surah al-Nur (XXIV), parts of 35; and in the blazons, a version of: "Glory to our Lord, the Sultan, the ....".
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