A Ottoman brass Candlestick Turkey, dated AH 1289/ AD 1872
cast in two parts, on a stepped base, rising in sections to flared flat rim 56 cm. high(2)
Provenance: European private collection.
The inscription reads: belgrade muhaciri molla huseyin'in pedari halil aga'nin vakfi bi-camii fi 12 s 1289, "Waqf of Halil Aga, father of the Molla Huseyin, the refugee from Belgrade, to the mosque in Yali on the 12th Shawwal/Sha'ban(?) 1289 (October/December 1872)".
There is a village called Yali on the Marmara Sea.