An Ottoman walnut and mother of pearl-inlaid panel retailed by Max Fruchtermann Turkey, probably Constantinople, circa 1900

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Lot 81
An Ottoman walnut and mother of pearl-inlaid panel retailed by Max Fruchtermann
Turkey, probably Constantinople, circa 1900

£ 2,500 - 3,500
US$ 3,300 - 4,600
An Ottoman walnut and mother of pearl-inlaid panel retailed by Max Fruchtermann
Turkey, probably Constantinople, circa 1900
of rectangular form, the central panel inlaid in mother of pearl with inscriptions in thuluth, the reverse with label for Max Fruchtermann, 335 Grand Rue de Pera
38.4 x 22.5 cm.

Footnotes

  • Inscriptions: li khamsah atfa biha hurr al-waba al-hatimah
    al-mustafa wa al-murtada wa abnahuma wa al-fatimah
    , 'I have five [persons] by whom I extinguish the heat of plague (cholera), al-Mustafa (i.e. Prophet Muhammad), al-Murtada (i.e. 'Ali) and the two sons (i.e. Hasan and Husayn] and Fatimah'.

    Max Fruchtermann (1852-1918) opened a frame shop at Yuksekkaldirim in Istanbul in 1864. He is best known as an early publisher of postcards of the Ottoman Empire.
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