Five Ottoman niello silver-gilt cases Turkey, period of Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876-1909) and Mehmed V (1909-1918) (5)

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Lot 48
Five Ottoman niello silver-gilt cases
Turkey, period of Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876-1909) and Mehmed V (1909-1918)
(5)

£ 2,500 - 3,500
US$ 3,500 - 4,900
Five Ottoman niello silver-gilt cases
Turkey, period of Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876-1909) and Mehmed V (1909-1918)
each of rectangular form, variously decorated in niello with Ottoman coats of arms, crescents and stars, scenes of Constantinople, floral sprays and geometric motifs, one with inscribed 'Mosquée Hamidie Ayildiz/ salut de Constantinople', another with inscription-filled cartouche
the largest 11.2 x 7 cm.(5)

Footnotes

  • Inscriptions: the tughra of 'Abdülhamid II, the tughra of Mehmed V, a dedication bağdad valisi ve altıncı ordusı komundanı nazım, 'The Governor of Baghdad and Commander of the Sixth Army (of the Ottoman Empire), Nazim', the Ottoman silver marks Van 90 and H. Haki.

    Nazim Pasha was Governor of Baghdad from 1910-11.
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Five Ottoman niello silver-gilt cases Turkey, period of Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876-1909) and Mehmed V (1909-1918) (5)
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