Saturday, September 19, 2009
A GILDED AND ENAMELLED GLASS MOSQUE LAMP, MADE FOR ABBAS HILMI PASHA (1874-1944), DATED A.H. 1328/ A.D. 1910
of characteristic form with angled rounded body and wide flaring mouth on a short foot, the body with six applied lug handles, two wide inscriptive bands around the neck and base in blue enamel with gilded ebellishment, the lower inscription interspersed with three roundels giving the name of 'Abbas Helmi in red enamel, the body with floral cartouches between the handles in blue enamel above a cloud band of gilded dots
33.8cm. height 26cm. diam.
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