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Pair 2 Islamic Candlesticks Silver Brass Copper Cairoware Mamluk Persian Ottoman For Sale

Pair 2 Islamic Candlesticks Silver Brass Copper Cairoware Mamluk Persian Ottoman

An Incredibly Rare 1800's Pair of Islamic Mamluk Revival Candlesticks made of Brass inlaid with Silver & Copper .Arabic Calligraphy under the drip tray & base, ArabicSalutationson the Drip Tray and Arabesques and Vegetal patterns. MoreCalligraphyon the neck & Socket .A Must for Collectors Of Cairoware ,Mamluk Revival ,Persian & Islamic Art in General.
A Similar Pair Sold at sale in 2007 at the World Famous sale House Bonham's In London .Please see the class="MsoNormal">

The technique of silver and copper inlay was revived in the late 1700's and 1800's in the Islamic world.The process is difficult and requires several stages of mastery.Indeed after the item has been cast or hammered into shape it is then covered in the calligraphy and patterns. After this difficult stage the brass/bronze is carved & engraved by hand.Finally thesilverand copper is hammered into the carved areas. The silver adding lustre and the copper adding red colour and the brass offering a superb contrast.Significanceof Light in Islam & The Beautification of Candlesticks

Surah Al-Nur

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth,
The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche,
And within it a Lamp: The Lamp enclosed in Glass;
The glass as it were a brilliant star;
Lit from a blessed Tree,
An Olive, neither of the East nor of the West,
Whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it;
Light upon Light!
Allah doth set forth parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.Surah 24:35 Al Nur (The Light-The Most Holy & Exalted Quran)

Surah Al'Nur is one of the most discussed chapters/verses from the Quran over the centuries. Indeed many Islamic scholarsand thinkers have agonised over its deeper meanings and Allah's majesty andmagnificence.So much so that the significance of the LIGHT impacted throughout Islamicphilosophy, logic, meditation and art. Hence when the Muslimartisanscreated candlesticks these evidently were a metaphor for Allah's brilliance and purity.Therefore many candlesticks covered in Gold ,SilverandCopper with stupefying calligraphy andamazingpatterns and shapes.

Islamic candlesticks almost invariably had hidden geometry in the shape in that the socket was a miniature mirror image of the base. Furthermore if the candlestick was for use in apalaceor housesthey were even covered in animals,magical beasts and figures.The salutations normally were attributes to the Sultan or the patron.

This rare pair of candlesticks unfortunately have issues of bad casting .There are several holes and cracks on the body of each one PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES VERY CAREFULLY AND REQUEST FURTHER PICTURES IF NEED BE.

The concave shape of the main body is typical of Islamic candlesticks from the 12th and 13th Centuries. Obviously this pair are much later around the late 1800's and probably made in Cairo see all enlarged pictures !!!Approximate size:7 Inches (18 cm) Diameter9 Inches (23 cm) High
3.9 Kg in total weight without packing!! Outside EU these can only be sent via FEDEX ECONOMY!!!!
Any questions please askor call 07775514977. Items can be viewed prior to end of sale or offer.
Please see my other sales of Islamic desirables & oddities!!Check out my other items!Be sure to add me to your favourites list!International delivery OUTSIDE EU please ask AS THE CALCULATOR IS NOT ACCURATE.

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