Sunday, August 17, 2008

Coffee Pot with Sultan's Signature

silver coffee pot with signature of sultan abdulhamid of ottoman empire
This silver coffee pot bears the Sultan Abdulhamid II's (1876-1909) signature. With a pine cone lid and dragon figured handle, it was carved with geometric patterns and flowers; a rare combination for Ottoman period.

After an initial price of $ 2,230, it was sold at $ 2,830 in Portakal Sanat's auction of May 2007.

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