Antique Turkish Silver Incense Burner


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Object Description

A good quality 19th century silver incense burner with part gilt finish. The hinged lid is pierced and has a decorative finial. The body has unusual hand engraving of mythological figures on a flower and foliate background.

Weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces.

Height 18 cm. Diameter of base 8.4 cm.

Stamped with tughra and sahh marks, and assay scrapes.

Tughra of Sultan Abdulmejid I (1839-1861)

900 standard silver

Turkish circa 1850.

Signed/Inscribed: A tughra (Ottoman Turkish: ÿ∑ÿ∫ÿ±ÿß‚Äé tuƒürâ) is a calligraphic monogram, seal or signature of a sultan that was affixed to all official documents and correspondence. It was also carved on his seal and stamped on the coins minted during his reign.

Object Condition

This attractive silver box is in very good condition. Marked with tughra and sahh marks to main section and lid front, base plate sections and column, assay scrape to front of body and lid, inside of base section and underneath base plate. The finial seemingly unmarked.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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