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.