Set of four cast and turned brass Ottoman candlesticks
Turkish, 16th Century
Largest: Height 41.5cm, diameter 24cm
Smallest: Height 28cm, diameter 16cm
The four Ottoman brass candlesticks in this set are of traditional form. Each candlestick features a flared bell-form bottom, which rises into a recessed drip tray, from which springs the ringed cylindrical neck, which is topped with a hollow to hold a candle. The brass is lustrously polished in each, which is in contrast to the more typical style of profuse engraved or inlaid decoration. The set is graduated, scaling from larger to smaller. The largest is engraved with the signature or monogram of a previous owner.