Extremely fine antique 19th Century Islamic Floor candlestick in brass with Kufic Mamluk revival pierced foliate openworks chased and chiselled with Persian calligraphy.
Antique 19th century Middle Eastern Arabic candleholder. 46.5 inches Height x 14 inches bottom and diameter opening is 8 in.
Handcrafted in Syria for the Persian market. Rising from wide trumpet foot through to slightly tapering cylindrical shaft with two pronounced collars to gently flaring mouth and flat rim, the shaft with pierced openwork lattice containing scrolling vine issuing from cusped palmettes, bordered above and below by bands of engraved scrolling floral vine, the upper section of the foot and the body below the mouth with further pierced openwork sections in rectangular cusped cartouches with similar design set in a ground of engraved scrolling floral vine, interlocking palmettes and stylized cloud bands, band of verses.
There is a top lid that is removable and could be used for candle or incense. This large floor candle holder could be rewired into a floor lamp.
Same lamp could be found in Shangri LA, Doris Duke home in Hawai.
Great brass decorative Islamic art object.