Furniture and Antique

Mosque lamp

Around 1325, enamelled glass, 35 x 23 cm
Smoking Room

Origin: Syria

At the end of her life, and perhaps to break the boredom of a life that was escaping her, Nélie Jacquemart decided to undertake long travels to far-off lands, far from the Italy that she so loved. She visited Egypt, Persia and Syria on two occasions, and discovered their pieces of classical art. She brought back ceramics bearing Islamic inscriptions, manuscripts and several mosque lamps. The blown-glass lamps were decorated with multi-coloured inlays which were actually verses from the Quran.
It is the craftsman’s signature that makes this piece so valuable.

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