Firmans, signatures go on sale at auction
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
The auction has included ebru paintings, home accessories and calligraphy. AA photoIstanbul’s Çırağan Palace Hotel hosted an auction organized by the Istanbul Çukurcuma Auction House on Dec. 9. The auction presented the firmans and signatures of 19th century Ottoman Empire sultans.
During the auction the signature of the Sultan Mahmut II sold for 90,000 Turkish Lira, while the firman of Mahmut III sold for 75,000 liras. A signature from Mustafa Han III brought in a respectable for 15,000 liras. The signature of Mahmud Han II sold for 9,000 liras.
The auction also included ebru paintings, home accessories and calligraphy works from the ancient Ottoman Empire era. Among the accessories up on the block, vases from Ottoman era attracted a lot of attention. Pottery from teh Ottoman era also drew antique lovers. The vases belonged to the end of the 18th Century and the beginning of the 19th Century, ebru art paintings, house accessories, ancient and valuable jewelry were the main items of popularity during the Ottoman era auction held in Istanbul. The auction was dominated by the antiquity lovers from different Turkish cities.