Objects of Ottoman sultans auctioned
ANTALYA – Anatolia News Agency
Pera Auction Director Mehmet Gacıroğlu said that the auctions were generally held in Istanbul and that this was the first time they had organized an auction in Antalya. AA photoAn auction held in the southern province of Antalya on May 5 witnessed the sale of 369 artworks, including some objects belonging to Ottoman sultans such as Süleyman the Magnificent, Mahmut II, Selim II, Abdulhamid II and Sultan Reşat.
Among the items were firmans (decrees) and documents owned by the sultans as well as gold foil furniture and objects dating from the second and third King Louis periods in France, as well as medals and silver products from the Russian Empire.
Pera Auction Director Mehmet Gacıroğlu said that the auctions were generally held in Istanbul and that this was the first time they had organized an auction in Antalya.
He said that Ottoman-era objects and artworks were the highlights of the auction, adding, “The price for the firman written by Süleyman the Magnificent was 80,000 Turkish Liras. The auction also presented paintings by Burhan Doğançay and Fikret Mualla for opening prices of 180,000 and 50,000 liras respectively. Also, the opening price for a painting by Azerbaijani artist Settar Behlülzade was 100,000 liras.” Gacıroğlu added that they would also organize another auction in Antalya in the coming months.