Armenian Art in the Ottoman Empire, A Very Rare Silver Wire Inlaid on Ebonised Wood Hexagonal Shaped Coffee or Occasional Table Signed by A Potikian, Afyonkarahisar –Turkey, Circa 19th. Century.

Identification Number: 532


The table is inlaid throughout with Low Grade silver wires and silver pieces, the pieces are fixed with silver pins, the centre of the table top is decorated with the Tugrah of the ruling Ottoman Sultan and consisting of sinuous vines with leaves and grape branches.

Condition: Excellent.


49 cm the height.
40.50 cm the top diam. across.


For similar works attributed to the Armenian maker Vortik Potikian Afyonkarahisar please see

Sotheby’s auction Arts of the Islamic World, London on the 24th. of April 201, Please see sold lot number 278.

For further examples of related work please see Christie’s South Kensington, 11 October 2013, lot 900.