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An Ottoman jade and gem set silver gilt necklace, Turkey, 15th-16th century 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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222
An Ottoman jade and gem set silver gilt necklace, Turkey, 15th-16th century 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Ottoman jade and gem set silver gilt necklace, Turkey, 15th-16th century 

the collar is made up of nine hinged square plaques each decorated with a central quatrefoil flanked by acanthus leaves en repoussé and set with collar mounted stones of turquoise, carnelian and ruby, the two foliate clasps with similar repoussé and gem-set decoration, four pendant chains composed of diamond-shaped elements decorated with repoussé and coloured stones, a central medallion chain of woven faceted metal beads mounted with an eight-pointed star, supporting a repoussé pendant with palmette terminals and granulation, mounted with a rectangular jade plaque set with floral collared stones


36.5cm. necklace length 18cm. central element max. length
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Catalogue Note

Although not much is known of the jewellery worn by women during this period, it is thought this collar may have been inspired by the textile headbands, see Atil 1987, p.202, pl. 131. The form of linking used on this necklace was also used during this period on bookbindings, ibid. p. 62, pl. 20 for examples of this. A similar necklace sold through these rooms 25 April 1990.

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