FIVE OTTOMAN SILVER AND SILVER-GILT BELT BUCKLES, TURKEY, GREECE AND BALKANS, 19TH CENTURY
each comprising two panels hooked together in the centre; the largest composed of tombak with chased repoussé decoration featuring foliate cornucopias, two silver examples with repoussé decoration, one with foliate motifs and the other with mosques, one designed with filigree and set with blue and turquoise enamel, the smallest with an openwork design around a bird, attached to a belt
30.1cm; 23cm, 21cm, 26.6cm, 12.2cm. (excluding belt)
Each with a few small dents and rubbing as consistent with age and use, the tombak example with some drill holes and discoloration, the silver examples with some remnants of cleaning material, the filigree an enamel version with replacement red stone, some enamel missing, the belt worn with some fraying to extremities, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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