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A silver-gilt belt buckle, Ottoman provinces, probably Greece, 18th/19th century
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8001 200
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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A silver-gilt belt buckle, Ottoman provinces, probably Greece, 18th/19th century
Estimation
8001 200
Lot. Vendu 2,750 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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A silver-gilt belt buckle, Ottoman provinces, probably Greece, 18th/19th century
composed of two slightly-curved silver plaques fitted together, surface-side gilt and richly decorated in filigree with stylised foliate scrolls and pomegranate-like details, four small hooks for fastening
18.4 by 30.2cm. 
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Description

Highly decorative belt buckles such as this one, designed with filigree motifs and sometimes enriched with enamel and semi-precious stones, formed part of the fashionable Ottoman woman's costume in the eighteenth/nineteenth century. A variety of models existed, the present example most probably from Greece, as confirmed by a handwritten note originally with the object mentioning "Mifrolunghi" (Missolonghi in Greece). For comparable examples, see Couleurs d'orient, Arts et arts de vivre dans l'Empire ottoman, exh. cat. Villa Empain, Brussels, 18 November 2010 - 27 February 2011, pp.72-3.

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