Lot n° 82
1800 - 2000
Result with fees
: 1 170EUR
OTTOMAN EMPIRE, BOSNIA, 19th CENTURY
Oval-shaped, narrower on one side, with slightly raised edges, in silver damascened steel. It has a central hole and four nail stamps on each side. The lower part is decorated with plant arabesques and bifid palmettes, enclosing a cartouche inscribed in Ottoman thuluth: "Yadigar-e Bosna Saray / souvenir de Sarajevo.
Dim : 12 x 10 cm.
Former Bouchereau Boye collection.
Published in the catalog of the public sale: Ader Nordmann, Arts de l'Islam & de l'Inde, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 3, 2015, lot 134.
For other similar irons with identical or analogous inscriptions, see the catalog of the Exhibition: Chevaux et Cavaliers Arabes, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2002, cat.47. An iron from the same group is in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. MAO2027). See also the example sold at Sotheby's, London, October 11, 2006, lot 120.
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