22 mars 2009

A Royal Collection of Nine Ottoman Amber Mouthpieces, Turkey, 19th century

A Royal Collection of Nine Ottoman Amber Mouthpieces, Turkey, 19th century each of characteristic tapered and waisted form, the amber varying in tone from dark red to a lighter orange, three with gold-overlaid floral motifs around decorating the mid-section, one elongated with enamel and gold-inlay, one with a gilt band carved with foliate motifs and set with coloured gems and turquoise, another with a thin gem-set metal band, mounted within an Italian fruitwood frame carved with masonic symbols. 26cm. max. Estimate... [Lire la suite]