14 octobre 2010

Ottoman Harness Bridle, bowcase, wheel-lock rifle & Ray-Skin powder flask, Turkey, 17th c

A rare Ottoman Harness Bridle, Turkey, 17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's the headstall and breast strap of reddish-brown leather set with minor silver-gilt panels decorated in relief with stylised floral motifs and arabesques, with major plaques in the form of spiralling flowerheads and cusped palmettes, with two larger plaques mounted at key junctions and similar pendants at various places, the headstall with a layer of gilt-metal thread; 150cm. approx. max. length. Estimate 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 73,250... [Lire la suite]