An Ottoman Silver-Gilt Cartridge Box

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Lot 288*
An Ottoman Silver-Gilt Cartridge Box
19th Century

Sold for £ 2,125 (US$ 2,922) inc. premium
An Ottoman Silver-Gilt Cartridge Box
19th Century
Of rectangular form, the front, sides and hinged lid set with shaped pieces of fluted red coral (corallium rubrum) within plaited and beaded borders, the ground studded with small beads, the front centred on a star set with a piece of faceted green glass in imitation of an emerald, the outer edge with numerous small rings for pendants (missing), silver-gilt chains each with filigree mount set with a small red coral and carrying a pin for securing the lid, the back embossed and chased with a star against a ground of foliage, cast and pierced suspension loop, and retaining much of its original gilding
9 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA, September-December 1994

    Provenance:
    Bragge Collection

    Literature:
    Pinchot, p.148, fig.7-11
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