A Rare Ottoman Trousse

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Lot 50
A Rare Ottoman Trousse
18th/19th Century

£ 3,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,800 - 5,100
A Rare Ottoman Trousse
18th/19th Century
Comprising three knives each with single-edged blade, hilts with moulded brass basal mounts extending over each side of the forte, rounded bone grips each secured by two steel pins, and flared two-piece bone pommels each on a wooden shim: in original wooden scabbard covered in brown leather with deep silver locket and chape embossed and chased with flowering foliage along both sides involving crescent moons and florets, the former with foliate suspension loop, the latter with spherical terminal
15.5 cm. to 22.8 cm. blades

Footnotes

  • For an almost identical example, probably from the same workshop, and sold at Bonhams London, see The Jacques Desenfans Collection, 10 April 2008, lot 239
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