31 March 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
AN OTTOMAN INSET GOLD OPENWORK ROUNDEL
TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY
Of cusped circular form, the front with central inset rectangular pale tourmaline surrounded by a band of smaller semi-precious stones inlcuding green beryl, yellow quartz and red rubies, the panel on which these are set pierced with a floral interlace design, visible on the reverse, comprising dense flowering vine surrounded by a band of rosettes, with later applied pin attachment
1 7/8in. (4.9cm.) diam.
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