22 May 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A GOLD AND GEM-SET BROOCH
Cartouche-form, set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, depicting Ottoman military trophies surmounted by an enamelled tughra, apparently unmarked
3 in. (7.6 cm.) long
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This lot is offered without reserve.
The tughra is probably that of Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876-1909).
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