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AN OTTOMAN GOLD INLAID SILVER MOUNTED GREEN NEPHRITE PANEL
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AN OTTOMAN GOLD INLAID SILVER MOUNTED GREEN NEPHRITE PANEL

TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY

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AN OTTOMAN GOLD INLAID SILVER MOUNTED GREEN NEPHRITE PANEL
TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY
The flat triangular panel with a cusped panel extending from the centre of the longer side, the surface decorated with overall gold inlaid scrolling arabesque designs, mounted in a later silver mount with loop for a belt on the reverse, minimal loss of inlay, remains of gilding on reverse
4 1/8in. (10.6cm.) wide
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This is an unusually large inlaid Ottoman jade panel using this type of decoration. A closely related dagger hilt of similar work in the Hermitage is dated to the first half of the 17th century (Mikhail B. Piotrovsky and J. M. Rogers (eds.), Heaven on Earth, exhibition catalogue, Munich, London and New York, 2004, no.111, p.162). Fittings from one or more related daggers are in Florence (Giovanni Curatola, Eredità dell'Islam, exhibition catalogue, Venice, 1993, no.293, p.451, catalogued as Indian). A similar fitting to one of the fittings in Italy is in Copenhagen (Kjeld von Folsach, Art from the World of Islam in the David Collection, Copenhagen, 2001, no.381, p.241).

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