Inventory no.: 355



Seed Pearl, Parcel-Gilt Silver Belt Buckle

Ottoman Turkey, Second half of 18th century

length: 21cm

This buckle of red suede attached to silver backing and embroidered with silver and silver-gilt, wire, silk thread, green glass beads and dozens of small pearls all within silver-gilt edging is in two parts each in the shape of a serrated leaf. One half is stamped with an indistinct mark on the reverse, probably a


. The two halves are joined by a hook and ring fastener.


A similar Seed Pearl, Parcel-Gilt Silver Belt Buckle attributed to the latter half of the 18th century and in the Sadberk Hanim Museum (inv. no. 10378) is illustrated in

Istanbul: The City and the Sultan

, a catalogue prepared for an exhibition held at Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk, 2007, p. 116.

Inventory no.: 355