Inventory no.: 999

Ottoman silver gilt amulet


Engraved Silver-gilt Amulet Container & Chain

Ottoman Turkey

19th century

length: 11cm, length of chain: 47cm, weight: 74g

This well proportioned, elegantly engraved silver-gilt canister is closed at both ends and most probably contains Koranic verses or some other keepsake. It is engraved with bands of fern-like foliage and snow-flake or star-like motifs. Both ends are finely engraved with flowers.. The engraving is similar to the work seen on Ottoman silver snuff boxes and related items.

The container is suspended from a heavy silver-gilt chain.

Overall, this item is heavy in the hand and very well made.


UK art market

Inventory no.: 999