Engraved Silver-gilt Amulet Container & Chain
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