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    Ottoman-style Greek Gilded, Embossed Silver Buckle

    Ottoman Greece
    19th century

    length: 23cm, width: 8.1cm, weight: 130g

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    UK art market

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    This two-part man’s buckle, held together by a central clasp, is of high-grade silver with remnants of gilding (gold plating).

    Each of the two parts is of Islamic-inspired boteh-form and has crenulated edges, a scrolling rococo-like border and a central panel depicting an Orthodox Christian basilica.

    The reverse is fitted with silver bands to allow the buckle to be fixed to a cloth belt.

    A related example is illustrated in Kaplani (1997, p. 142).

    The form of buckles such as this originated in Ottoman Turkey.

    The example here is in fine condition.


    Kaplani, Y., Modern Greek Silverware: From the Collections of the Museum of Greek Folk Art, Archaeological Greek Fund, 1997.

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