Ottoman Empire calligraphic ornament on mail and plate kolçak aka greaves or shin armor worn by fully armored cavalrymen or sipahi. Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band or arm guards.

Ottoman Empire calligraphic ornament on mail and plate kolçak aka greaves or shin armor worn by fully armored cavalrymen or sipahi. Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band or arm guards.

Ottoman mail and plate kolçak (greaves / shin armor) worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and krug (chest armor). Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), even in Turkish museums they are labeled as arm guards and mounted on the arms of display mannequins rather than on the lower leg.15th c, Persia, Met…

Ottoman mail and plate kolçak (greaves / shin armor) worn by fully armored…

Ottoman Turkish Sherbert Spoons, coral-silver-shell, c. 19th c from Finch & Co

Ottoman Turkish Sherbert Spoons, coral-silver-shell, c. c from Finch &…

A Pair of Diamond-Set Mother-of-Pearl and Coral Spoons, Turkey, 18th/19th century

A Pair of Diamond-Set Mother-of-Pearl and Coral Spoons, Ottoman Empire, century

A PAIR OF TURQUOISE-SET SILVER SPOONS, TURKEY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY - each with a deep, round, tortoiseshell bowl and a straight, flat, silver handle inlaid with alternating turquoise beads and dark pink stones, the tip with a stylised leaf bud and flowerhead, inlaid along the length of the handle with seed pearls and turquoise, with stands

A PAIR OF TURQUOISE-SET SILVER SPOONS, TURKEY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY - each with a deep, round, tortoiseshell bowl and a straight, flat, silver handle inlaid with alternating turquoise beads and dark pink stones, the tip with a stylised leaf bud and flowerhead, inlaid along the length of the handle with seed pearls and turquoise, with stands

A rare pair of Ottoman ruby- and emerald-set marine ivory spoons, Turkey, 18th/19th Century | Lot | Sotheby'sÇok | | Sotheby Osmanlı ruby- ve zümrüt-set deniz fildişi kaşık, Türkiye, 18. / 19. Yüzyıl nadir bir çift

A rare pair of Ottoman ruby- and emerald-set marine ivory spoons, Turkey, circa century.

Mehmed I, portrait from sixteenth century manuscript, H 1563, "The Genealogy of the Ottoman Sultans", Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Mehmed I, portrait from sixteenth century manuscript, H "The Genealogy of…

LIOTARD Jean-Etienne (1702-1789 Swiss) - "Turkish Lady", 1742, - these high shoes were also fashion in Venice

Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, Turkish Lady with Servant 1753 Shoes? is this style or for protection?

Ottoman / Armenian nielloed silver travelling cutlery set (trousse), late 18th century, knife with single edged blade, fork with two sharp tines, silver handles cast and chased with a medial band of foliage and with a bird's head pommel in the round, the tapering lower half with nielloed decoration, silver scabbard embossed and chased with panels of foliage within nielloed borders, bud-shaped finial chased with foliage, gilt filigree locket, and small ring for suspension 9.7 cm. blade.

Ottoman / Armenian nielloed silver travelling cutlery set (trousse), late 18th century, knife with single edged blade, fork with two sharp tines, silver handles cast and chased with a medial band of foliage and with a bird's head pommel in the round, the tapering lower half with nielloed decoration, silver scabbard embossed and chased with panels of foliage within nielloed borders, bud-shaped finial chased with foliage, gilt filigree locket, and small ring for suspension 9.7 cm. blade.

Ottoman Yatagan from 1855. It has a steel blade, richly overlaid with gold, and displays a large walrus ivory handle, embellished with gold-gilt filigree. The gold overlay to both sides of the blade is extensive with an engraving saying "Sâhib wa mâlek Suleiman 1855", or "Lord and owner Suleiman 1855". This Yatagan is a souvenir trophy of an English officer from its Ottoman allies, during the Crimean War in 1855. Length: 76 cm, blade: 62 cm.

Ottoman Yatagan from 1855. It has a steel blade, richly overlaid with gold, and displays a large walrus ivory handle, embellished with gold-gilt filigree. The gold overlay to both sides of the blade is extensive with an engraving saying "Sâhib wa mâlek Suleiman 1855", or "Lord and owner Suleiman 1855". This Yatagan is a souvenir trophy of an English officer from its Ottoman allies, during the Crimean War in 1855. Length: 76 cm, blade: 62 cm.

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