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Antique 18th Century Islamic Turkish Ottoman Leather Wallet

Antique 18th Century Islamic Turkish Ottoman Leather Wallet

SKU: IS368

Antique Ottoman Islamic leather wallet, 18th century, Turkey. The wallet is rectangular in shape with a flap opening. The light brown morocco leather is embroidered with trailing floral motifs in gilt silver thread. The flap is secured by two gilded filigree stylized rosette clasps. The back of the wallet is decorated with interlocked initials "BJ" amongst trailing floral motifs. On the inside, there are four internal pockets and three leather flaps with an elaborate tooled design.

 

CONDITION: Good, showing the age and use. Nice patina.

 

DIMENSIONS:

Wide 10.2 cm (4.02 inches).

High 8.2 cm (3.23 inches).

 

To view similar examples of Ottoman wallets sold at Bonhams Christie's and Sotheby's sale, please visit the links below.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15335/lot/171/

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16776/lot/104/

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-red-morocco-leather-wallet-ottoman-dated-5422745-details.aspx

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/two-red-morocco-document-wallets-ottoman-18th-5479907-details.aspx

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/an-eye-for-opulence-art-of-the-ottoman-empire/lot.214.html

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/201...