Antique Russian Cossacks Saddle In Islamic Caucasian Circassian Kabardian Manner
Antique, 19th century, Islamic Caucasian Circassian saddle in Kabardian form, consists of a wooden frame, cantle extending over to the rear and projecting to the frontal high arch pommel, covered overall in leather partly painted in red and black and highlighted in white. On one side of the saddle is punched N6 and also some inscription.
The Circassian saddle is unique in its construction and very light compared to the other saddles by its construction and is giving the rider comfort and stability and comfort to the horse, for these qualities Kabardian saddles have been widely used by all nations of Caucasus, also by Kuban and Don Cossacks, and Ottoman Turks.
CONDITION: Signs of usage and wear, the leather flaps slightly worn and a bit dried with the age, leather belts damaged, one leather strap holding the leather flap broken.
Overall length: 47.5 cm (18.7 inches). Height: 31.5 cm (12.4 inches).
(1) "Weapons of the Caucasian nations" by E. Astvacaturyan. Page 56.
(2) "Miller’s Antique Price Guide. 2002" Page: 746, priced $5000-5800 (this price is from 10 years ago). We will provide the buyer with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.
(3) Similar Circassian saddle is published in Sotheby’s catalog “Arts Of Islamic and Indian World “23 October 2007, lot 310.
We will provide the buyer with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.