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Rare Antique Islamic Ottoman or Persian Saddle, 17th c
Rare Antique 17th/18th century Islamic Ottoman or Persian wooden Saddle with brass pommel , decorated throughout with parcel – gilt lacquer polychrome designs of flowers – filled cartouches, bordered with strips and panels of bone incised with geometric patterns.
REFERENCES: A similar Saddle is published in the Sotheby’s catalogue: European Works of Art Arms and Armour New York 24 May 1993 lot 469, Title: Rare Decorated Wooden Saddle Ottoman or Persian 17th/18th century, at a price of $ 4,000-6,000 with the described condition: Worn, cracks and chips throughout. Sold for $4600. (19 years ago)
Two other similar saddles from the Ukrainian State Museum are published in the book: "Ukrainian Cossack State” by Volodymyr Nedyak, page: 93, which indicates that these types of saddles were also used by the Zaporozhian Cossacks. We will provide the buyer with a copy of the page from the mentioned reference together with a certificate of authenticity.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 42.5 cm (16 3/4 in)
CONDITION: Signs of usage and wear, minor cracks and chips throughout, some bone panels are missing. A brass pommel slightly split at the joint with signs of soldering.

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