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A RARE OTTOMAN BOWCASE WITH ENGRAVED METAL FITTINGS, TURKEY, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
the red velvet-covered leather bowcase with various engraved silver-gilt fittings, border of small cusped cartouches and palmettes,
larger chandelier-form fittings, replacement central medallion engraved with stylised leaf motif
54 by 28.3cm. max.
This bowcase is from the same workshop as the quiver and bowcase PI.95 in War and Peace, Istanbul, 1999, from
the Schaffgotsch collections in Cieplice now at the National Museum in Poznan, Poland, since 1952, inv. nos. Rw
1137/1 and Rw 1138 respectively.