ANTIQUE OTTOMAN, AND POSSIBLY OTHER, METAL BELT BUCKLES, LOT OF FOUR, each two-part form, comprising a large filigree buckle having silvered finish with gilt accents and set with five garnet-like glass stones and small turquoise-colored glass cabochons, a gilt metal buckle with round-form sides, a filigree-type buckle with two applied enameled tughra emblem to centers, and a silver-type/silver-toned metal buckle with small engraved vignettes including a sailboat and a mosque-type structure having a sword-form sliding pin clasp attached to a short chain. Unmarked. Late 19th/first quarter 20th century. Largest 6" x 3 1/8" OA.
Largest, silver-toned metal, and gilt metal buckles in very good overall condition with some wear and other imperfections including surface scratches, slight bending, and/or one or a few dents, largest example with possible breaks/losses to filigree, some moderate bending/dents, and oxidation to rhinestone settings, gilt buckle with losses to metal finish and one side with area of oxidation; filigree-type buckle in fair to good overall condition with some wear, some bending, some breaks and losses to metal, some flakes and losses to enamel mostly on one emblem.
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From the collection of Betty Driver, Broadway, VA.