An Armenian gem-set gold choker from the Ottoman period, made in eastern Turkey. Note the exquisite tiny fish which are a hallmark of the Armenian versions of these necklaces. 19th century
An Armenian necklace in gilt silver with very fine turquoise, rubies, emeralds, and a jade plaque inlaid with high carat gold. This is a remnant of a larger headdress reworked as a necklace. From Van, Turkey. Late Ottoman period, likely 18th century.
Cap ~ Istanbul, Turkey | Late 19th- Early 20th century | Cotton, Ottoman coins, glass
An Armenian belt buckle in gilt silver with corals, turquoise, and jewels. Exquisitely worked with minute granulation, this buckle is from the late Ottoman period, probably 18th century, and from Van, Turkey.
A wonderful and elaborate Armenian made pendant in gilt silver, jade, turquoise, and rubies. Likely 18th - early 19th century. From the Ottoman era and made in Turkey. From the Philadelphia museum.
‘Toka’ (belt buckle). For women. Late-Ottoman Turkish ca. 18th century. Silver, silver gilt, turquoise, jade.