Middle east & caucasus
Fine Small Turkish / Ottoman Trousse
Date: Second half of the 19 C.
Trousses (set of several blades and accessories) are a common in the Ottoman cultures and comes in a variety of combinations: Several knives and/or knives and forks and similar combinations. Size also ranges from 10 inches of the smaller ones to 25 inches and more of the bigger ones. The bigger sets where used as hunting utensils. The smaller ones for eating.
The Ottoman trousse offered here comprises two small knives with. well made and nicely fullered blades. Ivory handles with silver collars and silver mounted scabbard with two separated compartments. All silver parts are nicely nielloed. A fine complete 19C. set.
Blades are 4 and 4 1/2 inches long. Total length in scabbard 10 1/2 inches. Very good plus condition.
About item 15057
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