A very rare antique 18th-19th century Turkish Ottoman Islamic hand forged iron horseshoe of oval shape, the lower portion curved inwards, is finely damascened in silver with an intricate spray of foliage and script in Arabic calligraphy within a lobed cartouche, all worked against a cross-hatched ground.
For related examples see J. M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam, Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, cat. 417
A similar horseshoe is published in the Bonhams, Islamic & Indian Art catalogue 2 April 2009, London, New Bond Street. Lot 101 Sold for £ 6,600 (US$ 8,522) (9 years ago)
For an alike specimen from the exhibition “Every Object Tells A Story”
MEASUREMENTS: 11.8 cm x 10.5 cm (4 41⁄64 inches x 4 9⁄64 inches)
CONDITION: In very good condition considering its age and is with a beautiful dark patina, and the silver inlaid is in pristine condition.
Antique 18th-19th Century Turkish Ottoman Silver Inlaid Iron Islamic Horseshoe