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Ottoman Jewellery

Ottoman Jewellery

Wow, way back in the 18th century they really knew how to bling things up. And unlikely things too, like this baby's cradle. Covered in gold and set with more than 2,000 gems including diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, it's currently on display in Tokyo at a special exhibit that includes about 140 other antique treasures from the Ottoman Empire (which came before the Republic of Turkey).

century wooden cradle from the Ottoman Empire,carved wood,gold plated and festoned with gems of diamond,ruby and emerald,on display at The Treasures of the Topkapi Palace and the Magnificent Ottoman Dynasty' exhibition in Tokyo

Late 16th cent young man's caftan.  Ottoman.

Ottoman Young man's caftan with short sleeves (back) associated with Ahmet I. Red silk decorated with floral pattern, late century.

This especially attractive and well-preserved turban-shaped helmet is stamped with the mark used in the Ottoman arsenals. At least one turban helmet decorated in a style comparable to this example bears the name of Farrukh-Siar (r. 1464–1501), ruler of Shivran in the Caucasus.

Turban-shaped helmet stamped with the mark used in the Ottoman arsenals. At least one turban helmet decorated in a style comparable to this example bears the name of Farrukh-Siar (r. ruler of Shivran in the Caucasus.