Museum Quality & Rarity Bulgarian 4-Part Copper Alloy Enamel Clasp Buckle 18Th C

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Seller: kikot (5,325) 99.5%, Location: Paris, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 233216057731 Large, Early & extremely rare copper alloy & enamel 4-part!! belt clasp or buckle - Western Bulgaria, Balkan - Ottoman period, circa 17th-18th century Buckle in 4 parts, very rare to find - decorated with reddish and greenish enamel Please see 2 examples in the British museum collection where each part number is a single piece - THIS ONE IS COMPLETE - The British museum numbers are OA 3004 & OA 3005 Also please see examples in the 1983 book by M. Veleva & S. Blagoeva 'BULGARIAN NATIONAL COSTUMES AND FOLK JEWELRY' published in Sofia - see pages 147-8 and figure 75, also page 155 and figure 77 page 156 The museum's curator description reads:Copper alloy clasp plaque; one end of a two-piece or four-piece waist clasp, cast in one piece, with relief ornament and inlaid with enamel in imitation of cloisonné enamel. At the back a bar for attaching the fabric of a belt at the outer edge, and at the inner edge pierced fittings to take the hinge and pin from the adjoining part. Made in: Panagyurishte (Europe,Balkans,Bulgaria,Svedna Gora Mountains,Panagyurishte) It measures 26 cm wide x 6.5 cm tall at highest part - weight is 344 grams AGE & AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED WE ARE TRYING TO GIVE AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION AND DETAILED PICTURES SINCE WE ARE SELLING ANTIQUES AND NOT NEW OBJECTS, WE ARE AWARE THAT THERE MAY BE FLAWS THAT WE HAVE MISSED - PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY PROBLEM THAT CONCERNS YOU AND WE PROMISE TO WORK WITH YOU TO RESOLVE IT AT ANY COST AND TO YOUR SATISFACTION about us We are based in Paris France and deal mostly in Oriental art from China, Japan and India, we also deal in Islamic art and edged weapons and other fine antiques from Europe and around the world.Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and we will always to our utmost effort to offer fine quality, genuine antiques - describe them well and be available to answer any question or address any problem.Please bid with confidence, we are in this business for over 30 years and hopefully for many more years to come - we work from passion and as collectors ourselves, we offer only genuine, investment quality items Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION - PLEASE VIEW PICTURES AND DESCRIPTION, Provenance: PARIS FRANCE ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION, Material: COPPER ALLOY & ENAMEL, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original

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