Ottoman Passport Case
Ottoman Passport Case
Ottoman Passport Case
Ottoman Passport Case
Ottoman Passport Case

Ottoman Passport Case
1780s

During the 17th and 18th centuries young and not so young men on the Grand Tour century would buy these souvenir cases for their passports, papers and currency. They were made in various cities such as Constantinople and Smyrna (Izmir).   I wonder who Daniel Wray was?

Description

An Ottoman gilt-thread embroidered leather wallet belonging to Daniel Wray, of rectangular form with cusped flap, the red morocco leather embroidered in silver thread with a floral spray within a wreath, touches of apricot, blue and green embroidery,  the embroidered flap lifting to reveal two soft leather flaps, one coloured soft red, the other buff imprinted (heat process) with stylised shapes, their edges with cut zigzags, a further two very small flaps (for coins), the main pocket with Daniel Wray in silver thread, buff coloured leather lining.
18.8 x 12.1 cm.

Condition

The silver is in very good condition. The leather is a little rubbed and could be treated.

Price: on request

Ref N°: 8638

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