Ottoman dancing women – five traditional lead toy figures (shipping included)

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£162.00 / $224.60 / 852.84 TL ($/TL approx)

Toy soldiers have always been highly collectable; now lead figures have moved beyond the military and are equally desirable. This set of charmingly painted Ottoman harem women comes from the Galeri Alfa Antique Lead Soldier Workshop – Istanbul’s master toy-soldier makers – and will appeal to novice and connoisseur alike. The five figures in polished lead, a child with four women each 54mm (just over two inches) tall, come in their own presentation box.

Galeri Alfa has been a successful prints and maps gallery in the antiques quarter of Çukurcuma since 1989. But the owners, Marianna Yerasimos and Ali Özdamar, well-versed in the history of Ottoman costume design, started producing lead-alloy toy janissaries in 1993.
Now it's time for their charming harem women to take a bow.

You can also order Marianna Yerasimos's book 500 Years of Ottoman Cuisine from the Cornucopia Bookshop.

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