A rare and unusual gold and carnelian seal bracelet, Samuel Arnd, St Petersburg, circa 1860-70, the seal Ottoman, 18th century

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The swivelling hardstone seal engraved on one side with the name of the bearer Mustafa and dated 1718-19 in the centre, a Turkish quatrain in the cartouches, the reverse with the name of the bearer Ibrahim Sarim, possibly the earlier bearer's son, and dated 1769-70 in the centre, a Persian quatrain in the cartouches, both sides with invocations to God in small letters in the corners of the cartouches, the mount and flexible link bracelet engraved overall with religious invocations in Persian script, struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard
length: 19cm, 7 3/8 in