• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 398

    A CAUCASIAN CARVED IVORY POWDER-FLASK; THREE SMALL CAUCASIAN IRON PRIMING FLASKS; AN INDIAN CARVED HORN POWDER-FLASK; AND A GREEK BRASS CARTRIDGE BOX

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CAUCASIAN CARVED IVORY POWDER-FLASK; THREE SMALL CAUCASIAN IRON PRIMING FLASKS; AN INDIAN CARVED HORN POWDER-FLASK; AND A GREEK BRASS CARTRIDGE BOX
    19TH CENTURY
    The first with curved tapering body carved in low relief and fitted with iron spring closure retaining traces of koftgari; The priming flasks each of acutely curved form with spring closure; The Indian flask formed from naturalistic horn with ivory finial and the top carved as an elephant's head; And the last lidded and cast in low relief, the outer face involving a female half figure within a trophy of arms
    The first 17.5 cm. (6)


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