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    Sale 5334

    Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    6 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 148

    A KOFTGARI SILVER AND GILT HELMET AND SHIELD, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A KOFTGARI SILVER AND GILT HELMET AND SHIELD, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
    The helmet with plume holders either side of nose guard and to top, decorated with vertical panels of tighly scrolling inlay contained with cartouches on a leafy ground, a band of flowers around rim and chain mail below, the shield with four applied bosses, similarly decorated but with gilt detailing - shield 14 1/8in (36.2cm) diam, helmet 10in (25.4cm) high (2) (2)


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