• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 214

    A QAJAR DAMASCENED, SILVERED AND ENGRAVED HELMET, AND A QAJAR SHIELD, IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

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    A QAJAR DAMASCENED, SILVERED AND ENGRAVED HELMET, AND A QAJAR SHIELD, IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
    With domed skull finely engraved with dense pattern of flowers overlaid with damascened cartouches containing smaller cartouches, similar decoration to sliding nose band, plume-holders and spike, the bottom rim a series of cartouches containing silver inscriptions, with damascened chain mail; the shield with four bosses, decorated with a series of concentric stars over a ground of meandering arabesque, inscription cartouches to rim - shield 22 1/2in (57cm) diameter (2)


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    Please note that the armguard illustrated is not included in this Lot