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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    AN IVORY AND ANTELOPE HORN POWDER PRIMER

    POSSIBLY LAHORE, NORTH-WEST INDIA, LATE 18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN IVORY AND ANTELOPE HORN POWDER PRIMER
    POSSIBLY LAHORE, NORTH-WEST INDIA, LATE 18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Of typical form, the ribbed horn body with lotus flower bud finial, the ivory mouth fashioned as a leaping antelope, its forelegs under its belly, with spiralling horns and bulging eyes, steel stopper
    11½in. (29.3cm.) long


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    A primer of similar construction consisting of a horn with an attached carved ivory head in the Victoria and Albert Museum is attributed to Lahore, late 18th or early 19th century (Susan Stronge (ed), The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms, London, 1999, no.161, p.141).

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.