16 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A GILT DECORATED ALABASTER BOWL, POSSIBLY KASHMIR, 19TH CENTURY
On a short spreading foot, decorated to interior and exterior with wild animals such as boar, antelope and rabbits amidst flowers and foliage, huntsmen to exterior, a band of repeating flowers to rim and interior well - 6 7/8in (17.3cm) diameter
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