• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 211

    A pair of Bohemian enamelled and gilded cut glass candleholders for the Persian market

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A pair of Bohemian enamelled and gilded cut glass candleholders for the Persian market
    19th Century
    On hexafoil lobed foot inset with red glass, rising towards a baluster stem suspending glass pendants and supporting a large trumpet-shaped candle-holder, all decorated with gilt floral and geometrical motifs and red and green glass beads, the sides with a medallion with the portrait of Nasir al-Din Shah, and a medallion including the arms of the Qajar dynasty of Persia, a few minor chips
    61.5 cm. high (2)


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    The Qajar dynasty ruled Persia from 1794 to 1925. Nasir al-Din ruled from 1848 to 1896.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DUTCH COLLECTOR