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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 187

    A PAIR OF QAJAR DAMASCENED STEEL FANTIAL DOVES

    IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF QAJAR DAMASCENED STEEL FANTIAL DOVES
    IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Each of very naturalistic form with pronounced breast, the feathers indicated with gold overlay on the head and wings, a cusped gold floral medallion on the breast, further gold delineations on the tail, very slight surface oxidation
    7¾in. (19.7cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    By verbal tradition a gift of Muzaffar al-Din Shah to King Vittorio Emanuele III at the beginning of the 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ITALIAN NOBLEMAN
    (lots 187-188)