• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    A QAJAR GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL BOTTLE

    IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A QAJAR GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL BOTTLE
    IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Rising from spreading hemispherical foot with pronounced boss through rounded drop-shaped body to gradually widening neck with wide collar, the domed seperate cover with pointed knop, the body decorated with a series of large cusped medallions containing acid etched floral decoration outlined in gold alternated with smaller portrait cartouches similarly exectued and with floral trefoil pendants, the foot with a series of similar floral cusped medallions, the neck with more medallions issuing elonged pendants
    18¾in. (47.5cm.) high


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