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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 188

    A QAJAR GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL QUINCE

    IRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A QAJAR GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL QUINCE
    IRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The fruit of naturalistic form decorated with four gold overlaid cusped floral medallions, three leaves spreading from the stem each with gold veining, fourth leaf missing, very slight surface oxidation
    4¼in. (11cm.) high


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    Provenance

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