• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 153

    A QAJAR GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL KASHKUL

    SIGNED HAJI 'ABBAS, IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A QAJAR GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL KASHKUL
    SIGNED HAJI 'ABBAS, IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    The form taken from the coco-de-mer shell, the body with a band of cartouches alternating with roundels containing naskh within gold overlaid borders, the upper surface with large cusped medallions showing two scenes with a youth and older man smoking a huqqa, the medallions bordered with gold overlay, the underside with a large floral medallion with elegant arabesques issuing two trefoiled palmettes, the signature within two small roundels at either end, hinged loops for suspension chain above
    8 3/8in. (21.4cm.) long


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