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Possibly purchased by Jacques Gilles, Minister Foreign Affairs in 1746 and Finance Minister in 1749 under William IV of Orange (1711-1751), and by descent.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
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Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace Hotel, The Arts of Islam - Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, Abu Dhabi, 2008, J. M. Rogers ed., nos. 362 and 428.