6 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,625
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A SIGNED QAJAR LACQUER QALAMDAN, IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
Of typical form, with young woman holding wine glass to top, sides with pastoral scenes, signed to top in trees and to interior brass inkwell - 8 7/8in (22.2cm) long
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