7 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A SMALL GROUP OF SILVER VESSELS, 19TH CENTURY
comprising a stem cup, with tapering trumpet formed stem with a raised band to the mid-section, the exterior of the flaring cup incised with similar panels of precious objects; two similar lamps with covers, with cylindrical bases and foliate bowl formed rims displayed as eight petals, each bearing one of the Precious objects; and a Tibetan silver butter lamp with a tall lotus formed stem, incised to the exterior of the cup with cartouches of four of the Buddhist Precious objects objects surrounded by scrolling lotus blossome and tendrils, the butter lamp -- 6¼in. (5.8cm.) high.
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