6 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A TOPHANE EWER, FOUR PIPES AND SMALL JAR, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
The ewer with incised decoration and seperate lid, three small pipes with gilt decoration stamped Husnu Constantinople, a larger pipe with incised decoration and the jar with gilt floral decoration and beading to edges - ewer 7 1/4in (18.5cm) high (6)
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