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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 550

    AN OTTOMAN LEAD-CRYSTAL WATER PIPE (NARGILEH) WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, OTTOMAN TURKEY

    Price Realised  

    AN OTTOMAN LEAD-CRYSTAL WATER PIPE (NARGILEH) WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, OTTOMAN TURKEY
    With a shaped faceted body and gilt-metal superstructure and mouthpiece, with cloth covered concertina tube, in original red leather fitted case
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (d.1824).
    By repute, retrieved from Italy after Elizabeth's death by William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, (d.1858).
    Possibly Vere Foster (d.1900).
    Old Court, Ireland, Hamilton's sale, 1980s, where purchased by Robert Kime.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the provenance should read 'Possibly Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, sold Glyde Court, Co. Louth, Ireland, Nicholas Nicholson Auctioneer, 11-13 September 1982, lot 781.' Rather than 'Old Court, Hamilton's sale.'