• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14

    TWO OTTOMAN EMBROIDERED PURSES, A TORTOISESHELL BOX, AND A PORTRAIT DATED 1851

    Price Realised  

    TWO OTTOMAN EMBROIDERED PURSES, A TORTOISESHELL BOX, AND A PORTRAIT DATED 1851
    The purses velvet with metal thread, one with seed pearls, the other containing an ivory comb; the box with painted miniature of battle scene to lid; the portrait in an oval enamel frame and signed EI Grandchamps, reputed to have been made for the brother of Abdulmecid of whom the portrait is said to be a likeness - largest purse 6in (15cm) diameter (4)


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    The miniature sold previously in a group lot Sotheby's 15 October, 1986, Lot 197

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    Provenance

    THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR