London, South Kensington
12 October 2000
A Canton famille rose charger made for Nasr al-Din Shah
dated AH 1294/1877 AD
painted and gilt with a cartouche bearing the inscription 'al-sultan al-khagan al-khagan al-sultan Nasr al-Din Shah Qajar', flanked by numerous further panels depicting birds and butterflies amongst flowers and rockwork, all on a dense floral ground -- 18¾in. (47.5cm.) diam, (cracked and with slight wear).
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