London, South Kensington
24 April 1997
A Goanese ebony double-pipe holder made for the export market
with silver mounts, carved with a mythical praying figure with fish tail above scrolling acanthus leaves, the reverse with flowers and fruiting vine, the interior fitted with two sections -- 20½.in (52cm) long, 18th Century, (chip to rim).
See Back Cover Illustration.
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