20 May 2015
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GOLD, SILVER-GILT AND TURQUOISE-SET ZARF
Of typical form, with scalloped rim and footrim, set overall with graduated cabochon turquoises, the interior lined in silver-gilt, apparently unmarked
2 1/8 in. (53 mm.) high
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