London, South Kensington
26 June 2007
A SILVER & CLOISONNE ENAMEL BELL,
UNMARKED, PROBABLY INDIAN, 19TH CENTURY,
Decorated with graduated drop-shaped panels of flowers including lotus, the polychrome flowers on white & powder blue grounds, & further decorated with black enamel beading, gilt interior & clapper, 3½ in. high (9 cm.).
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