23 September 2005
AN ATTRACTIVE DIAMOND AND ENAMEL QALAMDAN INK-POT AND PEN
India, late 18th early 19th century
The cylindrical ink-pot in four band design, green enamel table-cut diamond leaves, red floral motif on white enamel, green enamel table-cut diamond leaves in opposite direction to first, red enamel back with table-cut diamond leaves; to hinged lid of enamel central table-cut diamond flower of seven stones with enamel floral surround, and diamond set stopper; the pen of striped alternating red enamel flowers on white background, table-cut diamond foliate motif on blue back, the nib reversible, in original case.
Ink-pot 2½ in. (6.2cm.) high
Pen 5in. (12.3 cm.) long
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