12 October 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 470
GBP 200 - GBP 300
An Indian silvered and gilt stick handle
of curved cylindrical shape in the form of parrot head, one eye with turquoise inlay, decorated with trailing flowers and foliage -- 5½in. (14cm.) long; and another stick handle in gilt bronze of a mythical dog head, with mouth open revealing tongue -- 4in. (10.2cm.) long, (losses and rubbing to both).
See Illustration. (2)
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