24 April 1997,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 805
GBP 600 - GBP 800
An Indian tortoiseshell double-pipe holder made for the export market
with foliate silver mounts and applied with further silver scattered flowerheads, the interior fitted with two sections -- 20¾.in (52.7cm) long, 18th Century, (crack, minor dents).
See Back Cover Illustration.
Pipe holders such as these were commissioned by Western gentlemen in the East.
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