14 October 2005,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 720
GBP 800 - GBP 1,000
AN OCTAGONAL AGATE BELT BUCKLE, IRAN, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY
The mottled agate carved with sixteen panels reserved with fine nasta'liq within calligraphic borders, silver mounts -- 1in. (4.8cm.) wide.
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