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Islamic Art - Property of a European Collector Part II

 
Lot 119
 

A QAJAR GOLD-DAMASCENED OPENWORK STEEL SHIELD
Iran, first half 19th century

A QAJAR GOLD-DAMASCENED OPENWORK STEEL SHIELD
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
Iran, first half 19th century

Of typical hemispherical shape with sloping borders and reinforced rim, the exterior decorated with two gold-damascened decorative bands featuring rectangular calligraphic cartouches with alternating hunting and battle scenes, panels of interlocking vegetal sprays and foliage, the centre with a large eight-lobed pierced floral medallion enhanced with four gold-damascened steel bosses and plain cusped cartouches, the interior with three of the four original hoops for the leather padding, 37cm diam.

(Qty: 1)

37cm diam.

Christie's London, 25 April 1995, part of lot 122.

Sold for £1,500

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

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