Fri, 29th Oct 2021 11:00

Islamic Art - Property of a European Collector Part II

 
Lot 129
 

TWO PEN CASE INKWELLS (DAWAT)
Qajar Iran and Ottoman Turkey, 19th century

TWO PEN CASE INKWELLS (DAWAT)
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
Qajar Iran and Ottoman Turkey, 19th century

Comprising an enamelled silver pen case inkwell with vegetal decoration surrounding a polychrome-painted enamel miniature portrait of a gentleman, possibly a high-class clerk or civil servant in the Qajar era (a farhang shahzadeh), the interior of the lid signed Ghulam Hossein Mina Karbashi and dated 132[0?] AH (1902), 1.5cm x 5cm; and a similar oval-shaped gilt inkwell with an automated opening mechanism below a fine rose head with foliage and thorns, possibly a commission from the West, 1.8cm x 5.5cm.

Estimated at £200 - £400


 

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