A QAJAR POLYCHROME-PAINTED ENAMELLED COPPER QALYAN CUP
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
Iran, mid to late 19th century
Of typical flaring cylindrical shape, with an everted rim, the exterior painted in polychrome enamels following the typical Qajar arrangement of 'miniature portraits and floral bouquets', with a decorative reticulate of cusped cartouches filled with portraits of Qajar beauties alternating with lush flower bouquets and foliage, all against a blue, green, and gold enamelled chequered grid, the interior a plain brass cup, 8.5cm diam. and 6cm high.
Sold for £2,250
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