An early 20th century Iraqi silver and niello cigarette or cigarillo case, Omara or Nasiriyah circa 1920
Of rectangular form with rounded corners. The front with a nielloed scene of a dhow sailing boat, a parrot atop of a plant, a peacock atop of a vase of flowers, a butterfly and birds, with an initials NL in gothic script cypher, all flanked by trees with leafy foliage. Gilt interior.
Length – 10.7 cm / 4.2 inches
Weight – 141 grams / 4.53 ozt
Sold for £600
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