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Lot 242: A CAST BRASS HANGING LAMP, DECCAN OR PERSIA, CIRCA 16TH/17TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the cast brass conical body decorated throughout with seven bands of chased calligraphy between scrolling floral vines and scattered flowerheads, the tall thin rim with inscriptions within a geometric design, with three link chains and hook for suspension
In fair condition, the metal oxidised with a slight green tinge, some abrasion to surface and rubbing, vestiges of original gilding, as viewed.
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