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Lot 247: A FINE CHAINMAIL COAT INSCRIBED WITH THE NAME HABIB-SHAH IBN ASHRAF-SHAH KUKNAR, INDIA, DECCAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of riveted mail covering torso, arms and upper legs, enclosing at the front with two large plates fitted with three buckles extending from floral mounts with inscriptions in Persian and Devanagari, two smaller side plates forming a curve, the rear with three vertical registers of overlapping plaques
The chainmail with wear, some missing chain-links, with rusting as consistent with age and use, the central plaques with some abrasion and further oxidization, would benefit from a clean - please contact a specialist restorer for further advice, as viewed.
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Provenance: Ex-collection Robin Wigington, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Dimensions: 86cm. max. height.