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Lot 321: A QAJAR GOLD AND ENAMELLED GHALIAN CUP WITH FIGURES OF YOUTHS, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of waisted form, with four portraits of male and female youths set in frames with floral bouquets and birds interspersed in between, against a gold ground
In overall good condition, polychrome strong and gold bright, some dents, particularly to upper rim, some losses to enamel, two drill holes near base and two minor hooks, few very light surface scratches, interior with some oxidisation and discoloration, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Provenance: Sotheby’s London, 29 April 1992, lot 175.
8.6cm. max. diam.