Gold cigarette case with Arabic inscription (S&P 186)
Lot 18
A gold presentation lady's compendium With French owl control mark to flange
£18,000 - 22,000
US$ 28,000 - 34,000

Lot Details
A gold presentation lady's compendium
With French owl control mark to flange
The square case with hinged lid decorated with a diamond, ruby, emerald and cultured pearl set crowned-mask motif with an extensive applied Arabic inscription, raised on reeded lug feet, the interior fitted with a reeded compact by a different maker, stamped 18CT, with similar jewel-set mask motif, a lipstick holder, a rouge pot and mascarra holder, length 14.5cm, width 13.5cm, weight all-in 783gms.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Estate Sale of Her Imperial Highness the Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiary, wife of the last Shah of Iran, Beaussant and Lefèvre, Paris, 2002, ex-lot 186.

    The inscription details that the present lot was given by a famous Iranian Bank on the occasion of the marriage of the Princess and the Shah in 1329 (Iranian salar calendar) or 1951.
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