A gem-set? enamelled silver-gilt Spice Box Lucknow, circa 1850
Lot 319
A gem-set enamelled silver-gilt Spice Box Rajasthan, circa 1850
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,544) inc. premium
Auction Details
A gem-set? enamelled silver-gilt Spice Box Lucknow, circa 1850
Lot Details
A gem-set enamelled silver-gilt Spice Box
Rajasthan, circa 1850
comprising six octagonal containers with domed hinged covers inset with large white sapphires, decorated in blue, green and pink enamels with peacocks within cross pattern borders, resting on six legs, the underside with floral enamelled decoration in similar colours, the locking mechanism in the form of an open work flowerhead cluster finial inset with white sapphires above an open work circular base
12.3 cm diam.

Footnotes

  • An almost identical example is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (inv. no. 131-1852).
    Similar examples have sold at Christie's King Street, London, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 1st October 2012, lot 9; and Christie's South Kensington, London, Islamic and Indian Works of Art, 14 October 2005, lot 221.
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