A gold damascened Persian shield

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Lot 1006
A gold damascened Persian shield
19th century

Sold for US$ 3,276 inc. premium
A gold damascened Persian shield
19th century
The domed steel shield etched and chased with panels of floral scrollwork within multiple borders, the main border with panels of mounted hunters alternating with panels of animal combat; the center panel with four bosses engraved with florals, the whole highlighted with gold koftgari. Interior with glued velour lining.
Condition: Losses to gilt decoration and showing areas of rust patination.
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