A gold koftgari steel helmet (khula-khud) Lahore, circa 1840

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Lot 206*
A gold koftgari steel helmet (khula-khud)
Lahore, circa 1840

Sold for £ 27,500 (US$ 34,345) inc. premium
A gold koftgari steel helmet (khula-khud)
Lahore, circa 1840
of domed form, with finial in the form of an inverted flowerhead surmounted by plume holder, the noseguard terminating in palmettes at each end, flanked by plume holders, decorated in gold koftgari with floral and foliate decoration to the rim, plume holders, finial and noseguard, the mail neckguard with steel and brass rings forming a lattice design, quilted red silk padding to interior
19.2 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Jacques Desenfans (1920-1999), acquired in 1968.
    Bonhams, The Jacques Desenfans Collection, London, 10 April 2008, lot 162.
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