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Lot 263

To Be Sold With No Reserve Two large openwork copper alloy feline finials, Khorasan, Northeast...

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Lot 263

To Be Sold With No Reserve
Two large openwork copper alloy feline finials,
Khorasan, Northeast...

Starting Bid: £200

Estimate: £500 - £800

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Lot 263


To Be Sold With No Reserve

Two large openwork copper alloy feline finials,

Khorasan, Northeast Iran, 12th century,

Possibly of incense burners' handles, Each with its chest with interlocked tendrils highlighted with incisions, with round head, one with remnants of a turquoise inlay to an eye, the underneath with drop-shaped opening, with bulbous and incised baluster sections

18cm high and 27cm. long; and, 17cm. high and 26.2cm. long (2)

Provenance: Private UK Collection acquired prior to 1979

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