Lot 81: A SILVER-INLAID BIDRIWARE HUQQA BASE AND A SPICE BOX, PROBABLY BIDAR, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the huqqa-base of bell-shape form with flanged collar and flaring mouth, silver-inlaid stylised petalled blossoms, the spice box with flat tray, everted edges and domed cover, silver-inlaid with floral garlands
The huqqa base with some losses to petals and minor patches of abrasion throughout, discoloration to silver due to oxidisation, the spice-box in good overall condition with sections of external edge of tray broken, hairline scratches to surface, the finial of lid slightly bent, minor oxidisation, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Dimensions: 33.5cm; 9 7/8 in high