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ISL 427
ISL 427

Hookah Cup

ISL 427

Iran

circa 1860

ISL 427

Hookah Cup

ISL 427

Iran

circa 1860

gold, translucent and painted enamel

6.5 x 8.7 cm

The cup is painted with four vignettes of European ladies wearing the fashions of circa 1855, compositions certainly derived from imported prints. Such images became an increasingly popular subject for decoration on Qajar enamelwork during the second third of the 19th century.

Haydn Williams, Enamels of the World: 1700-2000 The Khalili Collections, London 2009, cat. 40, p. 93.