TWO QAJAR GOLD AND POLYCHROME ENAMELLED GHALIAN CUPS, ONE SIGNED 'JAFAR', PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY
each of waisted form with enamelled decoration, one with cartouches representing the Mother and Child between two cartouches, each with a European and Persian officer respectively, between dense floral designs, the other with young male and female courtiers between fine floral motifs
6.1 by 8.4cm; 6.7 by 7.7cm.
Both with most of enamel strong and bright, with some sections where it is missing or scratched - notably on taller piece, which also has drill holes and is missing most of internal enamel (with some retouching), the other with some slight dents to edge and with base, both as consistent with age and use, as viewed.
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