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A fine enamelled gold bowl and cover, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, 19th century

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton

A fine enamelled gold bowl and cover, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, 19th century

A fine enamelled gold bowl and cover, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, 19th century

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

56,700

GBP

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton

A fine enamelled gold bowl and cover, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, 19th century


decorated in polychrome enamels with flowering plants on a white ground within oval medallions, the interstices with scrolling floral vines and birds perching amidst the foliage on a gold enamel ground, the cover similarly decorated, the interior and base plain

Height. 14cm.

Diam. 14cm.

777.6 grams

In overall good condition. The enamel colours are strong with very are very minor losses. The metal surface has minor scratches which are more visible on the base of the bowl and in the interior of the bowl and the lid. The edges of the bowl and lid with a few very minor dents. The lid does not sit perfectly on the bowl, as viewed.


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Possibly William Beckford (1760-1844);
His daughter Susan Euphemia, Duchess of Hamilton (1786-1859);
Her granddaughter, Lady Mary Louise (1884-1957), only child and principal heir of William Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton, who married in 1906 James Graham (1878-1954), Marquess of Graham who in 1925 succeeded his father as 6th Duke of Montrose;
Thence by descent
Possibly that described in;

English, E., & Son, Hume, R., Inventory and Valuation of all the Household Furniture, Gold and Silver plate, plated Articles, China, Glass, Linen, Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Wearing Apparel, Jewels, Curiosities, Coins, Bronzes, Marbles and Ornaments, Wines, Horses, Carriages, Farming and Garden Stock and Implements of Husbandry at Nos. 19 & 20 Lansdown Crescent, Bath. The Tower on Lansdown and Farm and premises all adjoining - The Property of the late William Thomas Beckford Esq., 13th September 1844, where listed in the Oak Cabinets - Drawing Room, 'A Persian enamel basin and cover'.

Beckford had a number of fine and costly Indian objects in his collection and this superb bowl and cover are likely to have been his. Most of these objects were made from precious hardstones and mounted with gems and gold. For comparison see a 17th century hardstone bowl and cover decorated with gold, rubies, emeralds and enamel, by an unknown Indian maker. This object, acquired by William Beckford, is still at Brodick Castle, Arran (https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/william-beckford-1760-1844-part-two).