lot 48

‡ A PERSIAN SHIELD (DHAL), QAJAR,19TH CENTURY of shallow convex russet iron, fitted with four domed bosses corresponding to enarmes on the inside, the outer surface chiselled over its surface with cartouches of courtly figures highlighted in gold enclosed by running bands of foliage and flowers, scalloped border and plain turned edge 44.3 cm; 17 ½ in diameter