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A pair of Kashmiri lacquered papier-mâché lamps


19th century
Height: 41 cm – Diameter (base): 13 cm
Provenance: From the English UK Market

Decorative papier-mâché of this type was a speciality of Kashmir and was made for both the local and European markets.
The present decorative pair of lamps is painted in blue and cream with floral motifs.

Originally used as candlesticks, they have later been transformed into electrified lamps.

Two similar pairs in shape were sold for £3,125 at Christies, as lot 240,in sale 4235, Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz: An English Taste, 26 September 2012, London, South Kensington.


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