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A Gem-Set Rock Crystal Mango-Shaped Flask. North India or Deccan, 19th Century and Later. Photo Christie's Ltd 2012

Naturalistically carved, the mouth mounted with a gold rosette with green enamel, the gold stopper modelled as a curving stem with bulbous finial and two petals curving above a domed red-enamelled base, each side of the flask carved with a floral spray, with later added ruby-set gold floral sprays at either side, some flaking to the enamelling; 3¼in. (8.3cm.) high. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000

Christie's. Arts of India. 1 October 2012. London, South Kensington