Iznik bottles

Two rare Iznik bottles from the golden age of the Ottoman Empire will return to New Bond Street in Mayfair after nearly a century when they are auctioned at Bonhams’ next Indian and Islamic sale on April 23rd, 2013 for an estimated £150,000. The bottles were previously sold by the well-known antiques dealer Frank Dickinson from his gallery at 104 New Bond Street in January 1919 for what was then the huge sum of £501 10s. The buyer was Leonard Daneham Cunliffe, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, co-founder of the merchant bank Cunliffe Brothers, a Director of the Hudson Bay Company and a major investor in Harrods.

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