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The bowl was probably made in the mother-of-pearl workshops of Gujarat in western India. At that time Gujarati mother-of-pearl articles were being made for local consumption as well as for different export markets including Ottoman Turkey, the Middle East and Europe. In those regions, articles in mother of pearl were avidly collected and prized due to the luminescent and lustrous surfaces and the beauty of their design.
International interest was piqued by such a unique find and telephone bidding finally secured the lot at a hammer price of £77,000