AN OTTOMAN WOOD AND GEOMETRIC MOTHER OF PEARL AND RED STAINED HORN INLAID HAND MIRROR
AN OTTOMAN WOOD AND GEOMETRIC MOTHER OF PEARL AND RED STAINED HORN INLAID HAND MIRROR, TRADITIONALLY BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY LORD BYRON, C1800 35cm h, 23cm diamProvenance: By descent at Annesley Park, Nottinghamshire to Major and Mrs R P Chaworth-Musters; their sale, Henry Spencer & Sons, on the premises at Annesley Park, March 20-22, 1973, lot 225 "An interesting oriental hand mirror decorated with geometric pattern of mother of pearl and tortoiseshell. This is believed to have been brought back from the East by Lord Byron of Newstead Abbey Nottinghamshire" ,when acquired by the present vendor.Illustrated: Barber (T G), Byron and Where he is Buried, Hucknall 1939, p69.
Estimate: £150 - 250
Sold for £1500