Originally Posted by colin henshaw
A good and informative post by Iain, which advances the subject quite a bit. Nice to see firm references.
Also illustrates the importance of provenance with regard to artworks/antiquities.
Thanks Colin, when we have sources I think its important to make use of them. Luckily there was a lot of travel to the region and occasionally valuable tidbits like that quote emerge.
I am still trying to find some dated example of the wood and mother of pearl work but no luck so far.