Bonhams to Auction 16th Century Iznik Flask with Links to the Presidential Palace in Egypt

A 16th century Iznik bottle flask from a private Belgian collection with an interesting history linking it to current events in Egypt is one of the top items in Bonhams next sale of Indian and Islamic art on October 4th. The flask comes from the family of the man whose company was commissioned to build the Heliopolis Palace Hotel in Egypt which later became the Presidential Palace of recently-deposed Egyptian Prime Minister Hosni Mubarak. It is estimated to sell for £60,000-80,000. … Read More