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An ornately embellished silver vase presented to Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree on his election to the British Parliament will go under the hammer by Todywalla Auctions as part of their 3rd Classical Art Sale in April 2024.  Weighing 2.68 kg and 16.5” in height, it was presented to the Conservative party candidate by the Bhavnagar Club to commemorate his election to Parliament from the constituency of Bethnal Green North East on July 16, 1895. "Much like the two distinct phases of Bhownaggree’s life… this vase is in dual aspects, with one side depicting his British life and Zoroastrian heritage and the......

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