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April 23, 2013 02:00 PMCalender

Two Persian Pen Boxes, Qalamdan

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Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2647BLocation: BostonDate / Time: April 23, 2013 2:00PM


Two Persian Pen Boxes, Qalamdan, Iran, 19th century, polychrome on lacquered papier-mache, with rounded ends and sliding trays, the top of one painted with a central cartouche of a figure holding a teacup, with two pairs of cartouches each depicting a bird and a deer, the sides with vignettes of landscapes and hares, the black base with gilt decorations, lg. 8 1/4, the other painted with a vertical composition of a woman in a field, the sides feature a continuous, repeated depiction of two figures in a landscape, the black base with gilt decoration, fitted with a silvered inkwell, lg. 8 1/2 in.
Estimate $500-700

one with chips, cracks, and minor damage along the edges, inkwell with loose base and dried ink; the other with minor cracking and general wear

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