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Safavid-style Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Casket

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2678B
Lot:
6
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2678B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 12, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Safavid-style Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Casket, Iran, Qajar period, 18th century, spherical, possibly used for perfumed powders, the cover painted with nightingales perched on rosebuds branches within concentric borders of geometric foliated design and leaf-form cartouches, embellished with gold-cuts appliqu├ęs, gilt knob finial, the rims with subtle indentation for locking, the lower half of the casket decorated with similar foliate motif, with plain, lacquered milky white interior and black base, dia. 7 in.
Estimate $16,000-20,000


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