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Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Pen Case, Qalamdan

Auction:
2678B
Lot:
7
Sold for:
$3,120$2,600

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

Description:

Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Pen Case, Qalamdan, Iran, late Qajar period, dated AH 1320/1902 AD, signed "Sani Homayoun," with rounded ends and sliding tray, decorated with a combination of Persian and Italian styles, the top painted with five portrait medallions, flowers, and birds against black ground with gilt floral decoration, the sides painted with vignettes of wild life, forests, and lakes, the interior with black base and gilt floral design on red walls, fitted with a silver inkwell, lg. 9 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,000

minor chip and loss of lacquer at one end of the pen case, with general wear along the edges and some loss of pigments


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