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Antique Persian Pen Box, Qalamdan.

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Antique Persian Pen Box, Qalamdan.
Persian, 19th century, polychrome on lacquered papier-mache, with rounded ends and sliding tray, the top of box 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. Condition Report; Minor cracking and general wear.

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