Small Persian Qajar Brass Container w. Portraits.
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920: item # 1199186
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CH-3011 Bern, Switzerland
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|Cylindrical container made of brass with a close fitting domed cover. With engraved decoration in horizontal bands, the widest with six medallions each containing a bust portrait. Its function is not obvious, maybe an ink pot (davat) or a container for tobacco or spices. Inside with ink residue. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: very good, few tiny dents. Dimension: 7.5 cm high, diameter: 4.1 cm, weight: 86 g.|