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Persian Qajar Papier-Mache Qalamdan w. Christian Saint, 19th C.

Persian Qajar Papier-Mache Qalamdan w. Christian Saint, 19th C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1900: Item # 1325821

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A Qajar papier mache penbox with polychrome and gold decoration under a lacquered varnish. The top with a central portrait of a Christian saint with clasped hands flanked by urban and pastoral landscapes including the Khaju Bridge in Isfahan. The sides painted with hunting scenes and portrait roundels. The sides of the sliding tray with gold flower scrolls on a red ground. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: traces of usage, some small losses, some wear and cracking (please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report). Dimension: c. 22.5 cm x 3.7 cm x 3.4 cm.