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Persian Qajar Papier-Mache Qalamdan w. Virgin Mary & Jesus, 19th C.

Persian Qajar Papier-Mache Qalamdan w. Virgin Mary & Jesus, 19th C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1900: Item # 1326118

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 $1,250.00
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A Qajar papier-mache penbox with polychrome and gold decoration under a lacquered varnish. The top painted with a central medallion of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus, the sides decorated with portrait roundels of young women and the rose and nightingale motif (gul-u-bulbul), against a transparent green lacquer on metal foil ground. The base and the sides of the sliding tray with flower scrolls in gold on a red ground. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: traces of usage, few small lacquer losses, little wear and cracking (please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report). Dimension: c. 22.3 cm x 3.6 cm x 3.7 cm.