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A RARE OPENWORK IVORY AND PAPER FAN
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A RARE OPENWORK IVORY AND PAPER FAN

QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

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A RARE OPENWORK IVORY AND PAPER FAN
QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
The openwork ivory guardsticks, sticks and slips with swaying floral sprays, the leaf painted with a central medallion depicting a scene in the women's quarter during a Qajar wedding flanked by four smaller portraits of youths and two large medallions with rose bushes, the reverse with a central roundel showing the newly-weds on a sofa being entertained and flanked by cusped medallions depicting episodes of Persian epics, Layla wa Majnun, a register of calligraphic cartouches in blue and red thuluth script above and below
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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