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A QAJAR POLYCHROME LACQUER PAPIER MACHE QALAMDAN
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A QAJAR POLYCHROME LACQUER PAPIER MACHE QALAMDAN

BY SANI' HUMAYUN, IRAN, DATED AH 1317/1899-1900 AD

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A QAJAR POLYCHROME LACQUER PAPIER MACHE QALAMDAN
BY SANI' HUMAYUN, IRAN, DATED AH 1317/1899-1900 AD
With rounded ends and sliding tray, the top painted with three large cartouches within golden leafy frames each containing one of the kings from the Shahnama surrounded by numerous courtiers, divided by two smaller similar cartouches, the sides with similar large cartouches divided by portait roundels, the red base with three further large similar cartouches, the tray with depictions of dervishes and their followers on both the sides and the underside, the interior with continuous floral sprays on a gold ground, touches of repair
9½in. (24cm.) long
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Lot Essay

Signed as:'amal-e kamtarin 'abd al-husayn sani' homayun sana 1317 (The work of the most humble 'Abd al-Husayn Sani' Humayun, the year 1317 (AD 1899-1900)).

For his biography and some of his other recorded work, see Nasser D. Khalili, B. W. Robinson & Tim Stanley, Lacquer of the Islamic Lands, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, Part Two, London, 1997, nos. 471-5, pp.238-242.
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