London, South Kensington
12 October 2000
A Persian papier mache lacquer qalamdan
with rounded ends and sliding tray, painted and decorated in gilt with three shaped oval portrait panels and two further smaller signed panels on a flower suffused ground, the sides with portrait roundels between panels containing flowers and scrolling foliage, the base with a scrolling foliage design, on a red ground -- 87/8in. (22.5cm.) long; a Kashmiri spectacle case, painted and gilt with scrolling foliate designs -- 6in. (15.2cm.) long; and an anglo-Indian spectacle case, painted with a portrait to one side, the reverse with a mountainous landscape scene with figures to the fore -- 5½in. (14cm.) long, (chips and old wear).
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