27 April 2004,
Price realised GBP 7,768
GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A QAJAR PAINTED PAPIER MACHÉ FAN
TEHRAN, IRAN, DATED AH 1301/1883-4 AD
Comprising twenty leaves, each painted with dense floral designs around inscription cartouches executed in a variety of colours, the reverse of each with simple floral designs on red, gold or black grounds, suspension loop below, in original fitted wooden covered case painted with simple gold designs on a black ground, slight damages
9¼in. (23.6cm.) long
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The inscriptions comprise, in the long cartouches, a ghazal of Hafiz (an ode with allusions to wind), and in the small ones : "It was written in the capital Tehran 1301/(1883-4)".
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