1 May 2001
A QAJAR POLYCHROME LACQUER PAPIER MACHE MIRROR CASE
Imami school, Persia, circa 1860
Of rectangular form with separate cover, the front and back with an elaborate gul-o bulbul design of various flowers and perching birds on a black ground, within simple golden borders, the interior with a bold iris spray together with lillies and butterflies on a gold glitter ground within a border of nasta'liq inscription cartouches alternating with floral roundels between floral stripes, slight restoration, relacquered
11¾ x 7 5/8in. (29.5 x 19.5cm.)
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