23 October 2007
A SAFAVID LACQUER BOOKCOVER
IRAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY
Gouache, gold and lacquer on board, gold animals and birds run, hunt and fly against a background with a large tree and smaller flowers and clouds, with a border of scrolling cloud-like pattern, verso with gold floral medallion and spandrels against a ground with scrolling and flowering vine, the border with interlacing vine motif, restored
8 x 4¼in. (20.4 x 10.8cm.)
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