A Qajar lacquered papier mache Letter Holder
Lot 176
A Qajar lacquered papier mache Wafer Seal Holder Persia, 19th Century
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 3,023) inc. premium
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A Qajar lacquered papier mache Wafer Seal Holder
Persia, 19th Century
of narrow rectangular form with two sliding sections on either end revealing a hollow container, decorated in gilt and polychrome with cusped cartouches containing ladies and others containing hazlenuts, the sides decorated in gilt with floral sprays
16.2 cm. long

Footnotes

  • For a comparable wafer seal holder in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, see N. D. Khalili, B.W. Robinson and T. Stanley, Lacquer of the Islamic Lands, Volume XXII, Part Two, Oxford, 1997, p. 159.
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