A Qajar lacquer papier-mache Mirror Case Persia, Isfahan, dated AH 1272/AD 1855-56

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Lot 81
A Qajar lacquer papier-mache Mirror Case
Persia, Isfahan, dated AH 1272/AD 1855-56

£ 500 - 700
US$ 610 - 850
A Qajar lacquer papier-mache Mirror Case
Persia, Isfahan, dated AH 1272/AD 1855-56
inside cover decorated with a robed youth offering a bunch of flowers to a seated Virgin and Child in a landscape with trees in bloom, a peacock in the foreground, outer borders with verses written in elegant nasta'liq in white, rather crackled, outer covers sprinkled with gold, mirror intact, edges worn
270 x 175 mm.

Footnotes

  • Inscriptions: In the central panel: be-jehat-e dust-e ma'navi mirza...etmam padhiroft 1272, 'It was finished for the true friend Mirza...1272' [AD 1855-56].
    In the long cartouches: Persian verses in praise of the mirror and the date AH 1272/AD 1855-56.
    In the small cartouches: be-jehat-e/nur-e chashm/ghazal(?)gol/khanom tamam shod/dar dar/al-saltana/isfahan/be-tarikh-e shahr-e shawwal/al-mukarram, 'It was finished in the capital Isfahan for [my] beloved child Ghazal (?) Gol Khanom in the honoured month of shawwal'.
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