Collection of sixteen Persian Qajar period lacquered pen boxes

£55,000

This set of sixteen lacquered wood pen boxes is a superb example of Qajar period Persian craftsmanship, a period of Iranian history renowned for its artistic innovation.

 

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Description

This beautiful set is comprised of sixteen wooden pen boxes, each of which was produced during the 19th Century in Persia during its Qajar period. Each box is cigar-form in shape, with rounded corners and a slide which opens to reveal the interior. The surfaces of each box are adorned with superb figurative scenes of, all executed in fine lacquer. The scenes portray figures, scenes from the court, landscapes, and a whole host of other forms.

Largest: Height 4cm, width 27cm, depth 5cm
Smallest: Height 3cm, width 21cm, depth 3.5cm

Details

Country of Origin
Persian
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Persian interest
Material
Lacquer, Wood
Colour
Brown

Dimensions

Height
4 cm / 1.6 inches
Width
27 cm / 10.6 inches
Depth
5 cm / 2 inches

Reference:
N-0088

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