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Lot 217: A LARGE OCTAGONAL LACQUER MIRROR CASE, SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD ISMA'IL, PERSIA, QAJAR, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of octagonal form, richly decorated lacquer with European scenes, including a banquet above featuring members of the Armenian clergy and worshippers in front of a church, within foliate borders and floral bands, the other side with scenes inspired by the tale of Shaykh San’an and the Christian maiden, opening to reveal a mirrored surface
In general good condition, the colours rich and dense with gold, some light hairline scratches to surface on exterior and interior, the mirror is in fact a reflective surface which was pasted down, this is probably later, set with a textile border, slight remains of an adhesive substance on the surface, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 27 by 19.7 by 1.7cm.