196
196
A brass openwork penbox, Persia or Deccan, dated 1160 AH/1747-48 AD
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
196
A brass openwork penbox, Persia or Deccan, dated 1160 AH/1747-48 AD
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A brass openwork penbox, Persia or Deccan, dated 1160 AH/1747-48 AD
elongated oblong form, domed lid in two parts, hinged, openwork calligraphy and border of quadrupeds amidst scrolling foliage, opening to reveal a section with inkwell, further compartments, part of lid with for use as container
5.8 by 22.8 by 5.5cm. 
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Catalogue Note

inscriptions

On lid, in Persian, in nasta’liq:

'The person who became fortunate from eternity
Who chose seeking knowledge,
Seeking knowledge became an obligation for you'

Around the body, in Persian, in thuluth

'O you! who benefited from knowledge
And from the grace of your deeds, became beneficent
And in patronage/security of deeds you [became] like ….
It is from this very [deed] that you managed [your affair]'

Followed by a repeat of the first couplet.

On the base: 'the year 1160 AH (1747-8 AD)'

 

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