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A lacquer penbox, Persia, Qajar, 19th century
lacquered papier-maché box with rounded ends and sliding tray, decorated with gilt lobed panels featuring portraits of ladies in various attire, within sprouts of flowers and birds, the base of the cover and the side of the sliding compartment with gilt floral scrolls against a red ground
22.8 by 3.4cm.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, 15 June 1979, lot 380.

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