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A floral lacquer mirror-case, signed by 'Ali Ashraf, Persia, Zand, dated 1167 AH/1753-4 AD
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A floral lacquer mirror-case, signed by 'Ali Ashraf, Persia, Zand, dated 1167 AH/1753-4 AD
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A floral lacquer mirror-case, signed by 'Ali Ashraf, Persia, Zand, dated 1167 AH/1753-4 AD
of octagonal form, the cover with secure hook and back wholly decorated in lacquered floral motifs, interior with three lobed cartouches, the two outer ones with single flower designs, the central cartouche with floral and bird motif
14 by 17.3cm.
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Catalogue Note

Inscriptions  
raqam-e kamtarin 'ali ashraf 1167 'Drawn by most humble 'Ali Ashraf 1167'

'Ali Ashraf can likely be identified with the eighteenth-century painter, whose recorded works are all signed ze ba'd-e muhammad 'ali ashraf ast, on which various interpretations are given (Khalili et.al, Lacquer of the Islamic Lands, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, Part One, London, 1997, pp.72-4 and M. A. Karimzadeh Tabrizi, The Lives & Art of Old Painters of Iran, vol.I, London 1985, pp.368-73). This is his only recorded work signed in this manner.

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