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A tortoiseshell, ivory and mother-of-pearl inlaid calligrapher's box, Turkey, 17th century
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A tortoiseshell, ivory and mother-of-pearl inlaid calligrapher's box, Turkey, 17th century
of rectangular form standing on four short legs, comprising a lengthways-sliding lockable lid, opening to reveal a slik-lined interior with one small division, the exterior decorated with a diamond-shaped pattern with arabesques on the upper surface composed of applied elements in tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, metal wire, the edges with ivory and wood marquetry borders
11.5 by 33.5 by 13.4cm.
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Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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