THREE QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOXES, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY, ONE SIGNED BY 'YA SHAH NAJAF' AND DATED 1273 AH/1856 AD, ANOTHER SIGNED 'RAFI’ AL-HUSAYNI’
THREE QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOXES, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY, ONE SIGNED BY 'YA SHAH NAJAF' AND DATED 1273 AH/1856 AD, ANOTHER SIGNED 'RAFI’ AL-HUSAYNI’
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THREE QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOXES, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY, ONE SIGNED BY 'YA SHAH NAJAF' AND DATED 1273 AH/1856 AD, ANOTHER SIGNED 'RAFI’ AL-HUSAYNI’

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

THREE QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOXES, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY, ONE SIGNED BY 'YA SHAH NAJAF' AND DATED 1273 AH/1856 AD, ANOTHER SIGNED 'RAFI’ AL-HUSAYNI’

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:3,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

THREE QAJAR LACQUER PEN BOXES, PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY, ONE SIGNED BY 'YA SHAH NAJAF' AND DATED 1273 AH/1856 AD, ANOTHER SIGNED 'RAFI’ AL-HUSAYNI’


each lacquered papier-maché box with rounded ends and sliding tray, one decorated with scenes of courtly entertainment, another with Shaykh San'an and the Christian maiden and hunting scenes on the sides, the interior with the case maker's signature ‘The hoping servant (of God) Rafi’ al-Husayni’, the signed and dated example with a full length maiden on the cover and hunting scenes on the sides


(3)


22.5cm; 21.5cm; 20.3cm.

Condition Report

All three in good condition, some craquelure to the surface of each as consistent with age, the one signed Ya Shah Najaf with some minor areas of damage, as viewed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

Pencase with maiden: 'Ya Shah Najaf', dated 1273 AH/1856 AD

Pencase with Shaykh San'an and the Christian maiden: ‘The hoping servant (of God) Rafi’ al-Husayni’

See Khalili, Robinson & Stanley, Lacquer of the Islamic Lands, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, vol.2, p.259.

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