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Fine large Qajar lacquered board, for use as a binding, with text in Farsi [Qajar Persia, c. 1850]

$3,200.00 $3,100.00

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LOT 273

Serial No: 75625553

Provenance: Available

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Fine large Qajar lacquered board, for use as a binding, with text in Farsi [Qajar Persia, c. 1850] single vast board, ink and gouache heightened in gilt with text in outer borders in Farsi, outer board with central medallion depicting a scholar with two pupils, set against an intricate assembly of flowers and birds, inner cover with central medallion and corner-pieces of floral designs, set against spiralling gilt vines against a black background, both sides framed within borders composed of panels of text containing Persian verse, covers a little scuffed with chips and loss of lacquer in some places, upper outer corner of top cover with damage (possibly caused from earlier binding clasp), outer edges with metal casing, total 480 by 310 mm.