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Persian Mirror Case, 19th Century

W137 Persian mirror case, 19th century
W137 Persian mirror case, 19th century
W137 Persian mirror case, 19th century
W137 Persian mirror case, 19th century
W137 Persian mirror case, 19th century
Ref: W137

Persian mirror case, 19th century, decorated to the front and back with a lavish interior scene showing two lovers embracing, and to the reverse, playing the setar and drinking, . Mirror glass had been imported to Persia from Europe since the 1660s, and during the Qajar dynasty (1797 – 1924) lacquering became an increasingly popular technique for decorating mirror cases and other small objects such as book bindings and pen boxes, which were richly painted with scenes from popular romances or hunting parties before being varnished


Dimensions:

Height: 20.5cm. (8 1/8in.) diameter: 13.3cm (5 2/8in.) height of mirror: 15.5cm. (6 1/8in.) diameter of mirror: 9cm. (3 1/2in.);


Condition:

Wear to edges of case and lid, the lacquer flaked away in pl