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Lot 218: A LARGE LACQUER RECTANGULAR PEN CASE, PERSIA, SAFAVID, CIRCA 17TH/18TH CENTURY |

Arts of the Islamic World

by Sotheby's

October 19, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: of rectangular form with sliding tray, the lid decorated with scenes of hunting animals amidst a landscape of trees and flowers, the central lobed medallion featuring a senmurv attaching a hare, the sides echoing the same design, as well as on interior of lid, underside painted red with painted gold motifs

Condition Report: In generally good condition with few minor nicks, particularly to external edges, the surface with some craquelure, underside with discoloration as a result of retouching and overpainting (appears as a slightly darker red colour), 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."

Dimensions: 27 by 6 by 4.6cm.

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