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This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ancient Artifact Review 20 : Antique Qajar Persian Qalamdan 18th century

This is an old Persian Paper Mache Pen case ( Qalamdan) which measures 10-3/4" long 7-1/2" in circumference. It is beautifully lacquered in a floral motif with beautiful bright colors.
This is a typical Persian Qalamdan with rounded ends and sliding trays, painted in polychrome and gilt,  covers and sides with bulbuls perched amidst wild roses and apple blossoms, inside drawers decorated with intertwining floral motifs and serrated leaves in gold on yellow ground.

Dim : 10.75in x 7.5in x 2 in
Date : 18th Century CE ( Qajar Persia)
Material : papier-maché
Origin : Iran

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