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.
Date : 18th Century CE ( Qajar Persia)
Material : papier-maché
Origin : Iran