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 and aroyal lady figure 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 colored in black
Date : 20th Century CE ( Iran)
Material : papier-maché
Origin : Iran