rectangular papier-mâché mirror case with painted and lacquered decoration on each side of the case, depicting animated scenes of the Virgin and Child in European-style architectural landscapes. A frieze of golden floral scrolls on a green background on the border.
24 x 15,5
and hinges, areas reverbed, a small restoration.
This mirror case is part of a vast series of Persian lacquers undeniably influenced by Europe, as much by their biblical iconography as by the treatment of the clothing of certain characters, the architectural decor in which they evolve or by the presence of small putti in the sky. This mirror can be compared to the binding plates with very similar scenes in the Metropolitan Museum in New York under inventory number 34.23.
A Qajar lacquered papier-mâché mirror case, Iran, mid-19th century