centuryOctagonal format, closed with a hinged lid, made of papier-mâché with painted and lacquered decoration on both sides of floral compositions of roses and rosehips populated by a nightingale and a butterfly on one side, the background powdered with gold. The back of the lid decorated with a Virgin and Child in a poly-lobed medallion flanked by two flowery appendages animated by a couple of nightingales.
20.2 x 16.2 cmSome
retouching, reglazed, some cracking, lid mounted upside down.
A Qajar lacquer mirror with gul-o bulbul and the Madonna and Child, Iran, 19th century