Pen Box with Architectural Cartouches, Ali Ashraf, dated A.H. 1156/ A.D. 1743

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Pen Box with Architectural Cartouches, Ali Ashraf, dated A.H. 1156/ A.D. 1743
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Pen Box with Architectural Cartouches, dated A.H. 1156/ A.D. 1743, Attributed to Iran, Shiraz, Papier-mâché; painted, sprinkled with mica, and lacquered, Depth 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm), Lacquer, Ali Ashraf, During the 18th and 19th centuries, Iran witnessed a proliferation in the production of lacquer objects. Regarded as desirable possessions and status symbols, painted lacquerwares were commissioned by royal and elite patrons, sold commercially and exported abroad in quantity