Exceptional Gujarati Qalamdan Pen Bo x. Wooden pen box of rectangular form on four short feet. The surface is decorated with extremely fine mother of pearl inlay on black mastic. On the lid the "bismillah" in a cartouche. Sides decorated with fine arabesques.
West India Sindh or Gujarat, seventeenth century. Dimensions : 30 x 9 x 9,5 cm.
Condition very good for the age - please view detailed pictures. There are very few surviving examples of this type and all the known pen boxes are in museum collections. The item "Islamic/ Middle Eastern, Rare Mother Of Pearl Qalamdan Pen Box 17C REDUCED" is in sale since Sunday, May 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "grifinantiques" and is located in EU.
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