There are four further cartouches with figures around the four curved sides of the lid. Each figure is accompanied by either beautiful little birds or very cute rabbits. One of the scenes even has a goat in there!
The lid has been inset with beautiful turquoise stones, which add a beautiful touch of colour. The contrast of the cool blue shade in comparison with the warm brass tone work beautifully together. The sides of the box has been hand chased with many figures and animals among dense foliage. There are wide variety of animals including, rabbits, goats, cows, lions, birds, dogs AND EVEN A DRAGON!
There are two handles on each side of the box as well as one on the lid. The four legs have been chased too. This is a breathtaking and very decorative box. The combination of the two techniques consisting of the very fine open work as well as the fine hand chasing has demonstrated the maker's beautiful skill and high level of workmanship and attention to detail.The length box (at widest point) is 19.4cm = 7.6 inches. The width of the box (at widest point) is 14.4cm = 5.7 inches.
The height of the box is 12cm = 4.7 inches. The box is in very good condition overall. A very small area of repair on the base on the back side of the box. This is shown in the last photo in the list above.Please see the photos shown above. The item "FINE ANTIQUE 19th C ISLAMIC PERSIAN QAJAR OPEN WORK BRASS BOX WITH TURQUOISE" is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern".
The seller is "ameer1990" and is located in Stanmore, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.