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Muhammad Isma'il Isfahani (1814-1892)

Mirror case decorated with historical scenes and crucifixion, Iran qâjâr, signed Isma'il and dated 1274 H/1857-58


Large rectangular box closed with a hinged flap, made of papier-mâché with painted and lacquered decoration on each side of a rocaille foliage medallion decorated with the representation of an army, western on one side, eastern on the other, each flanked by four floral compositions and framed by four figures of western women in medallions. The face of the panel is signed Isma'il and dated 1274, the reverse is decorated with a crucifixion scene and captioned several times in Arabic "Ana al-Haqq".

30 x 19.3 cm


Chips, some retouching, reglazed set, missing glass.


A Qajar signed and dated lacquer mirror case with historical scenes and a crucifixion, Iran, AH 1274/1857-58


M. Boroumand's lacquer collection.



The main subject of the front and back of this mirror case is a depiction of two armies against the background of a seascape with a few sailing ships. On the face of the shutter, the cavalrymen are wearing white headgear and a uniform with a straight collar. Two couples in horse-drawn carriages complete the scene. On the back of the object, the army is oriental, dominated by soldiers wearing red fez, riding horses with finely wrought saddle cloths. In the center, the soldier dressed in a uniform with a richly embroidered gold breastplate, shoulders covered with a red cape and fez embellished with an aigrette could be identified as the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I (r. 1839-1861). Only a few months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1856, the artist probably wanted to represent on the two plates of his mirror case, the protagonists of the Crimean War which opposed the Russian Empire to the Ottoman Empire supported by a Western coalition.


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Muhammad Isma'il Isfahani (1814-1892)Mirror case decorated with historical scenes and crucifixion, Iran qâjâr, signed Isma'il and dated 1274 H/1857-58Large rectangular box closed with a hinged flap, made of papier-mâché with painted and lacquered decoration on each side of a rocaille foliage medallion decorated with the representation of an army, western on one side, eastern on the other, each flanked by four floral compositions and framed by four figures of western women in medallions. The face of the panel is signed Isma'il and dated 1274, the reverse is decorated with a crucifixion scene and captioned several times in Arabic "Ana al-Haqq".30 x 19.3 cm Chips, some retouching, reglazed set, missing glass.A Qajar signed and dated lacquer mirror case with historical scenes and a crucifixion, Iran, AH 1274/1857-58M. Boroumand's lacquer collection.The main subject of the front and back of this mirror case is a depiction of two armies against the background of a seascape with a few sailing ships. On the face of the shutter, the cavalrymen are wearing white headgear and a uniform with a straight collar. Two couples in horse-drawn carriages complete the scene. On the back of the object, the army is oriental, dominated by soldiers wearing red fez, riding horses with finely wrought saddle cloths. In the center, the soldier dressed in a uniform with a richly embroidered gold breastplate, shoulders covered with a red cape and fez embellished with an aigrette could be identified as the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I (r. 1839-1861). Only a few months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1856, the artist probably wanted to represent on the two plates of his mirror case, the protagonists of the Crimean War which opposed the Russian Empire to the Ottoman Empire supported by a Western coalition.[...] - WE INVITE YOU TO DISCOVER THE COMPLETE FACT SHEETIN THE PDF CATALOG.

Estimate 15 000 - 20 000 EUR

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