Antique Persian Bronze Polychrome Pen Box (Qalamdan)


A remarkable bronze Persian qalamdan (قلمدان‏ ) or pen holder that may date to the 1400's. This box is constructed of three parts. The bottom portion is made of a heavy gauge and shows traces that it was at one time painted red inside. The interior has a heavy patina and is made of five compartments. The lid is in two sections. The smaller section has a hook that fits an eye in the base. The second part of the lid is long and has a compartment in it that has a heavily ornamented and hand chased foliate inset (probably a place for pens). There are signs in the lid of red paint and also gold inlay. There is verdigris throughout and the hinges are no longer complete (though the box will stay closed and presents nicely).

Dimensions: 2" in width and 8.5" in length. 354 grams.

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A كالامدان الفارسي البرونزية (قلمدان) أو حامل القلم الذي قد يصل إلى 1400. يتكون هذا المربع من ثلاثة أجزاء. الجزء السفلي مصنوع من المقياس الثقيل ويظهر آثار أنه كان في وقت واحد رسمت الأحمر في الداخل. الداخلية لديها الزنجار الثقيلة، ويتكون من خمس مقصورات. الغطاء في قسمين. القسم الأصغر له خطاف يناسب العين في القاعدة. الجزء الثاني من الغطاء طويل ويحتوي على حجرة فيه مزخرفة بشكل كبير ومن ناحية طاردت فولييت إنسيت (ربما مكان للأقلام). هناك علامات في غطاء الطلاء الأحمر وأيضا البطانة الذهب. هناك فيردغريس في جميع أنحاء ومفصلات لم تعد كاملة (على الرغم من أن مربع ستبقى مغلقة ويعرض لطيف).

الأبعاد: 2 "في العرض و 8.5" في الطول. 354 غراما.

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