18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
A KASHMIRI QUR'AN
NORTH INDIA, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 261ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 16ll. of black naskh script against a gold ground with red Persian interlinear translation, text panel framed with scrolls of purple and orange flowers against gold and black ground, sura headings in blue naskh script, opening and closing bifolios with gold and blue illumination, in possibly original gilded binding, one folio towards the end bound upside down
Text panel 6 ¼ x 3in. (16 x 7.3 cm.); folio 7 7/8x 4¼in. (20 x 10.8cm.)
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