3 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A QUR'AN, NORTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 320ff. with 14ll. of tight black naskh with gold borders outlined in red and blue rule, the outer margins with gilt floral decoration, opening illuminated bifolium with text in cloud blands, cartouches above and below with white script, surrounding margins and decoration of flowers on a cobalt ground, in green leather nbinding tooled with gilt vine - folio 5 x 3in (12.7 x 7.6cm)
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Please note this lot is in Arabic.