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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 199

    A SAFAVID BINDING

    IRAN, EARLY 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SAFAVID BINDING
    IRAN, EARLY 16TH CENTURY
    Comprising one board and the flap, the lacquered exteriors with central cusped medallion and pendants on a ground of floral arabesques within a frame of cloud scrolls reserved in black on gold ground, the doublures with decoupé central medallion with cobalt ground surrounded by a gilt stamped panel of cloud scrolls within similar gilt and decoupé borders, minor areas of loss to the decoupé and minimal repainting on the exterior
    Board 11 7/8 x 7½in. (30.3 x 19cm.)


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    Literature

    An Exhibition of 50 pieces of Persian, Indian and Turkish lacquer, B. W. Robinson, London, 1986, no. 1 (cover illustration), p. 26


    Exhibited

    Eastern Lacquer, An exhibition of 50 pieces of Persian, Indian and Turkish Lacquer at Bernheimer Fine Arts Ltd., London. 10 June to 27 June 1986