18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A TREATISE ON CALLIGRAPHY AND BOOK MAKING
SAFAVID OR AFSHARID IRAN, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
Persian manuscript on gold-speckled paper, 15ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 13ll. of elegant black shikasteh script, the text within black-ruled gold frame, the opening folio with finely illuminated headpiece in gold and polychrome, reverse of first folio with later owner's note and seal impression, in original white morocco binding with gilt stamped floral medallions, final folio now lacking
Text panel 3 5/8 x 1 5/8in. (9.3 x 4.3cm.); folio 5 5/8 x 3 ¼in. (14.2 x 8.3cm.)
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