16 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
AN OTTOMAN QUR'AN SIGNED BY SYED ALI REZA AVZARZADE, PUPIL OF SYED HAFIZ MEHMED HILIMI, DATED 1287AH/1870AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 307ff. with 15ll. of neat black naskh, corrections in red, gold rosettes with orange detail between verses, arranged within a gold border, marginal illumination, opening illuminated bifolium with pink floral detail on a cobalt blue ground, further two pages with illuminated headers, red morocco binding with tooled detail in red leather case - folio 7 1/4 x 4in (18.5 x 10cm)
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