11 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
AN OTTOMAN QUR'AN, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
Manuscript on paper, 301ff. with 15ll. of black naskh, text area outlined in gold, opening illuminated bifolium, gold roundels between verses, sura headings in white riqa on illuminated panels, illuminated marginal flowers, dark red morocco binding with gold tooled medallions and spandrels - folio 6 7/8 x 4 1/4in (17 x 11cm)
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