18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
SAFAVID IRAN, PROBABLY SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY
An anthology of poetry, Persian manuscript on pale pink paper, 66ff. plus one fly-leaf, each with 13ll. black nasta'liq script in two columns, gold and black ruled divisions, green and gold margins within black rules, blue outer rule, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illuminated heading panel and illuminated margins, two later added or repainted illustrations, contemporaneous brown lacquer binding with gold medallions and borders
Text 5 ¾ x 3in. (14.2 x 7.5cm.); folio 8 ½ x 5 ¼in. (21.7 x 13.2cm.)
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