• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 404

    GOLESTAN OF SA'DI, QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH1260/1844AD

    Price Realised  

    GOLESTAN OF SA'DI, QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH1260/1844AD
    Persian manuscript on paper, 298ff. with 14ll. of black nasta'liq script within gold border, diagonal script within outerborder, opening illuminated bifolium with text between cloud bands, on a gilt ground, with floral decorated cartouches on blue and gilt, 3 further illuminated bifoliums, illuminated headers throughout, lacquer binding decorated with central medallion with floral decoration, borders with floral decoration - folio 10 x 6in (25.5 x 15.1cm)


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