26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 562
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
MARRIAGE DOCUMENT, QAJAR IRAN, 20 RABI' I AH 1298 (19 FEBRUARY 1881 AD)
Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 12ff. with 6ll. of black shikasteh within gold clouds, lines of text outlined with red and green, opening folio with illuminated heading, all folios with floral illuminated margins, final folios with seal impressions and dated 20 Rabi' I 1298, tan morocco binding with gold tooled borders, folio 9 x 5½in. (22.8 x 14cm.)
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The document records the marriage of Mirza Muhammad Qasim, a calligrapher, and Fatima Sultan Khanum the daughter of Muhammad Ibrahim Isfahani.
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