8 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,000
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
QAJAR IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 240ff. plus 1 fly-leaf, each folio with 18ll. of tiny black naskh in gold-outlined panels, catchwords, sura headings in red on gold panels surrounded by polychrome illumination, 3 gold and polychrome delicately illuminated opening bifoliums, one similar at the end, in intricate gold and polychrome lacquer binding with central medallion
Text panel 2¾ x 1 3/8in. (7 x 3.4cm.); folio 3 7/8 x 2 3/8in. (9.8 x 6cm.)
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