A FOLIO FROM THE NASIR AL-DIN SHAH ALBUM
A FOLIO FROM THE NASIR AL-DIN SHAH ALBUM
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A FOLIO FROM THE NASIR AL-DIN SHAH ALBUM

QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA 1888

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A FOLIO FROM THE NASIR AL-DIN SHAH ALBUM
QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA 1888
Polychrome paper heightened with gold laid down on card, with a polychrome découpé floral spray on black ground, within lilac borders with gold flowers and wide forest green borders overlaid with polychrome découpé shapes and gold leafy vine, the reverse plain, overall good condition
Folio 17 1/8 x 11 3/8in. (43.5 x 28.9cm.)
Provenance
Swiss Private Collection

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Lot Essay

This folio is the page which faced the dedication page for the royal album made for Nasir al-Din Shah in 1888, probably to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his accession to the throne. The dedication page was also sold in these Rooms, 26 April 2012, lot 219. Other folios from the album have sold in these Rooms, 10 October 2000, lots 88, 89, 90 and 91. More recently a large section of the album, comprising 27 folios was sold, 6 October 2011, lot 265.
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