6 October 2009
BIRDS AND FLOWERS
INDIA OR IRAN, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER
Gold on paper reserved against a blue ground, one side with small birds flying around a flowering tree, the other with two larger birds at the centre of a scrolling vine, the panels with vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines drawn for text, between red, gold and blue marginal rules, some flaking of paint
Miniature 11½ x 5½in. (29.1 x 14.1cm.); folio 13 1/8 x 7¼in. (33.1 x 18.4cm.)
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A very similar folio was sold at Sotheby's, 18 October 2001, lot 60.
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