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Property from an Important Qajar Family Lots 92-116 A Qajar miniature Qur'an, Iran, signed Salih...

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Lot 92

Property from an Important Qajar Family Lots 92-116
A Qajar miniature Qur'an,
Iran, signed Salih...

Current Bid: £1,000

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

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Property from an Important Qajar Family Lots 92-116

A Qajar miniature Qur'an,

Iran, signed Salih Muhammad Hassan al-Isfahani, dated AH 1241?/1825-26AD,

Arabic manuscript on paper, 175ff., with 21ll. of fine black naskh script within gold rule, vocalisation in red, with gold and polychrome verse markers, opening bifolio extensively decorated with gold and polychrome flowers, headers in blue naskh on gold ground with polychrome decoration, marginal decoration in gold and poychrome, in lacquer floral binding, back board loose, export stamps, in gilt-decorated red morocco slip case, owner's inscription dated 1328AH/Pahlavi export stamp dated AH 1315/1936 AD at front

folio 10.6 x 7cm.

Provenance: Formerly in the private collection of 'Abd al-Wahhab Khan, Nizam ul-Mulk (1848-1916) and thence by descent in the early 20th century to a private London collection

 

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The scribe, Muhammad Hassan al-Isfahani, is known to have copied another three manuscripts, all of prayers and dated between AH 1237 and 1242/1821 and 1827 AD (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol.4, Tehran, 1358 sh., pp.147-48); another qur'an copied by Muhammad Hassan al-Isfahani for Sadr Al-A'zam (Prime Minister) Amin Al-Dawla was sold at Christie's 10 October 2013, Lot 115. 

 

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