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A FOLIO FROM THE WANTAGE ALBUM

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Estimate: £35,000 - £50,000
ca. US$58,585 - US$83,693
Price realised:  £40,000
ca. US$66,954
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A FOLIO FROM THE WANTAGE ALBUM
CALLIGRPHY SIGNED SULTAN 'ALI MASHHADI, MINIATURE INSCRIBED SIVA DAS, IRAN AND INDIA, THE CALLIGRAPHY LATE 15TH CENTURY, THE MINIATURE CIRCA 1800
A FOLIO FROM THE WANTAGE ALBUM CALLIGRPHY SIGNED SULTAN 'ALI MASHHADI, MINIATURE INSCRIBED SIVA DAS, IRAN AND INDIA, THE CALLIGRAPHY LATE 15TH CENTURY, THE MINIATURE CIRCA 1800 Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the miniature depicting a busy scene with the Emperor Jahangir, supported by two consorts and waited on by maidservants approaching his bed set within a lavish palace enclosure, before him his harem celebrate the festival of Holi, signed in gold in the lower left hand corner kar Siva Das , laid down between minor gold-illuminated pink borders and between gold and polychrome rules on blue margin with gold floral illumination; verso Persian manuscript on paper, with 4ll. of elegant black nasta'liq written on the diagonal in clouds reserved against gold ground with fine floral polychrome illumination, triangular panels of gold and polychrome illumination to each side, one with the signature of Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi, 2ll. of similar nasta'liq below, within a border of smaller nasta'liq in small clouds alternated with knotted arabesques all against a similar gold illuminated ground, laid down between minor gold-illuminated blue borders and gold and polychrome rules on buff paper margins with gold highlighted polychrome floral illumination, minor damages to edges of folio Painting 9 5/8 x 6in. (24.3 x 15.4cm.); folio 14¾ x 10¼in. (37.2 x 25.8cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including A Private Collection Donated to Benefit The University of Oxford, Part V
Date of the auction: 10 Apr 2014
Address: Christie's
10 April 2014, London, King Street