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Auction: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
was auctioned on: 6 October 2011
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Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000
ca. US$62,987 - US$94,481
Price realised:  £145,250
ca. US$228,723
Lot number 431, Views: 54

AN IMPRESSIVE KASHMIRI QUR'AN KASHMIR, 19TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 398ff. as numbered plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 14ll. of white-outlined gold naskh on cobalt-blue cartouches with gold floral scrolls, framed with further polychrome floral illumination on gold ground, the text panels laid down within gold borders issuing cusped cartouches into the margins, interlinear Persian translation in red nasta'liq , gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, sura headings in red naskh on gold cartouches, suras also marked in red in the upper outer margins, khams , 'ashr and juz' marked in similar red naskh in the margins, opening and closing bifolios with elaborate shamsas framing prayers in blue and red naskh , second, penultimate and middle bifolio with dense illumination surrounding 7ll. of text, folios slightly trimmed, bound in two volumes in later brown morocco with flaps and stamped central medallions and spandrels, red morocco doublures with further stamped medallions Text panel 9 x 5in. (23.1 x 12.9cm.); folio 11½ x 6 7/8in. (29.2 x 17.6cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
Date of the auction: 6 Oct 2011
Address: Christie's
6 October 2011, London, King Street