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Auction: Auction 21.06.2006
was auctioned on: 21 June 2006
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AS NAS CARDS, PERSIA, CIRCA 1860S, MAKER UNKNOWN.

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Estimate: US$300 - US$500
Price realised:  US$1,560
Lot number 354, Views: 26

AS NAS CARDS, PERSIA, CIRCA 1860S, MAKER UNKNOWN. 20 OF 20 CARDS, TEMPERA ON PAPIER MACHE, CONTAINS FOUR CARDS IN EACH OF FIVE SUITS, EACH SUIT REPEATS THE SAME DESIGN ON EACH CARD, THE PADISHAH SHOWS THE SHAH OR KING SITTING ON A THRONE AGAINST A GREEN FIELD, BIBI IS THE QUEEN AND WIFE OF THE SHAH AGAINST A YELLOW FIELD AND HOLDING A NAKED CHILD ON HER KNEE, AS IS SHOWN AS AN HORSEMAN FIGHTING A LION, THE LAKKAT OR HAREM DANCER APPEARS AGAINST A RED FIELD, AND THE SARBAZ IS A SOLDIER LOADING HIS RIFLE WHILE A DOG SITS AT HIS FEET, ALL AGAINST A GOLD BACKGROUND, SQUARE CORNERS. BACKS PLAIN BLACK. SIZE 2 7/16 IN. (6.2 CM) HIGH, 1 11/16 IN. (4.3 CM) WIDE. LACQUER WITH SOME CRACKING, PARTLY DARKENED, SLIGHTLY WORN.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 21.06.2006
Date of the auction: 21 Jun 2006
Address: Christie's
21 June 2006, New York, Rockefeller Center