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Auction: Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
was auctioned on: 6 October 2011
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MUHAMMAD IBN KHAVAND SHAH IBN MAHMUD (D 1498): RAWZAT AL-SAF...

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,724 - US$7,873
Price realised:  £4,750
ca. US$7,479
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MUHAMMAD IBN KHAVAND SHAH IBN MAHMUD (D. 1498): RAWZAT AL-SAFA
SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
MUHAMMAD IBN KHAVAND SHAH IBN MAHMUD (D. 1498): RAWZAT AL-SAFA SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY Comprising the 3rd and 4th volumes of the work on general history from creation until the time of the author, Persian manuscript on paper, 349ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 25ll. of black naskh with important words and phrases picked out in red, with gold and polychrome outlined text panels, opening bifolium with 5ll. of muhaqqaq in gold with headings above and below in white muhaqqaq in rectangular cartouches on gold ground issuing palmettes surrounded by two bands of palmettes in gold and red on blue ground with scrolling gold and polychrome flowering vines, further thin band of gold polychrome flowering vines on black ground, some waterstaining, in stamped black morocco with lacquer decoration Text panel 10½ x 6 1/8in. (26.8 x 15.6cm.); folio 8 7/8 x 13 1/8in. (22.5 x 33.2cm.)

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