SHEIKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. AH 691/1292 AD): GULESTAN

Lot Number 213
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Title SHEIKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. AH 691/1292 AD): GULESTAN
Year Published
Place Printed KASHMIR
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Description Persian manuscript on cream paper, 490ff. as numbered plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 6ll. of bold black nasta'liq in clouds reserved against gold ground, catchwords, important words and phrases picked out in red, text panels outlined in gold and polychrome and with a polychrome geometric minor border, the margins with gold floral illumination and further gold and polychrome outer rule, marginal notes in smaller black and red nasta'liq sometimes playfully arranged into shapes or geometric patterns, opening bifolio with dense gold and polychrome illumination surrounding 4ll. of text, some worming, first and final folios reinforced, in later blue morocco with flap, cream paper doublures Text panel 7 7/8 x 3 7/8in. (20.1 x 9.8cm.); folio 13½ x 7 7/8in. (34.2 x 19.8cm.)
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Estimated Price GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
( USD 16,800.00 - 25,200.00 )
Actual Price GBP 67,250.00 ( USD 108,945.00 )

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AUCTION DETAILS

Auction House Christies
Website http://www.christies.com
Auction Name Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
Sale Number #5708
Auction Date October 4, 2012 - October 4, 2012
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