QUR'AN SIGNED SAYYID HUSAYN AL-HAMDI IBN 'ALI EFENDI,

Lot Number 259
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Title QUR'AN SIGNED SAYYID HUSAYN AL-HAMDI IBN 'ALI EFENDI,
Year Published 1219
Place Printed OTTOMAN TURKEY
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Description Arabic manuscript on paper, 308ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of fine black naskh, polychrome and gold verse roundels, sura headings in white naskh in gold cusped cartouche with gold and polychrome floral decoration at either end, text panel within wide gold rules, margins with fine gold and floral medallions marking points in text, opening bifolium with text on white clouds reserved against gold ground and surrounded by elegant gold and polychrome illumination, colophon written on white clouds reserved against gold ground and surrounded by floral illumination, turquoise fly-leaves at either end with gilt floral decoration, set inside stamped, tooled and gilded green morocco binding with flap, good condition Text panel 4 1/8 x 2¼in. (10.4 x 5.8cm.); folio 7¼ x 4½in. (18.4 x 11.4cm.)
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Estimated Price GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
( USD 42,000.00 - 58,800.00 )
Actual Price GBP 49,250.00 ( USD 79,785.00 )

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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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