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Lot 176: A LARGE ILLUMINATED FIRMAN BEARING THE TUGHRA OF SULTAN MEHMED IV (R.1648-87), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, ISTANBUL, DATED 1076 AH/1666 AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Ottoman Turkish manuscript on paper, 13 lines to the page, written in large diwani script in black ink, surmounted by a large tughra in gold, framed
In good overall condition, calligraphy bold, illumination bright, minor stains, worm holes and abrasions to leaf edges, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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168 by 50.5cm.
204.5 by 86.5cm. framed