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Lot 196: AN ILLUMINATED FIRMAN OF FATH 'ALI SHAH (R.1797-1834), PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1218 AH/1803 AD |

Arts of the Islamic World

by Sotheby's

19 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Persian manuscript on paper, 10 lines to the page, written in nasta'liq script in black ink, illuminated tear-from medallion at the top of the page enclosing Fath 'Ali Shah seal impression, laid down on an album page, framed

Condition Report: In fair overall condition, water stains, creasing, some tears with associated repair, 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Dimensions: firman: 41.5 by 27cm.
leaf: 52 by 34cm.

Literature: M.A. Karimzadeh Tabrizi, Muhr-ha, Tughra-ha wa-Firman-hayi Padishahan-i Iran, London, 2006, pp.197-8.

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