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Lot 192: TWO ILLUSTRATED LEAVES FROM AN ASTRONOMICAL MANUSCRIPT DEPICTING CONSTELLATIONS, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: gouache heightened with gold on paper, each drawing titled above in red or black ink, reverse with tables giving the names of the constellations, ruled in red
In generally good overall condition, some rubbing and minor stains, leaves cropped, 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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drawings: 10.5 by 10.8; 13.5 by 9.5cm.
each leaf: 21.4 by 15.5cm.