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Kaminski's Nov. 24 sale features former Iran PM's sword, Koran
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:30|
BEVERLY, Mass. - On Nov. 24, Kaminski's will auction important Persian items from the estate of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran from 1951-1953. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Included is an early Persian manuscript, a book of poetry by Jami, Yusuf and Zulaikha, dated A.H. 971-AD 1563-64, with beautifully painted pages. The book bears a 19th-century owner's seal impression at the end of the colophon, of Muhammad Hasain.
There are two notes stating that the manuscript is in the hand of Baba Shah Isfahani. Baba Shah was regarded as one of the best calligraphers in Nasta'liq script. The second note is by Ghulam Riza (perhaps the famous Qatar calligrapher) and the other by Abu'L Fazl Al-Savaj, a doctor and scholar of the period, of Nasr al-Din Shah. The book of poetry was originally the property of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran and was received from the estate of his granddaughter, Mossoume Mossadegh, following her death. It was purchased by the present owner from Mossadegh's widower and is valued at $15,000-$30,000.
There is also an ancient Persian sword with leather and brass scabbard, 30½ inches in length with a Persian poem inscribed on it, valued at $10,00-$20,000; and a hand painted early Qur'an, having floral and bird cover estimated at $5000-$10,000, both with the same provenance.
For additional information on any lot in the auction, call 978-927-2223.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:53|