A Large gilt-filigree leather binding, Persia, Safavid, 16th century
15,000 - 25,000 GBP
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- leather, golt and colours
- 35.7 by 64.3cm.
Of typical form, brown morocco, the outer central fields gilt stamped with a central medallion and corner pieces, with borders filled with cartouches and trefoils, decorated throughout with chinoiserié cloudbands, interlacing vines and split-palmettes, the doublures decorated with polychrome cartouches overlaid with a field of fine découpage gold filigree work, old collection label to one board
A binding with comparable doublures can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (see D. Haldane, Islamic Bookbindings, London, 1983, pp.82-83, pl.84).