Page of Persian text. Flecked background with black shikasteh calligraphy mounted on orange ruled card hinged on marbled paper support. 42 x 35 cm overall. Good condition. Undated, estimated to be early 19th century or earlier. Glazed and framed. Label on reverse.
A reverse glass painting embellished with gold foil, showing two girls dancing. The backside is a mirror decorated with small gilt metal foil flowers forming a mihrab. From a Swiss gentleman's collection. Condition: mirror with cracks, traces of age. Dimension: 21 cm x 13.2 cm.
A reverse glass painting, maybe Mazandaran, embellished with gold foil, showing a man with rifle on horseback. The backside is a mirror, all mounted in a wooden frame. From a Swiss gentleman's collection. Condition: few small areas of the mirror are blind. Dimension: 20.1 cm x 14.6 cm.
Arabic manuscript on vellum, inscriptions in Arabic and Persian in light brown ink, tabulated formulae of magical power. Ayat al-kursi, the Throne verse written within the loops, a lion with the rising sun emblem. Framed. 48 x 43 cm.
2 different hand coloured lithographs signed David Wilkie 1841. The Sheik of Lebanon and The Nativity. Double mounted and in traditional frames under glass. Image size 40 x 30 cm, overall size 65 x 54. Old labels on reverse from The Fine Art Soc. Further images on demand,