An album page of découpé calligraphy, copied by 'Ali and signed by the artist Muhammad Hasan
The Deccan Sultanates, probably Bijapur, circa 1630-40
the text composed of a quatrain in Arabic written horizontally in elegant nasta'liq script in white on a black ground decorated with an intertwining floral motif in white, on paper, slightly trimmed and rubbed otherwise in good condition, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, outer borders of gold-sprinkled cream-coloured paper, signed in Arabic katabahu 'Ali and kati'uha Muhammad Hasan, in mount, original backboards with the stamp of the dealer E. Beghian, label of the International Persian Art Exhibition, London 1931, chalked numbers corresponding to other pieces lent by Beghian
200 x 100 mm.; album page 315 x 200 mm.