A Qajar Firman: for April?
Lot 171
An illuminated firman of Prince Muzaffar al-Din (later Muzaffar al-Din Shah Qajar), bearing his signature and seal impression, to his son Hasan'ali Mirza Nusrat al-Saltana, Chief of the Royal Staff and in charge of the Court of Justice and Trade, to accept Imam-Quli Khan, a nobleman of Fars, as a member of the Royal household Qajar Persia, dated Shawwal 1308/May-June 1891
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
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Lot Details
An illuminated firman of Prince Muzaffar al-Din (later Muzaffar al-Din Shah Qajar), bearing his signature and seal impression, to his son Hasan'ali Mirza Nusrat al-Saltana, Chief of the Royal Staff and in charge of the Court of Justice and Trade, to accept Imam-Quli Khan, a nobleman of Fars, as a member of the Royal household
Qajar Persia, dated Shawwal 1308/May-June 1891
Persian manuscript on paper, five lines written in nasta'liq script, a stylised floral spray in the form of a sarpech at upper right illuminated in colours and gold and containing the Prince's seal impression, margin rules in colours and gold, creasing, some staining with red paint or ink, framed
410 x 303 mm.

Footnotes

  • Hasan'ali Mirza was one of the five sons of Muzaffar al-Din Shah who was alive at his father's death. Not much is recorded about him until Ahmad Shah's reign, when he is mentioned as Governor of Tehran, Governor of Khurasan, and that he travelled with the Shah to Europe in 1919 and also in connection with the signing of the treaty with Britain. (See J. Sheikh-o-Islami, Ahmad Shah Kajar: a political portrait, vol. I, Tehran 1989, pp. 226, 314, 316, 338). In 1932, he was living in Switzerland. The subject of the letter, Imam-Quli Khan, is unidentified.
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