Two brass Astrolabes
Lot 162
Two brass Astrolabes Persia, 19th Century(2)
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Two brass Astrolabes
Persia, 19th Century
the first made up of four plates, the throne with an inscription filled cartouche, the second with five plates, engraved to the throne with floral interlace, below a maker's inscription and date, the border inlaid with hardstones
24.3 and 24.5 cm. high(2)


  • Provenance: Christie's Paris, Art des Terres d'Islam, 5 November 2008, lot 316.

    The inscriptions read: the first: "Work of Al-Rahim Amin Ibn al- Khafi, ordered by Hajj Scraj"; the second: Fanciful date of AH 1040/ AD 1661.
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