A pair of painted manuscript covers .
Gold Illuminated accents.
Gorgeous saturated colors.
The style of bouquets of flowers is associated with the Mughal period and is also seen in the woven shawls of Kashmir.
One of them has damage. Chipping to edges and corners and paint loss all over
Estimated to be from the early 1800s
11.5 X 17cm
LITERATURE REF FOR SIMILAR COVERS: Ludwig V. Habighorst, Moghul Ragamala, Koblenz 2006, fig.19, p.58.
(Tim Stanley, "The rise of the Lacquer Binding", in Jon Thompson and Sheila R. Canby (eds.),
The Hunt for Paradise, exhibition catalogue, Milan, 2003, pp.184-201).
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.