Persian Sword and Koran Once Belonging to Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran from 1951-1953, to Feature at Kaminski Auctions Sale November 24th at 10:00ET

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Day one of this outstanding auction includes a collection of Persian items once belonging to Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran from 1951-1953.

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Persian Sword and Scabbard Ancient Persian sword with leather and brass scabbard, 30 1/2"l. Provenance: Property of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran 1951-1953,

On offer are important Persian items from the estate of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran from 1951-1953. Included is an early Persian manuscript, a book of poetry by Jami, Yusuf and Zulaikha, dated A.H. 971 - AD 1563-64, with beautifully painted pages. The book bears a 19th century owners seal impression at the end of the colophon, of Muhammad Hasain.

There are two notes saying that the manuscript is in the hand of Baba Shah Isfahani. Baba Shah was regarded as one of the best calligraphers in Nasta'liq script. The second note is by Ghulam Riza (perhaps the famous Qatar calligrapher) and the other by Abu'L Fazl Al-Savaj, a doctor and scholar of the period, of Nasr al-Din Shah. The book of poetry was originally the property of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran and was received from his granddaughter's estate, Mossoume Mossadegh, following her death. It was purchased by the present owner from her widower and is valued at $15,000-$30,000.

There is also an ancient Persian sword with leather and brass scabbard, 30 ½ inches in length with a Persian poem inscribed on it valued at $10,00-$20,000 and a hand painted early Qur'an, having floral and bird cover estimated at $5000-$10,000, both with the same provenance.

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Preview hours are Monday and Tuesday, November 19th and 20th 10AM - 5PM; Wednesday, November 21st 10AM - 1PM; Thursday, November 22nd 4PM - 8PM; Friday, November 23rd 10AM - 8PM and sale days beginning at 8AM at 117 Elliot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts.

Kaminski Auctions located on the North Shore of Boston has been serving the New England antiques market for over 25 years, as a full service auction house and appraisal service for fine art, antiques and estates.

With two locations in Beverly, Massachusetts, including a new state of the art auction gallery located at 117 Elliott Street, and a historic 1850’s barn and office facility at 564 Cabot Street Kaminski Auctions hosts 16 auctions a year.

In today’s highly competitive market of fine art and antiques, Kaminski Auctions provides its customers with bicoastal services and marketing with west coast offices in Beverly Hills and San Diego, California.

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