Art of The Islamic and Indian World

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23 October 2007, London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 23.10.2007

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A LARGE KUFIC QUR'AN LEAF

A LARGE KUFIC QUR'AN LEAF
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, LATE 8TH/9TH CENTURY
A LARGE KUFIC QUR'AN LEAF NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, LATE 8TH/9TH CENTURY Qur'an V, sura al-ma'ida parts of vv.92-94, manuscript on vellum, with 16ll. of elegant dark brown kufic with red diacritics and black vowelling, slight

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL

A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL
IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH/11TH CENTURY
A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH/11TH CENTURY Of rounded form on short foot, with slightly inverted rim, the cream interior with a bold stylised kufic inscription across the middle, surrounded by six small alternating

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A GOLD KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A GOLD KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A GOLD KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Qur'an LXXI, sura nuh , parts of vv.4-7, manuscript on vellum, 5ll. of gold kufic , diacritics indicated with brown diagonal dashes, vocalisation with red

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Qur'an XXXVIII, sura Sad , v.70 and parts of 75, illuminated Arabic manuscript on vellum, each side with 7ll. of bold sepia kufic , vocalisation in red, small pyramids of

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED KASHKUL

A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED KASHKUL
CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED KASHKUL CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY Of squat rounded form on short foot with constricted mouth, the body painted with cobalt-blue and black under the turquoise glaze, the upper register with a lattice

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A LARGE SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL

A LARGE SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A LARGE SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY On short foot, the white interior with a bold and elegant black kufic inscription around the sides, the centre with a small black dot

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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AN ALMOST COMPLETE KUFIC QUR'AN

AN ALMOST COMPLETE KUFIC QUR'AN
NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, EARLY 10TH CENTURY
AN ALMOST COMPLETE KUFIC QUR'AN NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, EARLY 10TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on vellum, 149ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each with 22ll. of elegant small black kufic , vocalisation with red dots, small gold

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 400.000 £ - 600.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A TIMURID EMBROIDERED COTTON TALISMANIC CAP

A TIMURID EMBROIDERED COTTON TALISMANIC CAP
IRAN, 15TH CENTURY
A TIMURID EMBROIDERED COTTON TALISMANIC CAP IRAN, 15TH CENTURY Of simple rounded form, the top with a circle containing eleven lines of naskh within a frame of a similar band of inscription, in a broad border of diagonal panels of

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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TWO FATIMID TIRAZ FRAGMENTS

TWO FATIMID TIRAZ FRAGMENTS
EGYPT, 11TH CENTURY
TWO FATIMID TIRAZ FRAGMENTS EGYPT, 11TH CENTURY Of plainwoven linen woven in coloured silks, one with main section of geometric panels containing confronted birds or palmettes flanked by white kufic bands on light blue floral ground, a separate band

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A FATIMID TIRAZ FRAGMENT

A FATIMID TIRAZ FRAGMENT
EGYPT, SECOND HALF 11TH CENTURY
A FATIMID TIRAZ FRAGMENT EGYPT, SECOND HALF 11TH CENTURY The plainwoven linen ground woven in pink and blue silk with two horizontal registers composed of a central band of medallions, each containing a hare on alternating pink and blue

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A BLACK VELVET CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL

A BLACK VELVET CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL
CHINA, DATED AH 1330/1911-12 AD
A BLACK VELVET CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL CHINA, DATED AH 1330/1911-12 AD Of rectangular form, the black velvet ground decorated with clear beads in the form of a large drop-shaped calligraphic design surrounded on either side by three

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL

A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL
SAMARKAND, CENTRAL ASIA, OR POSSIBLY NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH/11TH CENTURY
A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL SAMARKAND, CENTRAL ASIA, OR POSSIBLY NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH/11TH CENTURY Of rounded form on short foot, the maroon ground painted with a broad band of stylised

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL

A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY The white ground with an elegant stylised kufic sepia inscription divided into four panels, the centre with a small lobed swastika motif, otherwise plain

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL

A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
PROBABLY NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL PROBABLY NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY On short foot, the white ground of the sides with two panels of elegant sepia kufic inscription each within an lobed band along the rim, the

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL

A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY On flat foot, the rim with irregular cusped edge, the interior painted under the glaze with two concentric bands of foliated kufic , the centre

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 25.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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QUR'AN

QUR'AN
SIGNED YAHYA BIN MUHAMMAD IBN 'UMAR, PROBABLY MESOPOTAMIA, DATED 17 RAMADAN AH 599/6 JUNE 1203 AD
QUR'AN SIGNED YAHYA BIN MUHAMMAD IBN 'UMAR, PROBABLY MESOPOTAMIA, DATED 17 RAMADAN AH 599/6 JUNE 1203 AD Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 280ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each with 15ll. of

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 250.000 £ - 350.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A SAFAVID CUT STEEL PANEL FROM A PROCESSIONAL STANDARD ('ALA...

A SAFAVID CUT STEEL PANEL FROM A PROCESSIONAL STANDARD ( 'ALAM )
IRAN, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
A SAFAVID CUT STEEL PANEL FROM A PROCESSIONAL STANDARD ( 'ALAM ) IRAN, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY The drop-shaped panel with upper shaped pendant each enclosed within a later frame, each with finely worked

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT IN THREE PARTS

A RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT IN THREE PARTS
NORTH AFRICA, 16TH CENTURY
A RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT IN THREE PARTS NORTH AFRICA, 16TH CENTURY Prayers and names of God, Arabic manuscript in three parts on thick cream and blue paper, 18ff. plus 6 fly-leaves, the first section with 21-28ll. of grey naskh with

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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QUR'AN LEAF

QUR'AN LEAF
IRAN, PROBABLY SHIRAZ, CIRCA MID-14TH CENTURY
QUR'AN LEAF IRAN, PROBABLY SHIRAZ, CIRCA MID-14TH CENTURY Qur'an XX, Sura al-Taha , manuscript on cream paper, 7ll. of gold muhaqqaq outlined in black, gold rosettes between verses, diacritical marks in gold, vocalisation in blue, the first

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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AN ABBASID TIN GLAZED BOWL

AN ABBASID TIN GLAZED BOWL
IRAQ, 9TH CENTURY
AN ABBASID TIN GLAZED BOWL IRAQ, 9TH CENTURY Of rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the plain light grey interior painted in cobalt-blue with a single phrase of flowing kufic , repaired breaks, small areas of plaster infill 8in. (20.9cm.) diam

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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QUR'AN

QUR'AN
SIGNED IBN MUHAMMAD 'ALI MUHAMMAD TAQI AL-SHARIF, QAJAR IRAN, DATED JUMADA AL-'AWWAL AH 12[2]0 OR 12[3]0 AUGUST 1805 OR APRIL 1815 AD
QUR'AN SIGNED IBN MUHAMMAD 'ALI MUHAMMAD TAQI AL-SHARIF, QAJAR IRAN, DATED JUMADA AL-'AWWAL AH 12[2]0 OR 12[3]0 AUGUST 1805 OR APRIL 1815 AD Manuscript on

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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QUR'AN

QUR'AN
TIMURID IRAN OR POSSIBLY OTTOMAN TURKEY, SIGNED RAHMATULLAH AL-MALIK AL-WAHHIB GHIYATH AL-KATIB, DATED 17 RAMADAN AH 866/24 JUNE 1462 AD
QUR'AN TIMURID IRAN OR POSSIBLY OTTOMAN TURKEY, SIGNED RAHMATULLAH AL-MALIK AL-WAHHIB GHIYATH AL-KATIB, DATED 17 RAMADAN AH 866/24 JUNE 1462 AD Arabic

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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QUR'AN

QUR'AN
KASHMIR, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
QUR'AN KASHMIR, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 257ff. plus 3 fly-leaves, each with 17ll. of black naskh on gold ground within black rules, with thin lines left plain between each line of text, blue and gold margins, and blue, gold

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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TEN SILVER GILT AND ENAMELLED PLATES WITH THE NAMES OF GOD ...

TEN SILVER GILT AND ENAMELLED PLATES WITH THE NAMES OF GOD
IRAN/INDIA, DATED AH 1212/1797-8 AD
TEN SILVER GILT AND ENAMELLED PLATES WITH THE NAMES OF GOD IRAN/INDIA, DATED AH 1212/1797-8 AD Each of the ten plates with gilt calligraphy and borders against a pale blue enamelled background, with

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A METAL THREAD EMBROIDERED BLACK HANGING (SITARA) FROM THE H...

A METAL THREAD EMBROIDERED BLACK HANGING ( SITARA ) FROM THE HARAM AL NABAWI AT MEDINA
WITH THE TUGHRA OF SULTAN MAHMUD II (1808 - 1839 AD)
A METAL THREAD EMBROIDERED BLACK HANGING ( SITARA ) FROM THE HARAM AL NABAWI AT MEDINA WITH THE TUGHRA OF SULTAN MAHMUD II (1808 - 1839 AD) Of rectangular form

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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AN EGYPTIAN APPLIQUÉ HANGING

AN EGYPTIAN APPLIQUÉ HANGING
EGYPT, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY
AN EGYPTIAN APPLIQUÉ HANGING EGYPT, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY Of rectangular form, the ground applied with red, white, green, blue and brown coarsely woven cotton, the main decoration in the form of an arch surrounded on

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 1.800 £ - 2.400 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A SILK COVERING PANEL

A SILK COVERING PANEL
OTTOMAN TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY
A SILK COVERING PANEL OTTOMAN TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY Probably from the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad, comprising a complete loom width including selvages, the olive-green ground divided by horizontal chevrons into a series of alternating major and

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A MAMLUK WEFT-FACED SILK WOVEN FRAGMENT

A MAMLUK WEFT-FACED SILK WOVEN FRAGMENT
EGYPT, 14TH CENTURY (CHECK THIS)
A MAMLUK WEFT-FACED SILK WOVEN FRAGMENT EGYPT, 14TH CENTURY (CHECK THIS) The simple woven linen ground woven in brilliantly coloured silks with a lattice of raspberry-pink, indigo, medium blue and lemon-yellow lozenges

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE

A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE
NORTH WEST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE NORTH WEST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY Of rectangular form with rounded ends, the cover with two hinges behind and a similar clasp on the front, the base plain, the top with a silver inlaid

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007

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A SAFAVID TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY VASE

A SAFAVID TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY VASE
IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
A SAFAVID TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY VASE IRAN, 17TH CENTURY Of baluster form, the surface completely decorated under the turquoise glaze with small back irregular splashes, later metal mount to mouth, probably concealing slight damage, small

Los #: 42

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2007