Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

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6 October 2011, London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 06.10.2011

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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 LXXIV and LXXV, sura al-muddathir , parts of v.56 - sura al-qiyama , parts of v.6, Arabic manuscript on vellum, recto with 7ll. of elegant sepia kufic , verses

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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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 LXXXIII, sura al-mutaffifin , vv. 12 (parts) - 17, Arabic manuscript on vellum, each side with 7ll. of strong and elegant sepia kufic , verses marked with pyramids

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A MOULDED CLEAR GLASS FLASK

A MOULDED CLEAR GLASS FLASK
PROBABLY NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A MOULDED CLEAR GLASS FLASK PROBABLY NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY Mould-blown, the body of slightly tapering cylindrical form decorated with a large band of stylised rosettes beneath a minor band of roundels, the

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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AN IMPRESSIVE SASANIAN OR SOGDIAN SILK LAMPAS PANEL

AN IMPRESSIVE SASANIAN OR SOGDIAN SILK LAMPAS PANEL
IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY
AN IMPRESSIVE SASANIAN OR SOGDIAN SILK LAMPAS PANEL IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY Woven in red, blue, green and gold silk with two large roundels with pearl borders containing large winged horses

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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AN EARLY ISLAMIC SILK LAMPAS PANEL

AN EARLY ISLAMIC SILK LAMPAS PANEL
IRAN, SECOND HALF 7TH OR 8TH CENTURY
AN EARLY ISLAMIC SILK LAMPAS PANEL IRAN, SECOND HALF 7TH OR 8TH CENTURY Of near rectangular form, the maroon silk ground woven with a repeat design of winged horses in blue, white and red, contained within a circular border of

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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AN INTACT LATE SASANIAN OR EARLY ISLAMIC CUT-GLASS BEAKER

AN INTACT LATE SASANIAN OR EARLY ISLAMIC CUT-GLASS BEAKER
IRAN, CIRCA 7TH CENTURY
AN INTACT LATE SASANIAN OR EARLY ISLAMIC CUT-GLASS BEAKER IRAN, CIRCA 7TH CENTURY The beaker of cylindrical form, tapering towards to the base, the surface cut with staggered rows of rectangular facets with pronounced

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 250.000 £ - 350.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A POST SASANIAN WHEEL-CUT GLASS BEAKER

A POST SASANIAN WHEEL-CUT GLASS BEAKER
IRAN, CIRCA 7TH CENTURY
A POST SASANIAN WHEEL-CUT GLASS BEAKER IRAN, CIRCA 7TH CENTURY Of rounded form with slightly everted rim, exterior with wheel-cut facets around the base, body with lattice of wheel-cut diamond shapes, areas of iridescence, intact 3

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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AN INTACT WHEEL-CUT CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE

AN INTACT WHEEL-CUT CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE
PROBABLY NORTH EAST IRAN, 8TH-9TH CENTURY
AN INTACT WHEEL-CUT CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE PROBABLY NORTH EAST IRAN, 8TH-9TH CENTURY The cylindrical body with flat base and rounded shoulder converging to flaring conical mouth, the body with an arcade of arches each

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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AN UMAYYAD GREEN GLAZED MOULDED POTTERY DISH

AN UMAYYAD GREEN GLAZED MOULDED POTTERY DISH
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, 8TH/9TH CENTURY
AN UMAYYAD GREEN GLAZED MOULDED POTTERY DISH EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, 8TH/9TH CENTURY Of circular form with raised vertical sides and slightly everted rim, the body covered in green glaze, moulded with strapwork

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 25.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UMAYYAD COPPER INLAID BRONZE DEER

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UMAYYAD COPPER INLAID BRONZE DEER
IRAN, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UMAYYAD COPPER INLAID BRONZE DEER IRAN, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY Standing on four slender legs, the body with short slightly curved tail, proud chest tapering to long fine neck, long thin head with copper-inlaid

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 2.000.000 £ - 3.000.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIUM

A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIUM
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIUM NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Qur'an XXXVI and XXXVII, sura yasin , parts of vv. 27-38 and sura al-saffat , parts of vv. 73-94, Arabic manuscript on vellum, each folio with 10ll. of elegant

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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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 XVIII, sura al-kahf , parts vv.68-71, Arabic manuscript on vellum, 5ll. of bold sepia kufic , green, red, blue and yellow vocalisation, gold rosette verse markers

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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AN IMPRESSIVE EARLY ILLUMINATED KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

AN IMPRESSIVE EARLY ILLUMINATED KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
PROBABLY DAMASCUS, MID 8TH CENTURY
AN IMPRESSIVE EARLY ILLUMINATED KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO PROBABLY DAMASCUS, MID 8TH CENTURY 3lQur'an II, sura al-baqara , parts vv. 5-8, Arabic manuscript on vellum, 8ll. of elegant elongated sepia kufic script, later

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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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 Rising from a flat foot to conical sides, the white interior with strong black kufic inscription, single dot to centre, exterior in plain white

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A KHORASSAN SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID BRONZE DISH

A KHORASSAN SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID BRONZE DISH
NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
A KHORASSAN SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID BRONZE DISH NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY Heavily cast with flat base, slightly inverted sides and everted rim, the interior decorated with a central roundel containing seven circles

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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AN ABBASID WHITE TIN GLAZED CUSPED POTTERY BOWL

AN ABBASID WHITE TIN GLAZED CUSPED POTTERY BOWL
MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
AN ABBASID WHITE TIN GLAZED CUSPED POTTERY BOWL MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Rising from a short foot to rounded body with vertical cusped sides, white tin glazed covering both the exterior and interior, repaired breaks

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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AN ABBASID FIGURAL MONOCHROME LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL

AN ABBASID FIGURAL MONOCHROME LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL
MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
AN ABBASID FIGURAL MONOCHROME LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Of rounded form with everted rim on short foot, the white ground interior painted in a green-gold lustre with a series of concentric circles

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 70.000 £ - 100.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
PROBABLY KAIROUAN, TUNISIA, 1ST HALF 10TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO PROBABLY KAIROUAN, TUNISIA, 1ST HALF 10TH CENTURY Qur'an LV, sura al-rahman , part vv.69-74, Arabic manuscript on vellum, 3ll. of fine sepia kufic , red, green and yellow dots marking vocalisation, sepia

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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TWO INTACT GLASS BOTTLES

TWO INTACT GLASS BOTTLES
IRAN, CIRCA 10TH CENTURY
TWO INTACT GLASS BOTTLES IRAN, CIRCA 10TH CENTURY One bottle of blue glass rising from flat foot through bulbous body with swirling facets and cylindrical, slightly tapering neck to wide mouth with everted rim, a curling applied glass band around the

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A GHAZNAVID MOULDED GLAZED POTTERY INSCRIPTION PANEL

A GHAZNAVID MOULDED GLAZED POTTERY INSCRIPTION PANEL
AFGHANISTAN, 11TH CENTURY
A GHAZNAVID MOULDED GLAZED POTTERY INSCRIPTION PANEL AFGHANISTAN, 11TH CENTURY The rectangular tile moulded under the yellow glaze with raised central band of kufic inscription, bordered above and below by line of raised

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A RARE EASTERN KUFIC QUR'AN

A RARE EASTERN KUFIC QUR'AN
SIGNED 'ABDALLAH BIN MAS'UD, DATED AH 498/1104-05 AD
A RARE EASTERN KUFIC QUR'AN SIGNED 'ABDALLAH BIN MAS'UD, DATED AH 498/1104-05 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, 209ff. plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 19ll. of elegant black Eastern kufic , diacritics in red ink

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 120.000 £ - 180.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID COVERED BRONZE JUG

A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID COVERED BRONZE JUG
NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID COVERED BRONZE JUG NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY Of baluster form with vertical mouth on spreading trumpet foot, the associated handle linking the midriff and mouth with lion thumbpiece, the faceted

Los #: 46

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A NISHAPUR MOULDED TURQUOISE-GLAZED POTTERY JUG

A NISHAPUR MOULDED TURQUOISE-GLAZED POTTERY JUG
NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
A NISHAPUR MOULDED TURQUOISE-GLAZED POTTERY JUG NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY With rounded turquoise glazed body on short vertical foot, with tall slightly everted neck and straight handle with ball finial joining body and

Los #: 51

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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TWELVE TURQUOISE AND WHITE GLAZED CONICAL POTTERY BOWLS

TWELVE TURQUOISE AND WHITE GLAZED CONICAL POTTERY BOWLS
CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
TWELVE TURQUOISE AND WHITE GLAZED CONICAL POTTERY BOWLS CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY All of similar form with short round foot rising through conical sides, two bowls white glazed, ten turquoise glazed, all with painted

Los #: 53

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A LARGE KHORASSAN BRONZE LAMPSTAND

A LARGE KHORASSAN BRONZE LAMPSTAND
NORTH EAST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
A LARGE KHORASSAN BRONZE LAMPSTAND NORTH EAST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY The stand in three sections with bayonet joints, rising from three paired hoof feet to flat shoulder with engraved swirling vegetal decoration through dome-shaped section

Los #: 57

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A FINELY MOULDED TURQUOISE GLAZED BAMIYAN POTTERY BOWL

A FINELY MOULDED TURQUOISE GLAZED BAMIYAN POTTERY BOWL
SIGNED ZANGI GHURI, AFGHANISTAN, 12TH CENTURY
A FINELY MOULDED TURQUOISE GLAZED BAMIYAN POTTERY BOWL SIGNED ZANGI GHURI, AFGHANISTAN, 12TH CENTURY Rising from short, slightly spreading foot to rounded body with slightly everted rim, the body

Los #: 61

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A BAMIYAN SGRAFFITO POTTERY DISH

A BAMIYAN SGRAFFITO POTTERY DISH
AFGHANISTAN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
A BAMIYAN SGRAFFITO POTTERY DISH AFGHANISTAN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY Of shallow form with slightly inverted short vertical sides on three conical feet, the interior incised through the white slip with a central roundel containing a bird

Los #: 62

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A BAMIYAN COBALT-BLUE AND WHITE MOULDED TAZZA

A BAMIYAN COBALT-BLUE AND WHITE MOULDED TAZZA
AFGHANISTAN, 12TH CENTURY
A BAMIYAN COBALT-BLUE AND WHITE MOULDED TAZZA AFGHANISTAN, 12TH CENTURY Rising from conical foot to shallow rounded body with wide flaring rim, the cobalt-blue interior with moulded decoration of chasing animals including a

Los #: 63

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A LARGE BAMIYAN SGRAFFITO POTTERY DISH

A LARGE BAMIYAN SGRAFFITO POTTERY DISH
AFGHANISTAN, 12TH CENTURY
A LARGE BAMIYAN SGRAFFITO POTTERY DISH AFGHANISTAN, 12TH CENTURY Rising from short foot to short vertical sides with flat rim and cusped edge, painted in light yellow, green and manganese glazes, the interior with large central roundel

Los #: 64

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011

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A MINA'I POTTERY BOTTLE

A MINA'I POTTERY BOTTLE
CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 1200
A MINA'I POTTERY BOTTLE CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 1200 Rising from a short foot to wide rounded body tapering to thin cylindrical neck with slightly flaring mouth and rim, painted in gold and polychrome enamel on white glazed ground, the body with series of

Los #: 66

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 06.10.2011