Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

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Datum der Auktion: 02.05.2019

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QUR'AN

QUR'AN SIGNED TANAM AL-NAJMI AL-MALIKI AL-ASHRAFI, MAMLUK EGYPT, DATED 21 JUMADA I 894/30 APRIL 1489 Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 311ff. each folio with 13ll. of elegant large naskh, illuminated florets between verses, diacritics in black, tajwid in red, sura headings in white or gold thuluth

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 500.000 £ - 800.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN IMPORTANT SAFAVID SILK AND METAL-THREAD 'POLONAISE' CARPET

AN IMPORTANT SAFAVID SILK AND METAL-THREAD 'POLONAISE' CARPET ISFAHAN, CENTRAL PERSIA, FIRST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY Remarkably good silk pile throughout, corroded silver metal -thread, a small spot repair in the centre, original fringes at one end, overall very good condition 6ft.7in. x 4ft.6in

Los #: 254

Schätzpreis: 600.000 £ - 800.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN IMPORTANT SAFAVID SILK AND METAL-THREAD 'POLONAISE' CARPET

AN IMPORTANT SAFAVID SILK AND METAL-THREAD 'POLONAISE' CARPET ISFAHAN, CENTRAL PERSIA, FIRST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY Considerable silk pile, corroded and oxidised silver and gold metal-thread, original selvages, each end with complete braided and metal embroidered kilims, overall very good condition

Los #: 255

Schätzpreis: 550.000 £ - 750.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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ABU MANSUR MAWHUB IBN AHMAD IBN MUHAMMAD IBN AL-KHADHR IBN AL-JAWALIQI (D...

ABU MANSUR MAWHUB IBN AHMAD IBN MUHAMMAD IBN AL-KHADHR IBN AL-JAWALIQI (D. 1144 AD): KITAB AL-TAKMILA FIMA YALHANU FIHI AL-‘AMMA ABBASID IRAQ, PROBABLY BAGHDAD, DATED RABI' I AH 529/DECEMBER 1134-JANUARY 1135 AD On Arabic grammar, Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 58ff. plus six flyleaves, each

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 70.000 £ - 100.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN ALBUM OF CALLIGRAPHY

AN ALBUM OF CALLIGRAPHY SAFAVID IRAN AND MUGHAL INDIA, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER Persian and Arabic manuscript on paper pasted on card, mostly poetry, 37ff., plus four flyleaves, in nastaliq , naskh, shikasta and siyah mashq , various lines and text arrangements, each panel within a richly decorated

Los #: 67

Schätzpreis: 120.000 £ - 150.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A RARE MUGHAL SILK CARPET

A RARE MUGHAL SILK CARPET THE DECCAN, NORTH INDIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY Minor touches of wear, localised restorations along the central axis, partially backed 7ft.11in. x 4ft.7in. (217cm. x 144cm.) Provenance With Oliver Hoare, London Khalil Talhouni, London and Amman Private Collection, London, thence

Los #: 227

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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FOUR YOUNG SCHOLARS IN DISCUSSION

FOUR YOUNG SCHOLARS IN DISCUSSION SIGNED MUHAMMAD MURAD SAMARQANDI, BUKHARA, EARLY 17TH CENTURY Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, four scholars in discussion in an outdoor scene, signed Muhammad Murad Samarqandi on the lower left, within gold and black rules, within gold floral borders

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 200.000 £ - 300.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A RARE MUGHAL PASHMINA CARPET FRAGMENT

A RARE MUGHAL PASHMINA CARPET FRAGMENT NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1630-40 Very finely woven on white silk warps and red silk wefts, mounted and framed 6¼in. x 5 7/8in.(16cm. x 15cm.) Provenance Private New York collection 1960's With the Textile Gallery, London, 2000, from where purchased by the present

Los #: 225

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A BIJAR CARPET

A BIJAR CARPET WEST PERSIA, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY Ends in need of securing, a repaired crease-line to one side, overall very good condition 11ft.3in. x 5ft.8in. (345cm. x 177cm

Los #: 238

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A FINE SAFAVID BRASS ASTROLABE

A FINE SAFAVID BRASS ASTROLABE SIGNED MUHAMMAD ZAMAN AL-MUNAJIM AL-MASHHADI AL-ASTURLABI, MASHHAD, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY The brass mater with calligraphic cartouche leading to an undecorated throne, suspension shackle above, the rim graduated 0-360° by 1° with larger markings every 5°, with four plates

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 100.000 £ - 150.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED NECKLACE

A GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED NECKLACE NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY Composed of thirteen hinged sections, each set with diamonds and carved emeralds in an open framework, the central section in the form of a crescent, surmounted by a row of seed pearls, a fringe of larger pearls suspended below, the reverse

Los #: 123

Schätzpreis: 18.000 £ - 25.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A DAGHESTAN RUNNER

A DAGHESTAN RUNNER EAST CAUCASUS, DATED AH 1280/1863 AD Localised light wear, two small reweaves, selvages rebound, minor loss at one end, ends secured 10ft.3in. x 2ft.5in. (316cm. x 87cm

Los #: 262

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE BHAGAVATA PURANA : KRISHNA AND BALARAMA IN A CHARIOT...

AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE BHAGAVATA PURANA : KRISHNA AND BALARAMA IN A CHARIOT PURSUE SATADHANU BASOHLI-GULER STYLE, PUNJAB HILLS, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1760-65 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, Satadhanu abandons his mortally wounded steed to disappear in the forest while Krishna and

Los #: 99

Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A LARGE ZIEGLER CARPET

A LARGE ZIEGLER CARPET WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1890 Minute localised touches of wear and a natural corrosion in the light brown, both side guard stripes reattached, overall good condition 22ft. x 19ft.5in. (672cm. x 597cm

Los #: 302

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A TOMBAK FLASK ( MATARA )

A TOMBAK FLASK ( MATARA ) OTTOMAN TURKEY, LATE 15TH OR EARLY16TH CENTURY On decagonal foot, the lyre-shaped body incised with scrolling palmettes and fitted with central open work stellar medallion rising to a tapering neck with ringed flaring rim, one side with pouring spout and suspension ring

Los #: 159

Schätzpreis: 200.000 £ - 300.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A CENTRAL ANATOLIAN PRAYER RUG

A CENTRAL ANATOLIAN PRAYER RUG KONYA REGION, EARLY 19TH CENTURY Full pile throughout, corroded light brown, a single minute hole, overall good condition 5ft.8in. x 4ft.7in. (177cm. x 144cm

Los #: 236

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A VERY LONG FIRMAN OF SULTAN MURAD II (R.1421-1444 AND 1446-1451 AD)

A VERY LONG FIRMAN OF SULTAN MURAD II (R.1421-1444 AND 1446-1451 AD) AMASYA, TURKEY, DATED 3 RABI' I AH 830/2 JANUARY 1427 AD Arabic manuscript on six joined pieces of ivory paper, with an elegant bismallah and the black tughra of Sultan Murad II surmounting lines of neat black naskh , a few

Los #: 169

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A BAKSHAISH CARPET

A BAKSHAISH CARPET WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1880 A few minor spots of light wear, overall very good condition 16ft.7in. x 11ft.7in. (510cm. x 358cm

Los #: 295

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A LARGE FORMAT KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION

A LARGE FORMAT KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Qur'an XX, sura al-taha , parts of vv. 39-40, 59-63, 81-86, 109-113 and 127-130; Qur'an XXII, sura al-hajj , parts of vv. 5-11, 78; Qur'an XXIII, sura al-mu'minun , parts of vv. 27 and 28, Arabic manuscript on vellum

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION

A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION NORTH AFRICA OR ANDALUSIA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Qur'an LIV, sura al-qamar , v.51 to Qur'an LVI, sura al-waqi'a , v.47, Arabic manuscript on vellum, comprising four consecutive folios, each with 14ll. of elegant sepia kufic with frequent mashq , diacritics in red and green

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN ENAMELLED CLEAR GLASS FRAGMENT

AN ENAMELLED CLEAR GLASS FRAGMENT AYYUBID SYRIA, LATE 12TH/EARLY 13TH CENTURY Decorated in polychrome enamel with a haloed figure pouring seeds and dates from a basket 2in. (5.2cm.) across Provenance By repute, with Joseph Altounian, Paris circa 1930-40, thence by descent until sold through the

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN INTACT EARLY ISLAMIC GLASS FLASK

AN INTACT EARLY ISLAMIC GLASS FLASK NEAR EAST, CIRCA 8TH/10TH CENTURY With yellow-green tinge, and applied roundels 3 5/8in. (9.2cm.) high Provenance Lion's gate Baazar, Jerusalem, 1985; New York Private Collection, sold Christie's New York, 12 December 2002, lot 434 (part

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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TWO MARVERED GLASS DOMED GAME PIECES

TWO MARVERED GLASS DOMED GAME PIECES EGYPT OR SYRIA, LATE 12TH/EARLY 13TH CENTURY Possibly chessmen, each with inventory labels to the base Tallest 1 ¼cm. (3.2cm.) high Provenance The 'Pre-Neb' Collection, Part III, sold Christie's, London, 8 December 1993, lot 1 (part

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A TALISMANIC SCROLL

A TALISMANIC SCROLL MAMLUK SYRIA OR WESTERN IRAN, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY Black and red ink on dark cream paper, the text arranged in central roundels flanked by columns, within red and blue rules, the text including invocations, Qur'anic verses and talismanic tables, gold and polychrome verse markers

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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ATTRIBUTED TO ‘ALA AL-DIN ABU’L-HASAN IBN ‘ALI IBN IBRAHIM IBN MUHAMMAD...

ATTRIBUTED TO ‘ALA AL-DIN ABU’L-HASAN IBN ‘ALI IBN IBRAHIM IBN MUHAMMAD AL-MUT’IM AL-ANSARI AL-FALAKI AL-DIMASHQI KNOWN AS IBN AL-SHATIR (D. 1375 AD): JADWAL MAMLUK SYRIA, PROBABLY DAMASCUS, LATE 14TH/EARLY 15TH CENTURY Astronomical observations and tables, Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 70ff

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A COMPILATION OF FOUR TREATISES ON DIVINATION

A COMPILATION OF FOUR TREATISES ON DIVINATION SIGNED MUHAMMAD IBN MARHUM ABI BUKRA AL-AHMADI, MAMLUK EGYPT OR SYRIA, DATED AH 875/1470-71 AD Comprising four treatises on divination, Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 92ff., each folio with 17ll. of black naskh , text on some folios within double red

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A GILT-COPPER OPENWORK FINIAL

A GILT-COPPER OPENWORK FINIAL MAMLUK EGYPT OR PROVINCES, 15TH CENTURY Possibly of a standard, of circular form, decorated with three lines of elongated thuluth script below a lamp emblem, remnants of gilding, heavy corrosion 11 ¾in. (30cm.) diam

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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QUR’AN JUZ’

QUR’AN JUZ’ RASULID YEMEN, 14TH CENTURY Comprising juz' XVIII, Arabic manuscript on dark cream paper, 36ff. plus one flyleaf, 6ll. of black naskh, red tajwid , clusters of three gold dots marking verses, three sura headings in gold thuluth outlined in black, opening folio with gold and polychrome

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID BRASS CANDLESTICK

A SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID BRASS CANDLESTICK THE BASE MAMLUK EGYPT OR SYRIA, FIRST HALF 14TH CENTURY; THE NECK AND MOUTH MOSUL, 13TH CENTURY Of typical form, the body decorated with a band of elegant thuluth punctuated with three figural ogival cartouches each issuing bold split-palmettes above and

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A PINK QUR'AN FOLIO

A PINK QUR'AN FOLIO SPAIN, 13TH CENTURY Comprising Qur'an XXVIII, sura al-qasas, part vv. 73-76, Arabic manuscript on pink paper, 5ll. of brown maghribi , gold diacritics outlined in black, shadda and sukun in blue, hamza in yellow and green, two gold and black roundel verse markers containing abjad

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019