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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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 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 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 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 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 TURQUOISE-GLAZED POTTERY BOWL

A TURQUOISE-GLAZED POTTERY BOWL DAMASCUS, SYRIA, 14TH CENTURY On short foot rising through conical sides to straight rim and flat lip, with large black radiating flower with cross-hatched leaves, light iridescence, intact 10 3/8in. (26.4cm.) diam. Provenance Sotheby’s, New York, 30 May 1986, lot

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A LONG CALLIGRAPHIC WOODEN BEAM

A LONG CALLIGRAPHIC WOODEN BEAM MERINID MOROCCO, PROBABLY FEZ, 14TH CENTURY Carved in relief with a single row of knotted kufic surrounded by scrolling foliage, upper border of simple floral motifs, some polychrome remaining 10 ½ x 97in. (26.8 x 246.4cm.) Provenance Acquired in 1956 in Morocco

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A MONUMENTAL MERINID CARVED PANEL OF WOODEN BEAMS

A MONUMENTAL MERINID CARVED PANEL OF WOODEN BEAMS MOROCCO OR POSSIBLY SPAIN, LATE 13TH OR FIRST HALF 14TH CENTURY Composed of six elements, deeply carved with a repeating and mirrored kufic inscription arranged within arches, palmettes in between, remains of pigments 29 ½ x 114 x 4 ¼in. (75 x 289.6

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 100.000 £ - 150.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A SILVER-INLAID BRONZE LIDDED BOWL

A SILVER-INLAID BRONZE LIDDED BOWL KHORASSAN, NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY On flared foot, the rounded body and lid with silver-inlaid scrolling decoration, fine engraved naskh inscription around the rim, the lid with large jewel-shaped knop, further naskh inscriptions around the knop and foot

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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FIVE QUR'AN FOLIOS

FIVE QUR'AN FOLIOS MESOPOTAMIA, 14TH CENTURY Comprising Qur'an III, sura al-'imran , v.195 (part) - Qur'an IV, sura al-nisa' , v.1, Qur'an VI, sura al-an'am , vv.58 (part) - 67 (part), Qur'an, sura al-anfal , vv.55 (part) - 65, Qur'an XII, sura yusuf , v.110 (part) - Qur'an XXIII, sura al-ra'd , v.4

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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FOUR FOLIOS FROM AN IMPORTANT QUR'AN

FOUR FOLIOS FROM AN IMPORTANT QUR'AN BAGHDAD, ABBASID IRAQ, FROM A MANUSCRIPT DATED AH 588/1192-93 AD Comprising Qur'an IV, sura al-nisa' , vv.40 (part) - 42 (part), vv.43 (part) - 44 (part), vv.44 (part) - 46 (part) and vv.46 (part) - 47 (part), Arabic manuscript on paper, each folio with 5ll. of

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A SILVER-INLAID BRASS BOWL

A SILVER-INLAID BRASS BOWL MUZZAFARID FARS, SOUTH IRAN, 14TH CENTURY Engraved with bold calligraphic cartouches in muhaqqaq script interspersed with mounted knights on profuse scrolling ground within roundels, the plain base with hanging palmettes, the inside with old collection inscription reading

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 25.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A LUSTRE AND COBALT-BLUE MOULDED POTTERY TILE

A LUSTRE AND COBALT-BLUE MOULDED POTTERY TILE KASHAN, CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH/14TH CENTURY The bold cobalt-blue inscription reading ' rasul Allah ' on dense scrolling foliate ground, the reverse with old collection monogram and dated, (?)obt, EP, 6-8-56, on stand 7 ¾ x 12 ½in. (19.8 x 31.8cm.) Provenance

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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ZAYN AL-DIN ABU ISMA'IL IBN AL-HUSAYN AL-JURJANI (D. 1136 AD): KITAB...

ZAYN AL-DIN ABU ISMA'IL IBN AL-HUSAYN AL-JURJANI (D. 1136 AD): KITAB AL-DHAKHIRA AL-KHWARAZMSHAHIYYA SIGNED 'ALI IBN MUHAMMAD IBN 'ABDULLAH AL-NASAKH AL-SHABABI, WESTERN PERSIA, DATED AH 640/1242-43 AD Medical Encyclopaedia, comprising Book 1, juz' 2 of the fourth saying ( goftar ) to the sixth

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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TWO OPENWORK BRONZE DOOR BOSSES

TWO OPENWORK BRONZE DOOR BOSSES ILKHANID IRAN, EARLY 14TH CENTURY Each with central domed element resting in the centre of a large circular plate and with a square aperture, the dome with a band of engraved knotted kufic on a scrolling vine ground, the flat plate pierced with the name Muhammad in

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 25.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN ENGRAVED AND INLAID SPINACH-GREEN JADE OPENWORK CALLIGRAPHIC MEDALLION

AN ENGRAVED AND INLAID SPINACH-GREEN JADE OPENWORK CALLIGRAPHIC MEDALLION SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY The central roundel surrounded by cartouches and gold-inlaid or gilt metal drops 2 ¼in. (5.5cm.) diam

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A BRONZE MIRROR

A BRONZE MIRROR THE MIRROR TIMURID IRAN 15TH CENTURY, THE HANDLE POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED AND SIGNED MAHMUD... BIN OMAR BIN KHURI The reverse engraved with trefoils inhabited by birds, the handle cast and chased with interlaced calligraphic cartouches 11 ¾in. (30cm.) high

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A COMPOSITE QUR'AN SECTION

A COMPOSITE QUR'AN SECTION TIMURID IRAN, CIRCA 1480 The first section comprising Qur’an XVIII, sura al-kahf , vv. 75-77 (part), Qur’an XXV, sura al-furqan , vv. 23 (part) - 69 (part), the second section comprising Qur’an XXV, sura al-furqan , v. 67 - Qur’an XXVI, sura al-shu’arah , v. 93 (part), the

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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QUR'AN

QUR'AN SHIRAZ, SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, 241ff. plus one flyleaf, each folio with 14ll. of small black naskh divided and flanked by larger lines of alternating gold and blue muhaqqaq , the naskh framed by gold flowering scrolls, text panels outlined in gold and

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 35.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN ENGRAVED BRASS BASIN

AN ENGRAVED BRASS BASIN SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY The decoration consisting of palmettes within a lattice on a ground of red composition inlay, a register of scrolling floral tendrils above and below against a ground of blue composition paste 8in. (20.4cm.) diam

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A RECLINING YOUTH

A RECLINING YOUTH THE CALLIGRAPHY SIGNED MUHAMMAD HAKIM, ISFAHAN, SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, within polychrome ruled blue margins and ochre borders with gold floral scrolls, the reverse with a calligraphic quatrain in nasta'liq signed

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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FARID AL-DIN ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD 'ATTAR (D.1220-21 AD): ASRARNAMA AND USHTURNAMA

FARID AL-DIN ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD 'ATTAR (D.1220-21 AD): ASRARNAMA AND USHTURNAMA SAFAVID IRAN, DATED 11 JUMADA II AH 1026/16 JUNE 1617 AD Poetry, Persian manuscript on cream paper, 60ff., each with 25ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in four columns within gold and black intercolumnar rules, headings

Los #: 42

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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SHAYKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D.1292 AD): GULISTAN AND BUSTAN

SHAYKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D.1292 AD): GULISTAN AND BUSTAN SIGNED MURSHID AL-KATIB AL-SHIRAZI, PROBABLY SHIRAZ, SAFAVID IRAN, DATED AH 948/1541-42 AD Poetry, Persian manuscript on cream paper, 327ff. plus two flyleaves, 12ll. of black nasta'liq sometimes arranged in two columns with gold and black

Los #: 43

Schätzpreis: 18.000 £ - 24.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A HERO SLAYS A LION

A HERO SLAYS A LION SAFAVID IRAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY Transparent pigments heightened with gold on paper, with red nasta'liq attribution to Muhammad Zaman, laid down on pink card with gold figural and floral borders Painting 6 x 4¼in. (15.2 x 10.8cm.); folio 11 5/8 x 7¾in. (29.4 x 19.9cm

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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AN ENTHRONED RULER WITH ATTENDANTS

AN ENTHRONED RULER WITH ATTENDANTS SHAYBANID BUKHARA, 16TH CENTURY Opaque pigments on paper heightened with gold, the text in nasta'liq arranged in two columns above and below, mounted in lavishly illuminated cream borders with scrolling vine, laid down on card Painting 6 ½ x 3 3/8in. (16.4 x

Los #: 46

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A LARGE TINNED-COPPER VASE

A LARGE TINNED-COPPER VASE SAFAVID IRAN, POSSIBLY HERAT, CIRCA 1600 On conical foot, with bulbous body and tall flaring mouth, engraved with hanging palmettes and medallions inhabited by animals on scrolling ground and calligraphic cartouches 11in. (28cm.) high; 9 ¼in. (23.2cm.) diam

Los #: 50

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019

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MIR 'ALISHIR NAVA'I (D.1500 AD): DIWAN

MIR 'ALISHIR NAVA'I (D.1500 AD): DIWAN TIMURID HERAT, LATE 15TH-EARLY 16TH CENTURY Poetry, Chagatay manuscript on cream and coloured paper, 233ff. plus one flyleaf, 15ll. of elegant black nasta'liq arranged in two columns with gold and black intercolumnar rules, within gold, blue and black rules

Los #: 52

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 02.05.2019