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

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Datum der Auktion: 24.10.2019

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AMIR KHUSRAW DIHLAVI (d. AH 725/1324-5 AD): KHAMSA

AMIR KHUSRAW DIHLAVI (d. AH 725/1324-5 AD): KHAMSA SIGNED ‘ABDULLAH KATIB ISFAHANI, QARA QOYUNLU ISFAHAN, IRAN, DATED 17 SAFAR AH 868/ 31 OCTOBER 1463 AD Poetry, Persian manuscript on cream burnished paper, 163ff. plus four flyleaves, 25ll. of elegant black nasta'liq arranged in four columns with

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ILLUSTRATED DOUBLE-SIDED FOLIO FROM THE NAHJ AL-FARADIS : THE ANGEL OF...

AN ILLUSTRATED DOUBLE-SIDED FOLIO FROM THE NAHJ AL-FARADIS : THE ANGEL OF BOUNTY AND THE ARRIVAL AT THE SECOND HEAVEN, OF PEARLS COMMISSIONED BY SULTAN ABU SA’ID GURKAN, TIMURID HERAT, CIRCA 1465 Uyghur manuscript, opaque pigments and gold on paper, recto with the Prophet arriving at the secound

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 700.000 £ - 1.000.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ILLUSTRATED DOUBLE-SIDED BIFOLIUM FROM THE NAHJ AL-FARADIS : THE TWO...

AN ILLUSTRATED DOUBLE-SIDED BIFOLIUM FROM THE NAHJ AL-FARADIS : THE TWO HELLS RESERVED FOR MISERS AND FLATTERERS COMMISSIONED BY SULTAN ABU SA’ID GURKAN, TIMURID HERAT, CIRCA 1465 Uyghur manuscript, opaque pigments and gold on paper, recto with Hell for Misers, 3 ll. below, verso with Hell for

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 700.000 £ - 1.000.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A GOLD-DAMASCENED STEEL MACE HEAD

A GOLD-DAMASCENED STEEL MACE HEAD MAMLUK EGYPT OR PROVINCES, 15TH CENTURY Truncated, flanged, one flange extending to the axe blade, overlaid in gold with intertwined scrolling foliated tendrils within occasional silver outlines, on stand 5 ¼in. (13.5cm.) high Provenance F. R. Martin, Stockholm

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A KAZAK RUG

A KAZAK RUG SOUTH CAUCASUS, MID-19TH CENTURY Of 'Memling gül ' design, mostly full pile throughout, a couple of small reweaves, original selvages and braided fringes, overall very good condition 6ft.4in. x 5ft.9in. (196cm.x 180cm.) Provenance Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, 19 May 2007, lot 127

Los #: 230

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A 'BIRD' USHAK RUG

A 'BIRD' USHAK RUG SELENDI OR WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY Localised touches of wear, partially rewoven borders, scattered small repairs, selvages replaced, ends secured 6ft.3in. x 4ft.4in. (195cm. x 135cm.) Provenance With J Eskenazi, Milan 1991, from whom purchased by the present

Los #: 237

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A RARE EARLY IZNIK MOSQUE LAMP ( KANDIL )

A RARE EARLY IZNIK MOSQUE LAMP ( KANDIL ) OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1512 Of typical form, with cylindrical body tapering before wide flaring mouth, the white body painted in two shades of blue with a frieze of elegant palmettes on a meandering scroll, a band of strapwork roundels containing stellar

Los #: 166

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A RARE OTTOMAN TOMBAK HELMET

A RARE OTTOMAN TOMBAK HELMET TURKEY, LATE 16TH OR EARLY 17TH CENTURY Of domed form with tapering rounded vertical ribs, the lower part and rim with old holes for suspension of mail and accoutrements, an engraved St. Irene arsenal mark on one side, some dents and creases, gilding rubbed in places 9

Los #: 171

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH

AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH OTTOMAN TURKEY. CIRCA 1580 Of shallow form, with narrow rim, the painted decoration consisting of four serrated blue red lined leaves intersecting against a blue and green fish scale field, on white ground, the cavetto's exterior with alternating stylised flowers and floral

Los #: 186

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A KASHAN 'MOHTASHAM' CARPET

A KASHAN 'MOHTASHAM' CARPET CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1890 Full pile throughout, overall excellent condition 14ft.3in. x 7ft.8in. (435cm. x 238cm.) Provenance Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 8 April 2014, lot 136

Los #: 210

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A SILK AND METAL-THREAD KOUM KAPI RUG

A SILK AND METAL-THREAD KOUM KAPI RUG SIGNED AVEDIS TAMISHJIAN, ISTANBUL, WEST ANATOLIA, CIRCA 1920 Of 'Shah Abbas' design, woven with silver thread 5ft.3in. x 3ft.8in. (159cm. x 111cm.) Provenance Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 27 April 2017, lot 213

Los #: 217

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A 'COMPARTMENT' RUG

A 'COMPARTMENT' RUG PROBABLY DAMASCUS, SYRIA, 16TH CENTURY Light even wear, corroded black, scattered repairs, selvages replaced, minor loss to each end 5ft.9in. x 4ft.6in. (180cm. x 142cm.) Provenance Formerly in the collection of Sammlung Professor Marshcal, Germany

Los #: 236

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A GEM SET TURBAN CROWN

A GEM SET TURBAN CROWN NEPAL, CIRCA 1900 In cloth set with pearls, coloured glass, diamonds, emeralds and rubies; with silver badge bearing the coat of arms of Nepal in the centre and an inscription in devanagari script; mounted with bird of paradise feathers Overall: 16 1/8in. (41cm.) high; 8

Los #: 142

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A MOTHER-OF-PEARL OVERLAID GILT-BRASS MOUNTED WOOD CASKET

A MOTHER-OF-PEARL OVERLAID GILT-BRASS MOUNTED WOOD CASKET GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA, CIRCA 1600 Of rectangular form with coffered top, overlaid with mother-of-pearl set in black lac, the front and back with three arched panels each containing flowering trees on a dense leafy ground, the sides with

Los #: 81

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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THE TOMS AGRA CARPET

THE TOMS AGRA CARPET NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1860 Full pile throughout, a few localised repairs and occasional surface marks, selvages rebound 19ft.7in. x 17ft.7in. (595cm. x 535cm.) Provenance With C. John, London, 15 June 1965 The Toms Collection, Sotheby's London, 7 June, 1995, lot 45, where purchased

Los #: 266

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A SILK PICTORIAL SAMARKAND POLYPTYCH

A SILK PICTORIAL SAMARKAND POLYPTYCH EAST TURKESTAN, PROBABLY DATED 1910 Overall excellent condition 13ft.4in. x 5ft.9in. (411cm. x 180cm

Los #: 262

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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THREE SILVER AND BRASS OVERLAID STEEL RAMS

THREE SILVER AND BRASS OVERLAID STEEL RAMS QAJAR IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY Each of naturalistic form with pronounced corkscrew horns, the bodies with cusped cartouches and a band of swags and other floral designs Each 10 5/8in. (27cm.) high

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ENAMELLED COPPER QALYAN BOWL

AN ENAMELLED COPPER QALYAN BOWL PROBABLY SHIRAZ MID-19TH CENTURY Of typical form, with finely painted medallion portraits of a young Qajar man and woman. Alternating medallions depicting amorous couples, on blue ground with gold floral designs, floral lower border, silver suspension chains, on plain

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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THREE BRASS OR GOLD AND SILVER OVERLAID STEEL CAMELS

THREE BRASS OR GOLD AND SILVER OVERLAID STEEL CAMELS IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY Each of naturalistic form, two forming a pair with gold and silver fine designs, the third slightly simpler with brass and silver overlaid designs 10 5/8in. (27cm.) high

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL

AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA 1840-50 Of typical form, finely painted with two female portrait cusped medallions alternating with biblical scenes on a ground of dense floral cartouches, silver suspension chains, on plain wooden base, on Perspex stand 6 3/8in. (16 cm.) high overall

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL

AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL QAJAR IRAN, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY Of typical form, finely painted with three highly detailed floral sprays with perching birds, floral borders, gold suspension chains, silver plated copper tapering upper section pierced with quatrefoils, each part with suspension

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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FIVE ENGRAVED SILVER, GOLD AND BRASS OVERLAID BOTTLES

FIVE ENGRAVED SILVER, GOLD AND BRASS OVERLAID BOTTLES QAJAR IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY Each with banded rounded body rising from splayed foot, engraved with floral quatrefoils and similar minor panels, the larger bottle's stopper associated The Tallest : 20 ½in. (51.5 cm.) high

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 9.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL

AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL QAJAR IRAN, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY Of typical form, with four finely painted floral sprays with perching birds, floral borders, silver suspension chains, on carved wooden base, on Perspex stand 6 ¼in (16cm) high

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ENGRAVED AND GOLD OVERLAID STEEL EWER AND BASIN

AN ENGRAVED AND GOLD OVERLAID STEEL EWER AND BASIN QAJAR IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY The ewer on trumpet foot, with rounded body engraved with floral quatrefoils and similar smaller panels, with associated stopper; the basin with wide curving flaring rim, densely engraved with floral designs

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL

AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA 1840-50 Of typical form, enamelled with mother and child, portraits of young Qajar ladies and biblical scenes in roundels and cusped medallions, unidentified couplets in nasta'liq script in cusped cartouches below, on dense gul-o bulbul ground, with

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A GOLD OVERLAID CARVED STEEL BEGGAR'S BOWL ( KASHKUL )

A GOLD OVERLAID CARVED STEEL BEGGAR'S BOWL ( KASHKUL ) SIGNED HAJJI 'ABBAS, QAJAR IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY Of coco-de-mer form, the main opening with pierced hinged domed cover, a band of gold overlaid inscription cartouches around the waist, signature cartouche on top, underside with

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ENAMELLED SILVER QALYAN BOWL

AN ENAMELLED SILVER QALYAN BOWL QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA 1850 Of typical form, with two finely painted medallion portraits of mother and child interspersed by gul-o bulbul designs, silver suspension chains, on carved wooden base, on Perspex stand 6in. (15cm.) high overall

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A GOLD OVERLAID CARVED STEEL BEGGAR'S BOWL ( KASHKUL )

A GOLD OVERLAID CARVED STEEL BEGGAR'S BOWL ( KASHKUL ) SIGNED HAJJI 'ABBAS, QAJAR IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY Of coco-de-mer form, the lower body engraved to mimick watered steel, a band of gold overlaid inscription cartouches around the waist, signature cartouche on top, underside with

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL

AN ENAMELLED GOLD QALYAN BOWL QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA 1840-50 Of typical form, with four finely-painted medallion portraits, two with a mother and child and two with a maiden and her servant, on dense floral ground, with suspension chains, on engraved wooden base 6in. (15cm.) high

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019

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A GROUP OF CHINESE ENAMELLED PORCELAIN BOWLS AND DISHES FROM THE ZILL-I...

A GROUP OF CHINESE ENAMELLED PORCELAIN BOWLS AND DISHES FROM THE ZILL-I SULTAN SERVICE CHINA AND IRAN, DATED AH 1297/1879-80 AD Comprising two large basins, two large dishes and one smaller dish, each decorated in a 'Canton famille rose' palette on a blue enamelled ground with alternating panels of

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 24.10.2019