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

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Datum der Auktion: 28.10.2021

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A KASHAN POTTERY BOTTLE

A KASHAN POTTERY BOTTLE CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY Of bulbous form on short foot, with narrow tapering neck and cusped flaring mouth, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue and black with stylised palmettes divided by arabesques between two bands of naskh reserved against black ground, the neck

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL

A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY Of conical form on short foot, the interior decorated with a scrolling roundel in golden-brown lustre with a cobalt-blue arabesque, surrounded by a band of naskh punctuated by foliate medallions on white ground, and a further band of naskh in

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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QUR'AN

QUR'AN TIMURID IRAN, DATED AH 87[6]/1471-2 AD Arabic manuscript on ivory paper, 259ff. plus two flyleaves, each folio with 15ll. of black naskh, within gold rules, gold and polychrome roundel verse markers, sura headings in gold thuluth, with polychrome illuminated marginal medallions throughout

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A GHAZNAVID ENGRAVED WHITE BRONZE BOWL

A GHAZNAVID ENGRAVED WHITE BRONZE BOWL SIGNED AHMAD IBN-YUSUF AL SAYYIDI, AFGHANISTAN, 11TH CENTURY The interior engraved with a central roundel depicting a seated ruler and attendant, surrounded by bands of foliate motifs, hunters on horseback and kufic inscriptions, the exterior decorated with an

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A SILVER-INLAID WHITE BRONZE BOWL

A SILVER-INLAID WHITE BRONZE BOWL KHORASAN, AFGHANISTAN OR NORTH EAST IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY Of deep rounded form with a short, splayed foot, the exterior decorated with silver-inlaid opposing pairs of sphinxes and griffins with pear-shaped medallions of interlaced arabesques, a band of naskh on

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A PALE BLUE CUT-GLASS BOTTLE

A PALE BLUE CUT-GLASS BOTTLE FATIMID EGYPT, 10TH/11TH CENTURY Of cylindrical form on a short spreading foot, the body decorated with two relief-cut etched vine scrolls terminating in palmettes, rising into a narrow neck with slightly everted rim, minor chips and a small loss to rim 2 5/8in. (6.7cm

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A BRASS EWER

A BRASS EWER PROBABLY KHORASAN, NORTH EAST IRAN, CIRCA 1200-20 On short splayed foot with a stylised kufic inscription, the faceted drum-shaped body decorated with two bands of stylised kufic and naskh surrounding a band of roundels depicting the signs of the zodiac, the shoulder decorated with a

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 300.000 £ - 500.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D. AH 672/1274-5 AD): IKHTIYARAT AL-NUJUM

NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D. AH 672/1274-5 AD): IKHTIYARAT AL-NUJUM ILKHANID IRAN, 13TH/14TH CENTURY On astronomy, Persian manuscript on paper, 23ff., plus two flyleaves, 21ll. of black naskh, key words picked out in red, within red rules, the title in black naskh on a gold illuminated panel, numerous

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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AN UMAYYAD OR EARLY ABBASID BRONZE EWER

AN UMAYYAD OR EARLY ABBASID BRONZE EWER IRAN, 8TH/9TH CENTURY With spherical body on short foot, the tubular neck engraved with two bands of stylised scrolling vine, the handle with beading and pomegranate thumb-rest, minor dents to body, overall patination to surface, traces of gilding 11 ½in

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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MUSA BIN MUHAMMAD QADI ZADEH AL-RUMI (D. 1436 AD): SHARH AL-MULAKHAS FI...

MUSA BIN MUHAMMAD QADI ZADEH AL-RUMI (D. 1436 AD): SHARH AL-MULAKHAS FI 'ILM AL-HAY'A SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN SA'ID, TIMURID IRAN, DATED 8 RABI' AL-AWWAL AH 820/25 APRIL 1417 AD A commentary on the ‘Compendium on Astronomy’ of Mahmud bin Muhammad bin 'Umar al-Jaghmini, Arabic manuscript on paper, 66ff

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID BRONZE CANDLESTICK

A SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID BRONZE CANDLESTICK KHORASAN, AFGHANISTAN OR NORTH EAST IRAN, SECOND HALF 12TH CENTURY Of tapering octagonal form with flat shoulder rising to a short cylindrical neck with stepped rounded mouth, each side of the body decorated with a silver-inlaid medallion with

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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KUNUZ AL-ANAM FI AD'IYYAH AL-AYYAM

KUNUZ AL-ANAM FI AD'IYYAH AL-AYYAM SIGNED YAHYA AL-SUFI, THE TEXT PROBABLY SHIRAZ, SECOND QUARTER 14TH CENTURY, THE MARGINS, OTTOMAN TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY Prayers for the days of the week, Arabic manuscript on paper, 17ff., plus four flyleaves, 5ll. of elegant black naskh, gold and polychrome rosette

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A LARGE SILK LAMPAS FRAGMENT

A LARGE SILK LAMPAS FRAGMENT CENTRAL ASIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY With birds set within medallions woven in silk and gold threads on paper substrate, loom width 24 3/8in. (62cm.) selvedge to selvedge; 27 1/8in. (69cm.) length

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A STEEL PLATE HELMET

A STEEL PLATE HELMET IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, 14TH TO 16TH CENTURY The skull of domed circular form which recurves towards the top to create a point, now broken, constructed of eight vertical plates with raised petal decoration riveted together, a band with pierced holes around the base and a rim

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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AN ANDALUSIAN BRASS VASE

AN ANDALUSIAN BRASS VASE ALMOHAD OR EARLY NASRID SPAIN, 12TH OR 13TH CENTURY The body hammered and engraved, of compressed globular form decorated with spiral flutes engraved with Arabic inscriptions, the octagonal flaring neck with a palmette frieze between bands of inscriptions, the foot of

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 150.000 £ - 200.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A NASRID OR ALMOHAD BONE-INLAID PYXIS

A NASRID OR ALMOHAD BONE-INLAID PYXIS SPAIN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY The surface of the octagonal body decorated with openwork plaques with a cross-and-star lattice, reciprocal triangular borders and micro mosaic merlons of natural and stained bone above, the lid similarly decorated with star-motifs, the

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 300.000 £ - 500.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A SILVER-INLAID BRASS TRAY STAND

A SILVER-INLAID BRASS TRAY STAND MAMLUK EGYPT, MID-14TH CENTURY Of cylindrical form slightly flaring at both ends from the raised central ridge to the upper and lower everted flanges, the body engraved and inlaid with silver with two bands of thuluth interrupted by a foliate medallion roundel, a

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A VENETO-SARACENIC BRASS BUCKET

A VENETO-SARACENIC BRASS BUCKET PROBABLY VENICE, ITALY, CIRCA 1600 The banded cylindrical body decorated overall with bands of elaborate repeating foliate motifs, the base similarly decorated, the handle in the form of two dragon's heads, the interior decorated with a band of scrolling design around

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A FIGURAL 'KUBACHI' POTTERY DISH

A FIGURAL 'KUBACHI' POTTERY DISH SAFAVID IRAN, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY The white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, bole-red, green and cream with a male youth holding a flower by a stream, the rim with with alternating panels of fish-scale design divided by cobalt-blue panels, minor restoration to

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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THE HEROES LAHHAK AND FARSHIDVARD HUNT, FROM THE STORY OF THE TWELVE...

THE HEROES LAHHAK AND FARSHIDVARD HUNT, FROM THE STORY OF THE TWELVE CHAMPIONS (DAVAZDA RUKH) TEXT BY MURSHID AL-KATIB SHIRAZI, SAFAVID SHIRAZ, AH 945/1539 AD An illustration from the Shahnama of Firdawsi, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, four columns of black nasta'liq above and

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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MAJNUN IS LED INTO THE GROVE TO MEET LAYLA

MAJNUN IS LED INTO THE GROVE TO MEET LAYLA SAFAVID SHIRAZ, SOUTH IRAN, CIRCA 1550 An illustration from the Khamsa of Nizami Ganjavi, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, 4ll. of black nasta'liq above and below arranged in four columns, within gold and polychrome rules, reverse with 19ll

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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MAJNUN CARESSES A DEER IN THE DESERT

MAJNUN CARESSES A DEER IN THE DESERT SAFAVID SHIRAZ, SOUTH IRAN, CIRCA 1550 An illustration from the Khamsa of Nizami Ganjavi, opaque pigments heightened in gold on paper, 5ll. of black nasta'liq above and 2ll. below arranged in four columns, within gold and polychrome rules, reverse with 19ll. of

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A TINNED COPPER EWER

A TINNED COPPER EWER SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY Of circular form with flattened sides on raised splayed foot, with arched handle and spout terminating in a dragon's head, each side of the body engraved with a stylised flowerhead medallion with a band of nasta'liq, scrolling arabesques and animals

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A SILVER-OVERLAID BRONZE DOUBLE CANDLESTICK PENDANT

A SILVER-OVERLAID BRONZE DOUBLE CANDLESTICK PENDANT PROBABLY FRANCE, 19TH CENTURY, AFTER A SAFAVID ORIGINAL The pierced plaque decorated with scrolling arabesques and split-palmettes with a panel of thuluth above, two short prickets on each side, on suspension chain with pierced boss and panels 46

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A PRINCE OFFERING A CUP

A PRINCE OFFERING A CUP BY SHAYKH 'ABBASI, ISFAHAN, DATED AH 1065/1654-5 AD Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a prince offers a cup to an Indian ambassador, the attendants of both behind, in gold rules, mounted within gold-sprinkled blue borders, on a marbled album page Painting 3 7/8 x 7 ¼in

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL

A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL WESTERN IRAN, DATED AH 1022/1613-14 AD The bowl rising from a short foot to tall rounded body, the body engraved with a band of animals below a taller band of scenes from the Khamsa of Nizami, depicting both animals and human figures including Khosrow and Shirin and

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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TWELVE FOLIOS FROM A MAKHZAN AL-ASRAR OF NIZAMI WITH ILLUMINATED AND...

TWELVE FOLIOS FROM A MAKHZAN AL-ASRAR OF NIZAMI WITH ILLUMINATED AND ILLUSTRATED BORDERS COMMISSIONED FOR SHAH DURAQ USTAJLU, THE MARGINS SIGNED MUHAMMAD AL-KATIB AND HASAN 'ALI AL-KATIB, SAFAVID HERAT, CIRCA 1522 Persian manuscript on paper, 11ll. of black nasta'liq aranged in two columns, within

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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NAWAB SAYF AL-DAWLA SULTAN MUHAMMAD MIRZA

NAWAB SAYF AL-DAWLA SULTAN MUHAMMAD MIRZA SIGNED SAYYID MIRZA, QAJAR IRAN, CIRCA 1830-5 Oil on canvas, the figure wears a heavily bejewelled navy robe with a sword and dagger tucked into his belt, identified in a gold cartouche above and signed in white nasta'liq below, small areas of repainting 60

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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THE WEDDING OF NASIR AL-DIN SHAH

THE WEDDING OF NASIR AL-DIN SHAH SIGNED HOSSEIN QOLLAR-AQHASI, IRAN, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY Oil on canvas, signed lower left, stretched 45 ½ x 58 ¾in. (114.9 x 149.3cm

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021

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MUHAMMAD 'ALI YAVAR ANJUDANI: KITAB-I HIJDAH HARKAT

MUHAMMAD 'ALI YAVAR ANJUDANI: KITAB-I HIJDAH HARKAT QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH 1267/1851 AD Book of eighteen manoeuvres, autograph copy, Persian manuscript on paper, 80ff. plus four flyleaves, most pages with text, charts and tables in black nasta’liq with red highlighs, 18 folios with military diagrams

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 28.10.2021