Auction 13.04.2000

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Datum der Auktion: 13.04.2000

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An Indian bronze pouring vessel

An Indian bronze pouring vessel of baluster form with long tapering spout, the shoulder decorated with bands of horizontal flutes -- 7¼in. (18.5cm) high; and another similar -- 7in. (17.9cm) high, 19th Century , (minor dents). See Colour Plate 1 for one. (2

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A cairoware compressed bowl

A cairoware compressed bowl decorated with a band of calligraphy among arabesques and rope-twist borders -- 11in. (28cm.) wide, 19th Century , (restored). See Colour Plate 1

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Bidriware jar and cover

A Bidriware jar and cover decorated with a band of flowers within geometric borders throughout -- 5½in. (14cm.) high, 19th Century , (old wear). See Colour Plate 1

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Safavid engraved brass magic bowl

A Safavid engraved brass magic bowl of typical form, the interior with dense engraved inscriptions within interlocking roundels, bolder incription in the centre, the exterior with a similar combination of inscriptions -- 8¾in. (22cm.) diam. 17th Century , (very minor wear). See Colour Plate 1

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Balkan silver-gilt cup

A Balkan silver-gilt cup with applied shaped handle cast with two mythical beasts, the central boss decorated in repousse with a lion attacking a leopard within foliate motifs, the exterior decorated with interlocking incised panels -- 7in. (17.8cm.) wide, 19th Century , (small dents to body, minor

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Turkish parcel-gilt silver scribe's set

A Turkish parcel-gilt silver scribe's set with inkwell and hinged cover with foliate incised borders -- 11in. (28cm.) long, 19th Century , (light scratches, old wear and rubbing). See Colour Plate 1

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Turkish silver scribe's set

A Turkish silver scribe's set decorated all over with a band of incised calligraphic cartouches between a scrollwork border -- 11¾in. (29.8cm.) long, tughra impressed marks, 19th Century , (very minor wear). See Colour Plate 1

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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An Indian brass circular warming stand

An Indian brass circular warming stand with shaped flaring border, decorated to the centre with pierced and incised floral motifs -- 13in. (33.8cm.) wide, 19th Century

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Persian steel kulah khud with spiralalling top above moveable nose-guard...

A Persian steel kulah khud with spiralalling top above moveable nose-guard and two plume holders, part decorated in gilt-lacquer with floral medallions and scrolling foliage above bands of calligraphy, attached chain neck guard -- 10in. (25.8cm.) high; matching shield -- 18½in. (47cm.) wide; and

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Persian gilt-damascened steel shield

A Persian gilt-damascened steel shield with four central bosses, decorated with leaf shaped panels of flowers and foliage and a band of panels with calligraphy -- 18½in. (47cm.) wide, 19th Century , (gilt rubbing). See Colour Plate 1

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Persian steel shield

A Persian steel shield with four central bosses, decorated with a central harpy within cartouches of mythical figures below birds among foliage within borders of calligraphy -- 18½.in (47cm) diam, 19th Century

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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An Indian bronze female figure

An Indian bronze female figure modelled with one arm outstretched and open palm, the other holding a vessel, the figure with a long platted headress, on stepped wood base -- 11in. (28cm.) high, 17/18th Century

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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An Indian ivory buffalo on horn base

An Indian ivory buffalo on horn base the seated figure carved with drooping ears and swirling tail -- 4½in. (11.7cm.) long, 19th Century

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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Two Indian ivory rectangular panels

Two Indian ivory rectangular panels carved in relief with figural subjects within scrolling foliate borders, framed and glazed as one -- 5½in x 2in. (14cm. x 5.1cm.), 19th Century , (very minor wear). See Illustration. (2

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Kashmiri brass and enamel bowl

A Kashmiri brass and enamel bowl modelled as a lobed lotus flowerhead with turquoise and blue enamels -- 4½in. (11.5cm.) wide, 19th Century

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 25 £ - 50 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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An Indian ivory tusk vase

An Indian ivory tusk vase carved with portrait roundels depicting dignitaries wearing elaborate headdresses set within stepped flowerheads on a double lotus base -- 10in. (25.4cm) high, 19th Century , (age cracks and splits). See Illustration

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A pair of Persian silver dishes

A pair of Persian silver dishes the foliate rim with incised cartuoches and panels decorated with figures and animals in various landscapes, the centre with a lion holding a sword with a crown -- 6¼in. (16cm.) wide, 19th Century , (minor wear). See Illustration. (2

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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An Indian part stained ivory chess set

An Indian part stained ivory chess set, the two opposing sides with differently carved mythical figures on shaped oval bases, fitted board/box -- 3½in. (9.2cm.) high max., 19th/20th Century , (minor rubbing and wear). See Illustration

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Cairoware brass circular charger

A Cairoware brass circular charger inlaid in silver and copper with ancient Egyptian images and symbols including buildings, standing figures, birds, animals and mythical beasts -- 29½in. (75cm) diam., with a wood six legged folding stand, carved, pierced and inset in mother-of-pearl, 19th Century

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Qajar lacquer qalamdan

A Qajar lacquer qalamdan decorated all over with a gol-a-bolbol design, the birds and blossoming flowers very finely painted on a black ground -- 9in. (23.3cm.) long, signed and dated 1282 Lutf'ali Shirazi 19th Century , (minor wear). See Colour Plate 2

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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An Indian white-metal mounted ebony box and hinged cover

An Indian white-metal mounted ebony box and hinged cover inset with five oval gouaches on ivory

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A large Qajar brass circular tray

A large Qajar brass circular tray decorated to the centre with mythical animals and birds, and seated figures on a floral ground, within interlocking figural and calligraphic cartouches -- 25½in. (64.8cm.) wide; and a further tray with shaped figural and animal cartouches within a stud border

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 25 £ - 50 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Beykoz glass bowl and dish

A Beykoz glass bowl and dish with shaped rim, decorated with gilt flower sprays -- 6¼in. (16cm.) wide; and a Beykoz clear glass decanter, decorated with gilt flower sprays and foliage, with a crescent shaped stopper -- 8½in. (21.5cm.) high, 19th Century , (minor rim chips). See Illustration (2

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A pair of Turkish flaring white-metal cups

A pair of Turkish flaring white-metal cups with baluster stems set on shaped bases incised with grapevine, leaves and floral motifs -- 5in. (13cm ) high; and a further cup on pedestal circular foot with incised birds and foliate design -- 5¼in. (13.1cm) high, impressed Tughra marks, 19th Century

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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An Indian white-metal spice box in the form of a flowerhead

An Indian white-metal spice box in the form of a flowerhead, the four petals with foliate designs opening to reveal fitted containers, set on a knopped stem and spreading foot, 19th Century , (minor wear). See Illustration

Los #: 41

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Moghul spinach-green jade pendant

A Moghul spinach-green jade pendant in the form of a leaf, carved with flowering branches and a central panel of calligraphy -- 2¾in. (7cm.) wide; and two other similar pendants of slightly smaller size -- max. 2in. (5.3cm.) wide, 18/19th Century , (minor old wear). See Colour Plate 2. (3

Los #: 43

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Persian celadon jade shaped oval pendant

A Persian celadon jade shaped oval pendant carved with scrolling foliage and calligraphy -- 3in. (8cm.) wide; and a similar darker jade reduced pendant of oval shape -- 2¾in. (7.2cm.) wide, 17th Century , (minor old wear). See Colour Plate 2. (2

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Moghul celadon jade pendant

A Moghul celadon jade pendant inlaid with a gilt metal tree decoration and semi-precious gems forming the flowers -- 1½in. (4cm.) wide, 19th Century , (very minor old wear). See Colour Plate 2

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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An Indo-Persian gilt damascened sword guard

An Indo-Persian gilt damascened sword guard decorated with bands of scrolling arabesques -- 5in. (12.5cm.) long; and two other sword guards each with two attatchments -- max. 4¾in. (12cm.) long, 18th Century , (old wear). See Illustration. (3

Los #: 46

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 13.04.2000

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A Persian gilt damascened steel powder horn

A Persian gilt damascened steel powder horn of typical form, decorated with bands of gilt scrolling arabesques and calligraphy, mounted on a wood stand -- 5¾in. (14.5cm.) long; and two other powder horns, one with traces of gilt decoration -- max. 5¾in. (14.5cm.) long, 18th Century , (gilt rubbing

Los #: 47

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.04.2000