Auction 26.04.1994

Christie's
London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 26.04.1994

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Cow and calf

Cow and calf by Jamini Roy India, circa 1940 gouache on paper, against a maroon ground under a stylised white sun, a tan cow stands with her calf, both with black outline, large eyes and ears and painted with white, red, yellow and green stripes around the head, neck, tail and feet, the mother with

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Two scenes of Krishna and Radha

Two scenes of Krishna and Radha Kishangar, circa 19th century gouache heightened with gold on cloth, above, in a small clearing, Krishna holding his flute watches Radha as a youth knocks her water pot from her head, other girls carrying water look on from the trees on either side, below in a similar

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Maharaja Gulab Singh on lake Wular in Kashmir

Maharaja Gulab Singh on lake Wular in Kashmir probably Guler, circa 1840-45 gouache heightened with gold on paper, on a gently rippling lake, the Maharaja, in richly coloured robes, sits at the prow of a narrow boat, his son stands behind him while eleven other men in white or grey dress paddle the

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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An illustration from the Hamir Hath

An illustration from the Hamir Hath probably Guler, early 19th century gouache heightened with gold on paper, while tents are still being taken down and packed onto camels and elephants behind him, a noble starts to leave the camp on his richly caparisoned elephant, around him his retinue and guard

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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A lady at her toilet

A lady at her toilet Oudh, circa 1750 gouache on paper heightened with gold, in a mountainous landscape behind screens, the lady sits on a marble stool while four maidservants henna her feet and prepare her clothes, a fifth sits to the left on a bearskin rug, (very slight flaking and rubbing

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Historical portrait of a prince

Historical portrait of a prince Delhi, circa 1850 gouache heightened with gold on paper, in a courtyard the prince sits against a cushion in conversation with his chief minister while his son sits beside them listening, an attendant with a fly-whisk stands behind, gold and black meandering vine

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 450 £ - 650 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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The court of Akbar II

The court of Akbar II Delhi, circa 1830 painted in seventeeth century Mughal style, gouache heightened with gold on paper, on a covered throne in a palace interior, Akbar sits surrounded by attendants and courtiers on either side, including a British diplomat on the left, while a supplicant

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Portrait of a noble

Portrait of a noble provincial Mughal, circa 1750 gouache heightened with gold on paper, wearing a white tunic and gold and black turban he sits on a terrace on a rug leaning against a cushion holding a flower in his left hand, his sword and shield lie nearby, blue and gold sky beyond, (negligible

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.600 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Rabi'a

Rabi'a Oudh, circa 1750 gouache heightened with gold on paper, at night with a wood beyond, the lady lies on the ground ready for sleep, a long-tassled hat beside her, reading a book by candle-light, in the foreground a white dog barks beside a well, inscribed in gold nasta'liq 'Raba'ah Basri

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Prince Selim deer hunting

Prince Selim deer hunting Mughal India, circa 1600 gouache heightened with gold on paper, in sloping pasture-land by a rocky outcrop with hills beyond, the prince kneels and aims at a pair of deer, resting his gun on the shoulder of an attendant, further attendants shelter behind rocks, (sone

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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The Emperor Farrukh Siyar with Samsam al-Daulat Kha'indaran

The Emperor Farrukh Siyar with Samsam al-Daulat Kha'indaran Mughal, circa 1780 gouache heightened with gold on paper, in a grassy meadow the Emperor, wearing orange robes, much jewellery and holding a fly-whisk in his right hand, holds a turban pin up in his other hand while the noble, in maroon

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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A mullah

A mullah India, 17th century ink with touches of watercolour on paper, in long flowing robes and turban, the white-bearded mullah stands holding a Qur'an, attributed bottom left to Farrukh Beg, (small patches of rubbing, negligible worming), a panel of nasta'liq calligraphy in a plain cloud on an

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Calligraphic excercise

Calligraphic excercise by 'Abd al-Rahim Anbarin Qalam for Shah Jahan Mughal India, AH 1030/1620-21 4ll. of very elegant black nasta'liq written diagonally in plain clouds on a gold ground painted with polychrome floral sprays, dated in minute black script in the months of 1030, signed in larger

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Fine silk and silverthread brocaded calligraphic panel

Fine silk and silverthread brocaded calligraphic panel from the Ka'aba Ottoman, 18th/19th century comprising sura ii, al-Baqara , v.125, the black silk ground woven with an elegantly drawn overlaid thuluth Qur'anic inscription panel with rounded ends, the pistachio-green sprandrels woven with tulips

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Firman of Sultan Mehmed II

Firman of Sultan Mehmed II Edirne, Safar AH 864/7-16th December 1459 confirming the Sultan's cousin, Sitti Hatun, in waqf possesion of two villages in the district of Dimetoka, the villages having previously been mulk property of her brother Mahmud Chelebi, Turkish manuscript on paper, with 9ll. of

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Album of calligraphy (wasli)

Album of calligraphy (wasli) Ottoman, circa 18th century comprising exercises based on letters of the alphabet, Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 6ff., f.1 with 3ll., the others with 2ll. of bold black naskh in plain clouds on a gold scrolling vine ground, divided by a later narrow panel of similar

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Royal Ottoman binding

Royal Ottoman binding Turkey, mid-19th century red morocco, the right-hand board stamped in the centre with an ornate gold trophy consisting of flags, weapons, the Turkish crescent and the tughra of Abdulhamid II (1876-1909) on green, in a raised cusped ogival medallion, spandrels of green and gold

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Two Qur'an folios

Two Qur'an folios Near East or North Africa, 9th/10th century comprising sura xx, Taha , part vv.38-40 and sura ixx, Mariam , part vv.93-99, manuscript on vellum, each folio with 7ll. of brown kufic , diacritics in red, green and brown, yellow commas marking the verses, (slight flaking and creasing

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Qur'an folio

Qur'an folio North Africa, 10th century comprising sura liv, al-Qamar part vv.35-46, manuscript on vellum, 5ll. of very elegant brown western kufic , diacritics in red and green, with gold and black rosettes between verses, drop-shape motifs marking every fifth or tenth verse, (incomplete below

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Qur'an juz' II RMamluk, 14th century

Qur'an juz' II RMamluk, 14th century manuscript on dark buff paper, 30ff. plus two flyleaves, each with 7ll. of strong black naskh , gold rosettes between verses, the word Allah written in gold outlined in black, some alifs similarly written, gold, red and black marginal medallions with blue outer

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Qur'an bifolio

Qur'an bifolio attributed to Arghun al-Kamili illumination attributed to Muhammad b. Sayf al-Din al-Naqqash Baghdad, circa 1330 comprising sura xxviii, al-Qisas , vv.64-78 and sura xxix, al-Ankabut , part vv.17-30, manuscript on polished buff paper, 2ff., each with 13ll. of black flowing rayhani

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Qur'an juz' XXI

Qur'an juz' XXI Mamluk, 15th century manuscript on buff paper, 30ff. plus three flyleaves, each with 5ll. of large black naskh , punctuation in red and blue, gold, blue and bronze rosettes between verses, the juz' marked marginally in gold and touches of colour, illuminated marginal medallions

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Small Qur'an

Small Qur'an Qajar Persia, AH 1282/1865-6 AD manuscript on ivory paper, 265ff., each with 16ll. of black naskh within gold clouds, gold roundels between verses, gold margins between black rules, blue outer rule, gold outer margin, illuminated marginal medallions marking the divisions of text, sura

Los #: 47

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Qur'an

Qur'an Qajar Persia, AH 1244/1828-9 AD manuscript on ivory paper, 235ff. plus one flyleaf, each with 17ll. of flowing black naskh , punctuation in red, gold roundels between verses. gold margins between black rules, ruled outer margin, illuminated marginal medallions marking the divisions of text

Los #: 50

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Qur'an

Qur'an North India, AH 1164/1750-1 AD manuscript on sandalwood, 129ff. plus one flyleaf, each with 24ll. of small black naskh between gold rules, punctuation in red, gold roundels between verses, red and gold margins between black rules, blue outer rule, the divisions of text marked marginally in

Los #: 51

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Miniature Qu'ran

Miniature Qu'ran North India or Kashmir, late 18th century manuscript on gold paper, approx. 450ff. each with 14ll. of small black naskh , punctuation in red, black ruled margin with blue outer rule, gold outer margin, blue, gold and red marginal medallions marking the divisions of text, sura

Los #: 57

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Qur'an

Qur'an Ottoman, Muharram AH 1297/April 1870 AD manuscript on buff paper, 389ff. plus four flyleaves, each with 13ll. of neat black naskh , punctuation in red, gold roundels between verses, bold margin between black rules, gold and polychrome marginal medallions marking the juz' and sajdah , sura

Los #: 59

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Muhammad b. Isma'il al-Bukhari (d.AH 256/870 AD): Al-Jami' al-Sahih, part three

Muhammad b. Isma'il al-Bukhari (d.AH 256/870 AD): Al-Jami' al-Sahih, part three North Africa, 12th/13th century the most authentic traditions of the Prophet, this part regarding prayer, manuscript on vellum, 16ff. plus five flyleaves, each with 26ll. of brown maghribi , headings in larger script

Los #: 60

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Al-Ikhtisar min al-Muqalat min Kitab Uqlidis

Al-Ikhtisar min al-Muqalat min Kitab Uqlidis probably by Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Hasan al-Khazin holography copy probably Syria or Iraq, Jumada I AH 502/December 1108 AD a summary of ten treatises of Euclid's Elements regarding geometry, Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 92ff. plus three flyleaves

Los #: 61

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 26.04.1994

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Book of prayers

Book of prayers by Ahmad al-Neirizi Safavid Persia, AH 1120/1708-9 AD and later in three parts, Persian manuscript on dark buff paper, 79ff. plus two flyleaves, each with 7ll. of elegant black naskh within gold clouds, punctuation and occasional notes in red, gold roundels between phrases

Los #: 63

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 26.04.1994