Islamic and Indian Art Including The Lion and the Sun, Art from Qajar Persia

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Datum der Auktion: 30.04.2019

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A Qur'an leaf written in kufic script on vellum Near East or North Africa...

Arabic manuscript on vellum, 14 lines written in kufic script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black and red, verses marked with three gold dots, fifth verse marked with a circular illuminated device in gold 247 x 293 mm

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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Two leaves from a Qur'an written in kufic script on vellum Near East or...

Arabic manuscript on vellum, 11 lines to the page written in compact kufic script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red, blue and yellow, verses marked with three blue dots arranged vertically, one leaf with a circular device marking the fifth verse 135 x 220 mm.(2

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A late Safavid prayer book, consisting of Qur'an, sura LVI, al-Waqi'a...

Arabic manuscript on gold-sprinkled paper, 25 leaves, eight lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and black, gold roundels between verses, inner margins ruled in gold and blue, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, opening double

Los #: 3• R

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A calligraphic album page in nasta'liq script, signed by Muhammad Sultan...

Persian manuscript on paper, four lines of text written diagonally in bold nasta'liq script in black ink on a cream ground within cloudbands, against a ground of stylised floral motifs in colours and gold, outer border with stylised roses on a buff ground album page 330 x 185 mm

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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Ibn al-Hajib, Fawa'id Wafiyyah bi-hall mushkilat al-Kafiyyah, a treatise on...

Arabic manuscript on paper, 197 leaves, 19 lines to the page written in neat nasta'liq script in black ink with significant words in red, inner margins ruled in gold and black, extensive commentaries and notes written in nasta'liq and cursive scripts in wide outer margins, front cover and first

Los #: 7•

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Muhammad al-Shuhudi, a pupil of Isma'il...

Arabic manuscript on paper, 301 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and black, gold roundels between verses, inner margins ruled in green and gold, catchwords, one illuminated double-page frontispiece in colours and gold

Los #: 9•

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A large calligraphic composition, signed by Muhammad 'Ali perhaps Ottoman...

ink on marbled paper 435 x 280 mm

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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An illuminated calligrapher's diploma (ijazet), signed by Husain Rashid...

Arabic manuscript on paper laid down on card, text written in one line of thuluth script in black ink within a cartouche on a light green ground, above two lines of smaller naskhi script on the same ground and within gold cloudbands, flanked by stylised floral vases, three cartouches below this with

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A large slip-painted pottery dish Samarkand, 10th Century

of shallow form on a short foot, rising gently to a slightly everted rim, decorated in manganese and tomato-red on a white ground with a central rosette formed from palmettes and split-palmettes, the rim with a band of inscription in floriated kufic 36.7 cm. diam

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A Minai pottery bowl Persia, 12th/ 13th Century

of deep slightly flaring form on a long foot, decorated in polychrome and gold leaf on a cream ground with a central roundel containing a mounted figure hawking, surrounded by a band of seated figures interspersed by stylised foliate sprays, the border with a band of inscription in kufic

Los #: 19R

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A Nasrid or post-nasrid taracea chair Spain, 15th/ 16th Century

the curving 'X' frame with scrolling arms resting on splayed stretchers, the surface profusely inlaid with hardwood, metal and bone geometric elements forming a repeat design of octagonal cartouches containing eight-pointed stars interspersed by four-pointed star motifs, the borders with bands of

Los #: 25W

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A group of seven Kutahya pottery hanging ornaments Turkey, 18th Century

each of bulbous form, variously decorated underglaze in turquoise and polychrome on white grounds with seraphims and Jerusalem crosses, some with connecting chains the largest 11 cm. high(7

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A large Ottoman gilt-silver hammam bowl Turkey, 19th Century

of deep rounded form with raised central boss, decorated in repoussé with a radiating floral design, the concave petals alternately containing sailing ships, the gilded boss with inscription-filled cartouches surrounding a six-pointed star motif 22.2 cm. diam

Los #: 43

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A fine Safavid lacquer penbox (qalamdan) by Muhammad Zaman II depicting the...

with rounded ends and sliding tray, decorated in polychrome and gilt, the top depicting the battle of Chaldiran with signature and date, the sides depicting skirmishes outside walled towns, the base and sides of inner tray with undulating vines 22.7 cm. long

Los #: 47R

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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An Afsharid lacquer penbox (qalamdan) by 'Ali Ashraf Persia, dated Thursday...

with rounded ends and sliding tray, decorated in polychrome and gilt with three cartouches to the top containing birds perching on rosebushes, above and below inscription-filled cartouches, all on a ground of floral interlace, the sides with floral interlace, the base and sides of the inner tray

Los #: 48R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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An Afsharid lacquer mirror case by 'Ali Ashraf Persia, dated AH 1151/AD 1738-9

of rectangular form with hinged lid and clasp, decorated in polychrome and gilt with a bold composition of roses and wild roses to the front and back, the borders with undulating vines, the inside cover with a seated prince and princess in a pavilion drinking wine surrounded by fruits, signed to

Los #: 49R

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A Safavid lacquered flintlock blunderbuss-pistol in the English style...

the watered steel barrel with incised pole medallion and flaring muzzle, the steel mounted stock with gilt lacquered decoration depicting birds amidst flowers, the lock plate with inscription, the gilt-steel butt plate with stylised face and scrolling foliate motifs 42 cm. long

Los #: 50R

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A Safavid style woven metal thread and silk Sash Poland, circa 1800

of long rectangular form, the central panel woven with alternating horizontal bands of blue and pink flowers and geometric designs, a square panel containing large floral sprays to each end, the borders with floral vines, the corners with horses, tassel fringe to each end 420 x 40 cm. approx

Los #: 51

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A woven silk kiswah fragment Egypt or Saudi Arabia, 20th Century

rectangular, woven in cream and green silk with a series of inscription-filled zig-zag bands 410 x 80 cm

Los #: 53

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A Woven silk Kiswah Fragment Egypt or Saudi Arabia, 20th Century

rectangular, woven in white and black silk with a series of inscription-filled zig-zag bands 405 x 83.5 cm

Los #: 54

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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The warrior Giv, a legendary hero from Firdausi's Shahnama Qajar Persia...

oil on canvas, inscribed upper and centre right in nasta'liq script, framed 166 x 81 cm

Los #: 60R

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A maiden in an interior holding a Jewel Qajar Persia, first quarter of the...

oil on canvas, framed 200 x 85 cm

Los #: 61R

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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Still life before a palace garden Qajar Persia, from a Court Workshop...

oil on canvas, framed 165 x 85 cm

Los #: 63R

Schätzpreis: 150.000 £ - 250.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A Qajar Walrus ivory-hilted steel dagger (peshkabz) persia, 18th/19th Century

the single-edged watered-steel blade of curved form with wide flattened spine engraved profusely with floral interlace, the forte engraved to each side en suite, the steel centre of the hilt engraved with a band of palmettes to one side and an undulating vine to the other, walrus ivory grips, the

Los #: 65Y R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A Qajar walrus ivory-hilted steel dagger (jambiyya) Persia, 19th Century

the double-edged watered steel blade of curved form with raised central spine, the forte chiselled and inlaid in gold with a cartouche surmounted by a palmette, the waisted walrus ivory hilt carved in relief with cartouches containing an enthroned king to one side and a king with attendants to the

Los #: 66Y R

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A Qajar enamelled plaque depicting Prince Muhammad 'Ali Mirza Qajar, signed...

of teardrop form, decorated in polychrome enamels and gold with the prince seated in an interior in front of a window, a red curtain behind, an inscription-filled cartouche identifying him to his right, a signature to his left, with possibly later mount and pin 6.4 x 5.2 cm

Los #: 68R

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A firman of Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar (reg. 1797-1834), stating that on the...

Persian manuscript on blue paper, eight lines of text written in shikasteh in black ink, seal impression of the Shah at top and his tughra in gold at the beginning of the first line, several seal impressions and witnesses' signatures and endorsements verso, creased, folded 420 x 240 mm

Los #: 71R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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An official letter from Prince Muhammad, later Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg...

Persian manuscript on paper, 16 lines of shikasteh in black ink with further text written diagonally in nasta'liq script in outer margins, seal impression to one side, laid down on an album page with coloured borders letter 328 x 173 mm.; with borders 350 x 200 mm

Los #: 72R

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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An unusual manuscript consisting of summaries of various treaties concluded...

Persian manuscript on paper, 29 leaves and one loose sheet, 19 lines to the page written in shikasteh in black ink with significant words and sentences in red, several leaves at end consisting of a separate text written in a different, more personal hand, cloth binding, worn, rebacked, in later

Los #: 73• R

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019

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Two firmans of Nasr al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), conferring the First...

Persian manuscript on paper, the first on blue paper with four lines of text in nasta'liq script in black ink, seal impression of the Shah at top alongside his tughra in gold and his personal signature at upper left, folded, French note verso; the second on cream paper with five lines of text in

Los #: 74R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 30.04.2019