Old Master Paintings

Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge

Datum der Auktion: 23.10.2019

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A bound group of ten leaves from six separate suras of a dispersed...

A bound group of ten leaves from six separate suras of a dispersed manuscript of the Qur'an, written in kufic script on vellum Near East or North Africa, 9th Century Arabic manuscript on vellum, ten leaves, 14 lines to the page written in elongated kufic script in brown ink with vowel marks in red

Los #: 1•

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An Ottoman voided velvet and metal-thread panel

An Ottoman voided velvet and metal-thread panel Turkey, 17th Century of rectangular form, the red silk pile voided with a repeat design of ogival medallions containing serrated palmettes overlaid with sprays of tulips, carnations and hyacinths, surrounded by flowerheads, the trellis overlaid with

Los #: 72*

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A pair of Timurid moulded pottery squinch tiles (muqarnas)

A pair of Timurid moulded pottery squinch tiles (muqarnas) Persia, second half of the 14th Century each of rectangular and concave form with pointed arched top, decorated in turquoise and white glaze, deeply carved with a lattice design of vegetal interlace 30 cm. high(2) Fußnoten The tiles in the

Los #: 25R

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Timurid moulded pottery squinch tile (muqarna)

A Timurid moulded pottery squinch tile (muqarna) Persia, second half of the 14th Century of rectangular and concave form with pointed arched top, decorated in turquoise, cobalt-blue and white glaze, deeply carved with scrolling vegetal interlace linked by central palmettes and split palmettes 29.7

Los #: 26R

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A maiden wearing a luxurious fur mantle, attributed to Muhammad Qasim

A maiden wearing a luxurious fur mantle, attributed to Muhammad Qasim Persia, Isfahan, dated AH 1004/AD 1596-1597 gouache and gold on paper, inscribed and dated lower centre, laid down between gold speckled pink borders on wide margins with gold floral lattice design painting 160 x 86 mm.; page 337

Los #: 7R

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A rare Garrus incised pottery bowl possibly signed 'suleyman'

A rare Garrus incised pottery bowl possibly signed 'suleyman' Persia, late 12th Century of deep slightly rounded form on a short foot, the white slip ground incised with two addorsed sphinxes with entwined tails, roundels containing flowerheads to their flanks, possible inscriptions to the wings

Los #: 20R

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A rare Damascus underglaze-painted pottery water flask (matara)

A rare Damascus underglaze-painted pottery water flask (matara) Syria, 17th Century the bulbous round body tapering towards two short water spouts, the centre of the body indented towards a double loop handle to the upper edge, on a short foot, decorated in cobalt-blue, green and manganese with

Los #: 69

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A scholar with his pupils in a rocky landscape

A scholar with his pupils in a rocky landscape Persia, probably Khorasan, circa 1600 gouache and gold on paper, inner margins ruled in gold, blue, green and red, turquoise outer borders with gold floral illumination 165 x 94 mm

Los #: 8R

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An engraved calligraphic emerald

An engraved calligraphic emerald Persia, 18th/ 19th Century of square form with flattened corners, engraved with inscriptions in nasta'liq on a ground of scrolling vines, mounted in a later eighteen carat gold ring, the bezel decorated in openwork with geometric designs 1.7 x 1.7 cm. Fußnoten

Los #: 42R

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Qajar katamkari table

A Qajar katamkari table Persia, dated AH 1301/ AD 1883-4 with circular top, the baluster pillar terminating in three downswept legs, profusely inlaid with micro-mosaic bone, brass, wood and lac forming geometric patterns, with a series of concentric star motifs to the centre of the top surrounded by

Los #: 46R

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Qur'an leaf written in kufic script on vellum

A Qur'an leaf written in kufic script on vellum Near East or North Africa, 9th Century Arabic manuscript on vellum, 7 lines to the page written in bold kufic script in brown ink with vowel points in red, one verse-marking consisting of three small gold dots in a triangular formation, losses to edges

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An Ilkhanid Lajvardina moulded calligraphic pottery tile

An Ilkhanid Lajvardina moulded calligraphic pottery tile Persia, 13th/ 14th Century of rectangular form, decorated in red, black and gold leaf on a turquoise ground, with moulded inscription on a ground of scrolling vegetal interlace, the top edge with a band containing a line of cable motif, old

Los #: 17* R

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A large Qajar silver-plated brass torch stand

A large Qajar silver-plated brass torch stand Persia, early 20th century of cylindrical form with slightly flaring rim on a splayed foot, raised bands to upper and lower body, hinged serpentine handles to each side, profusely engraved with cartouches and friezes containing figures and quadrupeds

Los #: 43R

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Bokhara silk embroidered linen panel (susani)

A Bokhara silk embroidered linen panel (susani) Central Asia, 19th Century of rectangular form, the natural ground embroidered in polychrome silks with a central panel containing a repeat design of interlocked quatrefoil cartouches formed by foliate motifs filled with flowers and floral sprays, the

Los #: 58

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An Iznik pottery tile

An Iznik pottery tile Turkey, circa 1575-80 of square form, decorated in cobalt blue, turquoise and raised-red with black outline on a white ground, with a design of partial flowerheads issuing tendrils terminating in swirling saz leaves, the upper edge with a border of interlocking palmettes, with

Los #: 64

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An unusual underglaze-painted pottery tile

An unusual underglaze-painted pottery tile Probably Damascus, Syria, 16th Century of square form, decorated underglaze in cobalt blue on a white ground with a vase with foliate handles flanked by floral sprays, the vase decorated with a repeat design of vegetal motifs 23.5 x 23.5 cm. Fußnoten

Los #: 66

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An Ottoman gold-damascened miquelet gun

An Ottoman gold-damascened miquelet gun Turkey, 18th Century the wood stock decorated in natural and green stained bone and circular brass and ebony geometric mosaics, the underside of the butt with a cartouche containing a palmette motif, the steel lock and barrel decorated in gold inlay with

Los #: 71

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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Zahir Faryabi, Divan, Persian poetry, copied by the scribe 'Abd al-Jabbar...

Zahir Faryabi, Divan, Persian poetry, copied by the scribe 'Abd al-Jabbar Isfahani, a pupil of Mir 'Imad Persia, dated Ramadan 1026/September-October 1617 Persian manuscript in prose and verse on gilt-sprinkled paper, 172 leaves, 14 lines to the page written in two columns of elegant nasta'liq

Los #: 5• R

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An illuminated Qur'an copied by the scribe Ibrahim al-Rushdi, a pupil of...

An illuminated Qur'an copied by the scribe Ibrahim al-Rushdi, a pupil of Mustafa Shaker Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1236/AD 1820-21 Arabic manuscript on paper, 305 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and

Los #: 10•

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Husain al-Hamdi

An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Husain al-Hamdi Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1273/AD 1856-57 Arabic manuscript on paper, 302 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics in red and black, gilt roundels between verses, inner margins ruled in red, black and gold

Los #: 11•

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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An illuminated scroll comprising the last 36 suras of the Qur'an (Juz XXX...

An illuminated scroll comprising the last 36 suras of the Qur'an (Juz XXX), in the manner of Ahmad al-Suhrawardi, with date AH 681/AD 1282-83 Near East, 20th Century Arabic manuscript on paper, in scroll form, text written in muhaqqaq script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Kashan underglaze-painted pottery bowl

A Kashan underglaze-painted pottery bowl Persia, 12th/ 13th Century of conical form on a long foot, decorated underglaze in cobalt-blue and black on a white ground with four radiating inscription-filled bands interspersed by panels containing palmettes, the rim with a further band of inscription

Los #: 18R

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Kashan underglaze-painted pottery bowl

A Kashan underglaze-painted pottery bowl Persia, early 13th Century of conical form on a short foot, decorated in black under a turquoise and cobalt-blue glaze with a series of concentric zig-zag motifs, the exterior with a scrolling vine, the well with overpainted face motif 29.2 cm. diam. Fußnoten

Los #: 19R

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery bowl

A Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery bowl Syria, 14th Century of deep rounded form on a splayed foot with everted rim, decorated in cobalt-blue and black on a white ground under a clear glaze with a six-pointed star to the well filled and surrounded by abstract motifs, the walls with a series of

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A silver-inlaid brass bowl

A silver-inlaid brass bowl Persia or Mesopotamia, 14th Century with rounded base, tapering sides and inverted rim, engraved and inlaid in silver and black composition with a band of inscription in thuluth on a ground of foliate interlace interspersed by six petaled rosettes with roundels containing

Los #: 28R

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Safavid openwork Steel 'alam Section

A Safavid openwork Steel 'alam Section Persia, 16th/ 17th Century of teardrop form terminating in two curved elements, decorated in openwork with two cartouches filled with inscriptions on a ground of scrolling tendrils, the base of flaring cylindrical form, mounted 61 cm. high Fußnoten Provenance

Los #: 33R

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Safavid walrus ivory-hilted gold-damascened steel sword (shamshir)

A Safavid walrus ivory-hilted gold-damascened steel sword (shamshir) Persia, 17th/ 18th Century the single-edged watered steel blade of curved form, chiselled to one side with a roundel containing a lion with engraved inscription to body, above a lobed inscription-filled cartouche, the crossguard

Los #: 39Y R

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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Aegidius Sadeler II (d. 1629), Zeynal Khan and Mehdi Quli Beg, Persian...

Aegidius Sadeler II (d. 1629), Zeynal Khan and Mehdi Quli Beg, Persian ambassadors to the court of Rudolf II Prague, 1604 and 1605 copperplate engravings on paper, inscribed in Latin and Persian 262 x 195 mm. (sheet); 265 x 183 mm. (sheet)(2) Fußnoten Aegidius Sadeler was born around 1570 in

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Qajar katamkari child's chair

A Qajar katamkari child's chair Persia, 19th Century profusely inlaid with micro-mosaic bone, brass, wood and lac forming geometric patterns, the back of the seat with four cartouches filled with inscriptions in nasta'liq surmounted by a cartouche containing inscriptions in thuluth, the back of the

Los #: 45R

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A large illuminated Qur'an in a floral lacquer binding, the text ending...

A large illuminated Qur'an in a floral lacquer binding, the text ending with sura LXXXV, al-Buruj, The Constellations Provincial Persia, early 16th Century Arabic manuscript on paper, 429 leaves, 10 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black and

Los #: 3• R

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019