Old Master Paintings

Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge

Datum der Auktion: 23.10.2019

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'Abd al-Rahman Jami, Persian poetry, with a section from the Haft Awrang...

'Abd al-Rahman Jami, Persian poetry, with a section from the Haft Awrang added by a different scribe Safavid Persia, dated AH 960/AD 1552-53 and 26th Safar 965/18th December 1557 Persian manuscript on paper, 112 leaves, approximately 12 lines to the page written in elegant nasta'liq script in black

Los #: 6• R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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 lattice formed by foliate vines filled with flower motifs, the border with large flowerheads interspersed by groups of

Los #: 54

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

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 with a central panel containing flowerheads flanked by foliate motifs, the border with a foliate lattice filled with flowerheads 247 x 171 cm. Fußnoten

Los #: 55

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

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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A Bokhara silk-embroidered linen panel (susani)

A Bokhara silk-embroidered linen panel (susani) Central Asia, 19th Century rectangular, the natural ground embroidered in polychrome silks with a central panel containing a lattice formed by foliate vines filled with flowerheads, the border with an undulating floral vine, silk edging to reverse 245

Los #: 51

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 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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A collection of Qajar steel tools

A collection of Qajar steel tools Persia, 18th-19th Century comprising a powder measure; a set of ember tongs and pricker in the form of a dragon; a sugar axe in the from of a dragon and three axe heads, one in the form of a bird; a miniature gold damascened axe; a brass inlaid lock element; a Qajar

Los #: 34R

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A collection of steel flint-strikers and belt hooks

A collection of steel flint-strikers and belt hooks Persia, 15th-19th Century comprising nine flint strikers - a fine Timurid example in the form of a dragon; two fine Safavid watered steel examples in the form of dragons; a further Afsharid example dated 1152 with the name of Nader Shah; a Qajar

Los #: 35R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Damascus underglaze-painted pottery dish

A Damascus underglaze-painted pottery dish Syria, 16th/ 17th Century of shallow rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated underglaze in cobalt-blue and black on a white ground with a ewer surrounded by foliate motifs, the border with fish scale motifs interspersed by foliate motifs 25

Los #: 67

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Damascus underglaze-painted pottery dish

A Damascus underglaze-painted pottery dish Syria, 16th Century of shallow rounded form on a short foot with a wide everted rim, the rim with a cusped edge, decorated in cobalt-blue, green and manganese on a white ground, a roundel to centre containing a quatrefoil motif filled with a floral vine

Los #: 68

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Fars brass bowl

A Fars brass bowl Persia, 14th Century with rounded base, inverted sides and flattened rim, engraved with a series of roundels containing mounted warriors within quatrefoils interspersed by bands of inscriptions in thuluth all on a ground of scrolling tendrils, the base with radiating bands of

Los #: 29R

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Kashan lustre pottery bowl

A Kashan lustre pottery bowl Persia, 12th/ 13th Century of deep rounded form with inverted rim on a short splayed foot, decorated in a brownish gold lustre with a central roundel containing a seated figure, surrounded by a series of panels containing sphynxes within lobed cartouches, the rim with

Los #: 21R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Kashan lustre pottery jug

A Kashan lustre pottery jug Persia, 12th/ 13th Century of bulbous form with wide cylindrical neck, on a splayed foot with simple handle, decorated in a brownish gold lustre with a series of cartouches containing mounted figures to the shoulder, the lower body with a series of cartouches containing

Los #: 22R

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

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 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

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A large Iznik pottery dish

A large Iznik pottery dish Turkey, 17th Century of shallow rounded form on a short foot, decorated in raised red, cobalt-blue and green with black outline on a white ground, with a spray of carnations, saz leaves and other flowerheads issuing from a leafy tuft, the rim with rock-and-wave design

Los #: 61*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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 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 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 Nishapur buffware pottery bowl

A Nishapur buffware pottery bowl Persia, 10th Century of shallow rounded form on a short foot with everted rim, decorated underglaze in yellow, green and manganese on a cream ground with five birds interspersed by abstract vegetal motifs, the exterior with a large zig-zag motif filled with lattice

Los #: 15R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Nurata silk embroidered linen panel (susani)

A Nurata silk embroidered linen panel (susani) Central Asia, 19th Century of rectangular form, the natural ground embroidered in polychrome silks with a central panel filled with floral sprays, the border with alternating flowerheads and trefoil motifs 208 x 177 cm. Fußnoten Provenance Count Tassilo

Los #: 57

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A pair of Ottoman gold-damascened steel Calligrapher's scissors and two...

A pair of Ottoman gold-damascened steel Calligrapher's scissors and two other tools Turkey, 18th/ 19th Century the scissors of typical form, terminating in openwork foliate handles, decorated near the hinge in gold overlay with floral interlace; together with a pair of calipers and scraper both

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A pair of Qajar silver-damascened steel sheep

A pair of Qajar silver-damascened steel sheep Persia, 19th Century each standing upright facing forward with head raised, decorated in silver and brass inlay with friezes of vegetal motifs around the bodies, cartouches containing floral interlace to the backs and heads 25 cm. high(2) Fußnoten

Los #: 47R

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

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 Qajar coco de mer Kashkul by Mirza Ghulam Husayn Shirazi

A Qajar coco de mer Kashkul by Mirza Ghulam Husayn Shirazi Persia, 19th Century of typical form, profusely engraved with a large lobed inscription-filled cartouche to the base terminating in an inscription-filled cartouche of palmette form to each end, all on a ground of foliate interlace, the

Los #: 48R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019

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A Qajar enamelled brass ghalian

A Qajar enamelled brass ghalian Persia, 19th Century of inverted piriform with removable flaring cylindrical neck and tripod stand, decorated in polychrome enamel with friezes of cartouches containing floral sprays, flowerheads, and portrait medallions, the two silver cups decorated in repoussé and

Los #: 44R

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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 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 Qajar lacquer box containing a set of portable merchant's weights and scales

A Qajar lacquer box containing a set of portable merchant's weights and scales Persia, dated AH 1242/ AD 1826-27 rectangular, the interior containing two sets of steel balances and brass pans, one with gold damascened decoration, ten weights of various sizes, the interior decorated in polychrome and

Los #: 50R

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 23.10.2019