Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 02.04.2020

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A TIMURID OR AQQUYUNLU QUR'AN ON CHINESE PAPER

A TIMURID OR AQQUYUNLU QUR'AN ON CHINESE PAPER IRAN, 15TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, 534ff. plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 9ll. of elegant naskh on heavy coloured Chinese paper including deep blue, turquoise, pink, purple, orange, green and cream, the text within gold and blue

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £600,000 - £900,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN IMPORTANT KIRMAN 'VASE' CARPET FRAGMENT

AN IMPORTANT KIRMAN 'VASE' CARPET FRAGMENT SOUTH EAST PERSIA, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY Touches of light wear, minor loss and repair, a few spots of old moth damage, overall excellent condition for its age 8ft.8in. x 5ft.5in. (267cm. x 168cm.) Provenance Purchased in Europe during the 1920s by a

Lot #: 192

Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A MAMLUK SILVER, GOLD AND BLACK COMPOSITION INLAID BRASS EWER

A MAMLUK SILVER, GOLD AND BLACK COMPOSITION INLAID BRASS EWER PROBABLY EGYPT, PERIOD OF SULTAN AL-MALIK AL-NASIR MUHAMMAD IBN QALAWUN, 1293-4, 1299-1309 AND 1310-1341 The brass body densely inlaid with gold and silver, four bands of calligraphy around the neck and body, surrounded and alternating

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN UNUSUAL BLUE-GROUND AGRA CARPET

AN UNUSUAL BLUE-GROUND AGRA CARPET NORTH INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY Full pile throughout, a few minor repairs, mostly in excellent condition 12ft.8in. x 8ft.6in. (393cm. x 262cm.) Provenance A private European collection

Lot #: 185

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION

A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY Qur'an II, sura al-baqara v.118 (part) - Qur'an XVIII, sura al-kahf, v.99 (part), Arabic manuscript on vellum, 169ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 16ll. of neat black kufic , red, yellow, green and blue diacritics, khams

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A SILK YARKAND CARPET

A SILK YARKAND CARPET EAST TURKESTAN, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY Of ' Pomegranate Tree' design, full pile throughout, a few faint surface marks, overall very good condition 11ft.8in. x 5ft.1in. (359cm. x 154cm

Lot #: 202

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A KASHAN MOULDED COBALT-BLUE, BLACK AND WHITE JUG

A KASHAN MOULDED COBALT-BLUE, BLACK AND WHITE JUG CENTRAL IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY The spherical body moulded with a lattice of arabesques highlighted in blue and black, a band of reserved naskh inscription engraved on black around the rim, the handle and foot each with a band of similar inscription

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE SAT SAI OF BIHARI: KRISHNA PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK...

AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE SAT SAI OF BIHARI: KRISHNA PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK WITH RADHA KANGRA, PUNJAB HILLS, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1810 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, Krishna with Radha and gopis (milkmaids) and gopas (cowherds) playing around a tree, within narrow dark blue border

Lot #: 63

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN 18TH CENTURY CAUCASIAN CARPET

AN 18TH CENTURY CAUCASIAN CARPET KARABAGH REGION, SOUTH CAUCASUS The field comprising two panels with three of the borders reattached, scattered areas of wear and corrosion with associated repiling and restoration 12ft.8in. x 7ft.1in. (390cm. x 216cm

Lot #: 175

Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED RETUICULATED COCKEREL-HEAD POTTERY EWER

A KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED RETUICULATED COCKEREL-HEAD POTTERY EWER CENTRAL IRAN, FIRST QUARTER 13TH CENTURY With spherical body and tubular neck, the mouth in the form of a cockerel's head with flaring comb, the handle in the form of a rising tapering curving tail, the inner body plain, the outer

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A KAZAK RUG

A KAZAK RUG SOUTH CAUCASUS, MID 19TH CENTURY Minor touches of light wear and localised spots of restoration, overall good condition. 8ft.5in. x 6ft.4in. (256cm. x 193cm.) Provenance Anon sale, Christie's London, 8 October 2009, lot 27

Lot #: 163

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN IZNIK CALLIGRAPHIC POTTERY TILE

AN IZNIK CALLIGRAPHIC POTTERY TILE OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1570 From a large inscription panel, comprising part of a blue ground medallion with inscription in bold thuluth , floral turquoise border above and below, small chips on the corners, framed 8 5/8 x 8 ½in. (22 x 21.5cm

Lot #: 132

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN IMPRESSIVE SAFAVID QUR'AN

AN IMPRESSIVE SAFAVID QUR'AN IRAN, SHIRAZ, MID-16TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, 358ff. plus eight fly-leaves, each folio with 12ll. of black naskh on gold-speckled ground, text panels within gold and polychrome rules, sura headings in white thuluth on gold ground within heavily illuminated

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A SILK CAUCASIAN EMBROIDERED PRAYER RUG

A SILK CAUCASIAN EMBROIDERED PRAYER RUG LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY Woven on a chequered black and white foundation, faint surface marks, backed, otherwise good condition 6ft. x 4ft. (183cm. x 121cm

Lot #: 160

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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PORTRAIT OF A PRINCE

PORTRAIT OF A PRINCE ROYAL ATELIER, TABRIZ, IRAN, CIRCA 1530 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the prince reading, resting on a blossom tree, erroneous attribution to Vali Jan in the lower left hand corner, surrounded by light blue borders with panels of Persian poetry, within gold

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A LARGE MEDALLION USHAK CARPET

A LARGE MEDALLION USHAK CARPET WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY Even overall wear, localised corrosion, scattered repiling, sides and ends restored 18ft.9in. x 10ft.2in. (577cm. x 311cm.) Provenance Purchased from Robert Kime, London, 2009

Lot #: 189

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A MUGHAL GILT-COPPER REPOUSSÉ AND ENAMELLED BOWL AND DISH

A MUGHAL GILT-COPPER REPOUSSÉ AND ENAMELLED BOWL AND DISH NORTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY The bowl with rounded body decorated in repoussé with scrolling floral motifs on blue enamelled ground, the interior with gilt painted floral motifs within a lattice on blue enamelled ground, the dish of flat

Lot #: 80

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A BAKSHAISH CARPET

A BAKSHAISH CARPET WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1318/1900 AD Dated four times within the field, very light localised wear, selvages partially rebound, a few minute scattered spots of repiling, overall very good condition 15ft.5in. x 11ft.5in. (474cm. x 352cm

Lot #: 179

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A KASHAN MOULDED TURQUOISE MIHRAB TILE

A KASHAN MOULDED TURQUOISE MIHRAB TILE CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 1200 The central panel with lower arch supporting a mosque lamp on scrolling vine ground with kufic inscription, above this an arch formed of muqarnas filled with scrolling arabesques, the borders with kufic inscription within scrolling

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A LARGE MOULDED COBALT-BLUE EWER

A LARGE MOULDED COBALT-BLUE EWER KASHAN, CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 1200 The cylindrical body decorated with scrolling vine around a band of dancing figures with linked arms, the flat shoulder with traces of animals in chase, the neck and mouth with floral motifs, some areas of restoration 12 ¼in. (31cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN ALBUM OF CALLIGRAPHY AND PAINTINGS

AN ALBUM OF CALLIGRAPHY AND PAINTINGS IRAN AND INDIA, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper mounted on card, 66ff. each with calligraphy or a drawing mostly mounted in similar facing pairs, most with blue or maroon borders within gold and coloured margins, some calligrapher

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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QUR'AN

QUR'AN SAFAVID SHIRAZ, IRAN, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, 361ff. as numbered plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 12ll. of strong black naskh , rosette verse markers, marginal gold and polychrome circular medallions, nisf, hizb and juz' marginal markers in gold naskh , text

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A COMPILATION OF ARAB LITERARY TEXTS EXECUTED IN MASTERFUL CALLIGRAPHY

A COMPILATION OF ARAB LITERARY TEXTS EXECUTED IN MASTERFUL CALLIGRAPHY THE CALLIGRAPHY WITH NAME OF YAQUT AL-MUSTA'SIMI, BAGHDAD SCHOOL, LATE 13TH OR EARLY 14TH CENTURY, THE ILLUMINATION SAFAVID IRAN OR MUGHAL INDIA, LATE 16TH CENTURY Comprising extracts from Arabic literature ( adab ), Arabic

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A DIAMOND-SET GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE CIGARETTE CASE

A DIAMOND-SET GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE CIGARETTE CASE EUROPE, PROBABLY FRANCE OR SWITZERLAND, 1876-1909 Of shallow rectangular form with truncated corners, each half made of one panel of mottled agate with bevelled edges, the top with applied diamond-set tughra of Sultan Abdulhamid II within similar inset

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN IMPRESSIVE IZNIK-STYLE POTTERY VASE

AN IMPRESSIVE IZNIK-STYLE POTTERY VASE ULISSE CANTAGALLI, FLORENCE, ITALY, LATE 19TH CENTURY Of baluster form rising from short, slightly splayed foot to waisted neck with flaring mouth, two handles to the body, the decoration consisting of large composite flowerheads under intersecting saz leaves

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN EARLY ISLAMIC BRONZE EWER

AN EARLY ISLAMIC BRONZE EWER PROBABLY MESOPOTAMIA, 8TH/9TH CENTURY Of drop form with trough spout, each end of the scrolling handle terminating in a deer's head, the body with a broad band of bold stylised scrolling vine culminating at the belly with a large floral motif set with copper-inlaid

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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A LARGE KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO

A LARGE KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTHERN AFRICA, 2ND HALF 9TH/EARLY 10TH CENTURY Qur'an XXXIII, sura al-ahzab , vv. 25-49 (part), Arabic manuscript on vellum, each folio with 15ll. of black kufic , with red, green and yellow vocalisation, later black dot and line diacritics, with

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN 'EASTERN' KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO

AN 'EASTERN' KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO IRAN, 11TH/12TH CENTURY Qur'an XII, sura yusuf , vv.4 -18 (part), Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 9ll. of black 'eastern' kufic, vocalisation in red, blue and green diacritics, gold and polychrome roundel and drop-shaped verse markers, gold and polychrome

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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AN IMPRESSIVE CALLIGRAPHIC TOMBSTONE

AN IMPRESSIVE CALLIGRAPHIC TOMBSTONE PROBABLY JERUSALEM, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Carved with 11ll. of stylised kufic , some damages to edges and pitting within the stone, on later metal stand 20 ¾ x 20 ½ in. (52.5 x 52 cm.) without stand Provenance Private collection, Jerusalem, since 1998, by repute

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020

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ZAYN AL-DIN ABU ISMA'IL IBN AL-HUSAYN AL-JURJANI (D. 1136 AD): AL-AGHRADH...

ZAYN AL-DIN ABU ISMA'IL IBN AL-HUSAYN AL-JURJANI (D. 1136 AD): AL-AGHRADH AL-TIBBIYAH WA'L-MABAHITH AL-'ALA'IYAH ILKHANID IRAN, LATE 13TH/EARLY 14TH CENTURY On medicine, Persian manuscript on cream paper, 104ff. each folio with 19-23ll. of black and brown naskh written in at least three hands, key

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 2 Apr 2020