Art of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

Christie's
7 April 2011, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 07.04.2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY OR EARLIER Qur'an LXXIX, sura al-naz'at , parts v. 1 - Qur'an LXXX, sura 'abas , parts v. 39, Arabic manuscript on vellum, recto with 17ll. of neat sepia kufic , verses

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY OR EARLIER Qur'an LXVI, sura al-tahrim , parts v.10 - Qur'an LXVII, sura al-mulk , parts vv.1-13, Arabic manuscript on vellum, verso with 17ll. of neat sepia kufic

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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AN ABBASID TIN GLAZED POTTERY BOWL

AN ABBASID TIN GLAZED POTTERY BOWL
MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH CENTURY
AN ABBASID TIN GLAZED POTTERY BOWL MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH CENTURY Of rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the plain white interior painted in cobalt-blue with a single phrase of flowing kufic , repaired breaks, area of restoration 7¾in

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Qur'an XXX, surat al-rum , vv.51-55, parts vv.50 and vv.56, Arabic manuscript on vellum, each side with 10ll. of elegant kufic , with round thick letters and notably

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Qur'an XXI sura al-anbiya' , parts vv. 72-74, Arabic manuscript on vellum, with 6ll. of sepia kufic , red, yellow and green dots marking vocalisation, slightly smudged in

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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AN EARLY ISLAMIC BRONZE EWER

AN EARLY ISLAMIC BRONZE EWER
MESOPOTAMIA OR IRAN, 8TH/9TH CENTURY
AN EARLY ISLAMIC BRONZE EWER MESOPOTAMIA OR IRAN, 8TH/9TH CENTURY Of drop form with trough spout, each end of the scrolling handle terminating in deers heads, the body with a broad band of bold stylised scrolling vine culminating at

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A NISHAPUR CONICAL POTTERY BOWL

A NISHAPUR CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A NISHAPUR CONICAL POTTERY BOWL NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY On flat foot, the interior decorated in orange-red slip and manganese with a central strapwork panel, the cavetto with four large leaf-motifs each containing a central scroll

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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AN EARLY HIJAZI QUR'AN FOLIO

AN EARLY HIJAZI QUR'AN FOLIO
ARABIA, SECOND HALF 7TH/EARLY 8TH CENTURY
AN EARLY HIJAZI QUR'AN FOLIO ARABIA, SECOND HALF 7TH/EARLY 8TH CENTURY Qur'an XL, sura ghafir v.66 - Qur'an XLI sura fussilat , parts v.10, Arabic manuscript on vellum, each side with 18ll. of sepia hijazi , sura heading in red

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A FIGURAL ABBASID LUSTRE BOWL

A FIGURAL ABBASID LUSTRE BOWL
MESOPOTAMIA OR CENTRAL ASIA, 9TH CENTURY
A FIGURAL ABBASID LUSTRE BOWL MESOPOTAMIA OR CENTRAL ASIA, 9TH CENTURY Of rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the pale tin glaze painted in tones of lustre with a central large figure sitting cross-legged on a short

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY Qur'an IV, sura al-nisa' part v.12, Arabic manuscript on vellum, with 15ll. of elegant sepia kufic , red diacritics, areas of staining, some losses to folio 9 5/8 x 14 5/8in. (24.4

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY Qur'an VI, sura al-an'am vv. 160-161, parts of vv. 159 and 162, parts vv. 145 and 146, Arabic manuscript on vellum, each with 6ll. of kufic , red and green vocalisation, gilt

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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AN AUBERGINE AND RED MARVERED GLASS VIAL

AN AUBERGINE AND RED MARVERED GLASS VIAL
EGYPT OR SYRIA, 7TH OR 8TH CENTURY
AN AUBERGINE AND RED MARVERED GLASS VIAL EGYPT OR SYRIA, 7TH OR 8TH CENTURY Of slender cylindrical slightly widening form, with rounded base and circular rimmed top, with bands of red applied and combed glass and wave

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY Qur'an VII, sura al-a'raf , parts vv.172-182 and VIII, sura al-anfal , parts vv.22-32, Arabic manuscript on velum, 11ll. of small elegant kufic , vocalisations in red, yellow

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL

A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY Of conical form on short foot, the white ground with an elegant dark brown stylised kufic inscription around a small central dot, the exterior

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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ABU'L HUSAYN AHMAD IBN FARIS IBN ZAKARIYYA IBN MUHAMMAD IBN ...

ABU'L HUSAYN AHMAD IBN FARIS IBN ZAKARIYYA IBN MUHAMMAD IBN HABIB AL-QAZVINI AL-RAZI (D. AH 395/1005-06 AD): THIRD VOLUME OF AL-MUJMAL FI'L-LUGHA
SIGNED 'ABD AL-RAHMAN IBN MUHAMMAD AL-ANBARI, NEAR EAST, DATED THE END OF RAJAB AH 534/MARCH 1140 AD
ABU'L HUSAYN AHMAD IBN FARIS IBN ZAKARIYYA IBN

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A NISHAPUR CONICAL POTTERY BOWL

A NISHAPUR CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A NISHAPUR CONICAL POTTERY BOWL NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY The off-white interior decorated with a central stylised sepia bird, the cavetto with a band of pseudo- kufic inscription and the rim with a plain black band, repaired breaks

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A MOULDED GREEN GLASS SPRINKLER

A MOULDED GREEN GLASS SPRINKLER
IRAN, 10TH OR 11TH CENTURY
A MOULDED GREEN GLASS SPRINKLER IRAN, 10TH OR 11TH CENTURY With round body on short conical foot and extended long thin neck, the body with moulded kufic inscription, bands of floral blooms above and below, applied bands of ribbed glass

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A SAMARKAND POTTERY BOWL

A SAMARKAND POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY
A SAMARKAND POTTERY BOWL CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY Rising from short foot through rounded body with slightly everted rim, the interior decorated in light brown with red highlights with two confronted rearing lions with curling manes, their tails

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A GREEN-SPLASHED CONICAL POTTERY BOWL

A GREEN-SPLASHED CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
PROBABLY NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A GREEN-SPLASHED CONICAL POTTERY BOWL PROBABLY NISHAPUR, NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY Rising from short foot, the white interior decorated with three wide green splashes, repaired breaks 11¾in. (29.8cm.) diam

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KHORASSAN BRONZE EWER

A KHORASSAN BRONZE EWER
SIGNED AHMAD, IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
A KHORASSAN BRONZE EWER SIGNED AHMAD, IRAN, 12TH CENTURY Rising from trumpet foot to bulbous body with flat shoulder, the thin faceted neck with bulbous mouth, dome-shaped hinged lid and wide curved spout, 'S'-shaped handle with knop and

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A BLACK GLAZED POTTERY EWER

A BLACK GLAZED POTTERY EWER
IRAN, CIRCA 11TH/12TH CENTURY
A BLACK GLAZED POTTERY EWER IRAN, CIRCA 11TH/12TH CENTURY With rounded body on short flat foot, the sloping shoulder rising to a tubular neck with everted lip, with short tubular trough spout, the neck with applied suspension rings simulating

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A LARGE KHORASSAN SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS BASIN

A LARGE KHORASSAN SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS BASIN
NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
A LARGE KHORASSAN SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS BASIN NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY The flat base with rounded sides recurving to the flaring sixteen-sided cusped rim, the centre with a roundel of intricate

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A SELJUK FIGURAL BLUE-GLAZED EWER

A SELJUK FIGURAL BLUE-GLAZED EWER
KASHAN, CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 1200
A SELJUK FIGURAL BLUE-GLAZED EWER KASHAN, CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 1200 With cylindrical body on ribbed everted foot, slightly sloping flat shoulder and tubular neck, with rising part-covered trough spout, the sides of the body moulded

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A GILT-COPPER PLAQUE

A GILT-COPPER PLAQUE
IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, PROBABLY 14TH CENTURY
A GILT-COPPER PLAQUE IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, PROBABLY 14TH CENTURY Of rectangular form decorated in repoussé, the main panel of decoration with a border of dots and divided into three bands, two with goats with spotted coats galloping in

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A BRIGHTLY COLOURED SELJUK SILK LAMPAS ROBE

A BRIGHTLY COLOURED SELJUK SILK LAMPAS ROBE
CENTRAL ASIA, 11TH/12TH CENTURY
A BRIGHTLY COLOURED SELJUK SILK LAMPAS ROBE CENTRAL ASIA, 11TH/12TH CENTURY Slightly waisted with wide body, long sleeves and short collar, the red silk ground woven in green silk outlined with highlights of blue and gold

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A SILK EMBROIDERED ROUNDEL

A SILK EMBROIDERED ROUNDEL
CENTRAL ASIA, CICRA 14TH CENTURY
A SILK EMBROIDERED ROUNDEL CENTRAL ASIA, CICRA 14TH CENTURY The yellow silk ground embroidered with a central roundel containing two confronted deer, their eyes and hooves picked out in white and black and features on their coat and face

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KASHAN LUSTRE TAZZA

A KASHAN LUSTRE TAZZA
IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY
A KASHAN LUSTRE TAZZA IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY Of shallow rounded form with wide flaring rim, on short conical foot, the centre decorated with two robed figures surrounded by scrolling vegetal motifs, rim with band of psuedo-calligraphy with swirling

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY BOTTLE

A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY BOTTLE
CENTRAL IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY
A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY BOTTLE CENTRAL IRAN, EARLY 13TH CENTURY Of bulbous form rising from short conical foot through wide central body to thin neck with flaring mouth and cusped lip, decorated with bands of strong metallic lustre with

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A KASHAN MOULDED LUSTRE CALLIGRAPHIC TILE

A KASHAN MOULDED LUSTRE CALLIGRAPHIC TILE
IRAN, LATE 13TH CENTURY
A KASHAN MOULDED LUSTRE CALLIGRAPHIC TILE IRAN, LATE 13TH CENTURY Intact, of rectangular form, the moulded inscription heightened with cobalt-blue glaze, with tendrils and palmettes reserved against gold lustre ground, lustre mostly

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011

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A RARE KHORASSAN BRONZE LAMP IN THE FORM OF A RABBIT

A RARE KHORASSAN BRONZE LAMP IN THE FORM OF A RABBIT
NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
A RARE KHORASSAN BRONZE LAMP IN THE FORM OF A RABBIT NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY The rabbit stylistically formed with long ears, a pronounced nose, and short recurving tail, with two spouts issuing from the

Lot #: 57

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 7 Apr 2011