Islamic & Indian Arts

Roseberys
70/76 Knights Hill
SE27 0JD London
United Kingdom
[email protected] · +44 (0)20 87612522 · +44 (0)20 87612524

Date of the auction: 22.10.2020

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An Egyptian New Kingdom red jasper trussed ox amulet, 18th - 20th Dynasty, circa 1550 - 1070 BC., 2.2cm. long Provenance: Private UK collection acquired by the vendor's family when they lived in Cairo in the 1960s

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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Five Egyptian terracotta bead and ring moulds, Amarna Period, 14th century BC., largest 3.7cm. diam. (5) Provenance: Private UK collection acquired by the vendor's family when they lived in Cairo in the 1960s

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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An Egyptian bright blue glazed faience ring inscribed with the throne name of Pharaoh Amenhotep III Nebmaatre, a.1390-1352 BC., ring band broken and minor damage to edge, ring bezel 2cm. high Provenance: Private UK collection acquired by the vendor's family when they lived in Cairo in the 1960s

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A large Egyptian-style blue faience winged scarab, the separately-made body and two wings perforated for attachment, the details of the beetle and feathered wings naturalistically modelled, approx. 19cm full diam. Provenance: Private collection UK, acquired by the vendors family in Cairo in the

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A copper anthropomorphic figure, India, Gangentic plains, 2nd millenium B.C., cast with a domical head, long outstretched arms that curl inwards, and splayed legs originating from the robust midsection, 20cm. high Provenance: Private collection, UK Although the function of sculptures such as these

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A substantially restored North West Iranian pottery rhyton in the form of a bull with prominent hump behind the neck, with open spout formed from the mouth, a notched ridge forming the dewlap and tail, 31.5cm high, 34.4cm long Provenance: Private collection, Italy acquired in the 1980s

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A group of ancient pottery vessels, 1st Millennium BC. and later, including a Greek black glazed oil lamp, 6.5cm high; a spherical buff pottery vessel with flaring rim and two looped side handles, 9.5cm. high; an ovoid vessel with flared rim and single side loop handle and other pottery bowls, lid

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A group of antiquities comprising three Cypriot pottery vessels, including a Cypro-Geometric Bichrome ware flask with cut-away spout, a strainer at its base, set at right angles to the handle, on a raised base, the buff coloured body with linear decoration in umber, circa 1050 - 700 B.C., 9cm high

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Messapian pottery lidded stamnos, circa 4th century BC., the lid with banded decoration in red and cream slip, the rounded body similarly decorated with additional bands of tongues at the shoulder, with arched upright handles, set on a low foot, 27cm high incl. lid Provenance: with Mitsukoshi

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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An iron Terret (reign ring), possibly Iron Age, and a small perforated vessel, ring 5.1cm. diam. (2) Provenance: Private UK collection acquired by the vendor's family when they lived in Cairo in the 1960s

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A large Boeotian black glazed kantharos, circa 5th Century B.C., with carinated lower body, on a stemmed foot with raised encircling ridge, the high looped strap handles with interior struts and projecting spurs, traces of the extensive decoration remain on the body and handles, 37.cm high

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Roman terracotta Molossian hound, circa 1st century A.D., forming part of a water spout, the foreparts of the dog modelled with well-defined curls of thick fur, with ears alert, the face with raised eyebrows, large eyes and pointed nose, 14.5cm high Provenance: Private collection, New Mexico

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A small Roman light green glass jug, 1st century A.D., the flaring mouth with an infolded rim on a pear-shaped body and hollow tubular base-ring, decorated with an applied spiral around the neck and handle in contrasting streaky light blue glass, 13.5cm high Provenance: Property of a Lady, purchased

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A carved agate cup with flared rim, in the Roman style, 20th century, conical in form, with thin walls, on a flat base with a profiled foot offset from the body by a shallow groove, the concave neck likewise offset from the body by raised band framed by shallow grooves, the rim flaring, the surface

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Roman clear glass dish and a lid, 2nd-4th century AD, the first of deep form with heavy iridescence, the lid of blueish colour, the rim curving under, 6cm. diam. and 8.2cm. diam. (2) Provenance: Mr. Lottmann, Paris, France; acquired from the French art market, 1960s-1970s

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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Four small Roman glass vessels, circa 2nd-4th century AD., including a pale blue spherical-bodied unguentarium, trailing applied to the tall cylindrical neck, 8.1cmcm; a pale blue glass unguentarium with squat spherical body, the neck tapering towards the out-turned rim, 7cm; an amber vessel with

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Roman glass vessel, Rhineland, circa 3rd-4th century AD., with rounded shoulders and tapering cylindrical body, the sides with indentations or fluting on the body, with tall cylindrical neck and slightly flared rim, 14cm. high Provenance Mr. Lottmann, Paris, France; acquired from the French art

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A group of four Roman silver figures, 2nd-4th century A.D., and a quantity of gold items after the antique, comprising a pair of gold earrings, two gold rings set with intaglios in the Roman style, a ring with inscribed glass bead and another gold element (10) Provenance: Property of a Lady

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Roman bottle with pinched projections, Eastern Mediterranean, circa 5th-6th century AD., the free-blown rounded body tapering to a short cylindrical neck. The body is decorated with a series of pinched projections, the base indented, the surface is covered with a thick layer of encrustation, the

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A late Roman marble mosaic of a lion, circa 4th-5th century AD, the multi-coloured composition on a white ground, preserving a lioness

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Phoenecian trailed aubergine glass flask, 2nd-3rd century AD, of bottle for, with tall thin neck and everted rim, intact 7.5cm. high Provenance: Private collection, Germany acquired 1975

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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An ancient chalcedony, faience disc bead necklace, 48cm. long Provenance: Private collection, Germany acquired prior 1976

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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Six glass vessels including an unguentarium with tall cylindrical neck and applied trail, 15.2cm; a vessel with conical body, flaring neck and out-turned rim, 7.6cm; a phial, 9cm and three other vessels, Not Ancient (6

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Medieval pale green unguentarium, with tapering body, thick walled, short, convex lip and horizontal lip, the indented base with pontil mark to underside, intact, a pressure crack to base, an old collection label reading ’94’ on body, 14.2cm. high Provenance: Private collection, London, UK

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Byzantine enamelled gold belt buckle, circa 7th century AD, in the form of a roundel supported by leaves, on a hinge of gold moving balls, oval loop and curved tongue, the upper roundel worked with granulation and kufic letters on a cobalt ground, the leaves on a green enamelled ground and with

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A group of 53 Bonhams Auction catalogues: Antiquities Asian Art and Tribal Art 3rd October 1990, Tribal Art and Asian Art 4th December 1990, Tribal Art, Asian Art and Antiquities 30th January 1991, Tribal Art, Asian Art and Antiquities 11th April 1991, Antiquities 29th October 1991, Fine Antiquities

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A group of 52 Bonhams auction catalogues: Antiquities Asian Art and Tribal Art, 3rd October 1990, Antiquities 29th October 1991, Antiquities 5th November 1992, Fine Antiquities 8th December 1992, Fine Antiquities 6th July 1993, Antiquities 29th April 1993, Natural History and Ethnographic Specimens

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A Kufic Qur’an folio, Near East or North Africa, 9th century or earlier, Qur'an II (sura al-baqara), vv.97-108, Arabic manuscript on vellum, with 17ll. of neat sepia kufic script, verse markers in the form of clusters of six gold roundels, khams markers in the form of a gold ha, another marker in an

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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Two folios from a Kufic Qur'an, Near East or North Africa, 9th century, Qur'an V (sura al-ma'ida), vv.28-36 (parts), and Qura'n VI (sura al-an'am) v. 28-38 (parts), Arabic manuscript on vellum, each folio with 11ll. of sepia and black kufic script, vocalization in red, green and yellow, later added

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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A gold Kufic Qur'an bifolio, North Africa or Near East, 9th/10th century, Qur'an XLVIII (sura al-fath), v.21-26 and Qur'an XLIX (sura al-hujrat), v.14 to Qur'an L (sura qaf), v.2, gold and black ink on vellum, each folio with 8ll. of gold kufic script outlined in sepia, verse markers in the form of

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020