The Oliver Hoare Collection

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 25.10.2019

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A SILVER-PLATED COPPER-MOUNTED OAK CONTRABASS BALALAIKA

A SILVER-PLATED COPPER-MOUNTED OAK CONTRABASS BALALAIKA NORTH AMERICAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY With steel strings 69 5/8 in. (177 cm.) high, overall Provenance Acquired at the Masterpiece Fair, London, 2015 (winner of the Best Folk Object

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £3,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A TRUMPET

A TRUMPET DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO On a modern metal stand 18 in. (45.7 cm.) long Provenance Baptist Missionary Society Collection, United Kingdom Christie's, South Kensington, 26 September 1989, lot 92 Desmond Morris Collection, United-Kingdom Finch & Co, London to Oliver Hoare

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A LARGE SLIT DRUM ( KENTONGAN )

A LARGE SLIT DRUM ( KENTONGAN ) INDONESIA, 20TH CENTURY Made of a hollowed trunk, with a large vertical slit, painted with lotus flower petals, a star and inscriptions in loose naskh script 86 7/8in. (220cm.) long, 18in. (46cm.) diam

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A PAINTED AND IVORY AND BONE-INLAID STRINGED INSTRUMENT ( TAMBURI )

A PAINTED AND IVORY AND BONE-INLAID STRINGED INSTRUMENT ( TAMBURI ) GWALIOR, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY The body painted with Ganesh flanked by peacocks above Rama and Sita enthroned, the lower register painted with two cows, the reverse showing Rada and Krishna amidst floral sprays and surrounded by

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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THREE STICKS

THREE STICKS POSSIBLY TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY OR LATER Possibly drum sticks, each shaft consisting of spiralling baleen along a core of bamboo, two with shoulders of twisted copper wire, two with double tip, the longer with tip replaced with flaring silver finial Larger 20 ¼in. (51cm.) long

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A LADY DRUMMING

A LADY DRUMMING QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY Oil on canvas, standing, playing the drum, a riverine landscape in the background 57in. (144.8cm.) high, 34 ½in. (87.8cm.) wide

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A BYZANTINE GOLD BUCKLE

A BYZANTINE GOLD BUCKLE CIRCA 7TH CENTURY AD The hook with a peacock engraved onto the square-shaped plate, the hoop and loop hinged onto an elongated and waisted plate, chip carved, punched and engraved with a double headed snake following the edge, surrounding a crocodile seen from above, two

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A HARDSTONE SEAL, LATER MOUNTED AS A RING

A HARDSTONE SEAL, LATER MOUNTED AS A RING TIMURID IRAN, 15TH CENTURY With plain band and shoulders, the setting engraved with criss-cross pattern, the red agate inscribed nada 'Ali prayers 1 1/8in. (3.5cm.) high

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A SILVER AND NEPHRITE JADE SEAL RING

A SILVER AND NEPHRITE JADE SEAL RING TIMURID IRAN, SECOND HALF 15TH CENTURY The band with open work lower shank, the octagonal setting engraved with stylised scrollwork, the shoulder with a flowerhead flanked with griffin heads, the stone engraved with nada 'Ali prayers 1 3/8in. (3.5cm.) high

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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PORTRAIT OF ZEB AL-NISA, BEGUM SAMRU (1751-1836)

PORTRAIT OF ZEB AL-NISA, BEGUM SAMRU (1751-1836) PROBABLY DELHI, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1820-1830 Oil on canvas, she sits on a chair covered with red velvet, under a heavy red curtain, she wears a white Kashmir shawl and a white dress over blue trousers, rows of pearls around the neck and a turra , she

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A STANDING PORTRAIT OF AN OTTOMAN COVERED LADY

A STANDING PORTRAIT OF AN OTTOMAN COVERED LADY EUROPE OR OTTOMAN TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY Oil on canvas, framed 13 3/8 x 10 ¼in. (34 x 26cm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A DOUBLE-SIDED CARVED MARBLE SCALLOPED MEDALLION

A DOUBLE-SIDED CARVED MARBLE SCALLOPED MEDALLION 20TH CENTURY Of Timurid Central Asian inspiration, with radiating arabesques, on metal stand 26 ¾in. (68cm.) high, with stand

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A GIANT FOOT

A GIANT FOOT ITALIAN, CLASSICAL STYLE Marble foot; wearing a roman sandal; with iron elements on top and side 47 x 31 ½ x 19 ¾in. (119 x 80 x 50 cm

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A BRONZE 'QILIN' SCROLL WEIGHT

A BRONZE 'QILIN' SCROLL WEIGHT CHINA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY The crouching mythical beast cast with flame scrolls to its haunches and forelegs and its backbone well defined 4 5/8 in. (12.2 cm.) long Provenance Collection of Barbara Harding, 23 October 2017

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A BRONZE LEOPARD

A BRONZE LEOPARD BENIN STYLE, 20TH CENTURY Bearing an indestinct stamp 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high Provenance The British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Collection, Bristol, sold Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, 20 September 2017, lot 261, to Oliver Hoare

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A BASSA HEADCREST

A BASSA HEADCREST YABASSI VILLAGE, CAMEROON Height: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) Provenance Important European Private Collection, sold; Christie's, New York, Origins. Masterworks of African and Oceanic Art , 17 May 2018, lot 9, to Oliver Hoare

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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EMBRACING LOVERS

EMBRACING LOVERS SCHOOL OF ABU'L-HASAN GHAFFARI, QAJAR IRAN, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY Gouache on paper, two lovers lie on the floor in amorous embrace, the man wearing red and white floral robe and the woman in green jacket and dark shirt, other clothes strewn around them, behind them a series of

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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TWO COPPER ALLOY SHIVA FACED COVERS LINGAS ( EKHAMUKHA LINGAS )

TWO COPPER ALLOY SHIVA FACED COVERS LINGAS ( EKHAMUKHA LINGAS ) INDIA, 19TH CENTURY OR LATER Each extensively rubbed, the larger with darker incrustations Larger 4 ¾in. (12cm.) high

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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AN ENGRAVED GILT COPPER SHRI YANTRA

AN ENGRAVED GILT COPPER SHRI YANTRA INDIA Cast, the diagram formed by interlocking triangles radiating out from a raised central bosse ( bindu ) 14in. (35.6cm.) square

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A BACTRIAN STONE RITUAL OBJECT

A BACTRIAN STONE RITUAL OBJECT CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM BC The red stone with white inclusions, of waisted cylindrical form, the flat ends with shallow grooves 11 in. (28 cm.) high Provenance With Mansour Gallery, London, July 1998

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A POLISHED SANDSTONE LINGAM

A POLISHED SANDSTONE LINGAM KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD, ANGKOR OR BAYON STYLE, 12TH/13TH CENTURY The surface polished with square base and octagonal middle section rising to cylindrical top 18 in. (46 cm.) high Provenance With Seward Kennedy, New York or London, 1971 or prior Seward Kennedy’s Cabinet of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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AN HEXAGONAL POTTERY TILE

AN HEXAGONAL POTTERY TILE MAMLUK DAMASCUS, SYRIA, CIRCA 1420-50 The blue and black painted decoration consisting of a string instrument and its bow amidst a swaying floral tendril 6 ¼in. (15.9cm,) across

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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FOUR SQUARE IZNIK POTTERY TILES

FOUR SQUARE IZNIK POTTERY TILES OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1590-1600 Each painted with a floral rosette issuing six swirling floral tendrils within a bole-red lobed roundel against a green field, lobed palmettes to each corner, on white ground Each 10in. ( 25.4cm.) square

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A FRASER ALBUM: MAWLAWI SALAMAT ALLAH OF MATHURA WITH...

AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A FRASER ALBUM: MAWLAWI SALAMAT ALLAH OF MATHURA WITH A DISCIPLE AND A MUSICIAN DELHI OR HARYANA, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1815-1819 Opaque and transparent pigments on paper, each figure identified in nasta’liq in black ink and pencil, mounted, framed and glazed, with an Eyre and

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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AN ENGRAVED AND REPOUSSÉ SILVER BEAKER

AN ENGRAVED AND REPOUSSÉ SILVER BEAKER POST SASSANIAN IRAN, 8TH-10TH CENTURY The flaring body rising forms a plain base, two rows of repoussé bosses on a field of palmettes, a geometric register above 3in. (7.5cm.) high

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A GOLD KOFTGARI DISH

A GOLD KOFTGARI DISH NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY With sloping rim and cusped edges, the overall decoration with floral arabesques and meandering wine, the cavetto with three unidentified couplets in Persian in praise of the owner in nasta'liq script within calligraphic cartouches 14 3/8in. (36.3cm

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A CUT-GLASS BELL SHAPED HUQQA BASE AND ITS KOFTGAR I STEEL FURNACE AND WIND...

A CUT-GLASS BELL SHAPED HUQQA BASE AND ITS KOFTGAR I STEEL FURNACE AND WIND SHIELD THE BASE, POSSIBLY IRELAND, THE FURNACE, STEM AND PIPE, INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY The base ribbed, the shoulders cut with repeating lozenges, the furnace with floral patterns arranged in foliated cusped medallions

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A POLYHEDRON CUT FROM A SEYMCHAN METEORITE

A POLYHEDRON CUT FROM A SEYMCHAN METEORITE RUSSIA The 60-sided polyhedral cut to triangular faces. Modern cutting. 4 ¼in. (11cm.) diameter 5.4kg Provenance Acquired from Pierre Delpuech, France

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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A FACETTED AND DOMED RED JASPER IMPLEMENT

A FACETTED AND DOMED RED JASPER IMPLEMENT NEAR MIDDLE EAST OR INDIA, 9TH-14TH CENTURY OR LATER Possibly a large game piece or paper burnisher, on square base 2 2/3in. (7cm.) high

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 25 Oct 2019

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SPECIMEN OF RUBY ON MATRIX

SPECIMEN OF RUBY ON MATRIX AFGHANISTAN The 1 ½-inch crystal of natural form, on its host rock with smaller crystals visible. 5 x 4 x 3in. (13 x 10 x 8cm

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Oct 2019