THE SHAKERINE COLLECTION: Calligraphy in Qur’ans and other Manuscripts

Sotheby's
London

Date of the auction: 23.10.2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN SECTION IN MAGHRIBI SCRIPT, NORTH AFRICA OR SPAIN...

AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN SECTION IN MAGHRIBI SCRIPT, NORTH AFRICA OR SPAIN, 12TH CENTURY AD text: surah al-ma’idah (V), middle of verse 19 to middle of verse 35; surah al-an’am (VI), middle of verse 33 to end of verse 35; surah al-ma’idah (V), middle of verse 111 to surah al-an’am (VI) middle of verse

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY ‘ABD AL-LATIF AL-SAYFI UZBEK, EGYPT...

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY ‘ABD AL-LATIF AL-SAYFI UZBEK, EGYPT, MAMLUK, DATED 876 AH/1472 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, 282 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 12 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, verses separated by three inverted red commas, surah headings in red riqa, f.1a with a

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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PIR MUHAMMAD IBN PIRI AHMAD B. KHALIL, KITAB ANIS AL-'ARIFIN, ON POETRY...

PIR MUHAMMAD IBN PIRI AHMAD B. KHALIL, KITAB ANIS AL-'ARIFIN, ON POETRY, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 995 AH/1586-87 AD Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Turkish on paper, 167 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 21 lines to the page, written in ince and taliq in black ink, ruled in gold and black, titles or important

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN JUZ (I), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, CIRCA 1750-1850

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN JUZ (I), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, CIRCA 1750-1850 surah al-Fatihah (I), v.1 to surah al-Baqarah (II) v.141Arabic manuscript on cream polished paper, 18 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 10 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold and black, verses separated by gold and

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED RUZNAME (ALMANAC OR CALENDAR), COPIED BY SULEYMAN KNOWN AS...

AN ILLUMINATED RUZNAME (ALMANAC OR CALENDAR), COPIED BY SULEYMAN KNOWN AS HIKMATI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURYArabic and Ottoman Turkish on vellum, text and tables written horizontally and vertically in naskh in black and red ink, columns ruled in gold, on a wooden spool with two

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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TWO ILLUMINATED CALLIGRAPHER’S DIPLOMAS (IJAZEH), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED...

TWO ILLUMINATED CALLIGRAPHER’S DIPLOMAS (IJAZEH), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1279 AH/1862-63 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, comprising an upper line in large black thuluth, with 3 or 2 lines beneath in neat naskh, lower cartouches giving the details of the ijazeh, interstices filled with floral

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED...

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY MUSTAFA AL-GUZELHISARI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1169 AH/1755-56 Arabic manuscript on watermarked paper, 90 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold and black, the margins

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL (QIT'A), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, 18TH CENTURY

AN ILLUMINATED CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL (QIT'A), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, 18TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, a large line of black thuluth surmounting 2 lines of neat black naskh, above 7 lines in black naskh written diagonally, decoration comprising 2 applied panels of foliate motifs, laid down on an album

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED MINIATURE QUR’AN, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY

AN ILLUMINATED MINIATURE QUR’AN, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, 306 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 22 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink within clouds against a gold ground, ruled in black and gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome rosettes, surah headings in

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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A QUR’AN, SUB-SAHARAN WEST AFRICA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

A QUR’AN, SUB-SAHARAN WEST AFRICA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on watermarked paper, 403 leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in Ifriqi script in dark brown ink, vocalisation in red, verses separated by yellow or green dots, surah headings in red, polychrome verse markers circular or

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY ABDULLAH B. ALI NAQI AHMED, PERSIA...

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY ABDULLAH B. ALI NAQI AHMED, PERSIA, SAFAVID, DATED 1139 AH/1726 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, 269 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 30 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, the Persian interlinear in red nasta’liq, ruled in black and gold, verses separated by

Lot #: 63

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA'IL AL-KHAYRAT, NORTH...

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA'IL AL-KHAYRAT, NORTH INDIA, KASHMIR, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on light brown paper, 345 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 6 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink within clouds against a gold ground, ruled with a frame of pink flower

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS AND SURAHS, COPIED BY HUSAIN...

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS AND SURAHS, COPIED BY HUSAIN AL-RUSHDI, AL-KASTAMONI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1260 AH/1844-45 AD Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 148 leaves plus 5 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold and black, verses separated by

Lot #: 68

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, PERSIA, QAJAR, CIRCA 1800

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, PERSIA, QAJAR, CIRCA 1800 Arabic manuscript on paper, 344 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 14 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in blue, red, green and gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome rosettes, verses separated by gold and polychrome rosettes

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN JUZ' (V), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, MID-19TH CENTURY

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN JUZ' (V), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, MID-19TH CENTURY surah al-Nisa (IV), vv.24-147 Arabic manuscript on paper, 34 leaves plus 5 fly-leaves, 7 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in black and gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome dotted roundels, f.1b with the

Lot #: 76

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, NORTH INDIA, KASHMIR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, NORTH INDIA, KASHMIR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, 395 leaves plus 6 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, with the interlinear Persian translation in red nasta’liq, ruled in gold and blue, verses separated by gold roundels

Lot #: 80

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED MINIATURE QUR’AN, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM B. ZAYAN AL-'ABIDIN...

AN ILLUMINATED MINIATURE QUR’AN, COPIED BY ABU AL-QASIM B. ZAYAN AL-'ABIDIN AL-KHAWANSARI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, 221 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 20 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink within clouds against a gold ground, ruled in black and

Lot #: 81

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY MUSTAFA SAFWAT, STUDENT OF MUSTAFA SHUKRI...

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY MUSTAFA SAFWAT, STUDENT OF MUSTAFA SHUKRI, BULGARIA, OTTOMAN, SHUMEN, DATED 1295 AH/1878-79 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, 221 leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in red, black and gold, verses separated by gold roundels, surah headings

Lot #: 82

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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BADR AL-DIN ABU NASR FARAHI (D.1242), LAMA’AT AL-BADR, A VERSIFIED...

BADR AL-DIN ABU NASR FARAHI (D.1242), LAMA’AT AL-BADR, A VERSIFIED COMMENTARY ON THE AL-JAMI’ AL-SAGHIR IN CONCERTINA-FORM, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY Persian manuscript on coloured paper, 21 leaves, written in nasta’liq in black ink, titles in red, within clouds against a gold ground, f.1b with a

Lot #: 83

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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MULLAH MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI, KITAB ZAD AL-MA'AD...

MULLAH MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI, KITAB ZAD AL-MA'AD ('PROVISIONS FOR THE HEREAFTER'), COPIED BY 'ABD AL-WAHAB, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1250 AH/1834-35 AD Arabic and Persian on paper, 256 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 18 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in black and

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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A MONUMENTAL QUR’AN PAGE AFTER THE 'BAYSUNGHUR' QUR’AN, PERSIA, QAJAR, 20TH...

A MONUMENTAL QUR’AN PAGE AFTER THE 'BAYSUNGHUR' QUR’AN, PERSIA, QAJAR, 20TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, 7 lines to the page written in monumental muhaqqaq in black ink within clouds against a gold ground, verses marked by gold roundels, in plexiglass frame 170.5 by 99cm

Lot #: 86

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY IBRAHIM AL-LABIB B. AL-HAJJ ‘UMAR...

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY IBRAHIM AL-LABIB B. AL-HAJJ ‘UMAR AL-HARBUTI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, 299 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in blue and gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome

Lot #: 88

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AL-HAFIZ AHMAD AL-RIDA'I, TURKEY, OTTOMAN...

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AL-HAFIZ AHMAD AL-RIDA'I, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, EDIRNE, DATED 1279 AH/1862-63 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, 306 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in black, blue and gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome pointed

Lot #: 90

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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A MONUMENTAL CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL (LEVHA), SIGNED BY RASA, SYRIA, OTTOMAN...

A MONUMENTAL CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL (LEVHA), SIGNED BY RASA, SYRIA, OTTOMAN, DATED 1312 AH/1894-95 AD Arabic manuscript on paper, written in thuluth in black ink against a red and gold ground, framed panel: 54.5 by 117cm. 69 by 131cm. framed

Lot #: 92

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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A LARGE QUR’AN LEAF IN KUFIC SCRIPT ON VELLUM, NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST...

A LARGE QUR’AN LEAF IN KUFIC SCRIPT ON VELLUM, NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, CIRCA 750-800 AD text: surah Yusuf (XII), beginning of v.21 to middle of v.29Arabic manuscript on vellum, 16 lines to the page written in bold Kufic in brown ink, vocalisation in the form of red dots, verses separated by three

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019