Islamic and Indian Art
6 Oct 2008, starting at 10:30 BST.

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 of 503
1 Three vellum Qur'an leaves in maghribi script (surat Yusuf (XII), verses 56-65 and verses 65-68) North Africa or Andalusia, 13th/14th Century(2) £1,200
US$ 2,016
€1,455
2 A Qur'an section (Juz), including surat al-Qasas Mamluk, probably Egypt, 14th Century £1,680
US$ 2,823
€2,038
6 Three leaves from an illustrated manuscript of Hafiz-i Abru's Majma al-Tawarikh (The Assembly of History), depicting Chinese princes, courtiers and two serpents with multiple human heads Timurid Persia, Herat, circa 1425(3) £18,000
US$ 30,254
€21,836
7 Four leaves with four miniatures from an illustrated manuscript of Hafiz-i Abru's Majma al-Tawarikh (The Assembly of History), depicting the devil Shakymuni in disguise; the reign of Bazdjurud bin Bahram; the caliphate of al-Qa'im bi-Amrallah; and an audience scene Timurid Persia, Herat, circa 1425(4) £28,800
US$ 48,407
€34,938
8 Four illustrated leaves with five miniatures depicting enthronement and audience scenes, from Hafiz-i Abru's Majma' al-Tawarikh (The Assembly of History) Timurid Persia, Herat, circa 1425(4) £45,600
US$ 76,645
€55,319
9 A group of five Qur'an leaves: two large Qur'an leaves (surat Nuh (LXXI), verse 28, surat al-Jin (LXXII), verses 1-11, surat al-Ma'arij (LXX), verses 26-43) Persia, 14th Century(5) £2,640
US$ 4,437
€3,202
11 A large illuminated Qur'an Safavid Persia, probably Shiraz, 16th Century £22,800
US$ 38,322
€27,659
12 Firdausi, an illustrated Shahnama (Book of Kings) Safavid Persia, 16th Century and later £1,200
US$ 2,016
€1,455
13 Iskandar and Khizr at the Well of Life, an illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Nizami's Iskandarnama Persia, late 17th Century(2) £1,200
US$ 2,016
€1,455
14 Five album pages of calligraphic specimens of nasta'liq, thuluth and naskhi scripts signed by Hamdullah, 'Abdi al-Nishaburi, dated AH 937/AD 1530, verso Shah Mahmud, dated AH 965/AD 1557, Muhammad Husain, dated AH 1006/AD 1597 Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Persia, 16th Century(5) £8,400
US$ 14,118
€10,190
15 Khawajah Muhammad Nasr ad-Din Tusi, Tahrir Iqlidis (an illustrated treatise on Euclid's work on mathematics) Persia, dated AH 1061/AD 1650 £9,600
US$ 16,135
€11,646
16 A Qur'an section (Juz XXIII) written in gold Ottoman Turkey, circa 1500 or later £1,920
US$ 3,227
€2,329
17 An illuminated anthology including the works of Nava'i, Hilal and Hafiz Ottoman Turkey, 16th Century £3,120
US$ 5,244
€3,785
18 A Qur'an section, Juz XXX, copied by Muhammad Sa'id probably Ottoman Turkey, late 16th Century £780
US$ 1,311
€946
19 An illuminated Qur'an China, 17th/18th Century £4,800
US$ 8,067
€5,823
20 A Royal Mughal firman issued by the Emperor Akbar (reg. 1556-1605) addressed to Shaykh Fathullah granting him an annual sum to live in comfort and in return to pray for the everlasting power of the empire Mughal, dated the last day of Rabi’ al-Thani 967/29 January 1560 £2,400
US$ 4,033
€2,911
21 A firman of Farrukh-Siyar to Taran Khan (a descendant of Shaykh Fathullah) and his children granting them 3 lak and 383 dam from the estate of Sanbhal in the district of Shahjahanabad Mughal, dated 5 Shawwal 7 regnal year/21 August 1719 £1,800
US$ 3,025
€2,183
22 A firman of Shah 'Alam to the associates of Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad the great-grandson of Shaykh Fathullah granting him land in the district of Shahjahanabad and its harvest Mughal, dated 10 Safar 5 regnal year/25 March 1711(4) £1,200
US$ 2,016
€1,455
23 Mathnavi Waleh Sultan, Persian sufi poetry, copied by Muhammad Rafi' during the reign of Emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur bin Muhammad Shah (reg. 1748-54) Mughal India, dated AH 1161/AD 1748 £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
24 A small Qur'an copied by Khaksar Yaqut Raqam Khan India, 17th Century £240
US$ 403
€291
25 A Qur'an copied from an original written in Persia by Abdullah Tabbakh India, probably Lucknow, 18th Century £9,000
US$ 15,127
€10,918
26 An illuminated Qur'an Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1114/AD 1702 £1,440
US$ 2,420
€1,746
27 A Qur'an section (surat al-Anam), copied by Darvish, a pupil of Isma'il Effendi Ottoman Turkey, early 18th Century(2) £960
US$ 1,613
€1,164
28 A Qur'an section (Juz III) Ottoman Empire, Egypt, early 18th Century £1,080
US$ 1,815
€1,310
29 The second half of the Qur'an probably Egypt or the East Coast of Africa, dated AH 1229/AD 1813 £1,140
US$ 1,916
€1,382
30 Khabar inshiqaq al-Rum, a Christian treatise on the split within the Eastern Church The Levant, late 18th/early 19th Century £4,200
US$ 7,059
€5,095
32 Yuhana Fim al-Dhahhab, Kitab al-Mawa'iz al-Sharifah wa al-Alfaz al-Latifah, Christian prayer book according to the Orthodox Church, copied by Nicholas son of Yusuf Jabarah al-Dimashqi, in its contemporary binding The Levant, dated 1855 £1,680
US$ 2,823
€2,038
34 An illuminated Qur'an copied by 'Usman al-Wasfi and certified by al-Haj Suleyman al-Wehbi, known as 'the tutor of boys' Provincial Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1237/AD 1821 £1,680
US$ 2,823
€2,038
35 An illuminated Qur'an copied by Muhammad Wasfi, pupil of Mustafa al-Wehbi Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1268/AD 1851 £2,400
US$ 4,033
€2,911
36 A translation of Wilson's Natural Philosophy by Ahmed 'Usmani, an illustrated manual in the form of questions and answers Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1265/AD 1848 £4,800
US$ 8,067
€5,823
39 A large illuminated Qur'an Qajar Persia, late 19th Century £15,600
US$ 26,220
€18,925
40 An oval portrait of the Imam 'Ali flanked by his sons al-Hasan and al-Husain, on a terrace with a forest and angels in the background Qajar Persia, late 19th Century £7,200
US$ 12,101
€8,734
41 A letter written in his personal hand from Nasir al-Din Shah (reg. 1848-1896) thanking a gentleman for his services, in reward for which he is sending him a diamond ring Qajar Persia, dated AH 1309/AD 1891-92 £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
46 Tusi, Fi Ma'rifat matali'a al-buruj; poetry by Fakhr al-Din Mubarakshah-i al-Ghuri; and Risalat Hal al-Taqwim: three works related to astronomy Qajar Persia, dated 16 Sha'ban 1224/Tuesday 26th September 1809 £1,800
US$ 3,025
€2,183
47 Wahshi, Farhad wa Shirin, written in shikasteh script Qajar Persia, dated AH 1228/AD 1813 £1,800
US$ 3,025
€2,183
48 Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Jazari al-Shafi' al-Dimashqi Al-Husn al-Hasin, prayers North India, late 18th/19th Century £1,080
US$ 1,815
€1,310
49 A large manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama (Book of Kings), illustrated with 28 miniatures North India, probably Kashmir, mid-19th Century £9,600
US$ 16,135
€11,646
50 A large illuminated Qur'an in a contemporary floral lacquer binding North India, probably Kashmir, 19th Century £3,360
US$ 5,647
€4,076
51 An illuminated Qur'an North India, probably Kashmir, early 19th Century £1,920
US$ 3,227
€2,329
52 A large calligraphic panel with a central illuminated shamsa incorporating the Shahadah flanked by verses from the Qur'an (Shahadah verses IX:128 and XXXVIII: 39, and the Throne verse II: 255) North India or Kashmir, 19th Century £5,040
US$ 8,471
€6,114
54 A calligraphic panel with a central illuminated shamsa incorporating the Shahadah in gold, flanked by six cartouches containing the names of the four Archangels and the four Pious Caliphs North India, 19th Century £3,120
US$ 5,244
€3,785
55 A calligraphic composition in gold on a large natural leaf, signed by Mavlavi Seyyid Hasan (d. 1910) Turkey, dated AH 1319/AD 1901 or later £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
56 An illuminated Arabic calligraphic composition of the names of the Seven Sleepers and their dog Qitmir, in the shape of a sailing ship probably Southern Caucasus, 19th Century £8,400
US$ 14,118
€10,190
57 A calligraphic composition in gold on a natural leaf signed by Sami Turkey, dated AH 1317/AD 1899 or later £2,880
US$ 4,840
€3,493
58 A calligraphic composition in gold on a natural leaf, signed by Nazif Turkey, dated AH 1321/AD 1903 or later £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
59 A calligraphic composition in gold on a natural leaf Turkey, 20th Century £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
60 A calligraphic composition in gold on a natural leaf Turkey, 20th Century £1,080
US$ 1,815
€1,310
61 A calligraphic composition in gold on a natural leaf, signed by Sami Turkey, dated AH 1317/AD 1899 £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
63 Two prisoners about to be beheaded by guards Manner of Paul Mak, first half of the 20th Century £720
US$ 1,210
€873
64 The encounter of Sultan Sanjar and the elderly woman Persia, early 20th Century £1,200
US$ 2,016
€1,455
65 A series of five illustrations depicting the story of the elderly sufi and the maiden, by Haj Muzaffar al-Mulk Persia, Isfahan, circa 1946(5) £1,920
US$ 3,227
€2,329
67 Ahmed Moustafa (Egypt, b. 1943) Calligraphic Composition in kufic script (the Bismallah, and Qur'an, sura al-'Alaq (XCVI) £3,120
US$ 5,244
€3,785
68 Ahmed Moustafa (Egypt, b. 1943) Calligraphic Composition (the Bismallah) £3,120
US$ 5,244
€3,785
81 A fine Abbasid lustre pottery Bowl Mesopotamia, 9th Century £18,000
US$ 30,254
€21,836
84 A Nishapur slip-painted figural pottery Bowl Persia, 10th Century £1,200
US$ 2,016
€1,455
87 A Samanid slip-painted pottery Bowl East Persia or Transoxiana, 9th/ 10th Century £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
107 A slip painted unglazed pottery Ewer Central Asia, 9th/ 10th Century £1,080
US$ 1,815
€1,310
119 A fine 'Garrus ware' slip-painted pottery Bowl Persia, 12th/ 13th Century £5,400
US$ 9,076
€6,551
120 A monochrome "cock's head" pottery Ewer Persia, second half of 13th Century £2,400
US$ 4,033
€2,911
125 A Kashan lustre pottery Bowl Persia, 13th Century £1,680
US$ 2,823
€2,038
132 A Raqqa underglaze-painted calligraphic pottery Jar Syria, first half of 13th Century £6,000
US$ 10,084
€7,278
136 A small Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery Jar Syria, 14th Century £3,360
US$ 5,647
€4,076
137 A Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery Vase Syria, 14th Century £4,560
US$ 7,664
€5,531
141 An Ilkhanid underglaze painted moulded pottery Tile Persia, first half of 14th Century £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
145 A Fatimid bi-coloured mould-blown glass Bottle Egypt, 9th/ 10th Century £3,600
US$ 6,050
€4,367
146 A coreform insert glass bottle Mesopotamia, 8th/ 9th Century £3,600
US$ 6,050
€4,367
152 A Mamluk gilt and enamelled glass Beaker Persia, 14th/ 15th Century £4,800
US$ 8,067
€5,823
157a A group of nine hardstone Talismanic Amulets Persia and India, 17th Century and later(9) £2,280
US$ 3,832
€2,765
158 A pair of Seljuk gold Earrings Persia, 12th/13th Century(2) £1,080
US$ 1,815
€1,310
171 A fine Seljuk silver and copper-inlaid cast brass Inkwell Persia, 13th Century £15,600
US$ 26,220
€18,925
173 A large Khorasan brass Basin Persia, second half of 12th Century £1,680
US$ 2,823
€2,038
174 A Khorasan copper inlaid bronze Bucket Persia, 13th Century £4,560
US$ 7,664
€5,531
177 A Mamluk tinned copper Bowl Egypt or Syria, 15th Century £1,800
US$ 3,025
€2,183
185 A pair of Ottoman brass Candlesticks Western Turkey, early 19th Century(2) £2,640
US$ 4,437
€3,202
189 An Ottoman silver Scribe's Pen Case (divit) Egypt, Period of Abdulmecid (AH 1255-77/ AD 1839-61) £2,160
US$ 3,630
€2,620
191 A Wanli porcelain Ewer made for the Turkish Market China, AH 1563-1620, and later silver mounts £6,600
US$ 11,093
€8,006
193 A fine Iznik pottery "Grape Dish" Turkey, circa 1550 £16,800
US$ 28,237
€20,380
194 An Iznik pottery Dish Turkey, circa 1600 £1,560
US$ 2,622
€1,892
195 Two Iznik pottery Dishes Turkey, 17th Century(2) £1,920
US$ 3,227
€2,329
196 An Iznik pottery Dish Turkey, late 16th Century £2,640
US$ 4,437
€3,202
198 A Kutahya underglaze painted pottery Ewer Turkey, 18th Century £1,680
US$ 2,823
€2,038
200 A Kutahya pottery Hanging-Ornament Western Anatolia, 18th Century £1,680
US$ 2,823
€2,038
201 A Kutahya underglaze-painted pottery Vase Turkey, 19th Century £1,800
US$ 3,025
€2,183
203 A group of Ottoman Tophane Cups and Saucers Turkey, dated AH [12]99/ AD 1881-2(7) £1,560
US$ 2,622
€1,892
203A A pair of Paris Porcelain Figurines of an Ottoman Sultan and Sultana France, second half of 19th Century(2) £2,400
US$ 4,033
€2,911
205 An Ottoman polychrome painted wooden door Turkey, 18th Century £1,800
US$ 3,025
€2,183
206 An Ottoman carved marble Sundial Turkey or North Africa, dated AH 1085/ AD 1674-5(2) £3,360
US$ 5,647
€4,076
210 An Ottoman style voided velvet Panel Venice, probably Fortuny, late 19th Century(2) £10,800
US$ 18,152
€13,102
211 An Ottoman style voided velvet Panel Venice, probably Fortuny, late 19th Century £10,800
US$ 18,152
€13,102
212 Five Ottoman Scutari voided velvet Panels Turkey, 19th Century(5) £1,680
US$ 2,823
€2,038
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