Islamic and Indian Art
2 Oct 2012, starting at 10:30 BST.

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Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-1991) Boats on the Bosphorus
Sold for £133,250 (US$ 223,969) inc. premium
LOTS
 of 373
  • Lot 1
    A Qur'an leaf written in kufic script on vellum Near East or North Africa, 9th/10th Century
    £8,000 - 12,000
    US$ 13,000 - 20,000

  • Lot 2
    A Qur'an leaf written in kufic script on vellum Early Abbasid, 9th/10th Century
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 3
    An illuminated Qur'an section (Juz), copied by Nur-ad-Din Muhammad Kamal Injuid Persia, probably Shiraz, late 14th Century
    £8,000 - 12,000
    US$ 13,000 - 20,000

  • Lot 4
    Three large Qur'an leaves Persia, 14th Century(3)
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 5
    Four illustrated leaves from a manuscript of the Matla' al-anwar of Amir Khusraw Dehlavi Turkman School, circa 1500(4)
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 6
    Two large Qur'an leaves in gold and black muhaqqaq script Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1525-1550(2)
    £2,500 - 3,000
    US$ 4,200 - 5,000

  • Lot 7
    Four large Qur'an leaves in gold and black muhaqqaq script Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1525-50(4)
    Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,202) inc. premium

  • Lot 8
    Two bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century(3)
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 9
    Three bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an Mamluk, probably Egypt, 14th-15th Century(4)
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • amended
    Lot 10*
    Mu'in al-Din Muhammad Miskin Farahi Haravi (d. 1501), Ma'arij al-nubuwwah fi madarij al-futuwwah, 4th (final) volume only, dealing with events in the life of the Prophet Muhammad, copied by Mirza Muhammad ibn Dust Muhammad al-Samarqandi Persia, dated Thursday 22nd Ramadan 1037/26th May 1628
    £3,000 - 4,000
    US$ 5,000 - 6,700

  • Lot 11
    Jami, Yusuf va Zulaykha, written on gold-sprinkled paper, the outer borders of 170 pages exquisitely decorated with stencilled images of animals and birds in their natural habitat, a ghul about to throw a boulder at a lion, arabesques and floral, vegetal and geometric motifs in different colours Bokhara or Khorasan, second half of the 16th Century
    £15,000 - 20,000
    US$ 25,000 - 34,000

  • Lot 12*
    A group of five calligraphic album pages: A. a calligraphic leaf in shikasta ta'liq and nasta'liq scripts, in praise of Nasir al-Din Shah, by Muhammad Husayn ibn Muhammad Reza Persia, dated Shawwal 1300/August-September 1883(5)
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 13
    Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, A'ina-ye Iskandari, Shirin va Khusrau and Layla va Majnun probably Ottoman Turkey, 16th Century
    Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,151) inc. premium

  • Lot 14
    A miscellany of anecdotes and chronicles including a work entitled Manahil al-Safa fi Akbar al-a'ima al-Shurafa' North Africa, dated Wednesday 12th Rajab 998/AD 1589-90 and later
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 15
    Two Ottoman firmans relating to property belonging to Shaykh Mahmud Efendi, known as Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi, the Ottoman saint Turkey, dated 2nd Jumada al-Awwal 1025/18th May 1616, and 13th Jumada al-Awwal 1103/1st February 1692(2)
    £3,000 - 4,000
    US$ 5,000 - 6,700

  • Lot 16
    An illuminated Qur'an in scroll form written in ghubari script, with an Ottoman 16th Century cylindrical silver-gilt case Probably Ottoman Turkey, 18th Century(2)
    Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,909) inc. premium

  • Lot 17
    An illuminated Qur'an copied by al-Sayyid al-Hajj Hafiz Hasan ibn al-Hajj Hasan Vidinlizadeh, a pupil of al-Sayyid Husain al-Hamdi, and illuminated by Mehmed 'Ali Beykozi Ottoman Turkey, probably Beykoz, dated Rabi' al-Awwal 1272/November-December 1855
    £3,000 - 5,000
    US$ 5,000 - 8,400

  • Lot 18
    A view of Constantinople from Galata, signed by Mehmed Khulusi Turkey, Constantinople, dated AH 1318/AD 1900-1901
    Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium

  • Lot 19
    Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Zakarriyah al-Razi, Kitab Sir al-asrar, The Secret of Secrets, a treatise on alchemy North Africa, probably Morocco, 18th Century
    Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,202) inc. premium

  • Lot 20
    Abdul-Rahman bin Muhammad bin Abdul-Haq as-Shami, Fawa'id min 'ulum al-batin yantafi'a biha al-ta'in wa al-qatin, a treatise on occult and magic numbers and letters North Africa, 19th Century
    Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,151) inc. premium

  • Lot 21
    A large firman with the tughra of Sultan Selim III (reg. 1789-1807), relating to the rights of various parties in a waqf endowment Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1211/AD 1796, or AH 1221/AD 1806
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 22
    A study of a rose Qajar Persia, 19th Century
    £1,000 - 1,500
    US$ 1,700 - 2,500

  • Lot 23
    Hafiz Shirazi, Divan, copied by Hasan 'Ali Valad Hajji Baba Shirazi Qajar Persia, dated AH 1229/AD 1813-14
    £3,000 - 4,000
    US$ 5,000 - 6,700

  • Lot 24
    An illuminated book of prayers according to the Shi'a rite, and selected suras from the Qur'an, copied by Mulla Muhammad Hasan, son of the deceased Akhund Mulla Muhammad Taqi Shirazi, in a fine contemporary floral lacquer binding Qajar Persia, probably Shiraz, dated 3rd Jumadi al-Ula 1284/2nd September 1867
    £3,000 - 5,000
    US$ 5,000 - 8,400

  • Lot 25
    Afzal-ad-Din Khaqani (d. 1199), Tuhfata al-'Iraqayn, poetry Mughal India, circa 1618-19
    Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,151) inc. premium

  • Lot 26
    An illuminated Qur'an in a floral lacquer binding North India, Kashmir, late 18th/early 19th Century
    Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,084) inc. premium

  • Lot 27•Y
    An illuminated Qur'an in scroll form written in ghubari script India, late 18th-19th Century(2)
    Sold for £10,625 (US$ 17,858) inc. premium

  • Lot 28
    Firdausi, Shahnama, The Book of Kings, an illuminated manuscript of Persian poetry, in two volumes, illustrated with 38 miniatures North India, probably Kashmir or Punjab, circa 1840(2)
    Sold for £11,875 (US$ 19,959) inc. premium

  • Lot 29
    Firdausi, Shahnama, The Book of Kings, a large illuminated manuscript of Persian poetry, illustrated with a double-page frontispiece depicting the court of King Solomon and with 46 miniatures, copied by Ahmad Shah, the eldest son of the deceased Ramatullah North India, probably Kashmir or Punjab, dated Thursday 21st Jumada II 1256/20th August 1840
    Sold for £43,250 (US$ 72,695) inc. premium

  • Lot 30
    A richly illuminated Qur'an with each page exquisitely decorated with floral motifs in colours and gold, and once in the possession of Faridun Jah, Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, and his descendants North India, Kashmir, circa AH 1275/AD 1858-59
    Sold for £44,450 (US$ 74,712) inc. premium

  • Lot 31
    A large calligraphic panel with a central illuminated shamsa, incorporating the Shahadah flanked by verses from the Qur'an (sura IX, 128 and XXXVIII, 39, and the Throne verse, II, 255) North India or Kashmir, 19th Century
    £3,000 - 5,000
    US$ 5,000 - 8,400

  • Lot 32
    A calligraphic composition in gold on a natural leaf signed by Sami Turkey, dated AH 1317/AD 1899 or later
    Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,202) inc. premium

  • Lot 33
    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
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 34
    A calligraphic composition in gold on a natural leaf, signed by Sami Turkey, dated AH 1317/AD 1899
    Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,202) inc. premium

  • Lot 35
    A monumental calligraphic panel in thuluth and ornamental kufic incorporating a saying of the Prophet, attributed to Yahya Umar North India, early 20th Century
    £4,000 - 6,000
    US$ 6,700 - 10,000

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