Islamic and Indian Art Online Sale

10 - 18 Nov 2020

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A prince looking down at two maidens from a palace balcony, one of whom gestures to him Deccan, Hyderabad, 18th Century

A lady holding a flower, seated on a palace terrace by a fountain Deccan, Hyderabad, 18th Century

A gem-set enamelled gold bangle (kada) North India, 20th Century

A Qur'an leaf in gold and black muhaqqaq script Persia, probably Shiraz, mid-16th Century

A large illuminated Qur'an in a floral lacquer binding, the text ending with sura LXXXV, al-Buruj, The Constellations Provincial Persia, early 16th Century

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Sa'di's Bustan, depicting the story of the Indian priest dropped into a well Persia, last quarter of the 16th Century

Two illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Nizami's Khamsa Persia, 16th-17th Century(2)

a large illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama Persia, Shiraz or Isfahan, late 16th/early 17th Century

Two manuscript leaves with the illuminated openings to the Majnun va Layla, Book III, and of the Hasht Behesht, Book 5, of the Khamsa of Amir Khusrau Dehlavi Persia, 17th Century(2)

Three illustrated leaves from a manuscript of al-Qazwini's Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa ghara'ib al-mujudat (The Wonders of Creation and Oddities of Existence) Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century(3)

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25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
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