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Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds
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Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds

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Auction dates
Oct 30, 2020 10:30 AM GMT
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Oct 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Oct 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Oct 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Yusuf Nabi, Dhayl-i Siyar-i Nabawi, Bulaq Press [Egypt (Cairo) dated Jumada 1248 AH (1832-33)]
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1
0 GBP
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420 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Tarikh Muhammad Pasha (the history of Muhammad Pasha), [probably Constantinople, 1290 AH (1873 AD)
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1
0 GBP
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240 GBP
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GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Kufic Qur'an, on parchment [North Africa or Near East, second half of the ninth century]
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1
0 GBP
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2,800 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from an Abbasid Qur'an, on parchment [probably North Africa, ninth or early tenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Maqamat al-Hariri, manuscript on paper [Mamluk territories, second half of the thirteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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3,800 GBP
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GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Mamluk Qur'an, illuminated manuscript on paper [Mamluk Egypt, c. 1400]
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1
0 GBP
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380 GBP
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GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaves from Qur'ans [North Africa and the Near East, thirteenth to fifteenth centuries]
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1
0 GBP
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190 GBP
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GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Tafsir Li'bab al-Ta'wil fi Ma'ani al-Tanzil, manuscript on paper [Granada, 890 AH (1485 AD)]
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1
0 GBP
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950 GBP
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GBP
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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Qur'anic writing board, ink on wooden panel with handle [probably Somalia, early twentieth century]
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1
0 GBP
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190 GBP
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GBP
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200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Qur'anic writing board, wooden panel [West Africa (probably Morocco), early twentieth century]
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1
0 GBP
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190 GBP
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GBP
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200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a fine Kufic Qur'an, on parchment [Abbasid territories (possibly Syria), ninth century]
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Kufic Qur'an, on parchment [Near East (probably Damascus, Syria), tenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Muhammad Abdullah ibn Muslin Qutabaya al-Dinawari al-Marwazi
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1
4,500 GBP
Opening bid
4,500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Qur'anic carved wooden panel [probably Seljuk Anatolia or Ilkhanid Persia, thirteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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550 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Safi al-Din Abd' al-Mu'min ibn Yusuf ibn al-Fakhir al-Urmawi al-Baghdadi
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1
0 GBP
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2,600 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A calligraphic panel by Ismail Zuhtu, on paper [Ottoman Turkey, second half of eighteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Tazhib al-Mantiq wa al-Kalam, manuscript on paper [probably Ottoman Turkey, c. 1190 AH (1776 AD)]
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1
0 GBP
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170 GBP
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GBP
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200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Collection of calligraphic panels, on paper [Ottoman Turkey, first half of nineteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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190 GBP
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GBP
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200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Arabic Qasa'ida, on polished paper [probably Ottoman Turkey, second half of nineteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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550 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Calligraphic panels by Muhammad Qasim [Ottoman Turkey, 1283-1284 AH (1866-67 AD)]
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1
0 GBP
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190 GBP
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GBP
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200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Section from Kitab al-Hadi al-Fiqh al-Shafi'i, on paper [Seljuk Persia, mid-twelfth century]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading An Early Talismanic document, manuscript on paper [Probably Persian territories, c. 1200 AD]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
550 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a large Eastern Kufic Qur'an, manuscript on paper [Seljuk Persia, twelfth century]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
480 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaves from Qur'ans, on paper [North Africa and the Near East, thirteenth to fifteenth centuries]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
140 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A prisoner is brought to the King of Samangam, manuscript on paper [Muzaffarid Persia, c. 1380]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Bahran Gur in the blue pavilion, manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia (probably Shiraz), c. 1560 AD]
Quantity
1
950 GBP
Opening bid
950 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Qur'an, , illuminated manuscript on paper [Near East, c. 1600]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Bahram Gur killing the Lion
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
750 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Portrait of a seated youth, illuminated drawing on paper [Safavid Persia, mid-seventeenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A fine drawing of five dervishes, on card [Safavid Persia (probably Isfahan), c. 1630]
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1
0 GBP
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950 GBP
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GBP
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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Nizami, section from the Khamsa, manuscript on paper [Persia or India, 1(0)52 AH (1642-3)]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A Celestial Globe by "Iskandrani", [probably Safavid Persia, dated 1128 AH (1716 AD)]
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1
0 GBP
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3,800 GBP
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GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ornithological drawings on a manuscript leaf [Safavid Persia, c. 1700]
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1
0 GBP
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50 GBP
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GBP
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80 - 120 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Youth visiting a dervish, after Muhammad Qasim, on paper [ Zand Persia, mid-eighteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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550 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Persian dancing girl, fine painting on paper [Qajar Persia, first quarter of the nineteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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380 GBP
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GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Persian Lady carrying a child, on paper [Qajar Persia, first quarter of the nineteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading The Tomb of a holy Imam [Qajar Persia, mid-nineteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Calligraphic studies by Mirza Gholam Reza Isfahani, manuscripts on paper [Qajar Persia, c. 1860 AD]
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1
0 GBP
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950 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A fine calligraphic panel by Muhammad Shahbazi
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1
0 GBP
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550 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Portraits of Nassir ad-Din and Muzzaffer ad-Din Shah [Qajar Persia, late nineteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ A scholar's Qur'an, manuscript on paper [India (possibly Kashmir), c. 1200 AH (1786 AD)]
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1
0 GBP
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550 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A Ruler with his attendants, on paper [Mughal India, second half of the eighteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
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280 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A Qur'anic Prayer Scroll on paper [India (probably Kashmir), second half of nineteenth century]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
280 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP