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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
Jun 12, 2020 02:00 PM BST
Viewing dates
Jun 08, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Jun 09, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Jun 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Jun 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Auction currency
GBP
Buyer's premium
25 % (exc. Sales tax)
Accepted cards
There are 130 lots within this auction
Category
Brand
Item Type
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Majmia' al-Munafia... (medical treatise), manuscript on paper [Near East, c.1130 AH (1717 AD)]
900 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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A devotional treatise on Prophet Muhammad, manuscript on paper [Turkey, probably 18th century]
450 GBP
500 - 700 GBP
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Section of a Caucasian Qur'an, manuscript on paper [likely Daghistan, dated 1153 AH (1740 AD)]
0 GBP
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Leaves from a Muraqqa, manuscripts on paper [Ottoman and Persian Empires, 14-17th centuries]
700 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Tafsir al-Jalayan (Tafsir of the two Jalals), imanuscript on paper [Ottoman Levant, c. 1780]
0 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat, manuscript on pink paper [Near East, late 18th century]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Astronomical treatise, manuscript on blue paper [probably Ottoman, dated 1231 AH (1816 AD)]
800 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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"Ibn Duraid", Kitab Sharh al-Maqsurah, manuscript on paper [Levant, dated 1249 AH (1833 AD)]
1,400 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Divan'e Shams'e Tabrizi, manuscript on paper [Ottoman provinces, dated 1248 AH (1832-33 AD)]
800 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Panel from a Muraqqa, manuscript on green paper [Turkey, dated 1277 AH (1859-60 AD)]
150 GBP
200 - 300 GBP
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Six calligraphic panels, manuscripts on paper [Turkey, dated 1283-1284 AH (1866-67 AD)]
0 GBP
500 - 700 GBP
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Leaf from Kufic Qur'an, manuscript on parchment [Near East, probably 9th century]
900 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Two leaves from Eastern Kufic Qur'an, manuscript on paper [Seljuk Persia, first half 12th century]
1,800 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Section from Abbasid Qur'an, manuscript on paper [Mesopotamia, 13th century]
0 GBP
2,500 - 3,500 GBP
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Six Qur'anic plaques, cut-steel with silver overlay [Eastern Ilkhanate provinces, c. 1380]
0 GBP
18,000 - 22,000 GBP
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Single elegant plaque, cut-steel with silver overlay [Eastern Ilkhanate provinces, c. 1380]
0 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Prayerbook dedicated to Sultan bin Timur Lang, manuscript on paper [Timurid Persia, c. 1430]
1,400 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Rostam with his Courtiers, miniature on paper [Timurid Persia, c. 1400]
0 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Rostam in conversation with a Prince, miniature on paper [Timurid Persia, c. 1400]
380 GBP
350 - 450 GBP
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Rostam fighting the White Demon, reverse with second miniature, on paper [Timurid Persia,c. 1400]
350 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Rostam and Courtiers, miniature on paper, Turkmen School [Eastern Timurid regions, c. 1490]
0 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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Timurid 'marriage' leaf with an illuminated miniature, on paper [Timurid Persia, c. 1500]
0 GBP
700 - 900 GBP
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Portrait of a courtier, miniature on polished paper [Safavid Persia, late 16th century]
0 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Hafez Shirazi, Divan'e Hafez, in Farsi, manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia, c. 1530]
0 GBP
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Leila and Majnun fainting, manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia, c. 1570]
900 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Jami, Divan (collected poems), manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia, dated 971 AH (1563 AD)]
2,600 GBP
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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An enthroned Zal and Rudabeh, manuscript on polished paper [Safavid Persia, c. 1580]
0 GBP
750 - 1,000 GBP
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The Shah consulting a Mulla, manuscript on polished paper [Safavid Persia, c. 1580]
0 GBP
350 - 500 GBP
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A seated Mulla, manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia, last decades of 16th century]
150 GBP
150 - 200 GBP
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Nizami, section from the Khamsa, manuscript on paper [Persia or India, dated 1(0)52 AH (1642-3)]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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A Fine Safavid Binding, leather over pasteboards [Safavid Persia (possibly Shiraz) c. 1700]
900 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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Three leaves from the Gelpke Album, manuscripts on paper [Persia, 16-17th centuries]
850 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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Calligraphic quatrain of poetic verse, manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia, c. 1680]
200 GBP
200 - 300 GBP
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Fine lacquered binding, two conjoined book-boards [Safavid Persia, dated 1197 AH (1983)]
480 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Muhammad al-Amili, Tashrih al-Aflak, manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia, c. 1720]
3,000 GBP
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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"Molavi", Mathnavi, manuscript on paper [Central Asia, dated 1123 AH (1711 AD)]
700 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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An early Talismanic Chart, manuscript on paper [Qajar Persia, dated 1218 AH (1803 AD)]
2,000 GBP
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Qajar Qur'an for Sultan Hasan Khan, manuscript on paper [Persia, dated 1221 AH (1806 AD)]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Mulla Sadra, Hikmaat al-Mutalyaa ..., manuscript on paper [Persia, dated 1238 AH]
0 GBP
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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A fine Qajar Prayerbook, manuscript on paper [Qajar Persia, probably c. 1840]
1,200 GBP
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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Fine large Qajar lacquered board, for use as a binding, with text in Farsi [Qajar Persia, c. 1850]
900 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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A pair of fine decorated boards, for use as binding [Ottoman or Turkish, mid-19th century]
1,900 GBP
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Portrait of Amir Sher Ali Khan of Kabul, painting on paper [Eastern Afghan regions, c. 1860]
260 GBP
200 - 300 GBP
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Persian calligraphic panel, manuscript on paper [Qajar Persia, late 19th century]
200 GBP
120 - 180 GBP
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Qajar painted wooden frame, with painting of Qasim Khan, on paper [Persia, 19th century]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Aref Muhammad Arzani, Hudud al-Amraz (a medical treatise), manuscript on paper [India, c. 1620]
380 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Kanz al-Daqaiq, manuscript on paper [Mughal India, late17th century]
0 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Three full-page illustrations from Shahnameh, miniatures on paper [India (Deccan), c. 1700]
0 GBP
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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Tanka Ragini Megh Malhar, miniature on card, Amber school [India (Mewar), early 18th century]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Kanda Deepak Ragini, miniature on card, Amber school [India (Mewar), early 18th century]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Gujari Ragini, miniature on card, Amber school [India (Mewar), c. 1720]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Muhammad Kazim, Alamgirnameh, manuscript on paper [India, dated 1125 AH (1713 AD)]
500 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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A scholar's Qur'an, manuscript on paper [India (possibly Kashmir), c. 1200 AH (1786 AD)]
0 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Nezami Ganjavi, Eskandarnameh, manuscript on paper [India, dated 1203 AH (1789 AD)]
0 GBP
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Dala'il al-Khayrat, manuscript on paper [India (possibly Kashmir), 19th century]
0 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Two large conjoined boards for use as a binding [Mughal India, early 19th century]
400 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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