Exhibition at Katara Gallery in Doha, Qatar The Highlights From Sotheby’s Forthcoming London Auction ‘Arts of the Islamic World’
Sep 22, 2012 Auction Hits: 1680
of ovoidal shape on a flat base, with a raised band at the shoulder, the short inward-sloping neck with everted rim, the body painted in a golden lustre over an opaque white glaze with a band of foliated Kufic script around the neck and in vertical bands on the body alternating with foliate decoration, the interior glazed, 18cm. max. diam. 26.7cm. height. The inscriptions on the body repeat of possibly: al-‘izz ….‘Glory ….' Around the neck repeat of one word or a short phrase: undeciphered.
300,000 GBP - 500,000 GBP
A Large Fatimid White-Ground Lustre Pottery Jar, Egypt, 10th - 11th Century / Courtesy of Sotheby's
of deep round form on a straight foot, composed of fritware painted in lavender, blue, turquoise, red, beige, and black with black outlines on an opaque white glaze, featuring a falconer on horseback, with a band of abstracted calligraphy near the rim and on the exterior. Dimensions: 20.2cm. diam. 8cm. height.
80,000 GBP - 120,000 GBP
An Important Mina'i Bowl With a Falconer On Horseback, Persia, Late 12th/early 13th Century / Courtesy of Sotheby's
composed of finely hammered gold, with a bulbous body, cylindrical flaring neck and everted rim, on a short, splayed foot, with very fine pin-pricked pointillé decoration featuring floral designs and minor bands of cintamani triple-dot motifs, the foot engraved with stiff petals, 9.5cm.
30,000 GBP - 50,000 GBP
A Gold Cup With Incised And Pin-Pricked Decoration, Central Asia, 14th Century / Courtesy of Sotheby's
Text: Surah Yunus (X), verses 6 to 21. Islamic manuscript leaf on parchment, 21 lines per page of early Arabic script written in brown ink, letter-pointing (i‘jam) in the same brown ink, vocalisation of red and green dots possibly added slightly later, single verse divisions marked with vertical rows of three or four angled dashes in brown ink, 38 by 28.5cm.
100,000 GBP - 150,000 GBP
A Rare Large Qur'an Leaf In Late Hijazi Script, Naar East Or Arabian Peninsula, Late 7th - Early 8th Century AD / Courtesy of Sotheby's
of typical form, with straight legs and a wide waist, composed of multiple silk panels, woven with honey, dark brown, green and pink threads, decorated with vegetal designs comprising lotus buds, palmettes, peonies and vines issuing from a palm-like stem, inner silk lining, 59cm. width. 131cm. length.
200,000 GBP - 300,000 GBP
A Rare Pair Of Silk Lampas Trousers, Sogdiana, Central Asia, 7th - 8th Century / Courtesy of Sotheby's
40,000 GBP - 50,000 GBP
A Magnificent Mughal Gem-Set Jade-Hilded Dagger, India, 18th Century. Property from the Harvey B. Plotnick Collection. / Courtesy of Sotheby's