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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Beijing to Istanbul: Paintings & Works of Art Online

Beijing to Istanbul: Paintings & Works of Art Online (57 Lots)

by Sotheby's


57 lots with images

December 5, 2016

Timed Auction

London, United Kingdom

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A QINGBAI LOBED EWER, SONG DYNASTY |

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Description: the ovoid body divided into eight lobes, rising to a tall facetted neck and flared rim, set with a loop handle and curved spout, covered overall in a transparent bluish glaze stopping at the foot revealing the cream body, silver cover

Condition Report: The ewer is in good condition with the exception of restoration to a circa 2cm., section of the interior and top of the rim, restoration to the tip of the spout, a tiny flake to the underside of the spout, light glaze crazing and minor glaze firing imperfections. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5371.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A MOULDED QINGBAI ‘PEONY’ BOX AND COVER, SONG DYNASTY |

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Description: of circular form, divided into eight lobes, the domed cover moulded with peony, covered overall in a transparent bluish glaze pooling into a deeper tone at the recesses

Condition Report: The box and cover are in very good condition with the exception of some light glaze scratches especially to the interior of the box. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5371."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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A RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED BOWL, SONG DYNASTY |

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Description: the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an incurved rim, the interior boldly decorated with five russet splashes, reserved on a lustrous black glaze thinning to a brown tone, stopping unevenly above the foot revealing the buff body

Condition Report: The bowl is in good condition with the exception of a slightly uneven footring, very minor glaze firing imperfections and light glaze scratches. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5371.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A ‘HENAN’ RUSSET-PAINTED BLACK-GLAZED MEIPING, SONG/JIN DYNASTY |

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Description: the tapering body rising to pronounced rounded shoulders and surmounted by a narrow flanged neck, freely painted in broad russet strokes with a pair of cranes at the shoulder, all reserved on a rich lustrous black glaze, the footring unglazed revealing the buff body

Condition Report: The meiping is in good condition with the exception of some minor glaze firing imperfections including a 2mm. diameter depression at the rim, tiny glaze holes and blisters and glaze scratches, predominantly around the waist. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5371."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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A 'JIZHOU' PAPERCUT 'PHOENIX' BOWL, SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY |

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Description: of conical form, the flaring sides rising to an indented rim, decorated in papercut resist with a pair of phoenix and three prunus blooms in dark-brown, all reserved against a ground dappled in caramel brown, the exterior covered in a mottled glaze mimicking tortoiseshell, the base unglazed revealing the buff-ccoloured body

Condition Report: There is considerable degradation to the glaze surface, with faint crackle across the surface. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5371."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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A PAIR OF LARGE FAMILLE-VERTE OVOID VASES, LATE QING DYNASTY |

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Description: the rounded sides rising to a wasted neck and slightly flared rim, painted with a continuous design of figures standing and on horseback in a fenced garden with trees and retreats, below a band of shaped panels of prunus on a diaper ground at the neck, fitted for electricity

Condition Report: Both vases have been damaged and restored to quite a wide area of the side of the bodies. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5371.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SCHOLAR, INDIA, DECCAN, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache with gold on paper, with inner blue-green band and outer border of decorated gold foliate design

Condition Report: This painting has minor wear and small spots of paint flaking, particularly along outermost border, central image with minor staining across top edge and tiny specs of accretion across bottom half visible only upon very close inspection, gentleman's left knee with small vertical crease. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A RATHOR NOBLEMAN SEATED ON A CARPET WITH AN ELABORATELY DECORATED SHIELD, INDIA, RAJASTHAN, MEWAR, 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache heightened with gold on paper, wide border surrounded by black ruled lines

Condition Report: Top of image with slight overpainting in white, tunic and turban with minor losses of white paint, purple and yellow areas with very minor flaking of paint upon very close inspection, bottom right hand corner of folio with tiny fold. Overall in good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A PORTRAIT OF A COURTIER LEANING ON A STAFF, INDIA, MUGHAL, LATE 16TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache with gold on paper, mounted on an album page with inner blue band decorated with foliate scrolls and outer borders of gold-sprinkled pink and cream paper

Condition Report: The borders with minor scratches and losses of illumination in the top left of outer border and bottom left of inner border and tight hand corner, gentleman's right hand with tiny losses of paint only visible upon very close inspection, bottom of tunic and right hand corner of painting with slight creasing, border next to green background with slight discolouration. Overall in good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A NOBLEMAN WITH ATTENDANT, INDIA, HYDERABAD, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache on paper with narrow gold border

Condition Report: Leaf edges with minor losses and tiny holes particularly to the top and top right hand side respectively, blue background with slight smudge at centre-right, sitter's shoulders with flaking of yellow paint only visible upon close inspection, tunics of both men carrying slight discolouration, bottom edge of painting with three grey sports, area surrounding gentleman's foot and in grass with minor smudges, painting resembling tiny surface craquelure in keeping with medium and age. Overall in good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A LION ATTACK, CUT FROM A LARGER COMPOSITION, INDIA, MUGHAL, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache on paper, cutout and laid down on card

Condition Report: Overall in very good condition. Slight crease to gentleman's head in green, minor accretion on seat and pink robe. Shiny finish to painting, possibly varnished. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A DEER HUNT, INDIA, SINDH, TALPUR PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache with gold on paper

Condition Report: Spots of minor accretion throughout and minor paint flaking upon close inspection, creases particularly along centre and right hand border, signs of varnish across painting for consolidation, wear of paint especially in details and faces of people and particularly right side of painting. Overall in good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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AN ELEPHANT PROCESSION, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache on paper with narrow gold inner and red outer borders marked by ruled lines

Condition Report: Outermost border of painting with very minor flaking of paint, visible signs of wear particularly on bottom right hand corner, right hand side of foreground with slight over painting on hill, minor spots of flaking scattered across painting. Overall in very good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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PRINCE WITH ATTENDANTS AND HORSE, INDIA, LATE SULTANATE OR EARLY MUGHAL, 15TH/16TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache on paper laid down on card, with narrow gold band and outer black border

Condition Report: Minor paint loss throughout leaf, particularly at top right corner of marquee and bottom border of parasol, gentleman in orange has wear to his face, green-clad gentleman with flaking of face, minor paint losses to right hand side of orange tunic and right elbow of pink tunic, edges of leaf with slight wear and rubbing, marquee with over painting, parasol with minor discoloration to gold top. Overall fair condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A JEWELLERY MERCHANT, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache with gold on album paper, with a pink border background 

Condition Report: White paint with slight discolouration particularly to upper left, minor paint flaking to surface particularly to gentleman's torso and left arm and books on floor, pile of gold and silver with slight wear, hand with minor flaking and scratch, remnants of varnish across surface to help consolidation as a few losses of white paint. Overall good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SILVER-INLAID BIDRI

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Description: a silver inlaid bowl of rounded form on a short slightly splayed foot, with everted rim, the inner surface of this bowl is inscribed all over with verses from the Quran within circles, the outer rim with radiating geometric pattern

Condition Report: Minor wear to silver inlay on centre and bottom of bowl. Overall good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SILVER-INLAID CLOVER LEAF-SHAPED SPICE BOX, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: Alloy with silver inlay

Condition Report: Edges of inlay with slight wear, central handle with small chip, red paint with wear and minor accretions on inside, bottom with marking and slight scratches, silver inlay to sides worn. Overall in good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A WARRIOR RIDING A COMPOSITE HORSE, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache with gold on paper, laid down on card

Condition Report: Minor undulations to leaf and small creases throughout, particularly right hand side of the leaf, remnants of adhesive around the edge of leaf, minor flaking of paint particularly in the white regions upon very close inspection, minor accretions to the details within the horse, minor staining around left hand edge, minor nicks throughout. Overall fair condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A COURTIER WITH GUN, NORTH INDIA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache with gold on paper, inner cream band decorated with gold foliate, outer borders of gold-speckled black, spotted pink and outermost with blue foliate scrolls

Condition Report: Very slight creases to the innermost gold and cream border, minor flaking to paint, mounted with four borders, central image green background resembling craquelure, sash with loss of detail, turban with flaking of white paint, tunic with minor scratch to right hand side, gold and brown border with 0.5cm loss to bottom edge, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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LADY ON BATHING STOOL, INDIA, DECCAN, 17TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache with gold on paper, laid down on an album page with wide blue borders decorated with bold foliate scrolls in green, orange and yellow

Condition Report: The lady in good condition with strong colours, bathing stool and surrounding flowers with minor flaked paint, grass with slight abrasion at bottom of image, the flowers with minor loss of detail and flaking, surface appears varnished to consolidate paint, tiny holes to lower left and right hand corners and middle left border, border of central image with slight wear and flaking of paint. The blue sea with small accretions and flaking of paint to top of image, brown foreground with tiny sports of wear and losses, slight signs of wear across painting particularly to the edges, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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KRISHNA AND RADHA WITHIN PALACE GARDENS, INDIA, KISHANGARH, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: gouache on paper 

Condition Report: Top and bottom edge resembling very minor craquelure, minor wear and rubbing to external edges and tiny losses to lower border, only upon very close inspection, foreground in lower right with tiny red accretions, outer edges of folio with minor signs of adhesive. Overall in very good condition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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AN ILLUMINATED FOLIO FROM A QUR'AN IN BIHARI SCRIPT, INDIA, SULTANATE, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY |

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Description: Chapter XIX (Maryam); verso: part of verse 78 to part of verse 84; recto: part of verse 75 to part of verse 78

Condition Report: Minor undulations throughout leaf particularly along left and bottom edges, border with minor adhesive marks and stains, bottom border with tiny holes and undulation and tiny tear, calligraphic script from verso displaying through recto. Overall good condition, as viewed. Please note this leaf is oblong in shape thus the dimensions are at the widest points. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5940The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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AN ENAMELLED SILVER EWER, MUGHAL, INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY |

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Description: the hammered silver body of bulbous form with a domed cover and thin spout, decorated in green and blue enamels with a silver pattern of split leaves and foliate details

Condition Report: Colours bright, in general good condition, some minor cracks throughout with some associated consolidation on enamel surface, the lid with minor dents, some slight oxidisation and associated discoloration, some hairline scratches, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD NECKLACE, MUGHAL OR DECCAN, INDIA, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: the front decorated in the kundan technique, featuring a floral stem on a red enamel ground, with green enamel sides, the reverse decorated in polychrome enamel with a floral bouquet, suspended pink gemstones, knotted metal-thread cord

Condition Report: The pendant in overall good condition, enamel bright and colourful, the front with some very minor scratches on enamel around gold-wire inlay, some of the stones also with scratches, the otherside enamelled, bright, in good condition, the stones hanging may be later additions, the cord from which pendant hangs with some ware, including discoloration, probably a later addition, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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AN ALABASTER FOOTED-BOWL WITH GOLD DECORATION IN THE MUGHAL STYLE, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: of deep rounded form on a short splayed foot, the applied gold decoration with red and green details and black outlines, comprising a web of stylised flowerheads between two roundels containing floral stems

Condition Report: The painted gold and polychrome colours generally bright, the alabaster broke near one edge with associated consolidation and discoloration, left a crack running down to centre of body, some discoloration around rim, possibly of gold paint flowing down, the underside of foot with a red velvet textile for placing on table, as viewed. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A MUGHAL JADE-HILTED DAGGER AND SCABBARD, NORTH INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: the jade hilt of waisted faceted form with two bands with carved foliate decoration and a turquoise stone set in silver-gilt mount to pommel, the double-edged blade with swelled ridge, velvet covered wood scabbard with large metal lock and chape with gold overlaid floral decoration  (2)

Condition Report: Generally good overall condition, some dirt to recessed areas of hilt, blade with light pitting and patination, scabbard with wear to velvet, lock and chape pitted, wear to decoration, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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AN INDIAN COLONIAL SILVER COFFEE PERCOLATOR, BODRAJ, AURUNGABAD, CIRCA 1850 |

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Description: plain tapering form, the upper section with detachable strainer, each section with applied raffia handle, stylised foliate terminal, initialled 'E.M'  782.6gr., 25oz. 3dwt. total

Condition Report: Incuse marked clearly to underside. All components in good condition commensurate with age. The spout with possible repair around edge although probably in construction. Good overall condition. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5564."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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A CHINESE KESI WOVEN SILK AND METAL-THREAD FLORAL FRAGMENT, LATE 17TH CENTURY |

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Description: mounted on a panel

Condition Report: Textile approximately; 44cm high, 54.5cm wide Mount: 53cm high, 64cm. wide. 2cm deep, (later padded black cotton mount on stretcher). The woven light sage green ground cut and turned on all edges, the surface with some stains and differentiation in colouration, especially visible along lower edge and up the right side (visible from image). There is a joined vertical seam approx. 6cm. in from the left side. There is a small hole within the dark brown top motif on the left side and some very minor opening up of areas along colour change, commensurate with technique. The metal brocade in the centre is in two tones of copper/gold colour and the metal thread has also been used to highlight edges of the lotus petals and the internal scrolls. There is some very minor colour run from the black motif into the light coloured petals above as visible in the photograph. A very decorative fragment from a much larger panel and based on the seem probably from article of clothing. Most likely a robe. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A KANGXI TURQUOISE-GLAZED VASE WITH SILVER LID, CHINA FOR THE EXPORT MARKET, 17TH CENTURY |

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Description: of baluster form with deep turquoise glaze, engraved and stamped silver foliate mounts and lid

Condition Report: In overall good condition, the colour of the glaze strong, with some minor natural inclusions and craquelure to glaze, the mounts and lid most probably of a later date, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A NURATA SUSANI, UZBEKISTAN, MID 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: silk embroidery, cotton

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 159cm across the top, 159cm across the bottom, 237cm the left hand side, 237cm the right hand side. Comprised of five joined vertical strips. The polychrome embroidery in generally very good condition overall. There are some small areas of later work, for example the lime green used in leaves within two of the bouquet motifs within field, and to a section of the surrounding leaf on flowers centre of end of both borders, as visible in the photograph. The very dark royal blue used as the stems and highlights around leaves are later and possibly replacing oxidised browns, see for example top right diagonal bouquet, top right of border and highlights in other areas including the central motif. There are some minor surface stains to the plain ground of main field, visible as discolouration, and some tiny repairs including a small cobbled patch centre of field, some other small areas within the border also. Panel has been lined with white cotton and there is overturned ikat on all four sides. Overall very decorative and beautifully balanced drawing, with an especially lovely border. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SHAKHRISYABZ SUSANI, UZBEKISTAN, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: cotton, silk

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 178cm across the top, 178cm across the bottom, 240cm the left hand side, 136cm the right hand side. Fragile foundation, generally dirty, some holes and losses, as visible from the image, some inset sections, some surface dark spots. Hanging pole attached to the reverse as visible from the image. Condition is reflected in estimate. Please note this Lot is available to to view from 3rd - 5th December. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SHAKHRISYABZ SUSANI, UZBEKISTAN, MID 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: silk, cotton

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 182cm across the top, 184cm across the bottom, 231cm the left hand side, 230cm the right hand side. Comprised of five joined vertical panels. The condition of the embroidery overall is extremely good, as visible from the photograph. Some red highlighting to the inner borders is lacking in the central panel, and in minor sections in other areas of the outer border. There is some evidence of the underlying drawing design in areas which has not been worked in the areas as visible as white ground in the photograph - for example centre right main field. There are some surface stains, visible as discolouration, especially in lower half of main field and some minor similar stains within the border. Panel has been lined with linen. This is a striking design with unusual elements of feathered floral motifs. The colouring is very vibrant, and has been worked with polychrome silk threads which have a particularly attractive sheen. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A TEKKE TORBA, WEST TURKESTAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: with silk highlights

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 115cm across the top, 117cm across the bottom, 41cm the left hand side, 43cm the right hand side. Very soft lustrous wool, the weave is dense and fine. Losses to the top left and lower right corners, visible from image. Two small splits to the upper end (approx. 1cm in length) and five smaller (largest approx. 0.5cm in length). Old localised moth damage, see lower left hand side of the border for an example where foundation is visible, see photograph. Vestiges of original blue overcast sidecord on sections of left side. Flatweave to both top and bottom end guards turned under and with some losses lower right corner, visible from the image. silk highlights found within the blue motifs to the border. Lacking reverse canvas, vestiges remain - see reverse image. A very beautifully made and fine example of an early tribal tent bag. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A ZILU KILIM, CENTRAL PERSIA, MID 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: cotton foundation

Condition Report: Overall dimensions (assuming Turquoise field with coral motifs is the top); 241cm across the top, 241cm across the bottom, 366cm the left hand side, 366cm the right side. Turquoise field with coral motifs; In very good ready to use condition, Lower end with a strip of abrash running vertically across measuring approx. 20cm in width, only noticeable under close inspection. Some loose threads to original sidecords. Very minor dark surface spots, only noticeable under very close examination. Coral field with turquoise motifs: In very good ready to use condition, Lower end with a strip of abrash running vertically across measuring approx. 20cm in width, only noticeable under close inspection. Some loose threads to original sidecords. An area of slight discoloration in top right quadrant. Some minor dark surface spots, only noticeable under very close examination. Each end with trimmed fringing and overlocking. A highly decorative and vibrant work, with reversible colours and design. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A Q'ASHQAI KILIM, SOUTHWEST PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: with cotton highlights

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 151cm across the top, 153cm across the bottom, 224cm the left hand side, 224cm the right hand side. A fun tribal weave, highly decorative and in good condition overall. There are some very minor areas of colour run, an example of which is in the lower left hand corner, as visible from image. Some surface marks, which would likely improve from a professional clean. The upper lozenge in the field has one motif in cotton (there are scattered little cotton highlights in throughout), the lower with attractive abrash to the green. There are some very minor and small repairs. The upper embroidered end with some losses, partially overlocked. The lower embroidered end with some loss to original flatweave. Predominantly original sidecords, some later sections. Ready to place. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A Q'ASHQAI KILIM, SOUTHWEST PERSIA, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: wool, flatweave

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 137cm across the top, 142cm across the bottom, 283cm the left hand side, 283cm the right hand side. In overall good condition and in ready to place condition. Some very small and minor cobbled repairs, an example of which is in the upper right hand corner in the inner serrated border above the green spandrel to the tip of the blue point. There is a green surface mark in the shape of a crescent moon in the upper right hand side of the madder field, visible from image. Very minor surface marks otherwise and some very minor colour run in central lozenge. Original sidecords and ends with decorative embroidery in tact, both ends overlocked. Lower end with fringing, the upper end with losses to fringing. There are metal hoops attached to the reverse of the right edge for hanging purposes. The kilim may benefit from a professional clean. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A HERIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: wool, pile

Condition Report: Overall measurements; 312cm across the top, 317cm across the bottom, 384cm the left hand side, 402cm the right hand side. Pile generally 3mm with some minor areas down to knotbars and foundation. Losses to each end, visible from photograph. Each end now overlocked, the lower end would benefit from re-overlocking. The top right corner has been repaired, this section measures 99 by 16cm (at widest). There is a dark surface mark lower right quadrant in the ivory ground, measuring 10 by 12cm approximately, again visible from the image, this may improve from professional cleaning. A section of foldwear can be found one third of the way down in the right hand border, this measures approximately 14cm in length, also visible from image. Original sidecords with some losses. A dark surface mark to the reverse, not visible from the front, and some text illegibly written in marker pen, again not visible from the front. The carpet would benefit from a professional clean and then would be ready to place. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SHIRVAN KARAGASHLI LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1860 |

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Description: wool, pile

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 116cm across the top, 124cm across the bottom, 267cm the left side, 267cm the right side. Overall in good condition. The pile is generally 3-4mm with some areas in the field down to knotheads. The browns have oxidised slightly, commensurate with age. Ends and sidecords with restorations. Would benefit from a light professional clean. A highly vibrant and dynamic piece in ready to place condition. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SEWAN KAZAK RUG, WEST CAUCASUS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: wool, pile

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 156cm across the top, 168cm across the bottom, 219cm the left hand side, 216cm te right hand side. Good thick 4 - 5mm overall. Some scattered areas of re-piling, for example top right hand corner of inner sandy border. Some very small repairs, an example of which is in the top right hand corner of the outer light blue border, approximately 2 by 1cm. These can be seen as different tones of colour in the reverse image. There are three horizontal fold creases in the lower left border, again visible in reverse image. The top end with original knotted fringing, lower end with vestiges of original flatweave - some losses as visible from image. Original sidecords. The rug would benefit from a professional clean. The number '0999' is stenciled to the reverse, see image, also from image old damp bloom is visible. Handle is flexible. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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AN OTTOMAN CARVED EBONY-HILTED DAGGER AND SCABBARD, TURKEY, CIRCA 1800 |

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Description: the curved tapering double-edged blade with gold-overlaid forte, the intricately carved ebony hilt with organic motifs, hilt of waisted form with en suite scabbard with bud finial chape and some carved organic motifs   (2)

Condition Report: In generally good condition, with patches of oxidation across the blade, including minor chips to the edges of the blade. Some signs of erosion at the top of the blade. Few vertical cracks to the ebony hilt, few minor residues of consolidation within cracks. The scabbard with a large break along one edge and slight crack to other edge, some scattered scuff to surface, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A MONUMENTAL BRASS TRAY, PROBABLY SYRIA OR WESTERN ARMENIA, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: of flat rounded form with upturned rim, engraved with a central six-pointed star surrounded by concentric bands containing foliate motifs, the wide band with repeating design of monuments between cypress trees and floral vases

Condition Report: In fair condition, patches of rubbing and associated discoloration as well as oxidisation and scratches to surface, small break near centre with old repair, as viewed. Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (online only) does not apply to this lot. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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AN OTTOMAN JADE AND GEM-SET PLAQUE MOUNTED AS A BOX, TURKEY, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: with custom stand 

Condition Report: The box in fair condition, the jade plaque with few minor chips around the inset silver design containing colourful stones, please note that some of these stones are probably later replacements, the reverse of jade plaque with a cut running vertically and some natural inclusions, the silver box with some oxidisation and associated dark discoloration (particularly to interior), slightly rubbed, could benefit from a professional clean, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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AN OTTOMAN TOMBAK INCENSE BURNER, TURKEY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY |

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Description: of baluster form, the ovoid body supported on a stepped splayed foot with a domed hinged openwork cover designed with palmette motifs and a faceted handle 

Condition Report: In general good condition, some minor dents to body, the hinged body slightly loose and doesn't fit entirely, the gilding rubbed and slightly missing as result, few minor breaks in openwork lid with associated repair, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A LARGE OTTOMAN TOMBAK INCENSE BURNER WITH INSCRIPTION, TURKEY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY |

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Description: with a domed hinged openwork cover composed of a geometric pattern and foliate roundels with a band featuring incised inscriptions, the body with incised foliate details, with a faceted handle joining at base to foot 

Condition Report: Heavy patina on cover and associated dark discoloration and some minor dents as consistent with use, body with gilding rubbed throughout, finial missing, hinge missing so lid loose, remaining charcoal and old incense in centre, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A LARGE OTTOMAN GREEN-GROUND CALLIGRAPHIC SILK LAMPAS PANEL, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: the dark green silk ground woven with chevron bands of alternating widths containing light green inscriptions and in between 'Allah and Muhammad' woven in a cream-colour, mounted on a stretcher

Condition Report: In good condition, cut and mounted on a stretcher with dark green ground, very few minor frayed threads, as viewed. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5507.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SOUTH CENTRAL ANATOLIAN KILIM, NIGDE REGION, 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: wool - flatweave, cotton

Condition Report: Overall dimensions, including mount; 164cm across the top, 162cm across the bottom, 407cm the left hand side, 405cm the right hand side. Professionally mounted onto cotton. The upper section with remains of original border extending to the left hand corner, the bottom end also with remnants. The right hand edge with the original inner guard and is visible from image. Browns heavily oxidised, in some areas, notably the blue band to the lower middle where they have almost completely eroded. This is commensurate with the age of the work. There are losses in these areas likely as a result of initial oxidisation. Some of these areas have been replaced, see the upper right hand side of the blue band for example of replaced browns, also upper right hand side of green band. The lighter areas of ivory in the image are cotton, mostly found in the upper green band, these are possibly later. Small repairs and conservation throughout, first hand inspection is advised. This is in good condition for age and is a bold and enigmatic design. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SOUTH CENTRAL ANATOLIAN KILIM, KARAPINAR REGION, 18/19TH CENTURY |

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Description: wool flatweave

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 98cm across the top, 99cm across the bottom, 428cm the left hand side, 434cm the right hand side. Overall in very good restored condition. Some of the browns have been replaced, presumably through older oxidisation which would be commensurate with age. Largely the replacements are to the sides and some smaller sections within the main field, which appear lighter to the earth coloured original ground. Some very minor surface marks which would improve with a professional clean. Kilim ends and fringing in tact. This piece has a wonderful archaic design and is in ready to use or display condition. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A CENTRAL ANATOLIAN KILIM, KONYA REGION, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: wool flatweave, cotton

Condition Report: Overall dimensions, including mounting; 167cm across the top, 171cm across the bottom, 414cm the left hand side, 430cm the right hand side. Professionally mounted onto cotton. Overall in fair condition. There is oxidisation to the browns, commensurate with age and visible from image. The upper end with original knotting fringing to the left hand side, otherwise lacking. The lower end largely with original knotted fringing, fringing trimmed, lacking to the left hand side. Some losses as visible from image, including two vertical sections of warp threads exposed, one third of the way up between the outer border and inner decoration, both left and right, with losses and only warp threads showing and so couched onto the mounting. Some minor conserved repair and very minor surface marks, first hand inspection advised. A highly colourful, vibrant work. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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A SOUTH ANATOLIAN KILIM, KARAMAN REGION, 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: wool, flatweave

Condition Report: Overall dimensions; 184cm across the top, 182cm across the bottom, 390cm the left hand side, 393cm the right hand side. Overall in very good restored condition and ready to use or display. Both ends with some losses which may benefit from attention. The upper chocolate coloured end with further losses to the corners, all visible from the image. Some small repairs to the field and a larger re-weave in the salmon section in the centre top motif, appears as a slightly lighter colour on close inspection. Some light surface marks which may improve from a professional clean. Overall a handsome piece with striking archaic design and good organic colour, which is true of the reverse also. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 5556.The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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ARTASHES SAAKOVICH ABRAAMYAN | Water Buffalo

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Description: oil on canvas, signed in Armenian lower right; further signed, titled and dated '1971' on the reverse

Condition Report: Original canvas. There is a diagonal scratch of approximately 10cm to the left of the centre of the composition. There is an area of paint shrinkage in the pink pigment in the upper right corner. Inspection under UV light reveals a few scattered areas of retouching, most notably to the aforementioned scratch, but also to the upper left corner and less significant areas in the two lower corners. Held in a gold coloured frame with a canvas slip. Unexamined out of frame. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0) 207 293 5690The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

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