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Auction Description for Auctionata: Islamic Art
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A preview at Auctionata on April 28/29 is only possible by prior appointment.

Islamic Art

by Auctionata


116 lots with images

May 3, 2014

Live Auction

Franklinstrasse 13

Berlin, 10587 Germany

Phone: +49 30 9832 0222

Fax: +49 30 20239 2169

Email: sales@auctionata.com

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Silver Yomut Reading Pointer, Central Asia, 19th Century

Lot 1: Silver Yomut Reading Pointer, Central Asia, 19th Century

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Description: Auction announcements 02th May 2014 Lot 1: The set stones are not carnelians but garnets. Engraved silver with carnelians Central Asia, Yomut people, 19th century Beautiful tendril decoration and three inlaid carnelians Length: 23.5 cm Weight: c. 31 grams Good overall condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present silver reading pointer is finely worked and has the typical elongated shape of such objects. In the middle is a spherical bulge. There is an engraved tendril décor, which cover the whole surface. The décor is interrupted by narrow bands with punched circles around the bugle and at the back end of the reading pointer. The shaft shows three inlaid carnelians. The décor refers to a Yomut provenance. The reading pointer is in a good overall condition, showing usual wear marks. It has a length of 23.5 cm and a maximum width of 1.5 cm. The weight of the silver pointer is about 31 grams.

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Calligraphy of Finely Sawn Wood Elements, Persia, 20th Century

Lot 2: Calligraphy of Finely Sawn Wood Elements, Persia, 20th Century

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Description: Wood on velvet, laid down on cardboard Persia, early 20th century Dated '(1)340' lower right Calligraphy of the names of Allah, Muhammad, Ali and his sons Hassan and Hussain, and matching eulogies Sawn wooden letters with framing Matted and framed Overall dimensions: 81.5 x 69 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This is an Islamic calligraphy of finely sawn wood elements, which was mounted on black velvet, which was laid down on cardboard. The calligraphy shows the names of Allah, Muhammad, Ali and his sons Hassan and Hussain. The mention of these names refers to a Shiite background. The names are framed with strips of wood that become floral ornaments in the corners. The work is dated on the lower right. The number 340 is probably to be complemented by a '1', and thus reads 1340. Whether one applies the Arab or Persian calendar, the calligraphy surely dates from the beginning of the 20th century. The work is matted and mounted in a gilt frame. The wooden elements of the calligraphy are broken in a few places. The cardboard is a bit wavy probably caused by humidity. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 81.5 x 69 cm, the velvet covered cardboard measures 66 x 48 cm. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Pocket Quran, Bukhara/Uzbekistan, 18th/19th Century

Lot 3: Pocket Quran, Bukhara/Uzbekistan, 18th/19th Century

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Description: Black and red ink on paper Bukhara, Uzbekistan, 18th/19th century Embossed leather cover Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 4.5 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present pocket Quran comes from Bukhara in Uzbekistan, and dates from the 18th or 19th century. The text is written in black and red ink on paper. The pages are not illuminated, but impress with the elegant type face. The manuscript is bound in an embossed leather cover. The book shows some wear marks. The leather cover is worn and broken on the back. The paper has partly torn at the edges. Some of the pages are smudged and show later notes. The dimensions of the book are 13 x 8 x 4.5 cm.

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Richly Decorated Quran Stand with Mirrors, Afghanistan, 19th C

Lot 4: Richly Decorated Quran Stand with Mirrors, Afghanistan, 19th C

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Description: Painted and varnished wood, mirrors, brass Afghanistan, 19th century Five inlaid mirrors on the outside, and brass fittings Curved carved legs Dimensions: 43 x 22.5 x 2.5 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present wooden Quran stand dates from the 19th century, and is fitted with elegant curved legs and rich decorations. The outside is decorated with round brass fittings, which either follow the shape of the object or form abstract flowers. Furthermore, they frame the five round inlaid mirrors on both sides. The entire surface is painted in brown. On the inside, there are also brass fittings and a painted golden tree on each side.The stand has slight wear marks. The color is rubbed off in places, and some brass fittings are missing. One mirror is broken. The dimensions are 43 x 22.5 x 2.5 cm.

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Quran Manuscript, Samarkand/Uzbekistan, 18th Century

Lot 5: Quran Manuscript, Samarkand/Uzbekistan, 18th Century

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Description: Black and red ink on paper Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 18th century Embossed leather cover Dimensions: 25 x 14.5 x 5.5 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present Quran manuscript comes from Samarkand in Uzbekistan, and dates from the 18th century. The text was mainly written in black, sometimes in red ink on paper. The manuscript is bound in an embossed leather cover. The manuscript shows some wear. Some pages are torn at the edges and show some humidity damage. The dimensions of the book are 25 x 14.5 x 5.5 cm.

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Four-piece Quran Stand of Wood, Uzbekistan, 19th Century

Lot 6: Four-piece Quran Stand of Wood, Uzbekistan, 19th Century

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Description: Carved and varnished wood Uzbekistan, possibly Bukhara, 19th century Four-piece Quran stand Geometric decoration Dimensions (folded): 30 x 19.5 x 3 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This foldable Quran stand from the 19th century comes from Uzbekistan, possibly from Bukhara. The four-piece stand is made of wood and carved on the outer sides. The top section is a row of merlons on two of the borders. The other two borders are curved, and in the middle is depicted a flower-shaped cartouche. The Quran stand shows wear marks. One of the four elements is broken, another one is fixed. The dimensions, folded, are 30 x 19.5 x 3 cm. Unfolded, the stand is 24 cm high and 41 cm wide at the base.

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Gilt Silver Tekke Reading Pointer, Central Asia, 19th/20th C

Lot 7: Gilt Silver Tekke Reading Pointer, Central Asia, 19th/20th C

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Description: Partly gilt silver, carnelians Central Asia, Tekke Turkmen people, 19th/20th century Multi-piece rod with hand and finger Decorated with three inlaid carnelians Length: 24.5 cm Weight: c. 39 grams Very good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present silver reading pointer is adorned with beautiful geometric patterns and gilded in the areas between the décor, which enhances the piece with a nice contrast. The object shows a typical shape and is fitted with a pierced attachment lug at the rear. The shaft is decorated with three inlaid carnelians.The reading pointer is in very good overall condition, showing slight wear marks. It has a length of 24.5 cm and a maximum width of 1.5 cm. The weight of the silver pointer is about 39 grams.

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Calligraphed Basmala Depiction, Ottoman Empire, 19th Century

Lot 8: Calligraphed Basmala Depiction, Ottoman Empire, 19th Century

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Description: Oil on canvas, laid down on cardboard Ottoman Empire, 19th century Depiction of basmala ('In the name of the merciful and gracious God') White and gold on rust-brown ground Floral abstract decoration in the corners Gilt wooden frame Overall dimensions, framed: 48.5 x 95 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present Ottoman calligraphy depicts the basmala, an important Arab invocation, which stands at the beginning of almost every Koran Sura and translates to 'In the name of the merciful and gracious God'. The version at hand is written in white letters on brown primed canvas, which is laid down on cardboard. The calligraphy is surrounded by a mat with gold decoration and a gilt wood frame. The calligraphy shows some wear marks. The canvas has some scratches, and there is a small hole in the lower middle part. The overall dimensions, framed, are 48.5 x 95 cm. The image cut-out measures 45 x 57 cm.

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Calligraphy in Tughra Form, Ottoman Empire, 19th/20th Century

Lot 9: Calligraphy in Tughra Form, Ottoman Empire, 19th/20th Century

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Description: Oil, gold and tempera on hardboard Ottoman Empire, 19th/20th century White Tughra on a green background Ornamental flower bouquet with gold spotted edge Overall dimensions, with frame: 65.5 x 76.5 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The Tughra was the calligraphic cipher of the Ottoman sultans and served as the signature or seal of the respective Sultan. Today, it enjoys great popularity as a decorative element. Here it is painted in white on a green background with a decorative flower bouquet and gold spotted edge. The calligraphy is in good condition, showing light framing marks and craquelure on the paint surface. The gilt stucco frame shows dryness cracks and some material losses. The overall dimensions, framed, 65.5 x 76.5 cm. The hardboard measures 58.5 x 46 cm.

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Manuscript with Hadiths, Bukhara/Uzbekistan, 18th/19th Century

Lot 10: Manuscript with Hadiths, Bukhara/Uzbekistan, 18th/19th Century

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Description: Black and red ink on paper Bukhara, Uzbekistan, 18th/19th century First page illuminated, otherwise text with gold border Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5 cm Very good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present manuscript contains Hadiths, meaning traditions about the deeds and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. The hadiths represent role models for devout Muslims. The manuscript is written in black and red ink on paper. The title page is illuminated. The remaining pages of the text are surrounded by a gold border. Some pages show marginalia at the edges. Considering its age, the manuscript is in very good condition. The cover was added later. The dimensions of the book are 20 x 13 x 2.5 cm.

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Arabic Manuscript, Bukhara/Uzbekistan, 18th/19th Century

Lot 11: Arabic Manuscript, Bukhara/Uzbekistan, 18th/19th Century

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Description: Ink on paper Bukhara, Uzbekistan, 18th/19th century Embossed and gilded leather binding Dimensions: 26 x 14.5 x 3 cm Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present manuscript comes from Bukhara in Uzbekistan, and dates from the 18th or 19th century. The text is written in black and red ink on paper. It is bound in an embossed and gilded leather binding with cartouches. Several pages of the manuscript show marginalia. The manuscript and the cover show some wear marks, but are in good overall condition. The dimensions are 26 x 14.5 x 3 cm.

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Fine Calligraphy with Decorative Frame, probably Persia, 1913

Lot 12: Fine Calligraphy with Decorative Frame, probably Persia, 1913

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Description: Canvas, laid down on cardboard Probably Persia, 1913 Dated right center '1331 H.' (=1913) White lettering on brown background Blue mat decorated with flower cartouches and lines, framed Overall dimensions, framed: 49 x 100 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This is a very fine calligraphy in white paint on a rusty brown grounded canvas. The large and simple lettering consists again of very small letters. The calligraphy is mounted in a gold-painted, blue mat and gilt frame. The calligraphy is dated on the right side '1331 H.' (=1913). The canvas is partly stained and wavy, probably due to water. There are also visible some repairs. The frame is slighty warped and chipped. The overall dimensions including the frame are 49 x 100 cm. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Quran Stand of Carved Wood, Pakistan, 20th Century

Lot 13: Quran Stand of Carved Wood, Pakistan, 20th Century

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Description: Carved wood with red stain Pakistan, 20th century Foldable Quran stand Geometric decor Dimensions: 44.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present Quran stand comes from Pakistan, and dates from the 20th century. It is made of red stained wood and can be folded. The geometric carvings enhance the piece with an elegant touch. The Quran stand shows some light wear marks. Furthermore, the original applications are missing. They were probably made of metal, and their marks and nail holes are still visible. The wood shows some chips. The dimensions are 44.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm.

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Magnificent Quran Chest of Brass, Indo-Persian, 18th Century

Lot 14: Magnificent Quran Chest of Brass, Indo-Persian, 18th Century

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Description: Chased and engraved brass sheet Indo-Persian, 18th century Extensive decor with scrolls, cartouches and tendrils Four screwed claw feet Overall dimensions: 21 x 60.5 x 29.5 cm Good overall condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The preset chest made ​​of chased brass sheet was probably used for storing a Quran manuscript. According to the current owner, it comes from an important mosque. The chest is covered with an extensive engraved decoration, including fine tendrils, which surround several cartouches with inscriptions, in which is depicted the Islamic creed. The chest rests on four claw feet in cast bronze.The chest is in good condition, showing slight wear. The overall dimensions are 21 x 60.5 x 29.5 cm.

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Three-Part Amulet Bracelet, Central Asia, 20th Century

Lot 15: Three-Part Amulet Bracelet, Central Asia, 20th Century

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Description: Chased and engraved sheet silver Central Asia, 20th century Three vessels for documents with Quran quotes Floral and geometric decor Overall dimensions of the amulet: 5.5 x 9 cm Overall weight: c. 57 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This amulet bracelet made of embossed sheet silver consists of three parts, a large octagonal and two cylindrical vessels. All parts are decorated with floral and geometric patterns. The large vessel is engraved, and the two cylinders show an embossed decor. The elements are hinged. There are attachment lugs on the sides. These amulets traditionally included documents with Quranic quotes, Hadiths or something similar, which were said to have a protective effect against evil influences. The bracelet is in good overall condition, showing minimal wear marks. The overall width of the amulet is 9 cm, it has a maximum height of 5.5 cm and an overall weight of about 57 grams.

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Engraved Silver Amulet Bracelet, Afghanistan, 20th Century

Lot 16: Engraved Silver Amulet Bracelet, Afghanistan, 20th Century

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Description: Engraved silver Afghanistan, 20th century Three-piece hinged bracelet Sculptural floral decoration Extensive inscription engravings with protective spells Overall dimensions: 15.5 x 5.2 cm Overall weight: c. 45 grams Very good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This amulet bracelet is made of three silver elements, which are connected by hinges. On each of the parts, there is a relief-like bulge - a flower in the center, and cartouches on the side. The rest of the surface is covered by protecting engraved inscriptions.The bracelet is in very good overall condition, showing minor wear marks. The length of the bracelet is 15.5 cm, it is 5.2 cm wide and has an overall weight of about 45 grams.

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Silver Amulet Pendant with Detailed Décor, Oman, 19th/20th C

Lot 17: Silver Amulet Pendant with Detailed Décor, Oman, 19th/20th C

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Description: Silver Oman, 19th/20th century Detailed decor Container for a piece of writing Two pairs of pendants with stylized 'hands of Fatima' attached to the amulet Overall dimensions: 15 x 6.5 cm Overall weight: c. 123 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present amulet pendant from Oman is made of silver and shows a very detailed decor. The rectangular amulet, which is rounded at the sides, included a small piece of writing, probably with a verse from the Quran, which was supposed to have a protective effect on the owner. Down at the amulet, there are two pairs of smaller pendants, each bearing the Khamsa, a stylized 'hand of Famtima', which is also said to protect against evil influences.The amulet pendant is in good overall condition with normal wear marks. Including the eyelets and pendants the amulet measures 15 x 6.5 cm and has a thickness of 1.5 cm. Each Khamsa has a length of 8 cm; the overall weight is about 123 grams.

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Silver Pendant with Carnelians, Turkmenistan, 19th Century

Lot 18: Silver Pendant with Carnelians, Turkmenistan, 19th Century

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Description: Auction announcements 02th May 2014 Lots 18: The set stones are not carnelians but glass. Silver Turkmenistan, 19th century Filigree soldered silver decor Two framed carnelians Traditional gift to the bride to protect against disaster Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 1 cm Weight; 57.70 grams Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present pendant is part of the traditional dress of Turkmen women and is worn as plait jewelry on the back. The 'asık' is offered to a bride by her parents-in-law and worn until the birth of her first son. She then gives it to the bride of her son. The pendant probably originates from the tribe of the Yomut and is adorned with filigree soldered silver decor and two framed carnelians. The pendant has some wear marks, such as small dents. The soldered decor is missing in a few places. The dimensions of the pendant are 11 x 7 x 1 cm. The weight is approximately 57.70 grams.

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Gilt Triangular Amulet Pendant, Oman, early 20th Century

Lot 19: Gilt Triangular Amulet Pendant, Oman, early 20th Century

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Description: Gilt silver Oman, early 20th century Geometric decoration on the entire surface Eight pairs of the 'Hand of Fatima' attached to the amulet Overall dimensions: 13 x 9 cm Overall weight: c. 103 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present pendant from Oman is made of gilt silver and decorated with geometric patterns on the entire surface. It is not a vessel for protection spells and also lacks the usual inscription. The protective effect of this amulet is supposed to be generated by the Khamsas or 'Hands of Fatima' attached to the amulet. This stylized hand of the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad is said to have a protective effect against evil influences and spirits. The amulet shows some wear marks, but is in good overall condition. Including eyelet and pendants the amulet has a height of 13 cm and a width of 9 cm, the Khamsas have a length of 5.5 cm. The overall weight of the amulet is about 103 grams.

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Rectangular Silver Amulet Pendant, Oman, 19th/20th Century

Lot 20: Rectangular Silver Amulet Pendant, Oman, 19th/20th Century

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Description: Silver with gilt geometric decoration Oman, 19th/20th century Casket for a piece of writing Overall dimensions: 10 x 7 cm Overall weight: c. 106 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This rectangular silver amulet with two eyelets is designed to contain a piece of writing with protective effect. A very nice, modern-looking decor with gilt geometric elements, framed by bead and reel, enhances the amulet with a special charm.The amulet shows some wear marks, but has a nice patina and is in good overall condition. Including the eyelets the pendant is 7 cm wide and has a height of 10 cm; it weighs about 106 grams.

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Round Amulet Pendant Made of Silver, Oman, 19th Century

Lot 21: Round Amulet Pendant Made of Silver, Oman, 19th Century

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Description: Auction announcements 02th May 2014 Lots 21: The set stones are not carnelians but glass. Engraved sheet silver, partly gilt Oman, 19th century Inlaid corals and turquoises Round carnelian with engraved inscription in the center Diameter: 7 cm Overall weight: c. 88 grams Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This round amulet pendant delights with its particularly fine and rich decoration. Made of sheet silver, it was adorned with a filigree decor, which surrounds in concentric circles the carnelian in the center. A central band is adorned, alongside the silverware, with inlaid turquoises and corals, as well as gilded flowers. The central carnelian is engraved with a protective inscription.The pendant is in good overall condition, only some of the stones are missing. The diameter of the round amulet is 7 cm (without eyelets), it weighs about 88 grams.

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Oval Silver Amulet with Large Carnelian, Oman, 20th C

Lot 22: Oval Silver Amulet with Large Carnelian, Oman, 20th C

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Description: Silver Oman, 20th century Central carnelian with Arabic inscription Band with vine decoration on the edges of the setting Dimensions: 5.5 x 7 cm Overall weight: c. 72 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present silver amulet was made in Oman. It is of an oval shape that is repeated in the inlaid stone. The latter is framed by a band of vine decoration applied on the edges of the silver setting. The stone itself, a carnelian, is engraved with an inscription, which is said to protect the owner of the amulet.The pendant shows some wear marks, but is in good overall condition. The dimensions of the oval pendant are 5.5 x 7 cm (without eyelets) and the overall weight is about 72 grams.

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Hexagonal Amulet Pendant Made of Silver, Oman, 20th Century

Lot 23: Hexagonal Amulet Pendant Made of Silver, Oman, 20th Century

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Description: Silver Oman, 20th century Hexagonal lapis lazuli with Arabic inscription Surrounding band with vine decoration Dimensions: 6 x 7 cm Overall weight: c. 75 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present silver amulet pendant of hexagonal shape frames an inlaid stone, a lapis lazuli, surrounding it with a band of vine decoration. The stone repeats the shape of the frame and is adorned with a blessing in Arabic written in a cursive ductus.The amulet shows some wear, but is in good overall condition. The dimensions of the amulet pendant are 6 x 7 cm (without eyelets) and its overall weight is about 75 grams.

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Agate Amulet Pendant with Inscription, Middle East, 19th C

Lot 24: Agate Amulet Pendant with Inscription, Middle East, 19th C

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Description: Engraved agate with silver setting Middle East, 19th century Surrounding scroll, probably multiline inscription in the center Dimensions: 6.5 x 8.5 cm (including eyelets) Overall weight: c. 61 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The amulet pendant consists of an engraved agate, which is surrounded by a silver frame with two eyelets. The entire surface of the stone is engraved. There is a multiline inscription in Kufic script in the center field, surrounded by a scroll.The pendant shows wear marks, but is in good overall condition. The dimensions are 6.5 x 8.5 cm (including eyelets); the pendant weighs about 61 grams.

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Silver Necklace with Amulet Pendant, Oman, early 20th Century

Lot 25: Silver Necklace with Amulet Pendant, Oman, early 20th Century

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Description: Auction announcements 02th May 2014 Lots 25: The set stones are not carnelians but glass. Silver Oman, early 20th century Round pendant with engraved Arabic inscription Back adorned with engravings and silver decor Suspension fitted with carnelians Three-piece polynomial chain Dimensions of the pendant: 11 x 9 cm Length of the chain: 67 cm Overall weight: c. 178 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This pendant consists of a round silver plate that is covered by a protective Arab inscription. On the back, there are also engravings and silver mountings. The top is fitted with a suspension adorned with narrow bead and reel borders, and whose sides show carnelians. Above, there is a suspension designed for the three-piece chain.The pendant shows some wear marks such as scratches and small dents, but is in good overall condition. Including its suspension the pendant measures 11 x 9 cm, the length of chain is 67 cm; the necklace weighs about 178 grams.

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Necklace with Pendant and Maria Theresa Thalers, Oman, 19th C

Lot 26: Necklace with Pendant and Maria Theresa Thalers, Oman, 19th C

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Description: Silver, Maria Theresa thalers and cord Oman, 19th century Engraved round pendant Total length of necklace: 82 cm, diameter of pendant: 10 cm Total weight: approximately 403 grams Good overall condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present Omani beautiful necklace is made of silver links that are strung on a cord. In regular distance are attached Maria Theresa thalers along the chain. The large round silver pendant is decorated with a silver soldered knob and engravings with a flower. The necklace show some light wear marks, such as minor dents and scratches, but is in good overall condition. The total length of the necklace is 82 cm, and the diameter of the pendant is 10 cm. The total weight of the necklace is approximately 403 grams.

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Gilt Necklace with Maria Theresia Thalers, Oman, 19th C

Lot 27: Gilt Necklace with Maria Theresia Thalers, Oman, 19th C

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Description: Silver links, partly gilt; cord Oman, 19th century Polynomial and heavy silver necklace Six Maria Theresa thalers with gilt mount Large silver and partly gilt amulet pendant with fine floral decoration Amulet with square pendants arranged in pairs, symbolizing fertility Dimensions of the pendant: 14 x 10 cm Length of chain: 100 cm Overall weight: c. 650 grams Good overall condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This heavy necklace is a beautiful example of the fusion of oriental traditions with Western influences. Six Maria Theresa thalers were integrated into a necklace with a large amulet pendant. On closer inspection, the necklace shows a fine decor. The upper links of the necklace are wrapped with a delicate silver wire, various elements are gold plated, and these areas show a floral pattern. The amulet probably included a document with a Quran quote or something similar, which was said to have a protective effect. Pairs of little chains with square silver plates are attached to the amulet, and symbolize rain and fertility. The necklace is slightly dented in some places and shows a patina, but is in good overall condition. The dimension of the pendant including the chains is 14 x 10 cm (without the eyelets), the chain has a length of about 100 cm (including the cord). Each of the thaler has a diameter of 4 cm. The overall weight of the necklace is about 650 grams.

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Silver Necklace with Rectangular Pendant, Oman, 19th Century

Lot 28: Silver Necklace with Rectangular Pendant, Oman, 19th Century

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Description: Silver and cord Oman, 19th century Rectangular amulet pendant with hands of Fatima arranged in pairs Fine granule décor Dimensions of the pendant: 10 x 7 cm Length of the chain: 67 cm Overall weight: c. 250 grams Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This heavy necklace from Oman consists of numerous broad silver rings, which are held together by a thick cord. These silver rings are alternately adorned with different décors that enhances the necklace with a nice contrast. The necklace is fitted with an amulet pendant, a casket of rectangular form, with simple geometric decoration, to which are attached small Khamsa pendants. These pendants represent the stylized hand of Fatima, which, as well as the documents inside the casket, are said to protect against evil influences.Apart from the usual wear marks, the necklace is in good condition. A pendant with a pair of hands is missing. Including the Khamsa the rectangular pendant measures 10 x 7 cm, the length of the chain, including the cord, is about 67 cm and the overall weight is about 250 grams.

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Silver Necklace & Bracelet, Southern Arabian Peninsula, 20th C

Lot 29: Silver Necklace & Bracelet, Southern Arabian Peninsula, 20th C

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Description: Silver Southern Arabian Peninsula, 20th century Quatrefoiled elements with applied flower decoration Length necklace: 42 cm Length bracelet: 20 cm (including eyelets) Overall weight: c. 178 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The very pretty and in detail crafted silver necklace is composed of several quatrefoiled elements with applied floral decoration. These are connected by round elements manufactured in granulation and arranged as a triangle, running downwards from the neck to a tip. A matching bracelet completes the necklace. Both pieces are in good condition, showing some wear due to age. The length of the necklace is 42 cm, and the bracelet, including eyelets, is 20 cm long. The weight of the necklace is approximately 157 grams, and the bracelet weighs about 21 grams.

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Gilt Silver Bracelet with Carnelians, Turkmenistan, 19th C

Lot 30: Gilt Silver Bracelet with Carnelians, Turkmenistan, 19th C

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Description: Auction announcements 02th May 2014 Lots 30: The set stones are not carnelians but glass. Gilt silver Turkmenistan, 19th century Fine embossed decor Ten framed carnelians Dimensions: 20 x 7 cm Weight: approximately 253 grams Very good overall condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present bracelet (bilezik) has the typical form of this kind of jewelry of the Turkmen nomads. These bracelets were worn by women especially on festive occasions. The piece is divided into two rows and made of silver. It is decorated with soldered gilt silver plates, which are decorated with embossed decor, and ten flat and framed carnelians. The type of decoration points to a provenance of the Yomut. The bracelet shows some wear marks, but is in very good overall condition. The length of the bracelet is 20 cm, and the width is 7 cm. The weight is approximately 253 grams.

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Fine Ornate Silver Anklet, Yemen, early 20th Century

Lot 31: Fine Ornate Silver Anklet, Yemen, early 20th Century

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Description: Chased and engraved sheet silver Yemen, early 20th century Engraved décor covering almost the entire surface Diameter: 12 cm Overall weight: c. 307 grams Very good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This beautiful anklet is part of the traditional jewelry of Yemeni women. Executed in chased sheet silver, it shows an engraved décor covering almost the entire surface. The anklet can be opened by a hinge, when one releases the pin.Except for a few minor dents, the foot ring is in very good condition. The outer diameter is about 12 cm and the upper part has a width of 7 cm; the overall weight is about 307 grams.

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Four Women's Handbags of Velvet, Ottoman Empire, 19th/20th C

Lot 32: Four Women's Handbags of Velvet, Ottoman Empire, 19th/20th C

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Description: Velvet with gold thread embroidery Ottoman Empire, 19th/20th century Adorned with flowers and tendrils, or demilune and tughra Dimensions: approx. 14 x 16-19 cm; fringes length: 2-4 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present four ladies handbags come from the Ottoman Empire, and dates from the 19th or 20th century. They are all made ​​of velvet and decorated with various gold thread embroideries, mainly depicting flowers and tendrils. On the purple bag is represented the Ottoman demilune, and a tughra. The bags show some wear marks. The velvet is rubbed in places, but the embroideries are in good condition. The bags are each about 14 x 16-19 cm in size (fringes length 2-4 cm).

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Pomp Horse Blanket with Embroidery, Turkmenistan, 19/20th C

Lot 33: Pomp Horse Blanket with Embroidery, Turkmenistan, 19/20th C

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Description: Red cotton, green fabric, colorful embroidery, silk ikat Turkmenistan, 19th/20t century Finely embroidered pomp horse blanket with floral-abstract patterns Back made of silk Ikat Dimensions: 140 x 190 cm (without fringes) Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present embroidered Turkmen horse blanket most certainly belonged to an important figure of the tribe. On a red background, interrupted by a green stripe at the edge, the blanket is richly decorated with fine polychrome embroideries. These form a floral abstract pattern, extending over a large part of the front side. Fitting with the beautiful front, the rear is manufactured of a silk ikat. The horse blanket shows some wear marks. The embroideries are rubbed off or missing in places. There are small holes in the cotton fabric and some small cracks in the ikat on the back. The dimensions, without fringes, are 140 x 190 cm. The fringes are 8-15 cm long.

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Traditional Khanjar Dagger with Belt, Oman, 19th Century

Lot 34: Traditional Khanjar Dagger with Belt, Oman, 19th Century

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Description: Silver and sheet silver, steel, fabric Oman, 19th century Silvered scabbard and handle with elaborate decorations Fine embroidered belt with five silver amulets Signature on one of the cylinder-shaped amulets Dimensions of the dagger in its scabbard: 27 x 16 cm Dimensions of the belt: 93 x 8 cm Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection A traditional, curved dagger of the Arabian Peninsula, which is available here in a particularly beautiful and elaborated version. The handle and scabbard are covered with sheet silver and adorned with granulation and filigree decor. Along the scabbard are attached large silver rings, which form the connecting elements between scabbard and belt. The entire surface of the belt is embroidered with dense metal and fabric threads, and five amulets are attached to it.The dagger shows major wear marks. The blade is slightly nicked and oxidized. The silver objects show a patina, and the belt is slightly worn, but in good overall condition. The first amulet bears a signature. The dimensions of the dagger in its scabbard are 27 x 26 cm, the blade has a length of 16 cm. The belt has a length of 93 cm and is 8 cm wide.

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Mughal Hilt with Floral Decor, India, 18th Century

Lot 35: Mughal Hilt with Floral Decor, India, 18th Century

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Description: Steel, mounted on wooden base India, 18th century Pretty engraved floral decoration Curved crossguard in the form of animal heads with open mouth Height of hilt: approx. 21 cm Weight: approx. 223 grams Good condition Provenance: British private collection The present Mughal hilt comes from India, and dates back to the 18th century. It is made of steel with a beautiful engraved floral decoration. The curved crossguard is designed in the form of animal heads with open mouths. The hilt shows some wear marks, but is overall in good condition. The height of the hilt is approximately 21 cm, and its weight is approximately 223 grams.

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Jambiya Dagger with Silver Fittings, Yemen, 19th/20th Century

Lot 36: Jambiya Dagger with Silver Fittings, Yemen, 19th/20th Century

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Description: Wood, leather, horn, silver Yemen, 19th/20th century Dagger with silver-mounted horn handle Leather-covered wooden scabbard Overall length: 31.5 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This lot consists of a traditional dagger, which was made in the 19th or 20th century in Yemen. The piece particularly stands out for its beautiful silver-mounted horn handle and leather-covered wooden scabbard. The dagger shows some usual wear marks. Parts of the silver applications on the handle are missing. The handle and leather-covered scabbard are worn in parts. The leather shows some losses. The overall length of the dagger including scabbard and handle is 31.5 cm, the length of the blade is 21 cm.

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Magnificient Khandschar Dagger with Belt, Oman, 19th Century

Lot 37: Magnificient Khandschar Dagger with Belt, Oman, 19th Century

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Description: Silver plated brass, silver, horn, steel, wood, velvet Oman, 19th century Curved dagger with silver-mounted horn handle Richly decorated scabbard made of silver plated brass with filigree décor and granulation Belt covered with velvet and embroidered with different colored wool and silver threads Overall length of the dagger: 30 cm Dimensions of the belt: 100 x 9 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This is a magnificent example of a traditional dagger of the Arabian Peninsula. These daggers symbolized the social status of the wearer. The present dagger has a scabbard made ​​of silver plated brass with fine silver decor. The dagger itself has a horn handle, which is also adorned with silver ornaments and merges into the typical, slightly curved blade of polished steel. The matching belt is embroidered with wool and metal filaments that form ornamental vine patterns.The dagger shows usual wear marks. The horn is worn in parts, and the blade is partly oxidized. The silvering on the scabbard is slightly rubbed in a few places, such as the velvet on the belt. Parts of the embroidery and the silver decoration on the handle are missing. One side of the wood paneling inside the scabbard is missing. The overall length of the dagger including scabbard and handle is 30 cm, the blade has a length of 20 cm. The belt is 100 cm long and 9 cm wide.

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Jambiya with Silver Fittings and Carnelians, Yemen, 20th C

Lot 38: Jambiya with Silver Fittings and Carnelians, Yemen, 20th C

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Description: Auction announcements 02th May 2014 Lots 38: The set stones are not carnelians but glass. Wood, horn, leather, silver, carnelian, gold plates Yemen, 20th century Leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver fittings and carnelians Horn handle with gold plates and silver nails Overall length: 32 cm Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This Yemeni curved dagger is a typical example of the traditional weapons on the Arabian Peninsula. The handle is made of horn and is adorned with two gold plates and silver nails. The handle passes into the curved blade with raised center bar. The scabbard is made of wood, covered with leather, and decorated with beautiful silver fittings and three inlaid carnelians in the upper part.The dagger shows usual wear marks, but is in good overall condition. The overall length of dagger, including scabbard and handle, is 32 cm; the blade measures 19 cm in length.

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Traditional Jambiya Dagger with Belt, Yemen, 20th Centruy

Lot 39: Traditional Jambiya Dagger with Belt, Yemen, 20th Centruy

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Description: Wood, leather, horn, silver, velvet Yemen, 20th century Dagger with silver-mounted horn handle Fabric-covered wood scabbard, wrapped with green colored leather strips Richly embroidered belt partly covered with velvet Overall length of the dagger: 33 cm Dimensions of the belt: 105 x 6.5 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The traditional Yemeni curved dagger with a raised center bar has a silver-mounted horn handle. The wooden scabbard is covered with fabric and wrapped with thin green colored leather strips. The matching belt is embroidered with colored wool and metal threads and partly covered with velvet.The dagger shows usual wear marks. The blade is oxidized in parts, and the leather wrapping on the wooden scabbard damaged in some places. The overall length of the dagger including scabbard and handle is 33 cm, the blade has a length of 21 cm. The belt is 105 cm long and 6.5 cm wide.

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Flintlock Pistol with Carvings, Turkey, 17th Century

Lot 40: Flintlock Pistol with Carvings, Turkey, 17th Century

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Description: Wood, iron, brass Turkey, 17th century Wood body with carvings and brass fittings Overall length: 49 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present flintlock pistol comes from Turkey and was made in the 17th century​​. It has a typical form and consists of a wooden body, in which are embedded a flintlock and an iron barrel. The pistol is adorned with elegantly curved brass fittings on the knob, and a trigger guard, which is also made of brass. The pistol shows usual wear marks, including some losses in the wood along the barrel and the handle. The attachment of the flintlock is missing, as well as parts of the brass fittings. The wood is partly chipped. The pistol has an overall length of 49 cm.

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Flintlock Pistol with Silver Fittings, Turkey, 17th Century

Lot 41: Flintlock Pistol with Silver Fittings, Turkey, 17th Century

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Description: Wood, iron and silver Turkey, 17th century Curved silver fittings on the body and handle Silver damascening on the barrel Overall length: 47 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present pistol was made in the 17th century ​​in Turkey. It has a typical shape and is made of a wooden body, which is richly decorated with curved silver fittings. The iron barrel is adorned with silver damascening that covers almost the entire length. The pistol shows usual wear marks. The mechanism is damaged and parts of the wood covering are chipped. The overall length of the pistol is 47 cm.

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Qajar Ornamental Shield of Bronze, Persia, 19th Century

Lot 42: Qajar Ornamental Shield of Bronze, Persia, 19th Century

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Description: Bronze sheet Persia, 19th century Extensive engravings with leaf frieze, inscription cartouches, tendrils and inscriptions Five screwed flower-shaped mounts Diameter: 62 cm Weight: c. 4.95 kg Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present ornamental shield from Persia was used more for prestigious than military purposes. The entire surface is adorned with a geometric and floral pattern, which is surrounded by cartouches and ribbons with inscriptions. The shield also has five screwed flower-shaped bronze mounts, on which were attached the handles on the back.The shield has a nice patina and shows some wear marks. The screws are oxidized. The holder was attached at a later time. The diameter of the shield is 62 cm, its weight is about 4.95 kilograms.

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Court Kaftan with Gold Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, 19th C

Lot 43: Court Kaftan with Gold Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, 19th C

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Description: Dark Purple velvet with gold thread embroidery Ottoman Empire, 19th century Woman's garment that was worn at the court of the Sultan Back length: 135 cm; sleeve length: 43 cm; collar: 40 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present classic Ottoman kaftan was worn by women at the court of the Sultan, and dates from the 19th century. It is made of dark purple velvet and embellished with rich gold thread embroideries that represent tendrils and flowers.The kaftan shows some wear. The velvet is partly rubbed off, and the gold thread embroidery is slightly damaged in places. The back length is 135 cm, and the sleeve length is 43 cm. The collar size is 40 cm.

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Gold Embroidered Short Velvet Jacket, Ottoman Empire, 19th C

Lot 44: Gold Embroidered Short Velvet Jacket, Ottoman Empire, 19th C

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Description: Aubergine-colored velvet with gold thread embroidery Ottoman Empire, 19th century Short jacket with long sleeves, worn by women in the sultan's court Rich embroidery on front and back Cotton lining Back length: 37 cm; sleeve length: 46 cm; collar width: 33 cm Good overall condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present short velvet jacket from the 19th century was intended for women at the court of the Ottoman Sultan, and was worn on special occasions. It consists of aubergine-colored velvet and is embroidered with twining gold thread embroidery on large parts of the front and back. The inner side is lined with cotton fabric. The embroidery dissolves in a few places from the velvet, otherwise the jacket is in good overall condition. The back length is 37 cm, and the sleeve length is 46 cm. The collar size measures 33 cm.

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Velvet Jacket with Gold Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, 19th C

Lot 45: Velvet Jacket with Gold Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, 19th C

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Description: Dark purple velvet with gold embroidery Ottoman Empire, 19th century Long jacket with long sleeves for women at the court of the Ottoman sultan Cotton lining Back length: 59 cm; sleeve length: 51 cm; collar width: 45 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present long jacket was a courtly garment for women at the court of the Ottoman sultan. It consists of dark purple velvet and is embellished with rich gold thread embroidery, depicting abstract-geometric patterns and flowers. The jacket is lined with a cotton fabric.The velvet jacket is rubbed off in places. The seams under the arms are slightly damaged, and the embroidery is somewhat solved in a few places. The back length is 59 cm, and the sleeve length is 51 cm. The collar width measures 45 cm.

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Court Velvet Jacket with Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, 19th C

Lot 46: Court Velvet Jacket with Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, 19th C

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Description: Bordeaux-colored velvet with embroideries of gold and metallic thread and colored wool Ottoman Empire, 19 century Jacket of a gentlewoman in the Ottoman Empire Back length: 45 cm, sleeve length: 56 cm; collar width: 36 cm Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present velvet jacket from the 19th century comes from the court of the Ottoman sultans, where it was worn on special occasions by women. It is embellished with embroidery of gold thread and colored wool and bordered by a ribbon of woolen and metallic threads.The jacket shows some wear marks. The velvet and embroidery are partly rubbed off, and the lining is missing. The back length is 45 cm, and the sleeve length is 56 cm. The collar size measures 36 cm.

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Large Magic Bowl with Central Omphalos, Khorasan, 18th C

Lot 47: Large Magic Bowl with Central Omphalos, Khorasan, 18th C

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Description: Brass sheet Khorasan, 18th century Inside completely covered with engravings Tendrils pattern, inscription cartouches and central omphalos Diameter: 77.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection This 'magic bowl' of impressive size was probably located at a holy place in Khorasan. In popular belief, the water filled therein had a special effect. Often it was hoped that by drinking the water or washing the body, the water would have a healing influence. The bowl is of hemispherical basic form with curved and everted rim. In the center is depicted an omphalos. The bowl is made of brass and decorated with engravings on the entire surface. The background shows a delicate tendrils pattern, on which stand out cartouches in regular distance, which are filled with tendrils or with calligraphic inscriptions (probably invocations to God).Apart from the usual wear marks, the bowl is in good condition. The upper diameter of the bowl is 77.5 cm, the foot rim has a diameter of 39.5 cm.

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Bronze Bowl with Inscription Cartouches, Persia, 18th/19th C

Lot 48: Bronze Bowl with Inscription Cartouches, Persia, 18th/19th C

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Description: Cast and engraved bronze Persia, 18th/19th century Bowl on four short feet Extensively decorated with engraved inscriptions inside Diameter: 24.5 cm Weight: 1.6 kg Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present Persian bronze bowl from the 18th or 19th century was probably said to have a talismanic effect. The interior of the bowl is almost entirely engraved with inscriptions. In the mirror, they are aligned towards the center. On the slightly raised edge are located three inscriptions cartouches at regular distance. The bowl rests on four short feet. The bowl is in good condition, showing slight wear marks. The total height, with feet, is 6 cm. The diameter of the bowl is 24.5 cm on the top, and 19 cm on the base. The weight is about 1.6 kilograms.

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Engraved Magic Bowl of Bronze, Ottoman Empire, 19th Century

Lot 49: Engraved Magic Bowl of Bronze, Ottoman Empire, 19th Century

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Description: Bronze Ottoman Empire, 19th century Magic bowl with inscription engravings View of a mosque with pencil minarets in the center of the mirror Diameter: 20.7 cm Weight: about 538 grams Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present bronze bowl from the Ottoman Empire was probably used as a 'magic bowl', meaning a bowl, to which are attributed certain therapeutic effects according to Islamic belief. In general, water is poured into this bowl, which receives its special effect by appropriate invocations and prayers. The bowl has completely been covered with engraved inscription in different fonts. In the center, there is the representation of a mosque with typical Ottoman pencil minarets, which almost entirely fills up the mirror. The bowl is in good overall condition, showing slight wear marks. The diameter is 20.7 cm, and the weight is about 538 grams.

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Safavid Wine Bowl Made of Tinned Copper, Persia, 17th Century

Lot 50: Safavid Wine Bowl Made of Tinned Copper, Persia, 17th Century

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Description: Chased and tinned copper sheet Persia, 17th century Flattened round shape Extensive decor with inscription band, tendrils, sculptural honeycomb ribbons and cartouches Type of bowl used by the Sufis Diameter mouth: 18 cm, height: 12 cm Weight: c. 1,15 kg Good condition Provenance: Important Austrian private collection The present bowl shows the typical shape of Sufi wine-bowls from the Safavid period (16th/17th century). It has a round and flattened body, which first retracts and then widens towards the mouth. Exemplary for that kind of object is the execution in hammered copper, that is tinned after the engraved decoration has been applied. The engravings usually cover the whole exterior with a dense decor of tendrils, cartouches and a band with inscriptions of religious invocations (often invocations to the shii imams). The object at hand shows a scarcer decoration: a band of textured honeycomb decor around the middle of the body. The bowl rests on a very short foot. Unusual for an object from the Islamic lands to be used as a wine bowl, the sufis, as Islamic mystics, attempted to get nearer to God in several ways. Therefore, the intoxicating properties of the wine were one method to catch a glimpse of the divine.Considering its age, the bowl is in good condition, showing some usual wear. Due to use, the tinned surface is rubbed in places and shows some small scratches and minimal dents, especially at the rim. The diameter of the mouth is 18 cm, and the one of the foot is 14 cm. The height of the bowl is 12 cm, its weight is about 1,15 kilograms.

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