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Islamic and Orientalist Art Auction (142 Lots)

by Albahie Auction House

March 12, 2017, 6:30 PM AST

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Doha, Qatar, Qatar

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Hajj Pilgrimage Lithograph - شهادة الحج طباعة قديمة

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500

Description: Published in Bonestéve, printed by Henri Baconnier, Algiers. Lithograph depicting the family tree of Prophet Muhammad. With two windows on either side of the tree depicting holy scene of Ka'aba and the tomb and mosque of the Prophet.

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Hajj Pilgrimage Lithograph - شهادة الحج طباعة قديمة

Estimate: $2,800 - $3,200

Description: Published in Bonestéve, printed by Henri Baconnier, Algiers. Lithograph presenting the tomb and the mosque of the Prophet in Medina with Qur'anic verses in upper cartouche of floral border.

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Hajj Pilgrimage Certificate - شهادة توثيق لرحلة الحج وللكعبة ومناظر لأماكن مقدسة أخرى

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

Description: A pilgrimage certificate of the Holy Ka'aba with views of other holy places. Handwritten inscription of the name of pilgrim, Kanaya Bint Ahmed, on behalf of her deceased grandmother, Maryam Bint Yousef. Also recorded is the date of the pilgrimage, 1382 of the Hijri/Islamic calendar (1963/64 AD), along with a signature of 'shahid'. Qur'anic verses inscribed within cartouches on the top border.

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Set of Six Hajj Pilgrimage Lithographs - 15 x 23 ستة صور لمشاهد مختلفة من الأماكن المقدسة وكل منها بمقاس

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Six color images representing the significant landmarks of Islam: the Ka'aba, the Mahmal, the tomb of the prophet, Souleymane and his animals, and Aboubakar Zamzam.

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Large Illuminated 'Houlya', Late 20th Century - لوحة إسلامية قرآنية مزخرفة بالمينا الملونة وورق الذهب بيد الخطاط عاصم البغدادي، أواخر القرن 20

Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000

Description: of polychrome and gold-ink on paper. Border of scrolling floral vine on blue ground and crimson margins set the central calligraphy and Arabesque design, which includes a physical and moral description of Prophet Muhammad, Qur'anic verses, and the names of the Righteous Caliphs. Inscribed by Azzam Al-Baghdadi, Iraq.

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Houlya' from Calligrapher Ahmed Al Bari (Syrian, Late 20th Century) - لوحة إسلامية قرآنية مزخرفة بالمينا الملونة بيد الخطاط أحمد الباري، سوريا أواخر القرن 20

Estimate: $3,800 - $4,200

Description: of polychrome on paper, made by notable Syrian calligrapher Ahmed Al Bari. Scrolling floral vine border on green background sets the central calligraphy and Arabesque motif, which includes Qur'anic verses and the names of the Righteous Caliphs.

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Scene of Holy Ka'aba, 20th Century - مشهد لمكة المكرمة، الهند القرن 20

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Description: Opaque pigments and gold-ink on paper depicting the Holy Ka?aba with five minarets set along a border with smaller structures around. Scene is bordered by thick floral and scrolling vine pattern.

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Scene of Mecca on Wood, Turkey, 20th Century - مشهد لمكة المكرمة مجسد على الخشب، تركيا، القرن 20

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Description: of opaque pigment on rounded wood panel. Scene depicts Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, with the Holy Ka'aba in the center, set within a border of foliage and palmette design. 'Mashallah' inscribed in white calligraphy on top of panel. Slightly worn due to age. signed 'Radwan' (bottom right)

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Painted Metal Tray with Depiction of Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, 20th Century - مشهد للحرم المكي مجسد على صينية من المعدن المطلي

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: of oval form with two curved handles. Hand painted scene of Masjid al-Haram and the Holy Ka'aba in Mecca is set within a border of gold painted floral Arabesques on green background.

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Qur'an Manuscript, Kashmir 19th Century - قرآن كشميري ذو طابع صفوي، القرن 19

Estimate: $6,500 - $7,500

Description: Manuscript on paper. Opening biofolio with ornate Safavid illumination of azure and gold-ink. Text panels set in thick double black-ruled gold bands, with 'tashkeel' in red ink and gold roundel verse markers outlined in black, and marginal gold and polychrome illuminate medallions and catchwords. 'Surrah' headings inscribed in azure ink set in gold cartouches. Dated from the 12th Century of Hijri/Islamic Calendar (1785-1882 AD).

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Large Qur'an Manuscript, Persia 18th Century - القرآن الكريم، مجلد كبير، بلاد فارس، القرن 18

Estimate: $6,500 - $7,500

Description: Arabic manuscript on paper. Opening biofolio with ornate illumination in gold ink, red and azure. Text panels set in thick double gold bands, with Farsi translation and gold roundel verse markers outlined in black. Marginal catchwords and Farsi translations. Leather cover with imprinted floral design on front and back.

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Qur'an Manuscript, Dala'il Khayrat, 18th Century - مخطوطة قرآنية، دلائل الخيرات، القرن 18

Estimate: $4,500 - $5,500

Description: Manuscript on paper. Sixteen pages of ornate illumination and unique design in polychrome and gold ink. Text panels of black and red script set within thick bands, with Farsi translation above text and surrounding margins. Leather cover with imprinted foliage design.

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Qur'an Manuscript, Ottoman Period - مخطوطة قرآنية من الفترة العثمانية

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Description: Manuscript on paper. Opening biofolio with ornate illumination of floral and Arabesque design in azure, pink, orange, green, blue and gold ink. Text panels bordered in thick bands of gold ink, inscribed in black with 'tashkeel' markings in red. Leather cover with gold painted engraving in vegetal design. Binding does not fully close.

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Qur'an Manuscript, Ottoman, Late 19th Century - القرآن الكريم من الفترة العثمانية، أواخر القرن 19

Estimate: $2,700 - $3,700

Description: Manuscript on paper. Opening biofolio with ornate illumination of floral design in azure, cobalt and gold ink. Text panels bordered in thick bands of gold ink, inscribed in black with 'tashkeel' markings in red, and gold roundel verse markers outlined in black. Leather cover. Binding does not fully close. Inscribed by Sabri Bin Hussain Ayyat, dated 1286 of the Hijri/Islamic calendar (1869/70 AD).

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Illuminated Prayer Scroll, Kashmir Late 20th Century - مخطوطة قرآنية، كشمير، أواخر القرن 20

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Arabic manuscript on paper. Decorated pediment of Arabesque and vegetal motif in polychrome and gold ink , followed by bands of thick calligraphic script.

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Ferronneries du Maroc - كتاب نادر للمهندس المعماري

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

Description: Folio. 46 loose plates containing 214 motifs, introduction by K. Ben-Ghabrit, fitted in an original folder, Editions de la Cigogne, Casablanca, 1950. RARE WORK. Limited to 500 copies only. Pierre Bailly (1889-1973) was a French architect. In 1932 he won a gold medal in the art competitions of the Summer Olympics Games together with Gustave Saacké and Pierre Montenot for their design of a "Cirque pour Toros" ("Circus for Bullfights"). This work covering Islamic designs in Morocco concentrated on the designs and works of arts at Moroccan doors and windows. Bibliographic reference: Creswell Suppl. 1- 282.

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Catalogue General du Musee Arabe du Caire. Objets en Cuivre - كتالوج عام للمتحف العربي بالقاهرة يجسد مجموعة من الأعمال النحاسية

Estimate: $320 - $350

Description: Folio, viii, 315 pp. French text [with Arabic words] + 76 b/w plates hors text at end, publisher's original wrappers, cover slightly soiled, index, Musee National de L'Art Arabe du Caire, 1984

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L'Art Islamique En Orient. TWO PARTS. I & II. - كتاب ل

Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000

Description: Premiere Partie: Vieilles Faiences Turques en Asie Mineure et a Constantinople avec Introduction et Descriptions Explicatives par Charles Wulzinger: 27 pp, including a bibliography + 40 colour plates (of which 4 are double-page), cloth backed decorated boards, slightly rubbed at edges & corners, bookplate of Eiladean B. Nelson verso front cover, occasional spotting, published by Editions Appolo, Bologne, 1923. Deuxieme Partie: Fragments d'Architecture Religieuse et Civile. Folio Folder, pp. 11 [1], (p. 1=first page of preface, p.[1]=imprint), with chromo-lithographed title and leaf ofdedication, 52 plates numbered 1-60, (8 plates in double page), numerous figures in text, original decorative cloth backed cover slightly rubbed, small damp stain to top corner of few leaves, but not affecting the plates, otherwise a beautiful set. Part II is listed as being printed at Librairie Raymend, Constantinople, but a book plate verso front cover shows as being published by M. Schulz, Prague, 1923-1924. First edition of both parts, complete and not listed thus in library catalogues. Until recently auction records used to consider the first part as being lost. A Part one edition was first located and listed by Librairie Soustiel, Paris. It illustrate numerous samples of Islamic ceramics and their different decoration, ornament and colour. A very attractive set illustrated with finely chromolithographed selection of plates. The second part depict Islamic architecture and architectural details drawn from numerous mosques including Konia, Brousse, Sivas, Constantinople, Yenicheir, and Iznik. It also depict Islamic calligraphy, domes on two spread sheets, doors, windows, wood carvings, and ornaments. Bibliographic References for part II only as follows: Atabey 1015; Creswell 445; not in Blackmer

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Tenison (Lady Louisa Marie Anne). Sketches In The East Drawn On Stone By Dickinson And Son - كتاب يجسد الرسم على الحجر الجزء الأول حول المغرب و الثاني حول مصر، سوريا وفلسطين

Estimate: $25,000 - $30,000

Description: 2 printed text leaves (plate list), 30 lithographed plates including a lithographed pictorial title, original half Morocco gilt, slightly rubbed, new end papers, spine professionally rebacked, scattered foxing, small damp stain on top corner of few leaves not affecting plates, otherwise copy in good condition, First and only edition, Dickinson and Son, London, 1846. RARE. The scenery of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine provided the subject for her Sketches in the East, originally done in water-colour and later drawn on stone by Dickinson & Son when published in 1846. Lady Tenison is more commonly known for her work Castile and Andalusia (1853); her stunningly detailed Sketches in the East rarely appears on the market. Lady Louisa Mary Anne Tenison was the daughter of Thomas William Anson (1795-1854), 2nd Viscount and 1st Earl of Lichfield and Louisa Catherine, aughter of Nathaniel Philips Esq. of Slebech Hall, Co. Pembroke. In 1838 she married Edward King Tenison of Kilronan Castle, Co. Roscommon, who became Lord Lieutenant in 1856. In 1843 she and her husband visited Egypt, Syria and Palestine. She visited Damascus during Sir Richard Wood's consulship, and amongst the sketches of that city is one drawn in the consul's house. The other plates depict views of Tripoli, Beirut, Petra, as well as views in Egypt and the Holy Land. Bibliographic references: Not in Blackmer, tabey 1186.

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Album of 174 Postcards from the Mediterranean Region, circa 1920 - ألبوم مؤلف من 174 بطاقة بريدية لبلدان البحر المتوسط، حوالي 1920

Estimate: $850 - $950

Description: An album consisting of a collection of 174 postcards of Eastern views including ones of Turkey, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece, Syria, Palestine, and Spain.

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Sketches in Egypt: Courtyard of a House in Cairo - جورج مونت برد (فرنسي، 1905 - 1841) مشهد لفناء منزل بالقاهرة

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Universe, 2011 - لوحة إسلامية مزخرفة بالمينا الملونة للفنان

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

Description: Persian illumination of opaque pigments and gold ink on paper

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The Alcázar of Seville - خوسيه أرياس (إسباني، القرن 19) قصر إشبيلية

Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000

Description: signed and inscribed 'J. Arias / Sevilla' (lower right)

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Istanbul, 1995 - علي ديمير (تركي، 2015 - 1931) إسطنبول 1995

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: signed and dated 'Ali Demir/95' (lower left)

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Market in Kairouan - جوستافي فلاشوين (بلجيكي، 1940 - 1868) سوق القيروان بتونس

Estimate: $3,500 - $5,000

Description: signed and located 'Kairouan/G Flasschoen' (lower right)

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Portrait of An Arab Gentleman - لويجي دي سفري (إيطالي، 1945 - 1863) صورة لرجل عربي

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Ruelle a Alger, 1887 - باسكال داجنان بوفيريه (فرنسي، 1929 - 1852) زقاق بالجزائر العاصمة

Estimate: $3,200 - $3,600

Description: signed, located, and dated 'PAS DAGNAN-B' (lower left) 'ALGER 87' (lower right)

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Rue de Jerusalem, 1931 - إيميلي بايس (بلجيكية، 1954 - 1879) شارع القدس

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Description: signed, located and dated 'Emile Baes, Jerusalem 1931' (lower right)

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Arab Warrior - أ. برينشن فرايد (القرن 19) محارب عربي

Estimate: $6,800 - $8,800

Description: signed 'A. Princhenfried' (upper left)

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Istanbul, 1983 - علي ديمير (تركي، 2015 - 1931) إسطنبول سنة 1983

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Description: signed and dated 'Ali Demir/83' (bottom center)

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Market Scene - جيولا تورناي (هنغارية، 1928 - 1861) مشهد لسوق

Estimate: $4,800 - $5,200

Description: signed and dated 'Tornai 89' (lower right; date indistinctive)

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Vienna Bronze, Early 18th Century - فريدريش غولدشايدر (أواخر القرن 19) مجسمان من البرونز لرجل وامرأة مطليان بألوان متعددة مع ختمة الفنان الصانع- فيينا

Estimate: $28,000 - $34,000

Description: Polychrome-patinated terracotta. The male sculpture is inscribed Alba (an Arab woman whom Antar was in love with) on the front of the square, The female sculpture is inscribed Antar. The names are reversed on the base. Stamped with 'Fr. Goldscheider' on base. Female figure has one finger detached.

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Arab Horsemen - إ. فيجوير (فرنسي، القرن 20) مجسم لرجل عربي يمتطي حصان ومصنوع من البرونز

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Couple Riding a Camel - هونوري سوسي (فرنسي، 1936 - 1891) مجسم برونزي لزوجين يمتطيان جمل

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Description: inscribed 'H. SAUSSE' and with foundry mark 'Susse Fres Paris. High' on the base bronze cast with brown patina

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Set of Five Bronze Arab Figures - مجموعة مجسمات مكونة من ست قطع ومصنوعة من البرونز المطلي على البارد

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: I. Arab Figure Praying II. Arab Figure of a Carpet Seller III. Two men throwing dice on a carpet with Hookah, marked 'Austria' IV. Arab Riding a Camel, marked 'Austria' V. Arab Figure Pouring Coffee, marked 'Austria' Cold-painted bronze

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A Qajar Steel Peacock, Iran 19th Century - مجسم طاووس مصنوع من الفولاذ المطعم بالذهب، الفترة القاجارية، إيران القرن 19

Estimate: $7,500 - $8,000

Description: of naturalistic form with a wide detachable fan-tail engraved with scrolling floral design set around a central stellar motif. The front of the bird ornamented with gold damascened medallions, the wings with silver overlaid decoration, and the base with silver overlaid, scrolling vine. Stands on a short square base.

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Set of Syrian Enameled Copper Vases, 19th Century - طقم مزهريات مصنوعة من النحاس المطعم بالمينا الملونة، الهند القرن 19

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,600

Description: inlayed with Cloisonné design, vegetal and floral motifs. Glazed in pink, green, light and dark blue.

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An Islamic Sarraf Enameled 'Mina' Copper Pitcher - إبريق نحاسي مطعم بالمينا

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: decorated with floral motifs glazed in turquoise, red, green, yellow, cobalt-blue and white. Arabic calligraphy inscribed in cobalt blue in a reciprocal medallion pattern on white glaze

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