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Ottoman textiles in Christie’s autumn Islamic sale, London, 10 October 2013

The Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds sale at Christie’s, King Street, on 10 October includes a good selection of Ottoman and Safavid textiles among the works of art and works on paper from across the Islamic and Indian Worlds. General highlights will include enamelled and jewelled hilts from Muhgal India, important Qur’an manuscripts, the Arab world’s earliest known firearm and a gem-set Ming pencase made for the Ottoman market. The first section of the sale comprises A Private Collection Donated to Benefit the University of Oxford. The section includes paintings and manuscripts from Iran, Turkey and India, with the primary focus being on calligraphy, featuring works by a number of the most important Safavid scribes.


Lot 139. Ottoman Silk Velvet and Metal-Thread Panel, Bursa, Turkey, 17th century, 64.3/4 x 47in. (164.5 x 119.3cm.), £40,000 – £60,000

lot 138

Lot 138. Ottoman Silk Panel, Bursa or Istanbul, 17th century, Panel 29 x 16.1/4in. (73 x 41.8cm.); frame 30.3/8 x 17.3/4in. (77 x 45.4cm.), £4,000 – £6,000


Lot 143 – Ottoman silk Embroidery, Turkey, 17th century, 52.1/2 x 42in. (132.5 x 107cm.), £20,000 – £30,000

lot 144

Lot 144 – Ottoman Silk Embroidery Panel, Turkey, 17th century, 53.1/2 x 38.1/2in. (136 x 98cm.), £15,000 – £20,000

lot 158

Lot 158 – A Silk Embroidered Wedding Bed Sheet, probably Skyros, Northern Sporades, Greece, 18th century, 31 x 81in. (70.8 x 205.8cm.), £10,000 – £15,000

lot 159

Lot 159 – A long Ottoman wool appliqué Tent Hanging, probably Ottoman Eastern Europe, Late 18th or Early 19th century, 6ft.7in. x 22ft.7in. (201cm. x 686cm.), £10,000 – £15,000

lot 94

Lot 94 – A Safavid Silk Panel, Iran, 17th century, 60.1/2 x 20in. (153.8 x 51cm.), £5,000 – £7,000




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