Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds at Christie's in March

Master of the Hunt of the Sultan Al-Malik Al-Salih Al-Salih (1351-54 AD). Estimate £80 000 - 120 000

Christie’s Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds sale on Tuesday 31 March 2009 features over 200 works, rich in decorative beauty, rarity and academic importance and spanning a wide range of geographical areas, materials and time. Leading the sale is a 14th century Mamluk silver and gold inlaid large brass bowl, made for the Amir Qaja, the Master of the Hunt of the Sultan Al-Malik Al-Salih Al-Salih (1351-54 AD) (estimate: £80 000-120 000), and the earliest known Iznik bottle: an early 16th century blue and white pottery bottle base, which comes from Ottoman Turkey (estimate: £80 000-120 000). Amongst the exquisite array of calligraphy, Part II of The Library of The Late Djafar Ghazi will be offered; this follows the notable success in October 2008 of Part I which realised £1 080 650. Other media featured includes ceramics, metalwork, textiles, jewellery and miniatures with estimates ranging from £1500 to £150 000. This sale is followed, on Thursday, 2 April, by the auction of Oriental and European Rugs & Carpets and by Christie’s South Kensington’s sale of Indian and Islamic Works of Art and Textiles on Friday 3 April.

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