Tondino - 'Golden Horn' Dish

A Tondino ‘Golden Horn’ Dish

Iznik, Turkey; first half 16th century
25.7 cm diameter
Fritware painted in blue under transparent glaze

Now in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

A Safavid Steel Openwork Calligraphic Plaque

Signed by Mahmoud
Iran, probably Isfahan; dated 1640
29.7cm x 17.7cm

A Private Collection, UK

Now in a Private Collection, UK

Cintamani Brocaded Velvet

Ottoman Turkey; mid-16th century
98.5cm x 66cm

Ex Ispenian collection

Now in the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

Pyriform Ivory Flask

Syria or the Jazira; mid-13th century
5.8cm high

F.R. Martin (1868-1933)
Alphonse Kann (1870-1948)

Now in the C. L. David Collection, Copenhagen

A Fatimid Rock Crystal Chess Piece

Cairo, Egypt; 975-1050
5.8cm high x 5cm diameter

Alexandrine de Rothschild, Paris

Now in The Al-Thani Collection

A Panel of Calligraphy

written by Abdullah al-Sayrafi

Ink, colour and gold on paper
Iran; early 14th century
23.4cm high x 51.8cm wide

A Highly Important Mamluk
Brass Incense Burner

Made for Sultan Muhammad Ibn Qala’Un

Brass inlaid with gold & silver
Egypt; 1294-1340
36.5cm high x 16.5cm diameter

Sir Henry Hope Edwards
The Rt. Hon. Montagu, first Lord Swaythling
The Nuhad Es-Said Collection

Now in The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

A Highly Important Qur’an

Copied by the Scribe Yaqut Al-Musta’Simi

Dated 1282 in Baghdad
36cm high x 24.1cm wide

Peytel Collection, Paris
Hillel Collection

Now in a Private Collection

A Miniature Painting on Silk

from The Istanbul Albums

Probably Herat; circa 1410
20cm high x 28cm wide

Topkapi Palace Library, Istanbul
Contesse de Behague, Paris
Marquis de Ganay, Paris

Now in the Kuwait National Museum

An Ivory Casket

with gilt bronze fittings
Spain, Cordoba; 966-968
9.9cm high x 14.5cm wide x 9.3cm deep

Now in the C. L. David Collection, Copenhagen