The Haim Blue-Ground Medallion Ushak Carpet

Ushak, Ottoman Turkey; 1525-1550
551 cm long x 243 cm wide

S. Haim, Istanbul
Alfred Cassirer (1875-1932), Berlin
Paul Graupe, Berlin
Heinrich Freiherr Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalv (1875-1947), Austria
By descent to:
Gabrielle Wilhelmine Hedge Marie Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (b.1915) and Adolf Willem Carel Baron Bentinck van Schoonheten (1905-1970)
Sotheby’s London, 24th April 1996, lot 253

Now in The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

A Mosque Lamp

In the name of the Emir Saif al-Din Ylbuga Nasiri

Glass decorated with polychrome enamel and gilding
Cairo, Mamluk Egypt; 1373-1376
33.5 cm high


Mr. J. Dixon, England; who exhibited at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London in 1885
Paul Ispenian, Paris
Private Collection, Switzerland

Now in The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

A Marble Capital

Spain, Cordoba, Madinat al-Zahra
circa 970 to 986 CE / 348 – 375 AH
height 31.5 x length 31 x depth. 31 cm

Don Mariano Contreras Granja (1853–1912), 3rd Director of the Alhambra by Royal decree on 18 April 1890
Thence by descent

Now in an institution in the United Arab Emirates

Tondino - 'Golden Horn' Dish

An Iznik 'Golden Horn’ Tondino Dish

Stonepaste, painted in blue under a transparent glaze
Iznik, Turkey; first half of the 16th century
25.7 cm diameter x 5 cm high

Ex-Private European Collection

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

Boghos & Elsa Ispenian, Egypt & France
Andon Ispenian (1925 – 2010); Saint-Germain-En-Laye, France

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), Stockholm
Alphonse Kann (1870-1948); Saint-Germain-En-Laye, France
Thence by descent

Now in the C. L. David Collection, Copenhagen

A Fatimid Rock Crystal Chess Piece

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

Baronne Miriam Alexandrine de Rothschild (1884-1965), 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 (d.1901), England
The Rt. Hon. Montagu, first Lord Swaythling (1832-1911), England
The Nuhad Es-Said Collection, Lebanon

Now in The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar