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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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A Qajar lacquered papier mache mirror case, signed
A Qajar lacquered papier mache mirror case, signed Ref: X940
A Qajar lacquered papier mache mirror case, signed Ya Sadiq Al Wa'd (Muhammad Sadiq), Iran, dated AH 1195/1780-81 AD, with different depictions of the Holy Family with attendants, set within a landscape with buildings, the interior depicting an Indian prince embracing an enthroned princess, diameter: 6 1/8in. 15.5 cm. condition: slight restoration, re-lacquered SOLD

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Ottoman Iznik border tile fragment, second half of
Ottoman Iznik border tile fragment, second half of Ref: Y603
Ottoman Iznik border tile fragment, second half of the 16th century, painted in blue, turquoise, dark-bole red and white, decorated with a series of interlocking ogee-shaped lobes alternately containing stylized scrolling split-palmette (rumi) leaves and the same pattern repeated with cloud scrolls, length: 8 1/2in., 21.5cm. Similar border tiles can be seen in the interiors of a number of 16th century Ottoman mosques in Diyarbakir; such as the Behram Pasa Mosque designed by Sinan and constructed ca. 1564-1579/966-986 AH. SOLD

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Chinese gilt decorated bowl for the Islamic market
Chinese gilt decorated bowl for the Islamic market Ref: Y109
Chinese gilt decorated bowl for the Islamic market, late Jiaqing (1790-1820), decorated in the centre with two lines of Arabic script 'Nawab, Amir of all the Amirs, Taraz-el-Molk, Behadur (powerful)' encircled by a band of demi-wave pattern, the border with a simple guilloche pattern, each loop containing a tiny florette, diameter: 11 3/8in., 29.1cm, condition: chips and hairline to rim, wear to script. SOLD

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Chinese gilt-decorated saucer dish for the Islamic
Chinese gilt-decorated saucer dish for the Islamic Ref: Y110
Chinese gilt-decorated saucer dish for the Islamic market, late Jiaqing (1790-1820), decorated in the centre with two lines of Arabic script 'Nawab, Amir of all the Amirs, Taraz-el-Molk, Behadur (powerful)' encircled by a band of demi-wave pattern, the border with a simple guilloche pattern, each loop containing a tiny florette; diameter: 8in., 20.3cm. See Howard and Ayers, Volume II, pg. 472, Plate 483. SOLD

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Chinese gilt decorated saucer dish for the Islamic
Chinese gilt decorated saucer dish for the Islamic Ref: Y111
Chinese gilt decorated saucer dish for the Islamic market, late Jiaqing (1790-1820), decorated in the centre with two lines of Arabic script 'Nawab, Amir of all the Amirs, Taraz-el-Molk, Behadur (powerful)' encircled by a band of demi-wave pattern, the border with a simple guilloche pattern, each loop containing a tiny florette, diameter: 8in., 20.3cm., condition: frits. See Howard and Ayers, Volume II, pg. 472, Plate 483. SOLD

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Goanese ivory figure of a seated Christ depi
Goanese ivory figure of a seated Christ depi Ref: V250
Goanese ivory figure of a seated Christ depicted as a shepherd, 17th century, with a sheep on his shoulder SOLD

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Iznik dish, circa 1600, decorated with blue
Iznik dish, circa 1600, decorated with blue Ref: V297
Iznik dish, circa 1600, decorated with blue tulips and red flowers, diameter: 27cm., condition: 2 hairlines

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Himalyan bronze seated Bodhisattva, (18th-19th cen
Himalyan bronze seated Bodhisattva, (18th-19th cen Ref: Y115
Himalyan bronze seated Bodhisattva, (18th-19th century), holding flower sprays, on a lotus pedestal base, height: 7in., 17.7cm. SOLD

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Iznik plate, 17th century, decorated with tulips and
Iznik plate, 17th century, decorated with tulips and Ref: V489
Iznik plate, 17th century, decorated with tulips and stylised anemones, with a black swirling cloud border, diameter: 10 1/2in. 26.5cm.

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Indian Jain bronze figure of one of the twenty-fou
Indian Jain bronze figure of one of the twenty-fou Ref: V557
Indian Jain bronze figure of one of the twenty-four tirthankaras (spiritual leaders) or 'ford-makers', 15th-16th century, the back engraved with an inscription in nagari; height: 4 1/2in., 11.4cm. SOLD

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Ottoman Iznik 'saz style' rectangular tile, circa
Ottoman Iznik 'saz style' rectangular tile, circa Ref: Y416
Ottoman Iznik 'saz style' rectangular tile, circa 1585, decorated with intertwining scrolls with serrated saz leaves and blossoms of naturalistic flowers, with stylized cloud scrolls, dimensions: 12in. 8 1/2in., (30.5cm x 21.5cm) condition: broken into a number of pieces and restored. For an iznik tile with a similar colour palette see the British Museum Collection, Museum no. 1895,0603.148. SOLD

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Indian miniature 'Company Painting' of Arjumand Ba
Indian miniature 'Company Painting' of Arjumand Ba Ref: R591
Indian miniature 'Company Painting' of Arjumand Banu Begum, 19th century, gouache on ivory, set in a gold frame, dimensions: 2.5in. x 2 in. (6.4cm x 5cm). For a similar miniature see the V&A Collection, museum no. IM.277-1913. Arjumand Banu Begum, also known as Mumtaze Mahal (1593 –1631) was a Mughal Empress and chief consort of Emperor Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal in Agra was constructed by her husband as her final resting place. Painting on ivory in India has an ancient history. However, this kind of portrait painting did not develop on a large scale until the 18th century, as a result of British influence. SOLD

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Chinese magic-square bowl, early 19th century, dec
Chinese magic-square bowl, early 19th century, dec Ref: Y132
Chinese magic-square bowl, early 19th century, decorated in Arabic by a Turkish scribe for the Ottoman Turkish market, the outside of the bowl decorated with talismanic repetitious verses/prayers, the inside with a 'magic square' (a lucky charm used by Arab astrologers), the numerals add up to the same sum in any direction, the four lines of text around the square read 'There is no hero but Ali, there is no sword but Dhu'l-Faqar'; diameter: 5 3/4in., 14.5cm; condition: shallow frit and small line to rim. Examples of the 'magic square' decorated pieces can be seen in the Topkapi museum in Istanbul, also see the plate C.12-1910, via the V&A online collections.

The most powerful talismans are those inscribed with prayers that invoke the name of God and the Prophet Muhammad, the ninetynine names of God and the Prophet Muhammad, verses from the Qur'an and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (hadith)
These pieces such as the one on offer here were seen as offering protection from danger by putting the owner in contact with holy figures diameter: 5 1/2in. 14cm. SOLD

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Large Iznik tile , 17th century, decorated with
Large Iznik tile , 17th century, decorated with Ref: P483
Large Iznik tile , 17th century, decorated with SOLD

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Iznik fritware tile, 17th century, decorated with
Iznik fritware tile, 17th century, decorated with Ref: V586
Iznik fritware tile, 17th century, decorated with scrolling flowers and leaves issuing from a central rosette, within an eight-pointed star, the border with sprays of saz leaves on a turquoise ground, dimensions: 9 5/8in. x 9 5/8in. (24.5cm x 24.5cm); condition: restored. The use of saz-style decoration (stylized serrated leaf foliage) helps to date this peace to after the mid-16th century. SOLD

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Ottoman Iznik square tile, early 17th century, dec
Ottoman Iznik square tile, early 17th century, dec Ref: Y613
Ottoman Iznik square tile, early 17th century, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, viridian green, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with a central floral palmette enclosing prunus stems, issuing saz leaves, rosettes, scrolling foliage and half palmettes, dimensions: 9 3/4in. X 9 3/4in. (25cm x 25cm); condition: one corner with replaced piece, age related wear. SOLD

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Bronze figure of Lakshmi-Narayana, South India, 16
Bronze figure of Lakshmi-Narayana, South India, 16 Ref: U474
Bronze figure of Lakshmi-Narayana, South India, 16th /17th century, the divine couple seated on a lotus on a four-legged platform, the four-armed god with primary right hand in abhaya mudra, holding his consort on his left knee, height: 3 3/4in. (9.5cm); SOLD

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Iznik polychrome dish, circa 1600, decorated in th
Iznik polychrome dish, circa 1600, decorated in th Ref: U827
Iznik polychrome dish, circa 1600, decorated in the centre with a rosette with radiating floral sprays of prunus symmetrically disposed and separated by pendants, the rim in the Chinese manner with stylised scrolls and waves; diameter: 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.); condition: chip to rim, fritting, one hairline (and two surface cracks), the footrim pierced for hanging SOLD

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Iznik dish, Turkey, early 18th century, decorated
Iznik dish, Turkey, early 18th century, decorated Ref: U973
Iznik dish, Turkey, early 18th century, decorated with a central swaying saz leaf surrounded by foliate sprays of flowering tulips, stylised anemones and carnations with blue flowers, with a black swirling cloud border; Diameter: 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.). This decoration is characteristic of Iznik design, for another example see the British museum, Accession No. 1878,1230.505 SOLD

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Iznik polychrome dish, 17th century,  the white in
Iznik polychrome dish, 17th century, the white in Ref: U954
Iznik polychrome dish, 17th century, the white interior with a large central roundel containing an arabesque design of densely entwined white foliate tendrils with red highlights and blue scrolls radiating from the centre, all reserved on a green ground, within triple black ring radiating blue stripes with red motifs in the interstices, the rim with wave and rock motif, the reverse with small palmettes; Diameter: 12 in. (30.5 cm.). Dishes of this design against a dark ground are stylistically related to the earliest blue and white wares, and this arabesque pattern was also inspired by early silverware. SOLD

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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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