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Auction 2678B

October 12, 2013 11:00AM

10-12-2013 10-12-2013

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Roman Glass Quatrefoil Balsamarium Vessel

Roman Glass Quatrefoil Balsamarium Vessel

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$330$275

Roman Glass Quatrefoil Balsamarium Vessel, probably 2nd century, conjoined, tapered tube form with flared mouth, pale green with iridescence to surface, with thin raised bands of glass molded around More ...

Three Coptic Processional Hand Crosses

Three Coptic Processional Hand Crosses

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$570$475

Three Coptic Processional Hand Crosses, possibly Egypt, silvered metal, cast with openwork crosses incorporating miniature crosses and knot designs, lg. to 10 3/8 in. More ...

Iznik-style Tile Panel

Iznik-style Tile Panel

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$600$500

Iznik-style Tile Panel, Ottoman Turkey, comprising twelve square tiles, the white ground decorated red, blue, and green, depicting tulips issuing from an urn within a cartouche with a stylized ogee More ...

Damascened Shield, Dhal

Damascened Shield, Dhal

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$720$600

Damascened Shield, Dhal, Indo-Persia, 19th/20th century, domed, circular form with four bosses, densely worked with floral decoration, reverse with leather straps on four rings, dia. 11 3/4 in. More ...

Three Bronze Daggers

Three Bronze Daggers

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$523$425

Three Bronze Daggers, probably north west Persia, approximately 1st millennium BC, tapering blades, one with raised braid-pattern mid-rib and crescentic guard, one with raised mid-rib, the More ...

Safavid-style Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Casket

Safavid-style Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Casket

Lot:
6
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Safavid-style Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Casket, Iran, Qajar period, 18th century, spherical, possibly used for perfumed powders, the cover painted with nightingales perched on rosebuds More ...

Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Pen Case, Qalamdan

Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Pen Case, Qalamdan

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$3,120$2,600

Polychrome Lacquered Papier-mache Pen Case, Qalamdan, Iran, late Qajar period, dated AH 1320/1902 AD, signed "Sani Homayoun," with rounded ends and sliding tray, decorated with a combination of More ...

Lacquer Papier-mache   Pen Box, Qalamdan

Lacquer Papier-mache Pen Box, Qalamdan

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$780$650

Lacquer Papier-mache Pen Box, Qalamdan, Persia, Qajar dynasty, rectangular with rounded ends and a silvered filigree inkwell, decorated with battle scenes on the top and sides, the base and the More ...

Mirror Case with Miniature

Mirror Case with Miniature

Lot:
9
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Mirror Case with Miniature, Iran, Qajar period, 19th century, dated AH 1280/1863 AD, the varnished wooden covers carved with butterflies and a bird perched on a branch of flower buds, the miniature More ...

Polychrome and Lacquered Mirror Case with Miniature Portrait

Polychrome and Lacquered Mirror Case with Miniature Portrait

Lot:
10
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Polychrome and Lacquered Mirror Case with Miniature Portrait, Iran, 18th/19th century, the front cover decorated with a geometric, carpet-like pattern, the miniature painted verso depicting Imam More ...

Figural Study

Figural Study

Lot:
11
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Figural Study, Iran, 20th century, signed "Hossein Behzad" and dated "7/25/1342," ink on paper, double-sided, depicting several male figures in various positions, 16 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. More ...

Calligraphy Page

Calligraphy Page

Lot:
12
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Calligraphy Page, Iran, dated AH 1280/1863 AD, signed "Seyed Ali Akbar Golestaneh," the central composition consisting three horizontal registers of Persian verses in free-flowing Shikasteh, with More ...

Miniature Painting

Miniature Painting

Lot:
13
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Miniature Painting, Persia, 17th century or later, depicting a nobleman seated in a chair, with female attendants kneeling on either side, mounted on a 19th century painting of intricate geometric More ...

Illustrated Manuscript

Illustrated Manuscript

Lot:
14
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Illustrated Manuscript, Persia, 19th/20th century, ink, color, and gold on paper, with ten lines of text to the page and interlinear decorations and illustrations along the exterior border, all More ...

Miniature Painting with Calligraphic Verses

Miniature Painting with Calligraphic Verses

Lot:
15
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Miniature Painting with Calligraphic Verses, Iran, 18th century or earlier, opaque watercolor and ink on paper, probably from a book of epic poems, the Safavid-style miniature depicting three More ...

Miniature Painting on Ivory

Miniature Painting on Ivory

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$185$150

Miniature Painting on Ivory, Iran, 19th century, rectangular, color on ivory, the central reserve depicting a hunting scene, enclosed by a floral-ground cartouche, all against a blue ground More ...

Miniature Portrait of Nadir-shah

Miniature Portrait of Nadir-shah

Lot:
17
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Miniature Portrait of Nadir-shah, Mughal India, first half of 18th century, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, the haloed emperor depicted dressed in a brilliant yellow robe and seated against a More ...

Miniature Painting Depicting a Princess and Her Maid

Miniature Painting Depicting a Princess and Her Maid

Lot:
18
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Miniature Painting Depicting a Princess and Her Maid, Mughal India, 17th/18th century or later, dated AH 1022/1613 AD, signed "Manohar-Dakani," opaque watercolor on paper, depicting a seated Hindu More ...

Three Miniature Paintings of Women

Three Miniature Paintings of Women

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$7,800$6,500

Three Miniature Paintings of Women, Mughal India, late 18th/19th century, color and gold on paper, two portraits of a dancing woman, 6 3/4 x 4 3/4, and a courtyard scene depicting two women seated More ...

Three Portraits of Maharajas

Three Portraits of Maharajas

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$2,280$1,900

Three Portraits of Maharajas, Mughal India, late 18th/19th century, color and gold on paper, each haloed figure dressed in a pleated tunic and an ornamented cap, standing before a wall of plants, 9 More ...

Painting of a Courtyard Scene

Painting of a Courtyard Scene

Lot:
21
Sold for:
$984$800

Painting of a Courtyard Scene, India, possibly Jodhpur, 19th century, color and gold on paper, depicting a couple canoodling beneath a pergola set behind a fountain, surrounded by female attendants More ...

Gandharan-style Gray Schist Frieze

Gandharan-style Gray Schist Frieze

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$615$500

Gandharan-style Gray Schist Frieze, carved with Buddha standing on the right flanked by attendants, with an ascetic seated in meditation in a niche on the left surrounded by acolytes, 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 More ...

Gandharan-style Gray Schist Frieze

Gandharan-style Gray Schist Frieze

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$2,760$2,300

Gandharan-style Gray Schist Frieze, carved with a haloed figure on the left and an animated couple on the right, with three further figures in the background, mounted on a wood stand, 11 x 8 x 2 1/2 More ...

Gandharan-style Gray Schist Head of Buddha

Gandharan-style Gray Schist Head of Buddha

Lot:
24
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Gandharan-style Gray Schist Head of Buddha, the serene face carved with a soft, bow-shaped mouth, heavy-lidded eyes, with an incised urna, the hair in wavy locks over the ushnisha, mounted on a wood More ...

Kashmir Jamawar-type Shawl

Kashmir Jamawar-type Shawl

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$1,200$1,000

Kashmir Jamawar-type Shawl, India, 19th century, rectangular, with a bright polychrome woven border composed of palmettes, floral mosaic boteh, and scrolling foliage, with eight tendrils of similar More ...

Silvered and Gilt Repousse Kris Hilt

Silvered and Gilt Repousse Kris Hilt

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$390$325

Silvered and Gilt Repousse Kris Hilt, Indonesia, in the form of a caparisoned horse's head, the mouth closed and ears laid back, the mane draped down on either side of the neck with raised floral More ...

Inlaid Giltwood Medicine Buddha

Inlaid Giltwood Medicine Buddha

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$1,000$1,000

Inlaid Giltwood Medicine Buddha, Burma, 19th century, depicted standing on a circular lotus base and holding a medicine jar at waist level with both hands, his monastic robes with colorful inlay More ...

Inlaid Giltwood Kneeling Figure of an Adorant

Inlaid Giltwood Kneeling Figure of an Adorant

Lot:
28
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Inlaid Giltwood Kneeling Figure of an Adorant, Burma, 19th century, dressed in a flowing monastic robe, ht. 12 1/4 in. Note: For a similar example see Christie's New York, Sale 1455, Lot 971, More ...

Inlaid Giltwood Figure of Shakyamuni

Inlaid Giltwood Figure of Shakyamuni

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$960$800

Inlaid Giltwood Figure of Shakyamuni, Burma, 19th century, seated in dhyanasana with his right hand held in bhumisparsha mudra and his left in dhyana, with wood stand, ht. 16 in. More ...

Inlaid Lacquered Wood Figure of Buddha

Inlaid Lacquered Wood Figure of Buddha

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$450$375

Inlaid Lacquered Wood Figure of Buddha, Burma, 19th century, modeled seated in dhyanasana on a pedestal, his right hand held in bhumisparsha and his left hand on his lap in avakasha mudra, with More ...