Lot 23 Al-Coranus sive Lex Islamitica, Abraham Hinckelmann (Ed.), Hamburg, 1694估价RMB 8951-1.342万
Lot 125 An exceptional silk samite shirt with ducks, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 7th-9th century估价RMB 268.5万-447.5万
Lot 156 A diamond-set and enamelled necklace and earrings, India, 20th century估价RMB 5.37万-7.161万
Lot 22 Two Persian volumes of poetry: 1) Hafiz (d.1389-90), Diwan, Persia, Qajar, dated 1251 AH/1835-36 AD; 2) Sa’adi (d.1292 AD), Bustan and Gulistan, Persia, Qajar 19th century估价RMB 1.342万-2.237万
Lot 20 Two manuscripts: 1) Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d.1111 AD), Risala ayyuha‘l-walad, a treatise on ethics; 2) an anonymous treatise on the science of physiognomy, copied by ‘Ali ibn Hasan al-Qa...sini (?), Persia, Safavid, 16th century估价RMB 1.79万-2.685万
Lot 46 A double-sided leaf from a genealogical scroll (silsilname), Turkey, Ottoman, first quarter 17th century估价RMB 1.79万-2.685万
Lot 54 An illuminated calligraphic panel (qit’a), signed by Mehmed Ataullah, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1200 AH/1785-86 AD估价RMB 1.79万-2.685万
Lot 71 An illuminated calligraphic quatrain, signed by ‘Imad al-Hasani, Persia, Safavid, dated 1016 AH/1607-08 AD估价RMB 1.79万-2.685万
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