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LOT 1472

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 140 - 190

Opening Bid
£90 (EUR 104; USD 125) (+bp*)

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Islamic Calligraphic Gemstone Collection

10th-15th century AD

A mixed group of three carved carnelian gemstones: one cushion-shaped with chamfered corners and sides and flat face featuring calligraphic inscription, brown in colour, pierced for suspension; one lozenge-shaped with flat face featuring a line of calligraphic script, dark pink in colour; one elliptical in plan with flat face featuring three lines of calligraphic script, orange in colour. 4 grams total, 12-14mm (1/2"). Fine condition. [3]

Provenance
From the private collection of a London gentleman; acquired on the London art market; previously in a UK private collection.