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Oriental Art Auction, Hattem June 8

Safavid Quran, possibly Shiraz second half of the 16th century, refurbished c.1880 by Muhammad ‘Ali Isfahani, Sultan al-Kuttab (king of scribes) with a lacquer binding by Fathullah Shirazi.

Estimate: €120,000-150,000

Hammer: €400,000 (£363,600)

Historica Aucktionhaus, Berlin, June 7

Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (1844-1905), Orientalist oil on canvas of a sunset on the Nile, signed and inscribed Roma, 2ft 1in x 4ft 2in (66cm x 1.26m).

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: €34,000 (£29,200)

Bonhams, London June 7

Cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze incense burner in the form of a fangding, 6in (15cm) high, 18th century, provenance to Roger Keverne.

Estimate: £1000-2000

Hammer: £15,000


Beeston Auctions, Norfolk, June 9

Cotswolds School inlaid oak bedroom suite.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £7000

Wessex Auction Rooms, Chippenham, June 6

Probably early 19th century oil on board sketch of a Venetian scene.

Estimate: £20-40

Hammer: £4900

Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton, June 4

Advertising sign for Ushers Noted Stout, The Brewery, Trowbridge, 10in by 2ft 7in (24 x 77cm).

Estimate: £40-50

Hammer: £3500

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