Arts of the Islamic World & India, including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Live Auction: 27 October 2021 • 13:00 BST • London

Arts of the Islamic World & India, including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Arts of the Islamic World & India, including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Arts of the Islamic World & India, including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Live Auction: 27 October 2021 • 13:00 BST • London

Sotheby’s history of selling art from the Islamic World and India dates back to the eighteenth century. With London as the undisputed centre of the Islamic art market, Sotheby’s has played the leading role through its dedicated auctions and has handled the most prestigious single-owner collections to come to the market. Our international team is based in London and includes four highly experienced specialists who work in collaboration with Sotheby’s experts in New York, Paris, the Middle East and India.

 

Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World & India sales are held bi-annually in April and October and showcase high quality artworks including calligraphy, painting, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and furniture from multiple continents produced between the seventh and nineteenth centuries. Following the recent auction successes of 2020-21, with combined sales totalling over £20 million, we are now inviting consignments for our next auction in October 2021.

 

Illustrated:

 

A large and important illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ahmad al-Rumi, probably Herat, dated 851 AH/1447 AD

Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 GBP

Lot sold: 378,000 GBP

 

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For sale enquiries please contact:

 

Edward Gibbs

Chairman

Head of Department

Middle East and India

+44 20 7293 5332

EDWARD.GIBBS@SOTHEBYS.COM

 

Benedict Carter

Senior Director

Head of Auction Sales

Middle East

+44 20 7293 5113

BENEDICT.CARTER@SOTHEBYS.COM

 

Alexandra Yasmina Roy

Deputy Director

Specialist

Middle East

+44 20 7293 5507

ALEXANDRA.ROY@SOTHEBYS.COM

 

Rukmani Kumari Rathore

Specialist

Middle East

+44 207 293 5714

RUKMANI.RATHORE@SOTHEBYS.COM

 

Fenella Lindsey-Clark

Senior Administrator

Middle East and Indian Art

+44 207 293 5467

FENELLA.LINDSEYCLARK@SOTHEBYS.COM

 

Jacqueline Coulter

Senior Consultant

Rugs and Carpets

JACKIE.COULTER.CONSULTANT@SOTHEBYS.COM

Sale number

L21223