The Beijing to Istanbul online sale, which is open for bidding until Monday at 3.00 PM GMT, brings together a collection of treasures that span the fabled trade routes which ran from the Far East through to Europe. There’s a final opportunity to see highlights from the sale in an exhibition at Sotheby’s New Bond Street which is open this weekend and on Monday until 3.00 PM. Chinese highlights include a vibrant turquoise Kangxi vase while the Indian section includes a charming silver coffee percolator, silvered ‘magic’ bowl and clover leaf box. Rugs and carpets featured include a torba from Turkmenistan and Persian Heriz carpet and there are also Anatolian kilims ranging from the 17th to 19th century. Other notable works include Ottoman daggers, incense burners and a monumental Syrian or Armenian tray. Click ahead to see some of exhibition highlights.
Beijing to Istanbul: Paints and Works of Art Online
Online sale 21 November–5 December
Exhibition opening times:
Friday 2 Dec 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 3 Dec 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 4 Dec 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday 5 Dec 2016 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM