Our Islamic & Indian Art department holds three main sales per year featuring an exciting and varied selection of artworks dating from the 7th century to the first half of the 20th century and covering a broad geographic area from the Mediterranean shores through to Southeast Asia and China. The works of art we offer at auction aim to represent the rich cultural heritage of these lands, especially Iran and the Indian Subcontinent, including works on paper, manuscripts, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, arms and armour, glass, jewellery, lacquer and furniture.
In 2022, notable recent sales include a carved grey schist Gandhara bust of Siddhartha Gautama Shakyamuni sold for £17,500; sixteen South Indian Tanjore Company School paintings of Indian villagers and tradespeople, ca. 1780 -1800, sold for £10,000; and a finely engraved brass astrolabe dated 1125AH (1713 AD) signed by the maker Amin Mohammad Shams al-Din sold for £8625.
With a wealth of specialist knowledge and several years of experience in the auction world, Beatrice Campi, Head of Department, and her team are perfectly placed to value and advise on all forms of Islamic and Indian art, offering free and confidential valuations.
For more information on both buying and selling with Chiswick Auctions:
Explore the 2022 auction calendar featuring our specialist sales of Islamic & Indian Art.
Explore sale highlights from our A Middle Eastern Journey auction. Discover a vast selection of artworks, paintings, textile and costumes, furniture, and ethnographic objects.
Head of Department Beatrice Campi brings passion to the subject of Islamic and Indian Art which is reflected in her academic background, linguistic skills and extensive travel to the area. She offers a personal and approachable service for collectors, first-time buyers, sellers and institutions.