ISLAMIC

& INDIAN ART

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.

 

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MEET THE SPECIALISTS

Ghislaine Howard

Department Coordinator

“The arts of Islam and India cast a spell on me a long time ago, and my last ten years have been an adventurous Grand Tour of the study, research, and appreciation of all the different artistic media and crafts these lands mastered through the centuries. In our auctions, we aim to bring a piece of that knowledge and history into your homes and collections thanks to carefully selected, fairly estimated and well-researched lots.”

 

Beatrice Campi, Head of Islamic & Indian Art

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

 

 
2022 AUCTION CALENDAR

Explore the 2022 auction calendar featuring our specialist sales of Islamic & Indian Art.  

 

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EXPERT EYE

 

 
A MIDDLE EASTERN JOURNEY

Explore sale highlights from our A Middle Eastern Journey auction. Discover a vast selection of artworks, paintings, textile and costumes, furniture, and ethnographic objects. 

 

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AUCTION RESULTS

 

Sold for £13,750 incl. Buyer's Premium

An engraved steel shaffron (horse's head defense) with the Basmala. Ottoman Turkey or Antolia, 16th century

 

 

Sold for £11,875 incl. Buyer's Premium

A lacquered papier-mache pen case (Qalamdan) with the Kings of Iran. Qajar Iran, dated Rajab 1320 AH (1902) and signed Abdul Hossein Sani' Humayun 

 

 Sold for £20,000 incl. Buyer's Premium

An illustrated erotic manuscript: The Book of Alfieh and Sharduyeh. Iran, dated Saturday the end of Rajab 1222 AH (October 1807)

 

BUYING & SELLING

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.

 

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