Islamic Art Week including carpets

Category: Auctions

This year’s ‘Islamic Art Week’ in London 7-11 October 2013 includes several auctions at Christie’s ‘The Saeed Motamed Collection Part II’ 7 October at 10.00 am, ‘Oriental Rugs & Carpets‘ 8 October at 11.00 am, ‘Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds’  10 October at 11.00 am and ‘Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds’ 11. October at 10.00 am.

Bonhams ‘Islamic and Indian Art’ will take place 8 October starting at 10.30 am and Sothebys will hold their ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ 9 October at 10.00 am and ‘Art of Imperial India’ 9 October at 2.00 pm.

Christies ‘Oriental Rugs & Carpets’ includes 172 lots and among them a 17th or 18th century Mughal Millefleurs ‘Star-lattice’ carpet, lot 50, with an estimate of £1,500,000 – £2,000,000.

Lot 50 at Christies *Oriental Rugs & Carpets’ 8 October 2013 in London. A Mughal Millefleurs ‘Star-lattice’ carpet, 388×411 cm, North India late 17th century or first half 18th century.

Bonhams ‘Islamic and Indian Arts’ includes 20 carpet lots, most of them antique Persian workshop carpets.

Lot 190 at Bonhams ‘Islamic and Indian Arts’. A Feraghan Sarouk carpet, West Persia, circa 1890, 428cm x 326cm. Estimate: £22,000 – 28,000

Sothebys ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ includes 13 carpet and textile lots.

Lot 185 at Sothebys ‘Arts of the Islamic World’. An Agra carpet, North India circa 1890. Size 348 x 276 cm. Estimate £12,000 – 15,000

More information: Christies, Bonhams, Sothebys


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