18th and 19th century Indian art to appear at Christie's



2015-06-26 11:39:00

18th and 19th century Indian art to appear at Christie's

A meditteranean navigation chart, oriental rugs and carpets and treasured artworks and textiles will feature in the sale

A collection of artworks from India, including an 18th century Mughal era silver tray and a 19th century Agra wool carpet, will appear at Christie's in a three-day auction.

Over 250 artworks will appear at the Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds sale on October 6.

Articles going under the hammer include a 17th century navigation chart of the Mediterranean, estimated at 300,000-400,000, and a 13th century Qur'an from Amol, Iran, estimated at 200,000-300,000.

Ceramics, arms, metal works, textiles, jewellery and miniatures will also be up for sale with prices estimated in the 1,500-40,000 range.

The auction will then continue on October 8, with over 200 items featured in the 'Oriental and European Rugs and Carpets' sale.

Highlights at Christie's in London will include a 19th century India Agra wool carpet, estimated at 50,000-70,000.

October 9 will see the commencement of the 600-lot 'Indian and Islamic works of Arts and Textiles' auction, comprising of two private collections.

Stunning Indian miniatures and paintings for sale on the final day will include a late 18th century portrait of Raja Prakash Chand of Guler smoking a hookah, estimated at 1,500-2,500.

With wealthy Indian's involved in the markets the auctions are expected to prove very popular.

Recent auctions have seen millionaire industrialists competing to buy pieces ofIndian History.

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