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Islamic and Indian Art

Bonhams Islamic & Indian Art department holds two annual live auctions during London's Islamic Art Week in Spring and Autumn, and two online auctions a year. We offer a wide range of works of art representing the diverse and rich cultural heritage of the Islamic world, including manuscripts and works on paper, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and arms and armour from the 7th - 20th centuries.

Our sales also feature works from India's finest artistic traditions: from Rajput, Mughal and Sikh miniature paintings to Buddhist, Jain and Hindu sculpture, as well as jewellery and jade from India's royal courts.

Auctions held in our state-of-the-art salerooms attract bidders from all over the globe, with some significant and historically important pieces gaining press attention and achieving record prices, such as a unique mother-of-pearl and black lac tray. Works sold in our auctions frequently find a home in world-renowned museums and institutions, or in esteemed private collections.

Buying and selling Islamic and Indian art at Bonhams
With offices and representatives in nearly 50 locations, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Thinking of selling? Get a free auction estimate by submitting your item online or contacting your local Bonhams. With specialists based in towns and cities worldwide, we are your local auction house.

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Oliver White

Head of Department

Oliver White has led the Islamic and Indian Art Department since 2015, having joined Bonhams in 2008. Personal highlights of his career include discovering a rare 16th Century Gujarat mother of pearl-…

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Matthew Thomas

Senior Specialist

Matthew Thomas has been a specialist in the Islamic and Indian Art department since 2004, dealing in particular with Indian miniature paintings and Arabic and Persian manuscripts. In that time, he has…

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Gabriella Fernandes


Gabriella Fernandes is Cataloguer for the Islamic and Indian Art department in London. Prior to joining Bonhams in 2022, Gabriella received her Bachelor's degree in Ancient History from Durham Univers…

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Enrica Medugno


Enrica Medugno is Administrator for Bonhams Islamic & Indian Art and Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art departments in London. Before joining Bonhams in 2022, Enrica worked as Administrator in the …

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