The Islamic and Indian Art department in New Bond Street holds sales during London's Islamic Art Weeks in April and October every year. Offering a wide range of works of art, which represent the diverse and rich cultural heritage of the Islamic world, our auctions include manuscripts and works on paper, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and arms and armor from the 7th century to the 20th century. We also feature works from India's finest artistic traditions; from Rajput and Mughal miniature paintings to Buddhist, Jain and Hindu sculpture, art from the Sikh kingdoms as well as jewelry and jade from India's royal courts.

Recent notable successes include the Tipu Sultan collection in April 2015, which achieved a total of £6,300,000; the sale of a rare and fine mother of pearl-overlaid wood tray from Gujarat, late 16th/early 17th century, for £962,500 in October 2015; a pair of gold earrings from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur, which sold for £175,000 in April 2018, a prelude to a highly successful sale of Sikh art in October 2018, for which Bonhams is well known; and the Samsara Collection of Indian Paintings, a group of exemplary works which sold for a total of £550,000, also in October 2018.

Please contact the department for a free valuation from our team of specialists or to discuss buying and selling at Bonhams.


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