Detail: Sotheby’s history of selling art from the Islamic World and India dates back to the eighteenth century. With London as the undisputed centre of the Islamic art market, Sotheby’s has played the leading role through its dedicated auctions and has handled the most prestigious single-owner collections to come to the market. Our international team is based in London and includes four highly experienced specialists who work in collaboration with Sotheby’s experts in New York, Paris, the Middle East and India.
Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World & India sales are held bi-annually in April and October and showcase high quality artworks including calligraphy, painting, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and furniture from multiple continents produced between the seventh and nineteenth centuries. Following the recent auction successes of 2020-21, with combined sales totalling over £20 million, we are now inviting consignments for our next auction in October 2021.