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Unseen for a Century: ‘The Alice de Rothschild Vase Carpets’

On April 19, Christie’s London will offer three exceptional Kirman Vase carpets, unseen in public for over 100 years and never before published, in its 'Oriental Rugs and Carpets' auction. They formed part of the collection of the Rothschild family, renowned for collecting some of the world’s most important works of art.

The Sven Gahlin Collection

An Unparalleled Collection of Indian Miniature Painting to be offered as part of a landmark single-owner sale on 6th October at Sotheby’s London

Treasures from Persia, Egypt, Spain and the Ottoman World

On April 9, 2014 Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World sale will bring to the market an exquisite selection of paintings, manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, weaponry and rugs. Spanning over 1000 years, these objects offer a remarkable testimony to the astonishing scope of artistic production in the lands under Islamic patronage from Spain to China. Among the 237 objects to go under the hammer, highlights include a life-size portrait of Persian ruler Fath ‘Ali Shah, an important Iznik pottery tile depicting the Ka’ba, and an eleventh-century rock crystal chess piece.

Middle Eastern Contemporary Art Market Comes to London

LONDON / The Auction Room, the new online auction house, is delighted to announce the inaugural auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art which will take place online on September 19, 2013 at 7pm London time. The auction will be on exhibition at 27 and 28 Cork Street, Mayfair, September 17-19, 2013.