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Bonhams Islamic Week Textiles, 23 October 2017

Over the years, Bonhams’ twice-yearly auctions of Islamic and Indian Art in London have been a steady, if not prolific, source of good antique textiles. This autumn’s sale on Monday 23 October is no exception, with a number of interesting examples on offer at competitive prices.


Lot 95. Sogdian woven silk samite fragment, Central Asia, 8th century AD. £8,000 – 12,000

There is an 8th century Sogdian samite fragment (£8,000-12,000), as well as a fine Ottoman silk and metal thread lampas panel from the second half of the 16th century (£20,000-30,000), a late 17th/early 18th century Azerbaijan silk embroidery (£4,000-6,000), a Greek Island (probably Levkas) embroidered panel (£4,000-6,000) and an Ottoman silver-thread embroidered mihrab panel, circa 1900, originally from the collection of Sultan Mehmet VI (£30,000-50,000).


Lot 102. Azerbaijan silk embroidered woven panel, Safavid period, late 17th/early 18th Century. £4,000 – 6,000


Lot 124. Ottoman silk and silver-gilt thread lampas fragment, Turkey, second half 16th Century. £20,000-30,000


Lot 125. Greek Island silk embroidered panel, Ionian Islands, probably Levkas, 18th Century. £4,000 – 6,000


Lot 128. Ottoman silver thread embroidered mihrab panel from the collection of Sultan Mehmet VI, Turkey, circa 1900. £30,000 – 50,000



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