Islamic auctions London

Jamming into a single auction anything that can be called art from the 7th to the 19th century is not a recipe for coherence. Broaden your geographical sweep to start in Spain and end up in China, and things get worse. You may dub it “Islamic & Indian Art” like Bonhams on Tuesday [April 23rd], or “Arts of the Islamic World” like Sotheby’s on Wednesday [April 24th], but you still won’t gain in clarity.

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