One of the most exceptional and comprehensive collections of Persian Qajar Orders and Decorations ever to come to public auction forms a key part of Bonhams Indian and Islamic sale on October 7 in London. The collection, compiled by a private Swiss Collector, is estimated to sell for a total of £600,000 to £800,000. The product of nearly half a century of collecting, the present offering has been painstakingly assembled to encompass the full gamut of royal, civilian, political, military, and familial orders issued by Qajar Monarchs during their rule of Persia between 1797 to 1923. The focal point of the present collection is a rare and illustrious group of gem-set orders and portraits depicting the great Qajar rulers themselves; opulent, ostentatious and flamboyant, the monarchs personified the grandiose, regal aesthetic that characterized Qajar Persia.
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