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Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets Autumn 2020

October 27, 2020

Sotheby’s New Bond Street, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, UK

Part 2 of Sotheby’s Islamic and Indian art bonanza on Tuesday, October 27, stars a superb Ushak ‘Bird’ carpet (see blog), which is expected to fetch upwards of half a million pounds. But there are more modest gems, such as this 1741 Ottoman leather wallet from Istanbul (LLOT 495).

The Ottoman Empire’s panoply of cultural traditions is examplified by everything from Iznik pottery and wooden clogs to court carpets and Ottoman silk satin and metal-thread brocade panels. Exceptionally rare is a divan dedicated to Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.

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