South Kensington Results: Arts of India, 1 October 2012

The Arts of India sale realised a total of £767,188/$1,236,707/ €962,054 and was sold 84% by value and 63% by lot.


               Sold:                               £767,188                        $1,236,707                                     €962,054

        Lots Sold: 187             Lots Offered: 295                   Sold by Lot: 63%                            Sold by £:84%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.612 / €1.254








Estimate (£)







A fine portrait of a Mughal officer, probably Khalilullah Khan, Mughal India, circa 1650-60 AD

12,000 - 18,000


UK Trade


A large ivory-inlaid cabinet, Gujarat or Sindh, Western India, late 17th or 18th century

8,000 - 10,000


Middle Eastern Private


A large ivory-inlaid micromosaic cabinet, Gujarat or Sindh, Western India, 16th /17th century

18,000 - 24,000


Middle Eastern Private


Comment: Romain Pingannaud, Head of Department, Christie’s South Kensington:

“The success of this ‘Arts of India’ sale, the first to be held in the history of Christie’s South Kensington, illustrates the active demand for fine Indian paintings and Indian jewellery, the latter selling 100% by lot. We are particularly pleased with the results of ‘A Private European Collection of Indian art’ (lots 1-37) which realised in excess of £200,000, more than doubling its low estimate. We received bids from across the world via Christie’s LIVETM with the participation of a large number of new clients eager to purchase rare and fine pieces. We are very pleased to start Christie’s Islamic week with such a strong result, and look forward to the sale of ‘Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ at King Street on 2 October 2012.”


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