18th and 19th century Indian art to appear at Christie's

A collection of artworks from India, including an 18th century Mughal era silver tray and a 19th century Agra wool carpet, will appear at Christie's in a three-day auction.

Over 250 artworks will appear at the Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds sale on October 6.

Articles going under the hammer include a 17th century navigation chart of the Mediterranean, estimated at £300,000-400,000, and a 13th century Qur'an from Amol, Iran, estimated at £200,000-300,000.

Ceramics, arms, metal works, textiles, jewellery and miniatures will also be up for sale with prices estimated in the £1,500-40,000 range.

The auction will then continue on October 8, with over_200_items featured in the 'Oriental and European Rugs and Carpets' sale.

Highlights at Christie's in London will include a 19th century India Agra wool carpet, estimated at £50,000-70,000.

October 9 will see the commencement of the 600-lot 'Indian and Islamic works of Arts and Textiles' auction, comprising of two private collections.

Stunning Indian miniatures and paintings for sale on the final day will include a late 18th century portrait of Raja Prakash Chand of Guler smoking a hookah, estimated at £1,500-2,500.

With wealthy Indian's involved in the markets the auctions are expected to prove very popular.

Recent auctions have seen millionaire industrialists competing to buy pieces of Indian History.

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