- Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 08:56
Auctioneer Sotheby's will sell a private Collection of Ottoman art in London 24 April 2012.
The sale, called An Eye for Opulence: Art of the Ottoman Empire will take place during the Turkish and Islamic Week: Classical to Contemporary.
The single-owner sale will comprise a broad selection of works across a variety of media, spanning more than four hundred years of Ottoman art from the 15th to the 19th century.
In addition to Iznik ceramics, manuscripts, silverware, decorative arts and textiles, the sale will also include a number of European paintings and Turqueries, reflecting artistic exchanges between the Ottoman Empire and Europe.
The 254-lot is estimated to realise "in excess of GBP 3.5 million," Sotheby's said.
Sotheby's Senior Director and Head of its Middle East Department Edward Gibbs said the collection is the result of "over thirty years’ searching and selection on the part of its owner, whose enviable level of connoisseurship, gained from many years of studying the various forms of Ottoman art, is reflected in the mature and sophisticated array of objects, textiles and paintings" featured in the auction.