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Islamic Art is the new Souk pleaser

Islamic art appears to be a real crowd pleaser and the bidders' favourite.

The lots in the February Fine Art & Antiques auction held by Hansons London, really showed the strength of the market.

The Star Lot of the whole auction was a late 19th Century leather and gilt bound copy of the Quran in tooled leather case. This unique item had the bidders battling each other until the hammer fell at a spectacular £6,500.

The other lots also proved to be popular, see below:

Lot 122 – A collection of Islamic metalwear with an enamelled jardiniere with calligraphy.
Sold for £2,100

Lot 98 - A silver Islamic dagger inset with various semi-precious stones.
Sold for £190
Estimate was £60 - £100

Lot 408 - A large collection of Opaline glass mostly for the Islamic market.
Sold for £440
Estimate was £150- £250

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