Sotheby’s Auctions of the Stuart Cary Welch Collection of Islamic and Indian Art Totals $48 Million


LONDON.- Yesterday, Sotheby’s London auctions of the extraordinary Stuart Cary Welch collection concluded realising an outstanding combined total o £29,313,565 ($48,082,309) well above pre-sale expectations and achieving a combined sell-through rate of 96.2% by lot. The second Part, Arts of India, yesterday afternoon realised the 7-times estimate total of £8,403,815 ($13,894,868) (pre-sale estimate £1.2-1.8 million) and established sell-through rates of 98% by lot and 99.6% by value. Commenting on the results achieved for the Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Edward Gibbs, Senior Director and Head of Sotheby’s Middle East and Indian Department, said: “The premium value of quality, rarity, freshness to the market and the provenance of a great name have exercised their appeal for collectors. What was most