Sotheby’s to Offer For Sale The Celebrated Collection of Stuart Cary Welch

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that in 2011 it will offer for sale the outstanding and scholarly collection of Islamic and Indian Art assembled by the late Stuart Cary Welch. This celebrated collection, which is estimated to realise in excess of £6 million*, will be offered in London in two parts: Part I. The Stuart Cary Welch Collection: Arts of the Islamic World in April 2011, and Part II. The Stuart Cary Welch Collection: Arts of India in May 2011. Discussing the importance of The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Edward Gibbs, Senior Director and Head of Sotheby’s Middle East Department, commented: “This remarkable collection reflects the passion and taste of a true scholar-connoisseur: the special nature and quality of each object captures some aspect of the dedication and aesthetic sensibility of this gifted and renowned collector, Stuart Cary Welch. The rarity, quality and historical importance of the objects