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  1. New Auction Schedule for 2015/2016

    After careful consideration we have decided not to hold any further auctions in 2015. This means that we will cancel our traditional “Major Autumn Auction”, due on 21st November 2015 as per our schedule published early this year, and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Consignments for the November auction will be offered at our May auction in 2016. more
  2. Spring Auction A 87 on 13th June 2015

    Due to the fact that we scheduled two catalogue auctions in the spring, our regular Major Spring Auction was postponed from May to June. The time-consuming preparations for the first Vok sale in April obliged us to change the date. more
  3. A Great Success – First Sale of the Vok Collection

    Our auction of the first part of Dr Ignazio Vok’s textile collection on 11th April 2015 was an overwhelming success. A total of 88 kilims, flatweaves and suzanis were offered – all of them newly photographed and discussed in a special auction catalogue published in book format – and 86 lots sold to an international audience, corresponding to a 98 percent success rate. Some of the items significantly exceeded their estimates, resulting in hammer prices totalling over € 1.4 million. more
  4. Sale of the Vok Collection at Rippon Boswell

    Rippon Boswell will hold three auctions to sell the unique collection of antique Oriental textiles compiled by Dr Ignazio Vok. The 263 textiles from Uzbekistan, Anatolia, Persia and the Caucasus have previously been published in four books that are now regarded as specialist reference works. The collector himself undertook the division of the Vok Collection into three sales in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The items offered at each of these auctions will constitute a representative cross-section of the entire collection. The first auction is scheduled for 11th April 2015.

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  5. Our 2014 autumn auction

    The generational change has set in motion a restructuring phase in the art market. Many collections compiled over the course of decades are now being dissolved, none more so than carpet collections. Heirs often feel no affinity with oriental carpets collected by their parents or grandparents and decide to sell them. Experienced older collectors frequently put up their treasures for auction during their lifetimes so as to have a hand in the proceedings themselves. This means that very good objects are returning to the market. Our autumn auction offers numerous examples of this trend.

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