Bonhams has announced the appointment of Oliver White as the new head of its UK Islamic and Indian Art department with immediate effect. Oliver has been a specialist in the department for the past five years and takes up his new role at an exciting time. Bonhams secured nearly 50% of the market during Indian and Islamic auction week in April 2015 when its sale containing weapons from the armoury of Tipu Sultan, made more than £7.4 million. White said: “This is a wonderful opportunity and my challenge is to build on the achievements of the past to secure continued success in the future.” Oliver White has a BA from University College London, an MA from Kingston University and spent a year studying at the University of Granada. He speaks fluent Spanish. During his time at Bonhams the Indian and Islamic department has scored notable successes including the sale of a life size portrait of Jahangir in 2011 for £1,420,000; a fi

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