YACOB SHAVLEYAN

YACOB GALLERY

Category
Antiquities
Company Size
UK

Yacob Shavelyan came to London from Iran at 15 ‘for a week and stayed for 40 years’. From a family of antiquities dealers, he showed a knack for the trade early on with his first buy — a 10th-century Persian ceramic bowl — in 1977 from a London auction house,which he then sold to Sheikh Farsi, the Mayor of Jeddah, for around £3,000. His passion is for Islamic miniatures, but he attributes his love for all things antiquarian to his mother, who was a dealer in Persia, and his uncle, a top dealer in the 1970s at Emmanuel Antiques in London.Based in Mayfair, Shavelyan specialises in a range of Islamic and ancient art, including paintings and sculpture, as well as manuscripts, miniatures,ancient coins and calligraphy.

YACOB SHAVLEYAN