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    Sale 7717

    Oriental and European Rugs & Carpets

    2 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 17


    SOUTH CAUCASUS, DATED AH 1328/1910-11 AD

    Price Realised  


    SOUTH CAUCASUS, DATED AH 1328/1910-11 AD
    Full pile throughout, small repair in outer stripe at one end
    17ft.1in. x 6ft.1in. (520cm. x 185cm.)

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    Somewhat later in date than other known published examples and substantially larger in size than any other of the same design, this carpet is an adaptation of the eighteenth century Caucasian design found on a small number of long format rugs, (Serare Yetkin, Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey, London, 1978, vol.1, p.40; Heinrich E. Kirchheim, Orient Stars, Stuttgart and London, 1993, no.108, p.43; The James D. Burns Collection, sold in these Rooms, 18 October 2001, lot 250; William Doyle's, New York, May 1992, lot 618, dated 1837, reported in Hali 64, August 1992, auction price guide p.166 ). The drawing of the earlier examples is more curvilinear and shows clearly how the design must originally have been taken from a Persian original.

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