• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 390

    A KAZAK RUG

    SOUTH CAUCASUS, PROBABLY DATED 1833

    Price Realised  

    A KAZAK RUG
    South Caucasus, Probably dated 1833
    Approximately 9 ft. 1 in. (277 cm.) x 4 ft. 11 in. (150 cm.)


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    The few rugs that encompass this rare group of Kazaks all feature Memling guls flanking a Fachralo-style medallion. They all employ rich, saturated colors such as the aubergine, peacock green and canary yellow of the present lot. However, the major border differs from most other known examples. Rather than displaying a crab or S-hook device motif, this border maintains a part panel format enclosing a beetle or shield-type device. For further examples from this group of Kazak rugs, please see:
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 1 October 1998, lot 177
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 22 September 1993, lot 87
    Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 29 April 1993, lot 357
    E. Herrmann, Seltene Orientteppiche IV, Munich, 1982, p. 152, no. 46.
    I. Bennett, Oriental Rugs: Volume 1, Caucasian. London, 1981, p. 79, no. 66.

    Provenance

    Collection of Rosalie and Mitchell Rudnick.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property From a Private West Coast Collection


    Literature

    J. Bailey and M. Hopkins, Through the Collector's Eye: Oriental Carpets from New England Private Collections, Providence, 1991, p. 66, no. 20.