10 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 13,750
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A KIRMAN PICTORIAL CARPET
SOUTH EAST PERSIA, DATED AH 1320/1902-03 AD
Light spots of wear, scattered repiling and small repairs, tinted on reverse
10ft.7in. x 7ft. (322cm. x 213cm.)
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The text within the pedestal acknowledges those people who have become famous because of their good deeds and the oval cartouche reads; "May the kingdom of Iran continue as heretofore".
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