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    Sale 7572

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    10 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    A KONYA RUG

    WEST ANATOLIA, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A KONYA RUG
    WEST ANATOLIA, 18TH CENTURY
    Areas of wear, corrosion, scattered repiling and restoration
    6ft.11in. x 4ft.10in. (211cm. x 147cm.)


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    The cruciform motifs in the broad yellow border of this rug can be seen in other Anatolian rugs that have varying field designs but the same border. There is however a fragmentary eighteenth century rug in the Turk ve Islam Museum in Istanbul where the design has been employed in the field (Kurt Erdmann, Seven Hundred Years of Oriental Carpets, London, 1970, p,107, fig.124). The same border design as this lot appears on two earlier, 17th century examples both with slightly different colouring. The first, a "Ghirlandaio" rug sold in the Bernheimer Family Collection, in these Rooms, 14 February, 1996, lot 110, the second published by Herrmann, (Eberhart Herrmann, Seltene Orientteppiche X, Munich, 1988, no.13.). For a fuller discussion on this border design please refer to (W. Brüggemann and H. Böhmer, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien, Hannover, 1980, pp.60-70).

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    Literature

    Christopher Alexander; A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art, New York and Oxford, 1993, pp. 314-315.
    Lefevre & Partners, Turkish Carpets from the 16th to the 19th Century, London, 1977, pl.16.