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    Sale 7717

    Oriental and European Rugs & Carpets

    2 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    A KUBA KELLEH

    EAST CAUCASUS, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A KUBA KELLEH
    EAST CAUCASUS, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Areas of wear, reduced in length, corroded black, patch repair in end border from original carpet, scattered old repiling
    17ft.10in. x 7ft.11in. (543cm. x 241cm.)


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    A very similar Kuba kelleh in size and design, dated AH 1222/1807 AD, but with a reversed colour scheme of an ivory lattice field with a dark blue border, was at Näsby House, Sweden, (F.R.Martin, A History of Oriental Carpets, State and Court Printing Office, Vienna, 1908, pl.XXIII), and was later loaned by Vojtech Blau, for "The Grand Gallery" exhibition, 19 October, 1974 - 5 January, 1975, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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    Provenance

    Ex Näsby House, Sweden