• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 257

    A LOTTO USHAK RUG

    WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LOTTO USHAK RUG
    West Anatolia, Late 17th Century
    Approximately 4 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. (147 cm. x 117 cm.)


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    Described as 'Lotto' because of their prevalence in the paintings of the Venetian artist Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556), this group represents the most iconic pieces of classical Anatolian weavings. Given their presence in the works of other European artists, these rugs clearly commanded a strong export market and were prized by wealthy art patrons.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Giuseppe Salvadori.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND (LOT 257)