• 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 331

    A MOHTASHAM KASHAN CARPET

    CENTRAL PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MOHTASHAM KASHAN CARPET
    Central Persia, Late 19th Century
    Approximately 15 ft. 9 in. (480 cm.) x 10 ft. 3 in. (312 cm.)


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    The city of Kashan in central Persia has been an important and prolific artistic center for over 400 years. According to carpet lore, the Mohtasham family workshops produced the finest carpets in the city of Kashan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The excellent condition of this lot with its full pile enhances the balance of design and color, lustrous wool and finesse of weave that epitomize the high quality of Mohtasham Kashan carpets.