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    Sale 7717

    Oriental and European Rugs & Carpets

    2 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    A NORTH WEST PERSIAN CARPET FRAGMENT

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH WEST PERSIAN CARPET FRAGMENT
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Areas of wear, one small hole, scattered repiling, patch reweave and associated repair, old moth damage, some surface dirt
    11ft.4in. x 8ft.8in. (344cm. x 264cm.)


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    As with so many carpets produced in the North West Persian region in the eighteenth century, the design of this rug derives originally from those of Kirman in the preceeding century (Edoardo Concaro and Alberto Levi, Sovrani Tappeti, Milan, 1999, no.55, p.77; for example). The border however obviously derives from the Isfahan carpets of the seventeenth century. This identical border, complete with guard stripes is found on a carpet illustrated by Werner Grote-Hasenbalg, Der Orientteppich, seine Geschichte und seine Kultur, Berlin, 1922, Vol III, pl.65). Another example which appears to be closely related was exhibited in Hamburg (Ausstellung Orient-Teppiche, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1950, no.107, pp.90-91, pl.36).

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