• Oriental and European Rugs & C auction at Christies

    Sale 7752

    Oriental and European Rugs & Carpets

    8 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    A PART-FLATWOVEN SILK KOUM KAPI RUG

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY, CIRCA 1920

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PART-FLATWOVEN SILK KOUM KAPI RUG
    ISTANBUL, TURKEY, CIRCA 1920
    Very slightly dry with slight splits in border
    3ft.7in. x 2ft.8in. (109cm. x 81cm.)


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    The approximate knot count is 10H x 9V per sq. cm.

    The signature is one that was published by George Farrow as being an early signature of Zareh Penyamin, on the basis of a cartoon which bore this signature that came by descent through the family of Zareh Penyamin. In addition to the rug published by Farrow which combined this signature with a Hereke signature, a prayer rug with the same signature was sold in these Rooms 28 April 1994, lot 419.

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