10 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,750
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A SILK HERIZ PRAYER RUG
NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1880
5ft.4in. x 4ft. (163cm. x 122cm.)
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The knot count is 8H x 9V per cm. sq.
The inscription cartouche contains a repeated Persian couplet.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
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