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    Sale 5909

    Christie's Interiors

    21 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

    A FRAGMENT OF RED VOIDED VELVET

    OTTOMAN OR ITALIAN, LATE 16TH, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A FRAGMENT OF RED VOIDED VELVET
    OTTOMAN OR ITALIAN, LATE 16TH, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    woven with voided tiger stripes and flame bursts
    6in. x 8in. (15cm. x 20cm.)


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    The combination of tiger stripe and flame is unusual. Compare the child's kaftan in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A744-1884) in which flames and sickle moons are woven in claret velvet on an ivory ground and the fragment of a pair of trousers inventory number 13/407 in the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul. This design has an Italianate feel to the composition of stripes and flames.

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