• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    A SAFAVID SILK AND SILVER-THREAD BROCADE PANEL

    IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SAFAVID SILK AND SILVER-THREAD BROCADE PANEL
    IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Silk enriched with metal thread, the olive-green satin ground woven with a bold central silver-thread rosette with inner flowerhead in bright colours, surrounded by bold scrolling leaves and radiating flowerheads, the integral border with similar scrolling leaves on a silver-thread ground, applied fringes, overall good condition
    21 x 23in. (53.2 x 57.7cm.)


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    A very similar panel but with dark blue ground is in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (Arthur Upham Pope, A Survey of Persian Art, Oxford, 1938, pl.1053).

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