13 April 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 18,750
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 5,000
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).
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
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