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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 427

    AN OTTOMAN SILK AND METAL THREAD BROCADE PANEL

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY

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    AN OTTOMAN SILK AND METAL THREAD BROCADE PANEL
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
    Of square form, the dark blue satin ground woven with coloured silk and metallic thread with a repeated design of registers of diagonal tulips alternated with a row of saz leaves incorporating further green tulips, around this a pattern of scrolling flowering vine, areas of wear, mounted
    22 5/8 x 21¼in. (57.5 x 54cm.)


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    A number of Ottoman brocades use a design of meandering tulip flowerheads overlaying saz leaves. A famous example in the Topkapi Palace has a related but bolder design on a red ground (Nurhan Atasoy, Walter B. Denny, Louise W. Mackie and Hülya Tezcan. Ipek, the Crescent and the Rose, London, 2001, pl.43, pp.89-91). Another similar design in a comparable colour range to that found here is in the Hermitage Museum (Ipek, op.cit., pl.37).

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