25 October 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 17,300
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
A LARGE BAKSHAISH CARPET
WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1321/1903 AD
Localised light wear, minute spot repairs, touches of repiling
20ft. x 13ft.11in. (609cm. x 425cm.)
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The signature cartouche reads; 'Gift from the Tibriz-Khana of Karbala'i Ahmad for His Excellency, the most Glorious Master Sharaf al-Dawlah, [this] was woven in Shawwal, the year AH 1321'.
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