Results: Oriental Rugs & Carpets - London, 2 October 2012

The sale of Oriental Rugs & Carpets realised a total of £1,327,375/$2,142,383/€1,657,891.

London

 

               Sold:                         £1,327,375                       $2,142,383                                     €1,657,891

        Lots Sold: 107         Lots Offered: 161                 Sold by Lot: 66%                            Sold by £: 52%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.614 / €1.249

 

 

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

 

 

Buyer

50

 

A large star Ushak carpet, West Anatolia, first half 16th century



80,000 - 120,000

£97,250
$156,962
€121,465

Private

150

A South Caucasian dragon carpet, probably Karabagh, late 18th century

40,000 - 60,000

£92,450
$149,214
€115,470

US Private

106

A silk East Turkestan carpet, probably Yarkand, circa 1800

30,000 - 40,000

£51,650
$83,363
€83,363

European Private

  

Comment: William Robinson, Senior Director, Islamic Art, Rugs and Carpets:

“The sale of ‘Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ saw a lively saleroom with strong activity on many lots. Although we experienced selective bidding in certain areas, there was particular interest and active bidding for finely woven Persian town rugs and carpets and for Turkish village rugs.”

 

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