A SILK BROCADE PANEL
A SILK BROCADE PANEL
A SILK BROCADE PANEL
A SILK BROCADE PANEL
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A SILK BROCADE PANEL

IRAN, PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY

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A SILK BROCADE PANEL
IRAN, PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY
Formed of two panels, woven with columns of carnation flowerheads and tulip sprays on a golden beige ground, divided by paired narrow columns of stylised flowers on a blue ground, later applied striped border, localised staining, mounted to cream fabric on a stretcher, behind clear acrylic
40 1/8 x 39 ¼in. (101.8 x 99.6cm.)
Provenance
London auction, 1980s (by repute)
Further details
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A number of similar silk brocade fragments are dated from the late 17th and 18th centuries. One fragment of almost identical design is in the Kunstgewerbe Museum Berlin (inv.no. 1978.223; R. Neumann and G. Murza, Persische Seiden: Die Gewebekunst der Safawiden und ihrer Nachfolger, Leipzig, 1988, pl. 206, pp.216-217). The Berlin fragment is dated to the late 17th or 18th century and has a border naming the weaver "Isma'il". A further similarly designed panel attributed to the 18th century is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (acc. no. 22-1903). Two other similar fragments in the Victoria & Albert Museum are signed and dated to the 1860s (acc. nos. T.121-1926 and T.84-1929). Whilst of a very similar design to our brocade panel, the drawing on these later panels is stiffer and is later in execution.

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