18 October 2016,
Price realised GBP 5,250
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A QASHQAI RUG
SOUTH PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Overall very good condition
6ft. x 5ft.10in. (183cm. x 178cm.)
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A close comparable, but with a slightly darker midnight-blue field, is in the Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Inv. no. T 8365/1922 KB. (Angela Völker, Die orientalischen Knüpfteppiche im MAK, Vienna, 2001, no.112, pp.306-307).
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