12 October 2000
A CUENCA CARPET
SPAIN, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
The shaded mustard field with overall 'Lotto' design in a similar border containing linked angular scrolling hooked motifs and angular vine meander between ivory and diamond zig-zag stripes, areas of wear, scattered reweaves in outer stripe
10ft.10in. x 5ft.7in. (329cm. x 170cm.)
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For a brief discussion on Cuenca carpets please see the previous lot. A similar example but on a larger scale was sold at Christie's New York, 30 April 1985, lot 139 and another at Sotheby's New York, 9 March 1995, lot 85.
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