3 May 2001,
Price realised GBP 2,350
GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A HERIZ RUG
North West Persia, circa 1890
The ivory field with a central indigo vase issuing an angular flowering and leafy tree-motif, similar smaller trees on either side, the shaded pale blue mihrab arch above scattered with rosettes and flowering vine, in a shaded dusty rose border of palmettes and angular hooked flowering vine between shaded golden stylised floral meander stripes, slight loss at one end
6ft.7in. x 4ft.8in. (201cm. x 142cm.)
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