3 May 2001
A SILK KASHAN 'MOCHTASHAM' CARPET
Central Persia, circa 1900
The grey-blue field flanked by alternating panels containing palmettes together with larger palmettes in each corner issuing flowering and leafy vine meander around a large ivory central panel of similar design containing a grey-blue medallion with pendants enclosing a rosette centrepiece, in a shaded grey-blue border containing bold flowerheads linked by cartouche panels enclosing palmettes together with flowering and leafy vine meander between apricot and burgundy floral meander and reciprocal skittle-pattern stripes, excellent condition
10ft.3in. x 7ft.2in. (312cm. x 218cm.)
Purchased by the grandfather of the present owner from a former Russian ambassador to Persia.
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