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Sotheby's May 19, 1984


     
 

Lot 172: Silk Heriz Rug

August 27, 2008

Sotheby's May 19, 1984. SILK HERIZ RUG, Northwestern Persia circa 1875, Approximately 6 feet (1.83 m.) x 4 feet 8 inches (1.42 m.) Estimate: $35,000 / 45,000

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Lot 186: Silk Qum Carpet

August 27, 2008

Sotheby's May 19, 1984. SILK QUM CARPET, Northern Persia Post World War II, possibly the work of the manufacturer Rashti Zadeh. Approximately 12 feet 3 inches (3.74 m.) x 8 feet 11 inches (2.72 m.) Estimate: $30,000 / 35,000

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Lot 174: Fine and Important Silk Heriz Rug

August 27, 2008

Sotheby's May 19, 1984. FINE AND IMPORTANT SILK HERIZ RUG, Northwestern Persia mid-19th century. Approximately 6 feet (1.83 m.) x 4 feet 5 inches (1.35 m.) Directional designs of floral bouquets are found in Persian carpets throughout the 17th-20th centuries. The present example offers charmingly angular floral clusters which nevertheless maintain a high degree of botanical descriptiveness. Please see Beattie, May H., Carpets of Central Persia, World of Islam Festival Publishing Company Ltd., 1976, plates 13 and 14 for period carpets with similar floral clusters. Also see McMullan, Joseph V., Islamic Carpets, plate 28 for similarly angular and effective floral bouquets. Estimate: $50,000 / 60,000

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Lot 170: Silk Tabriz Prayer Rug

August 27, 2008

Sotheby's May 19, 1984. Property of the Austin Family, Rosemont, Pennsylvania. SILK TABRIZ PRAYER RUG, Northwestern Persia circa 1900. Approximately 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m.) x 4 feet 1 inches (1.24 m.) Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

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Lot 201: Rare Silk Tabriz Carpet

August 27, 2008

Sotheby's May 19, 1984. RARE SILK TABRIZ CARPET, Northwestern Persia circa 1875, Approximately 10 feet 10 inches (3.30 m.) x 7 feet 5 inches (2.26 m.) Please refer to McMullan, Joseph V., Islamic Carpets, Near Eastern Art Research Center, Inc., New York, 1965, plate 22, for a late 18th century wool carpet in this design inscribed with a mention of the Kurdish town near Bidjar called Gerous. It is through this 18th century carpet that this forked arabesque and bouquet design has found the name Gerous. The present example, like its 18th century predecessor, is all field, with only mechanical borders. Both examples, with extraordinary vigor and clarity of design, can be thought of as uniquely successful carpets of their day, and as McMullan characterizes the 18th centruy example (page 92), 'Standing fully in the great traditions of 17th century arabesque carpets. Estimate: $80,000 / 120,000

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