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Most Expensive 2010

most expensive hand knotted antique oriental rugs of 2010*

 

Number 6

 

 

 $326,553

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Number 5

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 $335,998

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Number 4

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 $345,645 

Lot Description from Christie's

A kashan 'MOHTASHAM' CARPET
ORDERED BY HAJJI MUHAMMAD HUSAYN KASHANI, CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1870-80
10ft.2in. x 7ft.10in. (309cm. x 238cm.)

The inscription cartouche reads farmayesh-e (commissioned by) Hajji Muhammad Husayn Kashani.

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Number 3

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 $371,643

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Post-Lot Text from Christie's

A SQUARE WOOL AND COTTON ParakEETS AND PARROTS CARPET BY ERNEST BOICEAU, CIRCA 1920
This model is known to exist in only three or four examples, one of which, of different size, was part of the Collection Yves Saint Laurent - Pierre Bergé sold at Christie's in association with Pierre bergé & associés, Paris in February 2009 (lot 273)
This lot was acquired by Madame Arthur Sachs in the 30s.

 

 

 

 

Number 2

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 $1,795,989

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Number 1, top for 2010 and all-time World Record

$9.5 Million

Most Expensive Carpet Ever, World Record

 


 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Price realized includes buyer's Premium.  For Details, see Christie's Buyer Premiums and Sotheby's Buyer Premiums. Some conversions of GBP to USD based on January 3rd conversion rates. 

 

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