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A BERGAMA RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Price Realized 7,768 ($12,420)
Estimate
7,000 - 10,000
($11,193 - $15,990)

Sale Information
Christies SALE 6715
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
1 May 2003
London, King Street

LOT NOTES
Lot Description
A BERGAMA RUG
West Anatolia, early 19th century
The bright red field with scattered angular flowerheads and geometric motifs around a central shaded blue hexagonal medallion containing angular arabesques and scattered flowerheads and palmettes, the indigo spandrels with "Holbein" medallions, in a shaded brown border of hooked polychrome rosettes containing stellar flowerheads between spiralling ribbon and mill-pattern minor stripes, small areas of localised wear, one or two minor repairs, scattered areas of repiling
8ft.7in.x 6ft.7in. (261cm. x 201cm.)

Lot Notes
The inclusion of the well-drawn Holbein medallions in the spandrels of this bold Bergama rug demonstrates just one of the many eclectic sources which have been drawn on to produce this large and powerful Bergama rug.