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Sotheby's Carpets
London | 17 Apr 2007, 02:00 PM | L07870
LOT 55
AN OTTOMAN VOIDED SILK VELVET AND METAL-THREAD (ÇATMA) PANEL,
BURSA OR ISTANBUL, TURKEY,
the voided ground patterned in crimson velvet with silver metal thread details
approximately 127 by 64cm., 4ft. 2in. by 2ft. 1in.
first half 17th century
ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 GBP
Lot Sold: 0 GBP
CATALOGUE NOTE
A very similar velvet, with 'floating' flowerheads between the major and minor motifs, made up into a cope, is in the
Sergiev-Posad Museum Preserve (Zagorsk), inv.no.2287, illustrated Raby, Julian and Effeny, Alison (eds.), Ipek, The
Crescent and the Rose, Imperial Ottoman Silks and Velvets, Istanbul, 2001, fig.48, p.248; the inscription at the neck of
the garment states that it was donated to the monastery in 1652. For another velvet with similar star
blossom designs in the British Museum (inv. no. 86-1878), see Baker, P., Islamic Textiles, London, 1995, p.97.