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Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World, including Fine Carpets and Textiles London | 24 Oct 2007, 10:00 AM | L07222
LOT 372
AN OTTOMAN VOIDED VELVET AND METAL THREAD (ÇATMA) CUSHION
COVER (MINDER), BURSA OR ISTANBUL, TURKEY, approximately 131 by 63cm.; 4ft. 4in. by 2ft. 1 in.

early 17th century

ESTIMATE 12,000-15,000 GBP
Lot Sold: 55,700 GBP

CATALOGUE NOTE
Comparable examples which display the carnation and tulip stem details within the carnation petals, and similar lappet
design include a minder in the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul inv. no. 13/1467, illustrated in Gürsu, Nevber, The
Art of Turkish Weaving, Istanbul, 1988, no. 192, p. 172, and in Colnaghi, Imperial Ottoman Textiles, London, 1980,
p.19 and two similar cushion covers, sold Bonham's London, Islamic and Indian Art, 28 April 2005, (lots 459 and
460). The motif is again found on a pair of joined panels in the Deutches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, inv.no.16233, see:
Erber, Christian, A Wealth of Silk and Velvet, Bremen, 1993, no. G 10/3, pp. 182-183.