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Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World
London | 22 Apr 2015, 10:30 AM | L15220

LOT 49
PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION

TWO LARGE OTTOMAN VOIDED SILK VELVET AND METAL-THREAD (ÇATMA) PANELS, BURSA OR ISTANBUL, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

each of rectangular form, with crimson silk velvet ground and beige silk and metal thread rows of carnation fan palmettes emanating from tulips flanked by saz leaves, with linen
backing

Each: 138.5 by 59.5cm.


ESTIMATE 30,000-40,000 GBP

CATALOGUE NOTE
Carnation blossoms (karanfil) were one of the most popular motifs depicted by Bursa velvet weavers, and can occur in a multitude of variations, for further examples see N. Atasoy, W.B. Denny, L.W. Mackie and H.
Tezcan, Ipek: The
Crescent & the Rose, Imperial Ottoman Silks and
Velvets, London, 2001, pp.316-7, nos.342-348.