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A KONYA RUG
CENTRAL ANATOLIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY

Price Realized 10,800 ($18,911)

Sale Information
Christies SALE 7219
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
6 April 2006
London, King Street

 

LOT NOTES
Lot 215
The drawing and colouring of this rug is very close to that of a longer rug in the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, dated to the eighteenth century, (Marilyn Jenkins: Islamic Art in the Kuwait National Museum, London, 1983, p.148). An almost identical example to that is in the Kirchheim Collection dated to circa 1800 (E. Heinrich Kirchheim et al.: Orient Stars, a Carpet Collection, London, 1993, pp.246-7). Another example in the Orient Stars Collection, dated to the 18th century, although with noticeably brighter colours, has a border which is almost identical to that of the present rug.


Lot Description
A KONYA RUG
CENTRAL ANATOLIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Slight wear, corroded brown, scattered small repairs, outer guard stripe and part of main border restored
8ft.9in. x 4ft.4in. (266cm. x 132cm.)

Provenance
Professor Christopher Alexander, sold in these Rooms, 15 October 1998, lot 209