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OTTOMAN CARPETS IN THE XVI - XVII CENTURIES (16-17TH CENTURIES)



 


 
Christies SALE 1116
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
23 April 2013
London, King Street

AN USHAK RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, 16TH CENTURY

Price Realized 43,750 ($66,719)

Estimate 35,000 - 50,000 ($53,200 - $76,000)

Lot 48
AN USHAK RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, 16TH CENTURY
Uneven overall wear, some corroded colours, scattered repairs and repiling, selvages replaced, ends rewoven, backed
8ft.5in. x 4ft.8in. (255cm. x 143cm.)

Provenance
The Davide Halevim Collection, sold in these Rooms, 14 February 2001, lot 27.

Lot Notes
Among all the rugs and carpets produced in Ushak during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, a very small number have overall floral field designs. Of these, the majority repeat a design of one sort or another which is normally found as a border, but is in these cases used to form vertical bands (Joseph V.McMullen, Islamic Carpets, New York, 1965, no.79, pp.254-5, among others). To have the field filled with a genuine overall repeat pattern is very unusual indeed. One example, formerly in a private Berlin collection, the blue field filled with overall stylised palmettes of a somewhat more blousy floral character than the present examples, was published in Kurt Erdmann, Oriental Carpets, London, 1962, pl.146.