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HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KUBA DRAGON SUMAKH RUGS, AZERBAIJAN


EARLY TO MID 19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KUBA DRAGON SUMAKH RUGS

 

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Wher Collection Kuba Dragon soumak, dated AH 1222 (1806-7 AD), Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan. This is the earliest dated example. 229 x 338 cm

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Soumak-woven rug in a degenerate dragon rug scheme. Textile Museum, gift of Charles Grant Ellis 1971.7.1. Published at Ellis, Charles Grant: Early Caucasian Rugs, Textile Museum, Washington D.C., 1975, p. 17
 

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1252 AH (1836/37 AD) dated Kuba Dragon flatweave soumac rug, Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, Lot 50
Christie's (London), Rugs and Carpets - Battilossi Tappeti d'Antiquariato, Wednesday, 11 February, 1998
9ft.2in.x6ft.1in. (279crn.x185cm.)

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, mid 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 346cm x 235cm / 11'4" x 7'9". Koessl Kunst & Teppich

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1262 AH / 1845-46 AD dated Kuba Dragon flatweave soumak rug, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Christie's Sale 6283, 13 April 2000
London, King Street, 9ft.7in. x 7ft.2in. (291cm. x 218cm.)

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, mid 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 10ft 3in x 6ft 8in, sold $9000, 27 Sep 2005-Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, Bonhams

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A DRAGON SOUMAC CARPET
SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1800
Christie's Sale 7039, oriental rugs and carpets, 28 April 2005, London, King Street
9ft.10in. x 6ft.10in. (299cm. x 208cm.)
Provenance: The James D. Burns Collection, Christie's, London, 18 October 2001, lot 245

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave sumakh rug, mid 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Finarte, 11/2006
 


2ND HALF 19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KUBA DRAGON SUMAKH RUGS

 

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, second half 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Probably second half 19th century. 164 x 205 cm
published Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs Volume I, plate 465

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LOT: 1715, Dragon sumakh
DRAGON SUMAKH antique. 278x191 cm.
Galerie Koler, 09/12/2004
 

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Sotheby's Sale: N07773 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 10 Apr 02 10:15 AM
LOT 82: A SOUMAC DRAGON CARPET, EAST CAUCASUS,
8ft. 6in. by 7ft. 5in. (2.59 by 2.26m.), third quarter 19th c.

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave sumakh rug, third  quarter 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
1.80 x 2.32m, lot 440, Adam Clayton Collection

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumac rug, Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, Christie's (London)
Rugs and Carpets -- Battilossi Tappeti d'Antiquariato
Wednesday, 11 February, 1998
Lot 86: THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
10ft.7in. x7ft.2in. (322cm. x218cm.)

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, late 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 14 October 2003, Bonhams, Oriental and European Carpets and Rugs, 224 x 143 cm

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Sale 2347 Lot 91
Dragon Soumak Carpet, Northeast Caucasus, 1870s, 10 ft. x 6 ft. 2 in.
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques & Fine Art

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumakh rug, 3rd quarter 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Sotheby's Sale: W03776 | Location: London, Olympia
Auction Dates: Session 1: Tue, 11 Feb 03 10:30 AM
LOT 69 (of 292), 300 by 188cm., 9ft. 10in. by 6ft. 2in.

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, second half 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Probably second half 19th century. 317x 171 cm
published Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs Volume I, plate 464

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An outstanding example of an antique Kuba Dragon soumak rug, 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan. 255 x 360 cm

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Lot 132, Size 249 x 123 cm
Sale 46T, Lot No. 132, Nagel Auktionen

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug (soumak), third quarter 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, Sothebys' Sale: N08038 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 16 Dec 04 10:15 AM
10ft. 9in. by 6ft. (3.28 by 1.83m.)

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Antique Kuba Dragon soumak rug, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan.

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumak rug, late 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 235 x 309 cm

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumak rug, 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
 10'8" X 7'9" [m. 3-30 x 2.40], published at Luciano Coen & Louise Duncan's The Oriental Rug, plate 78

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumakh rug, last quarter 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Sotheby's Sale: W02872 | Location: London, Olympia
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 16 Oct 02 2:00 PM
LOT 42 (of 102), 355 by 253cm., 11ft. 8in. by 8ft. 4in.

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Antique Kuba Dragon soumac rug, mid 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumak rug, 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan.
 

 

 

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumak rug, late 19th / early 20th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

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1324 AH (1907/08 AD) dated Kuba Dragon soumak rug, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan. Published La Torre, Alberto Boralevi - Splendori di Citta, 360 x 275 cm
 

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumak rug, Northern Kuba Region, NE Azerbaijan, Lot 117: last quarter 19th century, 9 ft. 9 in. x 7 ft. Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Sale 2457, Skinner Auctioneers of Antiques & Fine Art
 
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A rare Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, second half 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Sale 2247 Lot 69, 9 ft. 8 in. x 7 ft. 2 in.
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques & Fine Art

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 217 X 175 cm
probably last quarter of the nineteenth century

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug with unusual design, second half 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan


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Antique Kuba Dragon soumac flatweave rug, last quarter 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
Sale 119 Lot 678, circa 1880
10 feet 8 inches x 8 feet 4 inches, Grogan and Company

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave rug, late 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 223x360cm

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumac rug, late 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
late 19th century, Christies Sale 1493, EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL CARPETS, 22 June 2005, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, 11 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 9 in. (351 x 236 cm.)

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumak rug, late 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 178 x 255 cm

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Antique Kuba Dragon Soumak, Northern Kuba Region, Qusar District, North East Azerbaijan
62 Zeikhur Soumak (so-called Dragon Soumak), Kussar district, Kuba 336 x 155 cm 2nd half of 19th century
published at Siyawouch Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian rugs" plate no: 62

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Antique Kuba Dragon flatweave soumak rug, first quarter 20th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 162 x 204 cm