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EARLY CAUCASIAN DRAGON RUGS OF AZERBAIJAN

 

EARLY DRAGON CARPETS, 16-17TH CENTURIES

 


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Dragon carpet, early 16th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. the Great Mosque at Divrigi, Sivas (Ulu Cami). 250 x 530 cm. catalogue as Kuba copy of Safavid carpet. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 1.

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Early Dragon rug with full drop repeat design, 16-17th centuies, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. The Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery carpet

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Early Karabagh "Dragon" carpet, 16th cenury, Safavid Period, Karabagh. Wher Collection. 250 x 525 cm

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Dragon Carpet, Christian Museum, Esztergom, Hungary, formerly in St. Istvan Basilica, Budapest, 245 x 535 cm. 16-17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan

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Dragon carpet, 16th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Private Collection, Genoa, Italy. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 122. 213 x 457 cm




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Dragon carpet fragment, Safavid Period, 16-17th centuries, Azerbaijan. 110 x 215 cm, after Jacoby 1922, plate 10

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Dragon carpet (dark brown) fragment, 16th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. The Mosque of Mustafa Lala Pasha at Erzurum. 155 x 200 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 4. Trellis Pattern

 


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Dragon Rug with Drop Repeat Design. Shirvan, Shemakha Area or Karabagh. Mid or Late 17th Century. Textile Museum R 36.1.1

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Dragon carpet, 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan.  Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, inv. no. 1949.64. 241 x 343 cm, fragment

 


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Two Fragments from a Dragon Carpet, 17th Century, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan
Price Realized £10,755 ($17,939)
Christie's Sale 6815
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
16 October 2003
London, King Street

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The "Graf" Dragon carpet, original size 230 x 678 cm, shown here is a section 230 x 320 cm. Largely destroyed by fire during World War II.  Safavid Period, Karabagh  or Shirvan Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Islamisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. The carpet is attributed to the 15th century by many authors.

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Early Karabagh Dragon rug in a white ground, 16-17th centuries, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. 213 x 438 cm. Private collection. published Martin Volkmann, Alte Orientteppiche (Munich, 1985), no. 12

 


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Early Karabagh or Kuba dragon carpet, 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Dimensions: H: 170 in. (431.8 cm) W. 90.00 in. (228.6 cm). Wool (weft and pile); cotton (warp). The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession Number 22.100.122

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Early Caucasian Dragon rug, 224 x 523 cm, late17th - early 18th century, Safavid Period, Karabagh or Shirvan Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan
Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin. published Pagnano,Gigi "L'arte Del Tappeto",1983.

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Early Caucasian Dragon rug, Shirvan or Karabagh, Philadelphia Museum, gift in memory of Philips M. Sharples by members of the Sharples family. 244 x 526 cm

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AH 1001 (1592 AD) or AH 1101 (1689 AD) dated Dragon Rug with Balanced Design. Karabagh. Textile Museum R36.L4. (formerly R 2.47). late 17th century would be a more plausible date for this rug.

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Dragon rug, Karabagh or Shirvan, 17th century, Safavid Period, Shirvan or Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Private Collection, Chicago, 246 x 513 cm, incomplete. (after Jacoby, 1922, pl. 9)


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Dragon carpet (red ground) fragment, 16th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. The Mosque of Mustafa Lala Pasha at Erzurum. 215 x 445 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 5. Trellis Pattern


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Dragon carpet (red ground), trellis pattern, late 16th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Ali Pasha Mosque in Tokat. 210 x 460 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 6

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Dragon carpet fragment, Safavid Period, 16-17th centuries, Azerbaijan. 195 x 474 cm, incomplete, formerly with the Textile Gallery, London.

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Dragon carpet, red ground, trellis pattern, late 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Mosque of Mustafa Lala Pasha, Erzurum. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 12.

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Dragon rug with simple drop repeat, Karabagh, Shusha Area, late 17th - early 18th century, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Dumbarton Oaks Collection, no. 8. published Charles Grant Ellis "Early Caucasian rugs" plate 12

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Safavid Period Karabagh Dragon rug, 17th century, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Keir Collection, 223 x 469 cm. This is one of the earliest examples.

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Azerbaijan Dragon carpet, Trellis pattern, 17th century, Safavid Period. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 10 August 1922. inv. no 164 (3960) from Cerablus (Kargamish, Gaziantep, Turkey). 284 x 665 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 13.

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Early Dragon rug fragments with the Dragon Repeat design, late 17th or early 18th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Textile Museum R 36.1.8 and formerly Arthur Upham Pope

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Victoria and Albert Museum Early Dragon rug, 17th century, Safavid Empire, possibly Karabagh, Territory of Gendje /Ganja Beylerbeyi (Province)



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Dragon carpet, early 16th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 10 August 1940. inv. no 204 (3931) from the Konduk Osman Mosque, Edirne. 174 x 220 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 2

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Dragon carpet, 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 13 December 1911. inv. no 739 (54) from Mosque of Daye Hatun in Bursa. 190 x 386 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 18



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Early Dragon rug fragment, late 17th - early 18th century, Safavid Period, Shirvan or Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Textile Museum R 36.1.10, Dr. Robert Purrmann. Published Charles Grant Ellis "Early Caucasian rugs" plate 2.



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Detail of a Dragon carpet, late 17th century, Safavid Period, Karabagh or Shirvan Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Private Collection






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Early Dragon rug fragment, Safavid Period, 17th century, Azerbaijan
Sotheby's Sale: N08140 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Fri, 16 Dec 05 10:15 AM
LOT 31 (of 217)
A CAUCASIAN 'DRAGON' CARPET FRAGMENT,
5,000—7,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 10,200 USD

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Early Kuba or Karabagh dragon carpet, 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Dimensions: L. 184 in. (467.4 cm) W. 86 in. (218.4 cm). Wool (warp, weft, pile); symmetrically knotted pile. Metropolitan Museum of Art. The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922

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Early Dragon carpet, 17th century, Carpet Museum of the Vakiflar, Istanbul, inv. no: 121, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. 190 x 360 cm

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A Dragon rug showing a "loom width" field. Shirvan or Karabagh, Azerbaijan, late 17th century. Museum Rietberg Zürich - Stadt Zürich


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Dragon carpet (red ground) fragment, 17th century Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve Islam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 13 January 1938. inv. no 882 from Eskaf Depot, Amasya. 252 x 433 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 15


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Dragon carpet (brown ground) fragment, 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve Islam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 10 February 1911. inv. no 745 from the Mosque of Süleyman Subaşı at Unkapanı, Istanbul. 205 x 310 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 16

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Dragon carpet (green ground), 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve Islam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 13 January 1936. inv. no 904 (1-711) from the Ali Pasha Mosque in Tokat. 220 x 445 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 17

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Dragon carpet (red ground) with trellis pattern, 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve Islam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. According to the inventories, these fragments and a small unnumbered piece were acquired from separate places. However they belong to the same carpet. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 19

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Dragon carpet (dark blue ground), 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Carpet Museum of the Vakiflar, Istanbul. inv. no 104. 224 x 470 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 20. Incomplete


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Dragon carpet (dark red ground), trellis pattern, 17th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve Islam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 11

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Early Dragon rug, late 17th century, Safavid Period, possibly Shirvan Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Currently Textile Museum, 1970.10.1

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Dragon carpet, formerly with Textile Gallery, London, 17th-18th centuries, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. 109 x 277 cm

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A Caucasian Dragon Carpet, late 17th Century, end. 229 x 513 cm
Lot 100, Sotheby's Fine Oriental and European Carpets, April 15, 1993, New York City
The Christopher Alexander Collection

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Dragon carpet fragment, 17th / 18th Century, Azerbaijan. Thompson Collection

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Lot 77
Sotheby's Fine Oriental and European Carpets
April 15, 1993, New York City
Provenance: The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Jon Thompson

A Dragon Carpet Fragment, East Caucasus, Azerbaijan. 17th Century, mounted. 58 x 71cm


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Early Dragon rug fragment, Azerbaijan. 86.4cm(H) x 55.9cm(W) / 2'10"(H) x 1'10"(W)

 

 


 

18TH CENTURY DRAGON CARPETS

 


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Early 18th century Dragon rug with lateral shift of the pattern. Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, Lugano

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A FRAGMENT OF A CAUCASIAN CARPET
PROBABLY KARABAGH DISTRICT, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Price Realized £2,000 ($3,220)
Christie's Sale 7960
Oriental Rugs and Carpets Including Turkmen Weavings From The Collection of Erik Risman
5 April 2011, London, King Street

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Dragon carpet, Keir Collection, 222 x 477 cm. Early 18th century, late Safavid Period, Azerbaijan

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Dragon rug, early 18th century, The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection, 55-65-23, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Early Shirvan or Karabagh Dragon rug with simplified drop repeat design, late 17th - early 18th century, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Textile Museum R 36.1.2. Size: 175 x 358 cm (5'9"x11'9"). Published: Martin 1908, pl. 28, American Art Galleries 1923, no: 979, Orendi 1930, Abb. 686; Raphaelian 1960 p 45, Ellis 1970 fig b., C. Ellis Early Caucasian rugs plate 3.

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Early Dragon rug with reversing elements, early 18th century, Safavid Period, Karabagh or Shirvan Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. 1970.10.2. Published Charles Grant Ellis "Early Caucasian rugs" plate 7. Size: 191 x 445 cm (6'3" x 14'7")

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Khanate Period Karabagh or Shirvan Dragon rug, Azerbaijan
SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
Price Realized £4,113 ($5,901)
Christie's Sale 6435
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
3 May 2001
London, King Street

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Dragon carpet, 18th century, Safavid Period Azerbaijan. 198 x 419 cm. E. Cittone collection, Milan. Formerly property of Erich Maria Remarque. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 143

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Dragon carpet, 18th century, Khanates Period, Azerbaijan. 188 x 424 cm, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, formerly Charles F. Gibson (after Pope, 1925, ill. 4)

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Dragonless dragon carpet, 18th century, Azerbaijan. private collection, Europe. published Charles Grant Ellis Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, plate 44b


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Victoria and Albert Museum Early Dragon rug, 17-18th cenury, Safavid Period, possibly Karabagh, Territory of Gendje /Ganja Beylerbeyi (Province)

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 Dragon rug, 18th cenury, Karabagh or Shirvan

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Dragon carpet, early 18th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. 202 x 285 cm, Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, inv. no. 75,220.

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Dragon carpet, early 18th century, late Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. 274 x 579 cm, formerly in the Berlin Museum, burnt in the war.


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Dragon carpet, Iparmuveszeti Museum, Budapest. Inv. no. 420.1906., 205 x 575cm, incomplete. early 18th century


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Dragon Carpet, early 18th century, Azerbaijan. Eskenazi, Milan. 215 x 210 cm. Section of incomplete carpet.

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Dragon rug, mid 18th century, Karabagh, Azerbaijan. 247 x 624.5 cm (97 1/4 x 245 7/8 in), MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE: Cotton warp, Turkish knot. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, James Fund.

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Dragon rug with Diagonal repeat, Karabagh, Shusha Area, 18th century, Azerbaijan. Howard T. Hallowell III. Size: 235 x 470 (7'8" x 15'5"). Published Charles Grant Ellis "Early Caucasian rugs" plate 10

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Early Karabagh Dragon rug with Diagonal Repeat, Karabagh, Shusha Area. 18th century, Azerbaijan. Textile Museum R 36.1.3

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early 18th century Azerbaijan Dragon carpet, Safavid Period, Kuba or Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan
Sotheby's Sale: N08456 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 11 Jun 08 10:00 AM

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Early Caucasian Dragonless Dragon rug, 18th century, Khanate Period, Shusha or Kuba, Azerbaijan. The John D. McIlhenny Collection. Philadelphia Museum. 146 x 366 cm (4'9" x 12').

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Early Caucasian Dragon rug, 18th century, Khanate Period, Shusha or Kuba, Azerbaijan. The John D. McIlhenny Collection. Philadelphia Museum. 220 x 463 cm (15'2" x 7'3").

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Dragon carpet, 18th century, Azerbaijan. 180 x 320 cm. Wher Collection. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 148

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A Caucasian Dragon rug, Karabagh Province, Azerbaijan. 18th century century. Wool, private collection

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Early Karabagh rug, 18th century, Karabakh Khanate Period, Azerbaijan. Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections, Plate 231

 


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Dragon carpet, 18th century, Azerbaijan. 157 x 213 cm, Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, inv. no. 7940.

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Brunk Auctions, September 12-13, 2009
Lot 0004: Caucasian dragon rug, possibly a Kazak, 19th century or earlier, 5 ft. 2 in. x 6 ft. 2 in.
Sold Price: $4600

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A late 18th century Karabagh Dragon rug, Khanate Period, Azerbaijan. Berlin, Museum fur Islamisches Kunst. In the evolution of the dragon type style, the floral grid has expanded and the dragons have become larger and are no longer oriented.

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Dragon Carpet, late 18th century, late Khanate period, Azerbaijan. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Inv. no. 1974.149.5. Gift of Joseph McMullan, 1974. 171 x 325 cm. Medium: silk, wool

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A Dragon carpet in a blue ground, Late 18th century, Khanate Period, Azerbaijan
Price Realized £34,500 ($58,747)
Christie's Sale 6030
15 October 1998, London, King Street

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Dragonless dragon carpet with lozenge pattern, dragon figures replaced by trees, late 18 century, Khanates Period, Azerbaijan. purchased by Kommerzienrat Horst from Hinrichsen, Berlin, October, 1934. Published Serare Yetkin "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey, Charles Grant Ellis Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, plate 44a

 

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Sotheby's Sale: L06871 | Location: London
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 20 Sep 06 11:00 AM
LOT 115 (of 92)
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A CAUCASIAN 'DRAGON' CARPET,
16,000—20,000 GBP
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 24,000 GBP
MEASUREMENTS
approximately 305 by 169cm., 10ft. by 5ft. 7in.
DESCRIPTION: 18th century

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Dragon carpet (red ground), late 18th century, Khanate Period, Azerbaijan.  Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 9 April 1915. inv. no 97 (3076) from the library of Köse Ömer at Erzurum. 200 x 386 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 21.  Debased design, trellis pattern formed by dark blue and dark yellow bands in place of the usual leaves.

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Degenerate Dragon Rug. Karabagh? Early or Mid-19th Century. Textile Museum R. 36.1.7 (formerly R 2.66). 160 x 249 cm

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Degenerate Dragon rug, late 18th / early 19th century, Shirvan or Karabagh, Azerbaijan. Textile Museum R 36.1.6. 178 x 257 cm

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Dragon carpet, 18th century, Azerbaijan. 250 x 305 cm, Bernheimer Collection, Munich. inv. no. 92

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Azerbaijan rug with bizzare repeat pattern. possibly Kuba or Karabagh, late 18th/early 19th century, Azerbaijan. Metropolitan Museum,
Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Credit Line: Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915

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Dragon carpet (brown ground), degenerate trellis pattern. late 18th century, Khanate Period, Azerbaijan.  Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 1936. inv. no 862-64. from Elazig. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 3.

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Dragon carpet, late 18th century, Azerbaijan. 107 x 183 cm, formerly in the Ballard Collection. (after Ballard, 1924, plate 81)

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Late Dragon carpet, Safavid Period Azerbaijan (Kuba?), Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul, acquired 30 January 1918. inv. no 948 from depot of Ali Pasha at Tokat.