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Antique Heriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, c1850, Bernard Blondeel & Armand Deroyan Tapestries And Carpets


A SILK HERIZ RUG
NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1850

Price Realized $37,619

Sale Information
Christies SALE 6752
BERNARD BLONDEEL & ARMAND DEROYAN TAPESTRIES AND CARPETS
2 April 2003
London, King Street

Lot Description
A SILK HERIZ RUG
North West Persia, circa 1850
The pale yellow field with angular palmette and flowering vine issuing from stylised crowns flanking a pale red angular panelled medallion, the medium blue spandrels with angular vine, in a shaded light blue flowerhead and vine border between pale red floral meander stripes, a hooked S-motif border at either end, short kilim strip at each end, slight loss to kilim strips, very small repairs at one end
6 ft. 1 in. x 4 ft. 1 in. (185 cm. x 125 cm.)

Lot Notes
A number of silk Heriz and Tabriz rugs of the 19th century adopted the motif of the royal Persian crown into their designs. In the present rug this is particularly clear in the forms above and below the central medallion.