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Antique Baku long rug with Afshan gül motives, mid 19th century, Azerbaijan.

Lot: 135
Kuba Kelleh

Slight signs of age and wear, but very good overall condition for an example of this size and age.
Origin: East Caucasus
Size: 387 x 148 cm
Age: Early 19th century
Estimate: 33.000,00 €
Literature: GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, vol. 2, pl. 33 *** KESHISHIAN, HAROLD M. (ed.), The Treasure of the Caucasus. Rugs from American Collections. Washington 1992, pl. 25

Rippon Boswell, Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 05. December 2009 at 03 PM