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Kuba long "Blossom" carpet fragment, 18th century (Khanate Period), Azerbaijan.



Sotheby's Sale: W02872 | Location: London, Olympia
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 16 Oct 02 2:00 PM

LOT 48 (of 102)

Property of Various Owners
W - A Caucasian 'blossom' carpet fragment, 18th century

3,0004,000 GBP

MEASUREMENTS
352 by 110cm., 11ft. 7in. by 3ft. 7in.

DESCRIPTION

This charming carpet fragment of harshang design still retains an extraordinary richness of colour and clarity of line. A comparable complete carpet was sold at Sotheby's, London, The Robert de Calatchi Collection of Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 4 October 2000, lot 81.

In this example attention should be drawn to the design variation of the main border which transforms from a stepped palmette into a meandering vine.