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Antique Moghan (Mughan) rug, 1870s, Azerbaijan


A MOGHAN RUG
SOUTH EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1870

Price Realized 6,463 ($9,351)
 

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6499
ORIENTAL RUGS & CARPETS
18 October 2001
London, King Street
 

Lot Description
283-A MOGHAN RUG
South East Caucasus, circa 1870
The shaded blue field with overall rosettes together with stylised palmettes issuing angular vine, in a brown border with flowerheads between reciprocal skittle-pattern and barber-pole stripes, slight corrosive brown, slight wear
6ft. x 2ft.3in. (183cm. x 68.5cm.)
 

Literature
Eiland, Murray L. Jr.: Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections, San Francisco, 1990, no.215, p.208.