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 Shirvan rug, Azerbaijan. 19th century. Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 30. November 2013

Lot: 21
Shirvan In the blue field, twelve Memling guls have been arranged in rows of two; they differ from the usual type in the large crosses placed at their centres. Large abstract birds stylised to S-forms are lined up in the narrow white-ground main border. Colourful rosettes form a floral chain in the black-brown secondary border. Good condition, with the original finishes all around.
Origin: East Caucasus
Dimensions: 205 x 97 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 5,800.00
Literature: COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1968; pl. 71