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An Isphahan carpet, Central Persia
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 281,000 USD
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11
An Isphahan carpet, Central Persia
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 281,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art

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An Isphahan carpet, Central Persia
approximately 11ft. 3in. by 5ft. 3in. (3.48 by 1.60m.)
Mid-17th Century
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Exhibited

Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Carpets for the Great Shah, October 3 - November 16, 1948
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Masterpieces: European Arts from the Collection, August 25, 2007 - April 15, 2008

Literature

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Illustrated Handbook of The W. A. Clark Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C.: W. F. Roberts Company, 1928, p. 73 
"Carpets for the Great Shah: The Near-Eastern Carpets from the W. A. Clark Collection," The Corcoran Gallery of Art Bulletin, Washington, D.C., Vol. 2, No. 1, October 1948, p. 18

Catalogue Note

As most red ground, spiral-vine carpets have a deep blue or blue-green border, the light blue border on this carpet is a striking and unusual feature.   This lighter color in the border has the effect of levening the tone of the colors overall, even though the deep rose field is that found on most Isphahan carpets.  Here also, the two ivory cloudbands that punctuate the pair of bold palmettes at the center are not quite symmetrical.  While a small detail, it is an element such as this that lends vitality to the otherwise carefully balanced design.

Please note that a license may be required to export textiles, rugs and carpets of Iranian origin from the United States. Clients should enquire with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding export requirements. Please check with the Carpet department if you are uncertain as to whether a lot is subject to this restriction or if you need assistance.

Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art

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New York