A Caucasian "dragon" carpet
- wool, cotton
- approximately 14ft. by 6ft 4in. (4.27 by 1.93m.)
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Yetkin defines four types of 'Dragon' carpet: 'Archaic,' ‘Four-Dragon’, ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ and as a further combined development of the latter, the ‘Two-Dragon’ style. With its alternate rows of four lozenges containing a dragon figure, the present lot belongs to the 'Four-Dragon' group, whereas lot 160 is a 'Dragon and Phoenix' type. The carpet offered here is generally more angular and stylized in its drawing and representation of dragons, while lot 160 is more naturalistic and closer to the earlier 'Archaic' types, suggesting that the present carpet is slightly younger than lot 160.