Knot density: H/cm 10: V/cm 10-14
As they are so rare it is unusual to have one appear on the market; thereby difficult to find a comparison, let alone an equal, however for an example of another light in tone silk and metal-thread rug see Sotheby’s, London, 12 October 1999, lot 38, sold for £56,500, this example with a 'vase' design and ivory field but lacking the distinctive drawing of the present lot. There is a further work, very similar to the 1999 example which interesting only sold a few days prior, see Sotheby’s New York, 8 October 1999, lot 158, sold for $74,000. Another example of a silk and metal-thread darker in palette but more in keeping with the overall design of the present, sold Christie’s, London, 13 April 2000, lot 150, £52,875. When sold in 2010 the cataloguer likened it to a silk Heriz with a similar palette and design dated AH 1231 (1815-16 AD), Christies London, 16 October 1997, lot 90.
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