A `Medallion' Oushak Carpet, West Anatolia
Paulette Goddard Remarque, sold Sotheby's London, 18th November, 1976, Lot 49
Oktay Aslanapa, One Thousand Years of Turkish Carpets, Chp. V. 16th & 17th century Classical Turkish Carpets, Istanbul, 1998, pp.103-136, illustrates an example of a late 16th century medallion Oushak and a schematic drawing, pl. 82 and drawing 29., showing similarities within the central field layout to the offered lot.
For further comparable 17th century examples with similar central medallions, a red ground fields, and use of half sections of secondary medallions, see Ferenc, Batári, Ottoman Turkish Carpets, Budapest 1994, pp.128-129, pl.35 & pl. 36. Iten-Maritz, J., Turkish Carpets, New York, 1997 p.167 shows an example of an Oushak, dated circa 1750, with similar internal layout. Friedrich Spuler, Islamic Carpets and Textiles in the Kier Collection, London, 1978, p. 50, pl. 22. illustrates a similarly designed, red ground field, 17th century example, again with half section secondary medallions.