387
387
Central Persia, probably Isphahan
PALMETTE AND SAZ LEAF CARPET FRAGMENT
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
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387
Central Persia, probably Isphahan
PALMETTE AND SAZ LEAF CARPET FRAGMENT
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Central Persia, probably Isphahan
PALMETTE AND SAZ LEAF CARPET FRAGMENT
wool, pile
mounted: 130 by 110cm; 4ft 3in by 3ft 7in; textile visible approximately 130 by 110cm., 4ft 3in by 3ft 7in.
17th century
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 16 November 2011, lot 371

Catalogue Note

This fragment is very similar to an Isphahan carpet, formerly in the Corcoran collection, sold Sotheby’s New York, 5 June 2013, lot 15. The colour palette, border and field design are close in comparison, as are the shapes and colours of the sickle leaves and palmettes. Most notably they both share a black vine trellis, after the ‘vase’ design, with black ‘arrowhead’ leaves.

We can attribute the present lot to the third of three chronological Safavid courtly design types through Jessica Hallett’s study in Carpets and Textiles in the Iranian World 1400 – 1700, Chpt VI, ‘From the Looms of Yazd and Isfahan - Persian Carpets and Textiles in Portugal’, pp. 90–123.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London