Crisp drawing is not uncommon within these examples, which often have a plain blue ground design, see lot 15 for an example. It is, however, highly unusual to find such clarity, and indeed range of colours, with such an array of motifs.
Overall measurements: 116cm across the top, 120cm across the bottom, 158cm the left hand side, 164cm the right hand side.
In overall excellent condition. Pile evenly sheared 3mm overall. Upper end back-stitched, lower end trimmed with original flatweave. Sidecords original. In exemplary condition and ready to use. Light mauve is tip faded and is possibly early use of fuchsine, does not distract from the quality of the rug. Very good crisp drawing. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."