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A GREATER AZERBAIJAN GALLERY CARPET

Property from a Prominent Private Collection

A GREATER AZERBAIJAN GALLERY CARPET

A GREATER AZERBAIJAN GALLERY CARPET

Property from a Prominent Private Collection


A GREATER AZERBAIJAN GALLERY CARPET


18th century


approximately 307 by 158 cm.


Please note: Condition 9 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers for this sale is not applicable to this lot.

Browns heavily oxidised, large areas of field visible in photograph as light brown are the foundation; partial oxidisation elsewhere in borders for example. Carpet has been lined. Losses to each end, sidecords rebound. Some splits and harpstringing where field is heavily oxidised. Additional photographs illustrate the areas of wear, damage and repair. Really beautiful, lovely drawing and colour.


"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."

Please note that this is a rug of Iranian Origin, and due to recent changes in the U.S. law, carpets and rugs of Iranian/Persian origin can no longer be imported into the U.S.

Private purchase, Germany, 1998

This charming carpet includes several references to the 16th and 17th century classical carpets from which its decoration has been synthesised. The central medallion with four birds clearly refers to elements of the Sanguszko carpets, for example the medallion of the Béhague Sanguszko carpet from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection inv.no. DEC0456/II, and animal combats appear in a multiplicity of Safavid Persian carpets as does the cartouche and cloudband border. It is conceivable there was an interim stage, perhaps via Khorasan: the form of the trees is similar to that seen in lot 269 in this sale and their red outlines are possibly also a feature carried over from Khorasan weavings, where it is typical characteristic (see catalogue note to lot 282).


Please note that due to recent changes in the U.S. law, carpets and rugs of Iranian/Persian origin can no longer be imported into the U.S