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A LARGE BERGAMA RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

18,000

to
- 22,000 GBP

Property from Eberhart Herrmann

A LARGE BERGAMA RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

A LARGE BERGAMA RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

Estimate:

18,000

to
- 22,000 GBP

Lot sold:

25,000

GBP

Property from Eberhart Herrmann


A LARGE BERGAMA RUG, WEST ANATOLIA


mid 19th century


of Ghirlandaio design


approximately 231 by 202 cm.


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

Full pile, 3-6 mm in depth, lustrous wool, overall in very good condition. Ends taped on reverse with cotton herringbone tape to re-inforce. Lovely generous size and glowing colour. Additional close-up images available from the department on request.


"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."

Sotheby’s New York, 14 December, 2006, Lot 209

The intricate central medallion, the so-called ‘Ghirlandaio’ medallion, is named for its appearance in Domenico Ghirlandaio’s painting ‘The Virgin and Child Enthroned’ of circa 1483 in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. The design proved consistently popular and versions continue to appear in rugs for the following 400 years. Herrmann notes of this rug “A well presented mid nineteenth Century interpretation of the 16th/17th C. ‘Ghirlandaio’ design with carefully placed motifs, directed by the rules of Astromathematics, in happy colours. The pleasing measure proportion might relate to an identity of 19 sun years with 235 lunations of the moon.”