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A MAGNIFICENT SHAKHRISABZ SUSANI, UZBEKISTAN

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 40,000 GBP

Property from Eberhart Herrmann

A MAGNIFICENT SHAKHRISABZ SUSANI, UZBEKISTAN

A MAGNIFICENT SHAKHRISABZ SUSANI, UZBEKISTAN

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 40,000 GBP

Lot sold:

50,000

GBP

Property from Eberhart Herrmann


A MAGNIFICENT SHAKHRISABZ SUSANI, UZBEKISTAN


18th century


with birds and ewers in the medallions and rare depictions of tulips in the field


approximately 245 by 193 cm.


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

On a splendid scale, with fabulous colour and drawing - a really stunning example. Scattered small restorations and minor losses; red edging to inner frame never executed where not present. Multiple additional photographs 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."

Herrmann notes of this susani: "So far I haven’t seen a better one of the Shahr-i-Sabs group in the whole of my art dealer’s life. The amazing fact is that behind its beauty there is tremendous knowledge, for example how the large circles in the borders are placed according to star geometry using the cartography of the Orion, Canis majoris and Taurus constellations. The same approach to design can be found in the shaft frescos of the Lascaux caves, or in the recently discovered underwater stone hills, the largest European archaeological work known of up to now..." [Lake Constance]