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A 'PETAG' TABRIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

The Property of a German family

A 'PETAG' TABRIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA

A 'PETAG' TABRIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

The Property of a German family


A 'PETAG' TABRIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA


circa 1920


with the 'Chelsea Carpet' design,


approximately 507 by 310 cm.


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

Pile overall is generally in very good condition, 2-4mm in depth, with an area of slight wear with spot foundation visible in the top left hand corner of the border and further slight wear in the central section of the left hand border. Original fringes with some wear and losses to knot heads, but original flatweave still extant. A good rendition of this classical 16th century design, with attractive soft red field. An elegant decorative carpet.


"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.

The design for this carpet is taken from the 'Chelsea Carpet', in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number: 589-1890. The V and A catalogue entry for the carpet notes: "The Chelsea Carpet is so called because the Museum purchased it from a dealer in Chelsea (in southwest London), named Alfred Cohen, in 1890. Aside from this, the carpet's provenance is not known, but its quality of design and production strongly suggests a court-level workshop in early sixteenth-century Iran." The German firm Persische Teppich-Gesellschaft (PETAG) was founded in Berlin in 1911 by Heinrich Jacoby (1889-1964). At his initiative, a large workshop was opened in Tabriz to weave carpets that maintained traditional quality against the perceived decline resulting from the mass commercialisation of weaving as a result of Western demand. Using lustrous wool and often vegetable dyes the company revived the art of weaving using old and elegant designs from the 16th and 17th century. Their production is usually marked with a cintamani motif. Jacoby is well-known for his authoritative publication 'Eine Sammlung orientalischer Teppiche' of 1923.


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