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A RARE SMALL OUSHAK 'MEDALLION' RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

9,000

to
- 14,000 GBP

Property from a Prominent Private Collection

A RARE SMALL OUSHAK 'MEDALLION' RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

A RARE SMALL OUSHAK 'MEDALLION' RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

Estimate:

9,000

to
- 14,000 GBP

Lot sold:

21,250

GBP

Property from a Prominent Private Collection


A RARE SMALL OUSHAK 'MEDALLION' RUG, WEST ANATOLIA


17th/18th century


approximately 196 by 110 cm.


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


Pile - generally good for age, approx. 2-3mm; slightly lower in red field with knot bars just appearing. Areas of repiling and reweaving, generally as visible in the image, particularly the dark walnut ground, and area visible as lighter red between the main medallion and upper secondary medallions, and along green cloud collar edge of the central medallion, another irregular area in the center of the central medallion; scattered areas of repiling in lower half of field. Ochre coloured kilim at upper end and part upper guard stripes rebuilt. Ochre side cords partially rebuilt and with some attendant restorations of side guards. Taped at each end on reverse with velcro affixed at the upper end. Additional photographs available on request from the department.


"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."

The Bernheimer Family Collection of Carpets, Christie's London, February 14, 1996, lot 177

Denny, W., The Classical Tradition in Anatolian Carpets, Washington D.C., 2002, p. 115, no. 35

This rug is notable for its size, in which the design elements germane to Medallion Oushak carpets are here condensed into a rare and striking small scale version of the classic genre. For an example and brief overview of the large ‘Medallion’ Oushak carpets please see lot 272 in this sale. The red field, with a blue foliate stencil-style infill, surrounds a primary onion shaped medallion with small pendants and similar half medallions above and below, whilst the subsidiary medallions are simplified versions of their antecedents. The typical cloud collar is green with red decoration for the central medallion and changes to dark walnut decorated in red for the end part-medallions. By eliding the quatre-foil arabesque central motif found in the main medallions of the large carpets and concentrating on the pendant split palmettes, the weaver has created a powerful variant that manages to convey the essential character of the much larger carpets in this rare small format.