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A SILK YARKHAND CARPET, EAST TURKESTAN

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Property from a Prominent Private Collection

A SILK YARKHAND CARPET, EAST TURKESTAN

A SILK YARKHAND CARPET, EAST TURKESTAN

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Property from a Prominent Private Collection


A SILK YARKHAND CARPET, EAST TURKESTAN


circa 1880


approximately 319 by 135 cm.


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

Lustrous silk pile, generally 2-3mm in depth, with some evidence of light corrosion in the pinky taupe in the border decoration and partially oxidised blacks in the guard stripes. Condition of red and green is generally very good. Green ground looks a little grey in areas so would likely benefit from careful professional clean, paying particular attention to the black outlining of the red trellis as the black may be loose. Lovely watery greeny blues in the field, ends in very good condition with original flatweave and knotted fringes. side cords original, very smart. There's old herringbone tape and hanging loops stitched across the upper end (suggests carpet has hung for most of its life as it is in such good condition). Additional images are 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."

Davide Halevim Collection

Christie's London, February 2001, lot 41

Halevim, Davide, Oasi. Memorie e Fascino del Turkestan Orientale, Milan, 1999 

Hali 116, May-June 2001, p. 160

The highly unusual pistachio green silk ground of this Yarkhand carpet is it’s defining feature: abrashed between pale yellow green and pale blue green, the shimmering silk combines with these subtle colour changes to give an iridescent quality to the field. Overlaid is a ruby red cloud-collar trellis work first found in early Chinese carpets, for example that illustrated by Dimand, M.S. and Mailey, Jean, Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1973, no. 199, p. 338 and fig. 268 pp. 164-5. A comparable East Turkestan wool carpet can be seen in Herrmann, Eberhart, Seltene Orientteppiche IV, Munich, 1982, no.98, pp.258-9. The field is complimented by the pastel coloured stripe and cloud scroll border, also of Chinese inspiration.