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Safavid silk brocade, 17th century
Safavid silk brocade rugs seen on auctions
RUG NAME: Safavid silk brocade
AGE: 17th century
ESTIMATE: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP
DESCRIPTION: LOT 364
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HAROLD KESHISHIAN
f - THREE SAFAVID SILK AND METAL THREAD BROCADE FRAGMENTS, PERSIA,
composite, approximately 49 by 48cm., 1ft. 7in. by 1ft. 7in.
some minor abraded areas
A silk lampas fragement from the sixteenth-century of nearly identical design, although with a yellow ground is found in the Kelekian collection, and illustrated in Pope, A and P. Ackerman, A Survey of Persian Art, vol. XI, Ashiya and New York, 1981, pl 1013B. The central motif of youths being offered dishes of pomegranates by kneeling attendants surrounded by palmettes and saz leaves is also found on a sixteenth-century lampas silk with a black ground in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and illustrated in Pope and Ackerman, pl.1015A. A fragment of identical design was sold in these rooms, 5th April 2006, lot 125.
AUCTION: Arts of the Islamic World, including Fine Carpets and Textiles
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