Exceptional price $33.8 million for a 17th century Kerman carpet

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The Clark Sickle Leaf Carpet sold for the exceptional word record of
The Clark Sickle Leaf Carpet sold for the exceptional word record of

Sotheby’s auction ‘Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection’ 5 June 2013 in New York brought a world record for a carpet sold at an auction. A 17th century Kerman carpet ‘The Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet’, lot 12, sold for an exceptional price of $33.8 million.

‘Selling the  Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet for a record-breaking price of more than three times the previous auction record for a carpet has unquestionably been the highlight of my 30 year career’ said Mary Jo Otsea.

Totally this auction brought $43.8 million, which is far above the pre-sale estimate of $9.6 million. All 25 carpet lots were sold and all lots achieved a price far above their estimates.

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