Heinrich, Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, who lived from 1875-1947, was a dedicated collector of classical iconic weavings. Sotheby’s auction ‘Treasures, Princely Taste’, which took place 3 Juli 2013 in London, included two exclusive 17th century carpets from his collection.
Lot 23, a 17th century Mughal hunting carpet ‘The Yerkes-Remarque Carpet’ which sold for 314,500 GBP including buyers premium compared with it’s estimate of 100,000 — 150,000 GBP.
And lot 24, a 17th century Persian carpet ‘The Jeziorak Vase Carpet’, probably Kirman, which sold for 302,500 GBP compared with it’s estimate of 250,000 — 350,000 GBP.
The results from this auction can be found online at Sotheby’s website.