Christies Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Category: Auctions

Christies coming auction ‘Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ 1 April 2021 at 11 am. in London includes 62 carpet lots, and among them some very old rugs and carpets.

Among the highlights of this auction is an early 17th century silk and metal-thread Safavid ‘Polonaise’ carpet (lot 129), with an estimate of 1.500.000 – 2.000.000 GBP. Other highlights include a first half 17th century Kirman ‘Vase’ fragment (lot 147 A) with an estimate of 400.000 – 600.000 GBP and a composite rug formed by a 16th century Safavid Tabriz carpet border (lot 128) with an estimate of 15.000 – 20.000 GBP.

Lot 129. SAFAVID SILK AND METAL-THREAD ‘POLONAISE’ CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA, EARLY 17TH CENTURY. 6ft.9in. x 4ft.5in. (211cm. x 140cm.). Estimate GBP 1,500,000-GBP 2,000,000
Lot 147A. KIRMAN ‘VASE’ CARPET FRAGMENT, SOUTH EAST PERSIA, FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY. 8ft.8in. x 5ft.5in. (267cm. x 168cm.). Estimate GBP 400,000-GBP 600,000
Lot 128. A COMPOSITE RUG FORMED OF A SAFAVID TABRIZ CARPET BORDER, NORTH WEST PERSIA, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY. 6ft.3in. x 4ft.2in. (193cm. x 131cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000-GBP 20,000
Lot 103. A ‘TRANSYLVANIAN‘ DOUBLE NICHE RUG, WEST ANATOLIA, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY. 4ft.11in. x 4ft.5in. (148cm. x 135cm.). Estimate GBP 6,000-GBP 8,000
Lot 102. A WEST ANATOLIAN SAF FRAGMENT PROBABLY USHAK, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY. 7ft. x 3ft.6in. (215cm. x 110cm.) Estimate GBP 8,000-GBP 12,000

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