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Lot 132: A KASHAN CARPET, ATTRIBUTED TO THE MOHTASHAM WORKSHOP, CENTRAL PERSIA |
01 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Technical Analysis:
Pile: Wool, Z spun, 4Sw plied, asymmetrical open to the left
Warps: Silk, S spun, 3S plied , depressed
Wefts: Possibly silk, as warps
Sidecords: Silk, magenta, S spun
Dark indigo, azure blue (abrash to blue/grey), sky blue (abrash to blue/grey),ivory, grey/taupe, teal green (abrash to mint green), pale sand yellow, dark sand yellow, persimmon, dark terracotta, light olive green, light tan, black
Knot Density: V:7-8/cm; H: 8/cm
Measurements: 226cm across the top, 219cm across the bottom, 307cm along left side, 302cm along right side Pile generally even 3mm deep. Remarkably well balanced flexible weave, very good particularly velvety Kurk wool. original magenta silk sidecords. Lower end with original warp fringe and cording from the loom with some losses as visible from the photograph. Upper end with warp fringes partially extant on right hand corner mainly worn to edge of pile. No appreciable losses to pile though. The carpet has had a recent clean for photography. Ends ought to be stabilised otherwise now ready to use.
"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.
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Dimensions: approximately 307 by 226cm; 10ft. 1in., 7ft. 5in.
Saleroom Notice: Please note that there may be restrictions on the import of property of Iranian origin into some or all member countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council. Any buyers planning to import property of Iranian origin into any of these countries should satisfy themselves of the relevant import regime. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of such items into countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.