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Lot 89: A YARKAND SILK CARPET, EAST TURKESTAN |
01 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: silk, pile
Measurements: 198cm across the top, 196cm across the bottom, 381cm along the left side, 382cm along the right side. Overall in very good condition. Lovely flexible handle, soft lustrous silkl. Densely woven 2-3mm pile overall. Minor areas of wear centre of outer border with blue warp threads visible as blue dots. Minor oxidisation to brown, for example centre lower border which also has some minor wear. Original pale blue flatweave knotted fringe at both ends with original overcast sidecords. Some minor losses to the top end fringing in the centre (as visible in the photograph). A beautiful and elegant carpet with lovely blue abrash and delicate green highlights within foliage.
"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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Dimensions: approximately 382 by 198cm; 12ft. 6in., 6ft. 6in.
Literature: Herrmann, Eberhart, Von Uschak bis Yarkand, Seltene Orientteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten, Munich, Cat. No. 111, p. 157.