Lot 153: A KASHAN 'MOHTASHAM' SILK CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA |
November 1, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: wool, pile
Overall measurements: 223cm across the top, 233cm across the bottom, 280cm along left side, 284cm along right side Pile overall in good condition and generally 3mm. Fringes trimmed at lower end to approx. 2cm. Upper end similarly trimmed but with section upper left hand side of approx 70cm worn to 1/2 centimetre length. Section of discoloured pile in upper left hand edge of border, visible in photograph - unlikely to alter with cleaning. Minor spotting to ivories but generally striations due to abrash. Sidecords possibly reovercast, in good condition.
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Provenance: Reputedly to have been in the Collection of His Highness Bhupinder Singh, Maharajah of Patiala
Dimensions: approximately 284 by 233cm; 9ft. 4in., 7ft. 7in.
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