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Lot 12: A  SICKLE-LEAF,  VINE  SCROLL  AND  PALMETTE  'VASE'-TECHNIQUE  CARPET,  PROBABLY  KIRMAN,  SOUTHEAST  PERSIA

Est: $5,000,000 USD - $7,000,000 USDSold:
Sotheby'sJune 05, 2013New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description

THE  CLARK  SICKLE-LEAF  CARPET
approximately  8ft.  9in.  by  6ft.  5in.  (2.67  by  1.96m.)
First  Half  17th  century

Exhibited

Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Carpets for the Great Shah, October 3 - November 16, 1948
Washington, D.C., The Textile Museum, From Persia's Ancient Looms, January 23 - September 30, 1972
New York, Asia House Gallery, Shah 'Abbas & the Arts of Isfahan, October 11 - December 2, 1973
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Shah 'Abbas & the Arts of Isfahan, January 19 - February 24, 1974
Sheffield, Mappin Art Gallery, Carpets of Central Persia, 1976; also travelled to Birmingham; City Museum and Art Gallery
Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The William A. Clark Collection, April 26 - July 16, 1978
London, Hayward Gallery, The Eastern Carpet in the Western World, May 20 - July 10, 1983
Washington D.C., Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, The World at our Feet. A Selection of Carpets from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, April 4 - July 6, 2003

Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Masterpieces: European Arts from the Collection, August 25, 2007 - January 6, 2008

Literature

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Illustrated Handbook of The W. A. Clark Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C.: W. F. Roberts Company, 1928, p. 74
"Carpets for the Great Shah: The Near-Eastern Carpets from the W. A. Clark Collection," The Corcoran Gallery of Art Bulletin, Washington, D.C., Vol. 2, No. 1, October 1948, pp. 6 and 23, illustrated p. 8
Pope, Arthur Upham and Ackerman, Phyllis, A Survey of Persian Art, London and New York, 1939, pl. 1234
Erdmann, Kurt, ' "The Art of Carpet Making," A Survey of Persian Art. Rezension,' Ars Islamica, vol. 8, Ann Arbor, 1941, pp. 174-188 (cited)
Erdmann, Kurt, Oriental Carpets, An Account of their History, London 1960, fig. 85
Schlosser, Ignaz, European and Oriental Rugs and Carpets, London, 1963, no. 53
Ellis, Charles Grant, 'Kirman's Heritage in Washington: Vase Rugs in the Textile Museum,' Textile Museum Journal II: 3, December 1968, p. 19, fig. 2
Ettinghausen, Richard, From Persia's Ancient Looms, Washington, D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1972, fig. 6
Dimand, M.S. and Mailey, Jean, Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1973, p. 77, fig. 107
Welch, Anthony, Shah 'Abbas & the Arts of Isfahan, New York: The Asia Society, 1973, no. 30, p. 17
Beattie, May H., Carpets of Central Persia, Sheffield: World of Islam Publishing Company, 1976, pl. 6, cat. no. 15
Ettinghausen, Richard, "Oriental Carpets in the Clark Collection," The William A. Clark Collection, Washington, D.C.: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1978, pp. 84-86, fig. 71
Yetkin, Serare, Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey, vol. II, London: Oguz Press, 1978, p. 91, fig. 217
Eskenazi, J., et al, Il Tappeto Orientale dal XV al XVIII Secolo, Milan, 1982, fig. 1, p. 44
King, Donald and David Sylvester, eds., The Eastern Carpet in the Western World, London, 1983, no. 80, pp. 46, 100-101
Coyle, Laura and Dare Myers Hartwell, Antiquities to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2001, pp. 74-75
"The Senator's Carpets, Hali, issue 127, p. 41, fig. 4
Franses, Michael, "Classical Context," Hali, issue 129, pp. 68-69, fig. 4 (detail)

Provenance

Bacri Frères, Paris

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