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Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010

Lot: 248
Bergama Probably made as a workshop piece in the Bergama region in the 17th or early 18th century, this antique carpet has a green field densely filled with vines that is dominated by a large, red-ground shield medallion. Two comparative pieces in the McMullan Collection (now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York) and in Bausback are attributed to the Ushak region. They differ in their main border design of leaves, whereas the blue-ground border of this example displays elibelinde crosses. Backed with fabric, obvious signs of age, holes of varying sizes.
Origin: North West Anatolia
Size: 287 x 164 cm
Age: 17th / 18th century
Estimate: 6.000,00

Sold: 10,004.00

Literature: McMULLAN, JOSEPH V., Islamic Carpets. New York 1965, no. 80 *** BAUSBACK, FRANZ (publ.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, pl. p. 47