Sotheby's Sale: W02870 | Location: London, Olympia
Auction Dates: Session
1: Wed, 27 Feb 02
LOT 40 (of 83)
Property of Various Owners
fW - An Ushak 'Lotto'
rug, West Anatolia, late 16th/17th century
Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 4,700 GBP
193 x 124cm., 6 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 1 in.
Description: Rugs of this
group, with their arabesque lattice design usually in saffron yellow on a
madder ground were woven from the 15th until the 17th century. The group
takes its name from the Venetian artist Lorenzo Lotto, who depicted
several rugs of this design in his work, although they are extensively
depicted in European painting from the early 16th until the late 17th
century. Indeed, the popularity of the design in Europe is illustrated by
the fact that the design was copied in early European carpets.
image source: www.rugtracker.com,