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"Lotto" rug, late XVII century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire.


Carpets
Sale: N07919 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Fri, 19 Sep 03 10:15 AM

LOT 76 (of 108)
AN OUSHAK 'LOTTO' RUG, WEST ANATOLIA
DATE OF OBJECT
late 17th century

5,0007,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 10,200 USD

measurements: approximately 5ft. by 4ft. (1.52 by 1.22m.)

Description
DATE OF OBJECT
late 17th century

CATALOGUE NOTE
The arabesque-trellis or so-called "Lotto" design was popular from its first appearance around 1500. Production of rugs in this pattern was increased to meet demand in the 17th century and they generally feature a border wider in proportion to the field than their precursors. Structurally, rugs such as this are similar to the so-called "Transylvanian" group that were also woven in large numbers for the European market. Here, an asymmetric field design is framed by a generously proportioned border filled with cloudbands that creates a bold visual statement. For similar examples, please refer to Batari, Ferenc, Ottoman Turkish Carpets, Budapest, 1994, pl. 13; The Aita Collection: Exceptional Carpets, Christie's London, 18 October 2001, lot 228; and Sotheby's New York, December 10, 1992, lot 125