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"Lotto" design rug,

Lot 5

Auction description: A LOTTO DESIGN TUDUC RUG, TRANSYLVANIA approx: 8ft.3in. x 4ft.8in.(251cm. x 142cm.) The field with overall design of angular vine, linking hooked and stepped palmettes and leaves. In stylised hooked vine border between angular leafy vine and plain stripes. one of inner corners depicting Coat of Arms. Ends with original kilim, slightly fraying. Selvages rebound and slightly fraying in places. Small localized areas of wear to the top pile. Touches of slight fading on the border in few places. In general this rug is in very good usable condition. Superb design, very well drawn. Very Attractive piece, sought after on the market. Early 20th century. Theodor Tuduc (1888-1983) was born in Transylvania, a Romanian rug restores and famous rug forger. He made high quality, exact reproductions of antique rugs and passed them off as authentic. His technical skills were so refined that many of his, now famous Tuduc rugs, were acquired by prestigious museums. Some of Tuduc's reproductions include Lotto, Transylvanian, Chintamani and Spanish armorial carpets. Tuduc rugs were such a great artistic carpets that they have ironically became highly valuable by antique carpet collectors

Estimate: 2,000-3,000
Chiswick & South Kensington
November 2017