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"Lotto" Ushak rug, XVI century, Western Turkey, Ottoman Empire. Finarte, Milan, 31 March 1992, lot 129. Sold for $48 760.  A larger rug with a similar design was sold by Lefevre, London, in October 1978. lot 43


This rug can be compared to the Bardini Museum Lotto rug in Florence, although the present example has more detailed drawing and its colours are more powerful and more varied. The border is both rare and interesting; a section from a repeat design of two different red ornaments cut by the border outlines, on a blue ground. In late 17th century rugs of the type found in Transylvania, this has simplified into the regular single-motif cartouche border.