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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Dorotheum 2012

An interesting carpet will be offered at the Dorotheum Carpet Auction on the 2nd May 2012.
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1-Dorotheum lot 65


Described as first half 19th Century,it has a progenitor in a piece which was sold at Skinner`s Bolton in 1987,Lot 110(Hali 38,page 86)
2-ORR 8-1,page 50


In Hali 109 it was ascribed to the collection of famed horticulturalist Jim Dixon(page 104)The Skinners/Dixon rug appears much older-on the Dorotheum rug the small outer Bergama border is the giveaway.Both rugs feature an inverted re-entry design.

But both pieces pale compared to the insanely great "Tombstone" prayer rug in the TIEM.

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Without doubt one of the boldest of rug creations,from the time of  wide borders,from the Seljuk time...

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