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