Sunday 15 April 2012

Dorotheum 2012

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

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