Christie`s sold such an item on April the 24th,2012,in London.
The Hali APG (H.172-117)rightly draws attention to the Grote-Hasenbalg piece
whilst forgetting the Burrell Collection.
Two examples mentioned by Serare Yetkin,one of which was published in the Istanbul ICOC Catalogue
and a carpet once in the possession of Anglo-Persian London,which has been published at least ten times(why?)
The group is characterised by a meander border,and dragons which have been reduced to squiggly snakes.One last example,in which the dragons valiantly attempt a return to form,was in the possession of Udo Langauer
A group of dragon carpets whose Gestalt has been based on Sumakh carpets,although hardly contemporary with the above mentioned,can be included here
The Hali APG for the above piece is misleading,as half the pieces mentioned do not really withstand a critical assignment to the Sumakh-inspired group(Hali 70-140)
It was presumably modelled on such a Sumakh
Rippon Boswell is clearly the place to sell such things,having had 3 in the last 21 years
|9-RB 11 May 1991-143A|
Described in Hali 58 as a Kurdish carpet,the Zadah Dragon rug comes close to the original in style and panache
|10-RB 14 May 1994|
The Jerrehian carpet could certainly give Christies 2012 example a run for the money
|11-Sotheby`s 8.10 1999-46|
Finally,if the greatest of all Dragon Sumakhs is the one most closely approximating its progenitor,then the award certainly goes to the carpet sold at Christies on 12th October 1989,-
|13-see Hali 48-89|
Few examples of these types have survived.More will surely appear,sooner or later(oops!)
2012-Year of the Dragon
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