Auction 16.10.2003

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 16.10.2003

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A SAROUK RUG

A SAROUK RUG West Persia, circa 1900 The ivory field with stylised floral sprays around a cusped indigo similar medallion with ivory floral centrepiece, the shaded rust-red spandrels similar, in an indigo border of palmette and flowering vine interspersed with minor animal-mask motifs between

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A SAROUK RUG

A SAROUK RUG West Persia, circa 1900 The indigo field with a counterposed design of linked floral sprays and flowering palmettes, in an indigo border of palmettes and meandering vine between floral meander and running dog minor stripes, finely woven, original kilim strips and selvages, good

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A FEREGHAN RUG

A FEREGHAN RUG West Persia, circa 1890 The indigo field with an overall lattice of boteh vine, the soft oatmeal spandrels similar, in an oatmeal border of floral sprays between ivory floral meander stripes, short original kilim strip at each end, very good condition 6ft.5in. x 4ft. (196cm. x 121cm

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A SOUMAC RUG

A SOUMAC RUG East Caucasus, circa 1870 The tomato-red field with scattered polychrome flowerheads, palmettes, geometric motifs and small birds around a central column of three indigo medallions with rust-red octagonal centrepieces with polychrome flowerheads around central cruciform motifs, flanked

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A VERNEH HORSE BLANKET

A VERNEH HORSE BLANKET East Caucasus, circa 1900 The part cotton field with alternating brick-red and indigo bands of birds, boteh and floral motifs, the upper panels with other stylised geometric motifs, all within brick-red, ivory and medium blue geometric motif minor stripes, original kilim

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A KARABAGH CARPET

A KARABAGH CARPET South Caucasus, circa 1870 The charcoal-black field with an overall design of stylised floral bouquets interspersed with angular flowering vine, occasional perching birds and other small scattered motifs, in a narrow lilac angular vine border between narrow reciprocal

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A KARABAGH KELLEH

A KARABAGH KELLEH South Caucasus, circa 1880 The shaded rose-pink field with linked columns of pastel coloured cartouches each containing a stylised floral bouquet divided by radiating floral spray, in a charcoal-black floral spray border between ice-blue and shaded burgundy leafy vine stripes

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A HERIZ CARPET

A HERIZ CARPET North West Persia, circa 1890 The ivory field scattered with angular flowerheads and minor geometric motifs overlaid by an angular lattice linked by bold palmettes, in a narrow rust-red turtle-palmette and flowering vine border between pale pink and ice-blue floral meander stripes

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A SENNEH RUG

A SENNEH RUG West Persia, circa 1880 The ivory field with a fine overall herati pattern, in a raspberry-red flowerhead and angular vine border between lemon-yellow and ivory flowerhead stripes, minor localised areas of wear, one or two minor stains in central field at one end, minor repair in centre

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A SENNEH RUG

A SENNEH RUG West Persia, circa 1890 The golden yellow field with flowering vine around groups of eight addorsed boteh , in a tomato-red turtle-palmette and angular flowering vine border between medium blue flowerhead stripes, multicoloured silk warps, finely woven, excellent overall condition

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A SENNEH RUG

A SENNEH RUG West Persia, circa 1860 The ivory field with delicate overall herati pattern, in a narrow shaded rust-red flowerhead and angular leafy vine border between narrow ivory floral meander stripes and a sandy yellow flowering vine inner stripe, even overall wear, finely woven, overall

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A LARGE SULTANABAD CARPET

A LARGE SULTANABAD CARPET West Persia, circa 1880 The indigo field with an overall design of bold palmettes and angular strapwork linking floral sprays, in a brick-red palmette and feathery leaf border between olive-green and brick-red floral meander stripes, plain outer indigo stripe, minimal wear

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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AN ISFAHAN RUG

AN ISFAHAN RUG Possibly Serafian, Central Persia, circa 1920 The ivory field with scrolling floral and palmette vine around a rust-red similar roundel with arabesque centrepiece and multiple pendants, the indigo, apricot and rust-red spandrels with similar motifs, in a rust-red scrolling vine

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A PAIR OF PART-SILK QUM RUGS

A PAIR OF PART-SILK QUM RUGS Central Persia, circa 1920 The ivory field of each with a lattice of arabesques and split palmettes enclosing floral panels, in an ivory border of palmettes, arabesques and flowering vine between similar light blue minor stripes, plain narrow claret-red outer stripe

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,500

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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AN ISFAHAN PRAYER RUG

AN ISFAHAN PRAYER RUG Central Persia, circa 1920 The shaded green field with paired flowering trees supporting perching birds, monkeys and deer flanking a large arabesque flower vase issuing dense floral sprays, a blackcurrant-red cusped mihrab arch above with polychrome arabesques, in a

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,500

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A SILK KASHAN PRAYER RUG

A SILK KASHAN PRAYER RUG Central Persia, circa 1920 The golden yellow field with a variety of flowering trees with perching birds, monkeys and deer all in a stylised landscape, the cusped shaded blue mihrab arch with scrolling arabesques with animal and floral terminals, in a fuschia-pink border of

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £3,500 - £5,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A KURDISH RUNNER

A KURDISH RUNNER North West Persia, circa 1890 The field with an overall lattice of polychrome lozenges containing various geometric motifs, in a charcoal-black border of polychrome geometric motifs between ivory and lemon-yellow flowerhead and boteh vine minor stripes, good pile throughout, natural

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A MELAS RUG

A MELAS RUG West Anatolia, circa 1850 The burnt-orange field with angular polychrome flowerheads with an inner floral frame extending into an ivory mihrab arch containing angular linked palmettes, in a sandy yellow paired polychrome geometric motif border between an inner aubergine and outer ivory

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A SILK HERIZ RUG

A SILK HERIZ RUG North West Persia, circa 1880 The fox-brown field with floral sprays around a cusped ivory and indigo floral medallion with light blue floral pendants, the soft lemon-yellow spandrels with flowering vine, in a fox-brown border of dense palmette and flowering vine between shaded blue

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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AN AGRA CARPET

AN AGRA CARPET North India, circa 1890 The burgundy-red field with an overall design of palmettes and flowering vine, in a shaded sea-green border of linked angular flowering vine and palmettes between ivory palmette and flowerhead and outer narrow burgundy-red and golden yellow floral meander

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £35,000 - £50,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A SHIELD KAZAK RUG

A SHIELD KAZAK RUG South Caucasus, circa 1870 The brick-red field scattered with geometric flowerheads, angular motifs and hooked vine around a large concentric ivory, shaded sea-green and brick-red shield motif, in a soft lemon-yellow border of minor polychrome angular motifs between shaded light

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A HERIZ CARPET

A HERIZ CARPET North West Persia, circa 1890 The shaded rust-red field with a dense overall design of polychrome palmettes linked by serrated leaves and angular flowering vine, the pale sandy yellow spandrels similar, in a shaded indigo flowerhead and serrated leaf border between shaded pale pink

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A PART SILK QUM RUG

A PART SILK QUM RUG Central Persia, circa 1930 The indigo field with overall flowering boteh , in an indigo similar border between tomato-red palmette and flowering vine stripes, partial loss to fringes at each end, good pile throughout 6ft.10in. x 4ft.8in. (208cm. x 143cm

Lot #: 59

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A KURK KASHAN RUG

A KURK KASHAN RUG Central Persia, circa 1910 The shaded rust-red field with dense flowering vine and vase designs around two concentric floral medium blue and rust-red cusped panels with pendants, an arcade at each end, in a shaded deep blue arabesque and floral cartouche border between ivory floral

Lot #: 62

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,200

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A BIDJAR KELLEH

A BIDJAR KELLEH West Persia, circa 1900 The shaded indigo field with rows of polychrome palmette medallions linked and divided by split palmettes and angular vine, in a brick-red turtle-palmette and flowering vine border between light blue and ivory floral meander stripes, minor localised areas of

Lot #: 65

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A DAZKIRI RUG

A DAZKIRI RUG South West Anatolia, late 18th century The rust-red field with scattered geometric flowerhead and jewellery motifs around a lemon-yellow pendant medallion containing stylised palmettes, the hooked pistachio-green spandrels with angular motifs, in a chocolate-brown polychrome flowerhead

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A MOROCCAN CARPET

A MOROCCAN CARPET Probably Rabat, circa 1900 The rust-red field with scattered polychrome flowerheads around an ice-blue lozenge medallion with a rust-red cusped centrepiece with small stellar motifs, in a stepped hooked floral frame, the charcoal-black spandrels with paired angular flowerheads, in

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A NORTH WEST PERSIAN KELLEH

A NORTH WEST PERSIAN KELLEH Second half 18th century The indigo field with overall harshang design of polychrome palmettes and linked hooked angular vine, in a rust-red border of palmettes and flowering leafy vine between shaded sandy yellow floral meander stripes, natural corrosion in the brown

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A KARABAGH KELLEH

A KARABAGH KELLEH South Caucasus, circa 1880 The indigo field with herati pattern around a cusped burgundy medallion with an ivory pierced floral spray centrepiece, in a raspberry-red turtle-palmette and angular flowering border between lemon-yellow floral meander stripes, one end missing outer

Lot #: 75

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003

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A KHORASSAN CARPET

A KHORASSAN CARPET North East Persia, late 18th or early 19th century The midnight-blue field with light blue abrash at one end with an overall design of cypress trees alternating with feathery palmettes issuing floral sprays, in a sandy yellow palmette, flowerhead and angular vine border between

Lot #: 77

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 16 Oct 2003