Christie’s London Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Christie's auction house London is holding their Art of the Islamic World Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets sale on 1st April 2021. The sale includes over 60 lots of oriental rugs and carpets spanning nearly four centuries. The highlight of the sale is an important 17th century Polonaise carpet, formally part of the noble collection of the Pio Falco family, its identical pair remains in the Palazzo del Principe museum in Genoa. This carpet is in remarkable condition retaining a large amount of its silk pile and gold and silver thread, it really exemplifies the golden age of Persian Safavid weaving under Shah Abbas the Great. Also included in the sale is a rare Persian Safavid vase carpet fragment, once part of a impressively large Persian Kerman carpet woven during the 17th century. Other fragments of the same carpet are housed in more than 10 of the worlds top museums including the V & A. Other highlights include a rare 16th century Persian Tabriz border fragment, and a beautiful Qajar rug who's designs are closely related to early Persian Safavid Kerman vase carpets, a rare part silk Salor carpet from Turkmenistan, a Pinwheel Caucasian Kazak rug, and a Imperial silk and metal thread Palace rug from northern China.
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