4' 6" x 6' 7" (137cm x 201cm) Circa 1875
$18,000, with 20% courtesy: $14,400
MOHTASHAM KASHAN, Central Persian
4' 6" x 6' 7"
137cm x 201cm
("New Arrivals Gallery") This regal style of carpet is generally revered as the quintessence of Persian floral rugs, examples most often occupying the Connoisseur-Caliber and High Collectible strata of this art form. Here, the design is meant to showcase a dazzling, florid color display through a mind-boggling precision of weave. The medallion is kaleidoscopic. The border and field are extremely densely formatted, yet never appear out of balance--an achievement resulting from a highly developed sense of harmony and the ability to capture it. Within the expertly chosen palette, the vision of abundant deep copper amplified by a spectrum of blues seems effortlessly accomplished while supported many delicate tertiary shades.
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