MOHTASHAM KASHAN "VASE RUG"
Central Persian (SOLD)
4' 5" x 6' 8" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
MOHTASHAM KASHAN "VASE RUG", Central Persian
4' 5" x 6' 8"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) ("Best-of-its-Type Sold in 2019”)This extraordinary Mohtasham Kashan is a tour-de-force reinvention of the classic Vase and Tree of Life formats. Condensed into area size dimensions, its exuberant and exquisitely creative bird forms and masterful explorations of texture are among the most virtuoso we have yet encountered. Beneath an elongated arch that seamlessly alternates between architectural and organic contours, a soft parchment ground becomes the glowing backdrop for the ornate vase with fanciful split palmette handles and an inlaid design reminiscent of East Asian lacquerware. The design extends upward with wing-like fans and a fireworks display of book-matched blossoms. Amidst this fascinating activity, three pairs of mythical birds appear, culminating in the entirely singular birds of paradise, swirling dynamically above. Learn About This Rug Type