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A Kashan 'Mohtasham' carpet, ca 434 x 319 cm

150 000 - 175 000 SEK
13 600 - 15 900 EUR
14 300 - 16 700 USD
Hammer price
150 000 SEK
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Christopher Stålhandske
Christopher Stålhandske
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A Kashan 'Mohtasham' carpet, ca 434 x 319 cm

Around 1890. A Dark blue ground with a large polychrome 'millefleur' pattern. A wide red main border with flower and palmette vines and a pearl border.

The overall impression is good!


Christie’s, London Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 27 October, Lot 266.

More information

Hajji Mollah Mohammed Hassan Mohtasham is considered one, of a very limited number, of masters who successfully re-established Kashan as a carpet hub in Iran (Persia) in the late 19th century. The term "Mohtachem" is often used and is synonymous with the finest carpets that were tied in Kashan at the end of the 1800s by Hajji Mollah Mohammed Hassan Mohtasham and his family. The carpets from his atelier are identified, for example, by light blue cotton inserts and violet silk langettering.

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