IMPRESSIVE TEHRAN PICTORAL CARPET
ABOLGHASEM ATIGHEHCHI WORKSHOP, 19TH CENTURY
the field with scenes from the Shahnameh, including Solomon as ruler of the three worlds, Rostam and the dragon and others, with inner band of Shahs, main border with further narrative illustration, and outer band with animals
300cm x 172cm Estimate £3,000-5,000 + fees Provenance:
A. C. J. Wall and thence by descent to the present owners.
A. C. J. Wall was a Birmingham industrialist who started collecting in the 1930s. His broad collection included paintings, ceramics, furniture and sculpture. He was a well-known patron of the arts, particularly in Birmingham. Much of his collection was sold by Christie's in 1970, with many pieces being bought by leading museums.
Sold for £22,500
(buyer's premium included)