Discovering Artistic Treasures: Alice de Rothschild’s Kerman Vase Carpets
Posted by The Persian Knot Gallery on Nov 26th 2021
Alice de Rothschild’s Vase Carpet Trio at Christie’s
April 19, 2016, London, United Kingdom
One of the most anticipated events in the world of Antique Rug Collecting was the scheduled Christie’s auction for Alice de Rothschild’s Vase Carpet Trio on April 19, 2016. The trio of carpets from the Safavid era was previously unknown and will create truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. An overwhelming excitement in the rug collector community anticipated the availability of these exquisite pieces.
Kerman ‘vase’ carpet, southeast Persia, late 17th century. 1.51 x 2.51m (5’0” x 8’3”). £1,000,000-1,500,000
Kerman ‘vase’ carpet fragment, southeast Persia, early 17th century. 2.86 x 2.05m (9’5” x 6’9”). £250,000-350,000
Kerman ‘vase’ carpet fragment, southeast Persia, early 17th century. 1.96 x 3.06m (6’5” x 10’1”). £400,000-600,000
This was not unlike hearing that a new symphony or chamber orchestra piece by Mozart or a new and unknown painting by Van Gogh or Monet was discovered in the attic of a house or mansion. The presentation of these three beautiful and previously unknown pieces brought great excitement to the antique rug collecting community.
That is how we feel when we find a new piece for our collection. You can browse through our complete collection of Kerman Rugs, and find something wonderful.
At the Persian Knot Gallery, we believe in reducing our negative impact on the environment. We do this by helping our clients to reduce their carbon footprint by maintaining the rugs that they buy from us.
As our rugs were produced over 75 to 100 years ago and can be used for another 100 years if washed and maintained regularly.
We believe it’s a win-win approach: enjoy the beauty of an artisan handwoven rug whose quality and workmanship will provide use and joy for generations while reducing the negative impact on the climate.