Weavers from the plains of Iran are responsible for creations like the “Famous Leaders of the World” rug. This handmade Persian rug, along with 172 other lots, will come to auction with Grogan & Company in the upcoming Fine Rugs and Carpets Auction. The “Famous Leaders” rug was created in the workshop of Muhammed Bin Ja’Far in the last quarter of the 19th century.
A rare Persian Khamseh rug with yellow ground bird motifs is another highlight of the sale. The Khamseh is a tribal group in Iran that produces rugs with intricate geometric patterns. The available rug belonged to James Opie, a collector who, according to Michael B. Grogan, was successful in his career due to his relentless search for the best. In James Opie’s own words, “What I had—perhaps what had me—was a passionate attraction, to the weavings, to Islamic buildings, and to the wordless force they emanated.” View the entire catalog of rugs and bid online exclusively on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:173
Price Range:$700 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Rare and Exemplary Salor Chuval, Turkestan, ca. 1800; 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 1 in.|| Estimate: |
|Fine Kirman Famous Leaders of the World Rug, Persia|| Estimate: |
|Rare Khamseh Yellow Ground Bird Rug, Persia, ca. 1875; 5 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 6 in.|| Estimate: |
|Sewan Shield Kazak, Caucasus, ca. 1875; 7 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 10 in.|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Northwest Persian Bag Faces, ca. 1875; 2 ft. x 2 ft.|| Estimate: |