Lot 134 (Islamic & Indian Art, 29th October 2020)
AN EMBROIDERED BANJA LUKA OTTOMAN HANGING AND TWO OTTOMAN PANELS
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ottoman Balkans and Provinces, late 19th century
The deep purple-brown cotton ground heavily appliqued in shaped fragments of polychrome wool, and couched and raised silver metallic thread with a dazzling floral urn flanked by a pair of columns beneath a tall arch, the outer borders a profusion of floral tendrils, lined in blue cotton, 180cm x 120cm; and two further Ottoman hangings, worked in metallic threads with pseudo-calligraphic embellishments, 158cm x 104cm, and 178cm x 53cm.
Provenance (one Ottoman hanging): Hotel Drouot-Richelieu Paris, 26 February 2014, lot 71.
Provenance (Banja Luka hanging): Christie's South Kensington, 8 October 2010, lot 257.
Sold for £375
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