44626 Antique Kashan, Persia, late nineteenth century - A classic Persian medallion design graces the field of this superb little antique Kashan. At the center a quatrefoil medallion filled with vines and palmettes and crowned with grand finials above and below floats amidst a rich array of palmettes and small flowers in shades of soft red, blue, and mauve, all on a deep sand ground. Undulating mauve- ground cornerpieces with lush vinescroll filler frame the field. The main border consists of stylized trees or shrubs, each with their own arched canopy, repeating around the field with minor reciprocal and vinescroll borders for extra framing contrast. The restrained pastel palette set against the dominant sandy ground makes this a first-rate decorative piece, despite the classical complexity of the design.
Size: 4. ft 04 in x 6. ft 05 in (1.32 m x 1.96 m)