Antique Agra, India, early twentieth centuryFinely proportioned but grand in scale, the Herati pattern on this elegant antique Agra vividly recalls the classical Persian and Indian forerunners that inspired it. The palette is remarkably soft and decorative, relying on pale blue and sage green against a creamy tan ground, with sparing use of aubergine detail. The border with its round and sickle-shaped palmettes also draws up classical Persian precedent, but set against a pale blue ground that nicely complements the tan field. Here the delicate sense of color and the exceptionally refined drawing combine to make this Agra the best of its kind.
Size: 13 ft 08 in x 17 ft 08 in (4.17 m x 5.38 m)