Antique Persian Meshad Rug Celadon and Midnight Blue Rug BB6611 9'9" × 12'3" $30,000
A finely-woven early 20th century Persian Meshad rug, the celadon field with an overall curvilinear trellis of palmettes and flowerheads and leafy and flowering vines within a midnight blue palmette vinery border.
With a good supply of soft wool and high quality craftsmen, Meshad has had a reputation as one of the most prolific, creative, and highly stylized sources of beautiful Persian carpets making them easily identified throughout the centuries. Most Mashhad carpets have corner-medallion designs strewn with flowers. The medallion, quarter-foils, and the main field of the carpet are typically dark-red or black-blue. The medallion in Mashhad carpet is often circular with sixteen appendages or oval. The main field of the carpet is frequently strewn with motifs adopted from filigree works of Kerman and Yazd. Considering the design, weave, and coloring of these antique oriental rugs, they are very easily distinguished from carpetswoven in Yazd or Kerman.
Antique Persian Meshad Rug Celadon and Midnight Blue Rug BB6611