More than few tongues are still waging about the engsi sold at the ACOR grogan sale and each time we get wind of this, or are approached directly as we were a few weeks ago, we reiterate our position as it was expressed here on RugKazbah months ago.
We do not in any way believe it is extremely old, nor do we think it was worth even a righteous fraction of its selling price that evening.
Regardless, to all those who disagree with us -- and that includes, we are sure, the buyer ebberrhard herrmann – please note our belief in this position is rock steady.
A propos, let us post these photos of another engsi -- granted this one is new according the seller who has it posted for sale on ebay.
Here is a detail
Remember, we stated we have never seen a genuinely old engsi, i.e. pre-1840 with a knotted fringe and, we believe, neither has anyone else.
Nor has anyone produced the photos of one to counter our statement.
So here is just another little tidbit of support for that position and our larger one that the grogan engsi -- as it is now known in rugland -- is a visually interesting but later example that sold for an auction fever pitch to a buyer who is famous for buying pieces for clients on the proviso the client pay him a large commission.
We surely could not say this is what happened with this engsi but we do know for a fact it did happen in the past.