RK Replies: Right you are, Mathias, we erred.
We went thru the catalog the other day and were so underwhelmed, we did not bother to check what oCONnell wrote by going back for another look.
Even though his quote about lot 90 was written only the other day, actually on 4/17/2007, he obviously was referring to a lot 90 in a previous sale.
No matter, we still stand by what we said.
lot 90, 18th century, expected price 26,000 euro
We appreciate your correcting us, Matthias, and will gladly discuss anything you'd like to say about the present lot 90, the Saryk frag, pictured above.
We did spy it on our catalog look-thru and you are right, again, it's a rare and interesting variant.
So is lot 128:
lot 128, 18th century, expected price 30,000 euro(catalog description)
Both of these main carpets, and several other lots as well, are worth some words. However, they are pieces that do not personally interest us and, since our time is limited (so is our desire to educate our competition by disseminating our knowledge), we would have preferred no mention of them.
Also, we do not find either of these main carpets beautiful and while we will readily admit they are eminently collectible and somewhat historic they are, for us in the end, ignorable.
sivas frag not to be found in RB's spring cat. butlot 90 is a well known, and to my humble taste: very beautiful, saryk main frag, which might well be worthy a few words...?