An Ottoman style voided velvet Panel  Venice, probably Fortuny, late 19th Century
Lot 103W
An Ottoman style voided velvet Panel Venice, probably Fortuny, late 19th Century
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000

Lot Details
An Ottoman style voided velvet Panel
Venice, probably Fortuny, late 19th Century
voided velvet of rectangular form, the design comprising a series of stylized carnations, each containing radiating further carnations and tulips, mounted and framed
163 x 63 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 6 October 2008, lot 211.

    Having been influenced by Italian velvets in an earlier era (16th-17th Centuries), Ottoman velvets in turn provided inspiration for Italian designs at the turn of the 20th Century, such as those of Mariano Fortuny. Venice, with its centuries of trade with the Mamluks and Ottomans, played a crucial role in the silk industry and a large number of Ottoman-style velvets were produced there from the 16th Century onwards, causing confusion amongst scholars. See Stefano Carboni (ed.), Venice and the Islamic World, Paris, 2006, pp. 183 ff. In this case, the relatively pale colour palette and smoothness of the voided areas are considerably different from Turkish work.
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