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Sunday, 2 March 2014

A Gift of Carpets by the Shah of Persia to the King of Afghanistan in 1855 Surface in Calcutta in 1935

Exceptional provenance with this item. These carpets were presented as a gift to the King of Afghanistan in 1855 by the then Shah of Persia. The carpets were sold to an Armenian gentleman in Calcutta in 1933 by the King of Afghanistan's grandson with provenance letters below. In 1935 the Armenian gentleman offered them for sale to Her Excellency Countess Willingdon in Calcutta.

The carpets gifted by the Shah of Persia
to the King of Afghanistan in 1855




Letter from Abdul Aziz Khan
grandson of the King of Afghanistan
provides confirmation of
the provenance
The carpets were offered to Her Excellency
Countess of Willingdon in Calcutta
by a local Armenian resident who
was the legitimate owner in 1935.

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