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Old March 19th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #4
Horst Nitz
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 14

Hi all,

there is still more to this. Last weekend at a rug-meeting in Northern Germany, among many others, two rugs were presented for discussion. An “animal skin” Kasak like plate 4 in the Eder / Bennett book, and a small Lotto carpet sic! The Kasak was of a kind that had reached 50.000 German Marks (25.000 € now) at auction 30 years ago according to Doris Eder in her book – about prices for Lotto rugs I am not informed.

Both were extremely well made. The small Lotto was perfect to the degree of unbelievability. The Kasak had partially chafed edges and a few tiny holes in the field that together did not impair on its looks. We were split opinion about the Kasak. I thought, the little damage there was seemed calculated to give it patina. The majority turned down the Lotto and viewed it as a fake in the Theodore Tudic tradition.


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