Posted by Filiberto Boncompagni on 01-09-2006 11:39 AM:

Painting # 6b

Hi Louis,

Painting # 6b:

Could be like this:

Gantzhorn’s Plate # 532, Isfahan, first half of 17th century – which fits also nicely with the date of the painting.

Also the rug in painting # 8 could be an Isfahan…



Posted by louis_dubreuil on 01-10-2006 06:25 AM:

the rug detectiv

Bonjour Filiberto

When I made this mini salon I have thougt to you and to your great knowledge of historical rugs. The famous Sherlock H. of rugs....
The picture you send is very near of the rug on the painting.

Meilleures salutations à tous


Posted by Filiberto Boncompagni on 01-10-2006 07:05 AM:

Thank you for your kind words Louis, but I have to decline any great knowledge on rugs, historical or not.

What I can claim is only a certain passion for rugs.
Best regards,


Posted by Ashok_Patel on 01-11-2006 07:34 AM:

Mr. Filiberto,
Point made was very good but not complete. Gantzhorn’s book is best used for flattening flowers or propping doors open. For years I have read what the wise minds of Turkotek say about this book with nonsensical premise. 6b is just as likely to be from Lahore at that time or even Herat. It has the characteristic "burnt orange".