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Rug

ca. 1949 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Machine woven carpet, Axminster. Red field with polychrome decoration. There is a central indigo octagonal medallion with angel figures and flowering vines, the smaller centrepeice with human figures flanked by yellow open scrolling vine stripe and serrated leaves, open spandrels with sea dragons and large 'Viking' ships, in an indigo border of stylised birds and scrolling vines between hooked vine and minor stripes.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Machine-woven carpet
Brief Description
Rug, "Laxey Axminster", Celtic design with Viking ship by George Bain, made by Quayle & Tranter Ltd., Kidderminster, British, ca. 1949
Physical Description
Machine woven carpet, Axminster. Red field with polychrome decoration. There is a central indigo octagonal medallion with angel figures and flowering vines, the smaller centrepeice with human figures flanked by yellow open scrolling vine stripe and serrated leaves, open spandrels with sea dragons and large 'Viking' ships, in an indigo border of stylised birds and scrolling vines between hooked vine and minor stripes.
Dimensions
  • Length: 198cm
  • Width: 122cm
  • Weight: 15kg
Weight including roller
Marks and Inscriptions
'This is a Laxey Axminster rug made in Kidderminster by Quayle & Tranter Ltd Makers of fine Axminsters' (Woven label on the back of the carpet; the logo indicates that it is a product of a member of The Federation of British Carpet Manufacturers.)
Object history
Purchased. Registered File number 1995/987.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
See: 'Celtic Art and Methods of Construction' by George Bain
Collection
Accession Number
T.579-1995

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record createdSeptember 22, 2004
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