Central Asia, South West Uzbekistan
229 x 156 cm
First half 19th century
Elegantly curved, thin golden stems form an ascending, fragile network of slightly chaotic appearance in the ground of the field; they are decorated with carnations and tulips and interspersed with delicate flowering panicles. Four vases placed diagonally into the corners constitute the starting and end points of this magical garden. In the wide border, 25 large circular blossoms (probably poppies, carnations and roses) are surrounded by thin elongated leaves. – Only minimal signs of age, very good overall condition. Backed with canvas.