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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 04. December 2010 at 3 p.m.

123 Lots
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0.850 GBP1 Euro
1.337 USD1 Euro
    • Lot3
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions82 x 112 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,098.00
    A brown-ground nine-gül Yomut chuval with chemche secondary güls, small hooked boxes in the main border and an undecorated elem. Replaced selvedges, slightly reduced at the top and bottom, otherwise well preserved. The back is missing.
    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions81 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,830.00
    A nine-gül chuval with erre secondary güls, a syrga border and six well-drawn trees in the elem. A fine weave, brilliant colours. Original sides and upper finish, minimally reduced at the bottom. Two vertical lacerations in the upper corners, where the fastening cords were originally located, have been restored.
  • The Bernheimer Garden Carpet Fragment

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    • Lot5
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions169 x 105 cm
    • AgeEarly 18th century
    • Result EUR4,758.00
    This famous fragment, formerly in the Bernheimer Collection, consists of sections from the border area of a garden carpet that was probably once very large; they have been joined to produce a harmonious overall picture. The midnight blue ground now shows an alternating arrangement of opposing cypresses and shrubs with birds sitting on their tops. The white-ground border displays a spaciously conceived vine of cruciform flowers, palmettes and sickle leaves. It appears that no other fragments of this carpet have survived. Obvious signs of age and wear, old repairs.
  • Chamba Rumal Embroideries (2)

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    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth West India, Punjab
    • Dimensionsa = 65 x 63 cm, b = 71 x 74 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,159.00
    The small embroidery with the central goddess is likely to be the older of the two pieces, being somewhat more finely embroidered in a more mellow palette. The larger embroidery has a depiction of the 'dance of the dairy maids' in the field. Slight signs of wear, small stains.
    • Lot7
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions640 x 393 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,660.00
    This large red-ground carpet, with a spaciously conceived repeat of palmettes, rosettes, sickle leaves, blossoms and thin twigs as well as a green-ground Herati border, was made at the same time as the Ziegler carpets produced in the same area, Sultanabad and its environs. While the Ziegler carpets pieces produced in strictly controlled workshop conditions are finely woven and show precisely drawn designs, this carpet is a typical Mahal of coarse weave. Obvious signs of age and wear, slightly damaged but original sides.
    • Lot9
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions182 x 141 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,880.00
    An antique Kuba sumakh displaying three medallions and a rare main border design. The very beautiful palette includes sulphur yellow, light green and azure. Only slight signs of wear, good condition, with the warp ends tied off in a net at both ends and original side finishes.
    • Lot10
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions354 x 203 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,074.00
    A large, single-panel kilim with a design of five wide horizontal bands containing hooked hexagons separated by narrow, white-ground dividing stripes. Probably woven by the Shahsavan, this kilim could also be an Azeri piece. Some of the flatweaves made by the two tribes are almost indistinguishable. Good condition, with the original braided warps at both ends.
    • Lot11
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions180 x 103 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684.00
    Three red box shapes with a central rosette lie along the central axis of the blue field, interspersed with the abstract birds that are characteristic of the provenance; six geometric trees are seen along the sides. The yellow-ground main border shows a vine of abstract birds. The original finishes have been preserved all around, uniformly low pile.

    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche. Die Bilder des Orients. Band II. Heidelberg 1978, no. 344 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Konya bis Kokand. Seltene Orientteppiche 3. Munich 1980, no. 41

    • Lot12
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions266 x 112 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,440.00
    The original kilim finishes survive at both ends, the selvedges are in need of restoration. Heavily corroded dark brown.
  • Kecimuhsine Flatweave

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    • Lot13
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions155 x 123 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR732.00
    A white-ground flatweave with a brocaded design. Wide, angular arches decorated with a double hook and cypresses lie on a ground hermetically covered in tiny botehs. Balpinar has examined such flatweaves, made in the Central Anatolian village of Kecimuhsine, establishing in her field work that they were not only prayer rugs, but also served as curtains hung before alcoves. The symbolism of the design is supposed to be associated with religious ideas of the Qadiri and Nakshibendi Sufi orders. Good condition.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS ACAR, Etablishing the Cultural Context of a Group of Anatolian Cicim Prayer Rugs. In: HALI 4, 3, 1982, pp. 262 ff. *** ESKENAZI, JOHN J. (publ.), Kilim. Milan 1980, no. 28 *** EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr. & EILAND, MURRAY III, Oriental Carpets. A Complete Guide. 4th edition, Boston, New York, Toronto, London 1998, no. 182