Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
    • Lot91
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions112 x 74 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EURno reserve
    This rare Khamseh saddle cover is probably a weaving of a Baharlu Ainalu tribal group. The elongated format and extremely fine weave are striking features. The border at the upper end contains an inscription that has not been fully preserved, translating as: Whosoever steals this (…) will be punished by God and the prophet. – Heavily damaged, holes of varying sizes, worn pile.
    • Lot92
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions69 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR650
    A white-ground Yomut asmalyk, with a diagonal lattice design of serrated leaves and ashik güls. A border of syrga motifs. – Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear.

    TROOST, KLAUS, "Die Yomut". In the series: Die Stämme der Turkmenen. Düsseldorf 1983, nos. 42 and 43

    • Lot93
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions81 x 65 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR700
    Nowadays antique Serabend carpets rarely come onto the market, and a sample rug from that provenance is especially rare. – New overcasting along the sides, slightly reduced ends, slight signs of wear.
    • Lot94
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions175 x 170 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A white-ground flatwoven cover composed of two panels with a brocaded design. The field shows small tree forms placed in offset rows; the border contains bracket motifs and two animal figures. The harmonious, heavily patinated colours suggest that this is probably a rather early example. – Slight signs of age and wear, several darned areas and stains.
    • Lot95
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions139 x 87 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    A prayer rug of the head & shoulders type; the camel field shows a simple repeat of small botehs arranged in offset rows. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot96
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions316 x 88 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    Both ends somewhat reduced, original selvedges. Several old repairs.
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    • Lot97
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions76 x 79 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    A throne back cover showing twigs adorned with lotus flowers and two cranes in the yellow field. A canopy and a bat are seen at the very top. The degree of patination, palette and comparatively coarse weave of this example suggest a date in the first half of the 19th century. – Rewoven lower edge, otherwise in good condition.
    • Lot98
    • OriginWest Caucasus, Georgia
    • Dimensions371 x 149 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A coarsely woven Georgian kilim conceived in a horizontal format. The earth-brown field displays a large-format design drawn in brilliant colours, consisting of three flowerpots containing flowering branches that fill the upper section of the field. The publication by Wright and Wertime illustrates a comparative piece. The authors surmise that the example published in their book is an Armenian weaving made in the region of Tbilisi (Georgian capital). Produced for home use and thus rarely exported, such kilims served to cover benches or tables, and or as decorative wall hangings. – Good condition.

    WRIGHT, RICHARD & WERTIME, JOHN, Caucasian Carpets & Covers. The Weaving Culture. London 1995, pl. 43, p. 143

    • Lot99
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus, Kazak region
    • Dimensions225 x 163 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,000
    A Borjalou showing three medallions of equal size and ornamentation in two colour variations on a dark red ground. The border design of opposing, halved hooked diamonds on an ivory ground is a characteristic feature of this Kazak provenance. The rug is of comparatively fine weave, with red wefts and a smooth back. An almost identical Borjalou was exhibited at the 8th International Concerence on Oriental Carpets in Philadelphia in 1996. – Original selvedges along the sides, both ends somwehat reduced, several creases and repiled sections, low spots in the pile.

    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., Jr. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 66 *** LEFEVRE & PARTNERS, Caucasian Rugs. London 1997, cat. no. 15 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 32, # 97

    • Lot100
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Baku region
    • Dimensions195 x 119 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    This flatwoven cover has a frieze-like design of horizontal bands, alternately containing mythological animal figures, botehs or diamonds; the wide, brown-ground border shows tree forms decorated with birds. It is probably a weaving by the Tat tribe inhabiting the Absheron peninsula in the district of Baku during the 19th century. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    BENNETT, IAN, Teppiche der Welt. Munich 1982, ill. p. 254 top right *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 108