Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
  • Sumakh Long Rug

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    • Lot121
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba
    • Dimensions275 x 57 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A Zeikhur sumakh in a long rug format that is unusually narrow, with a row of large palmettes and cartouches aligned on the central axis and a plethora of smaller designs in the midnight blue field. Each end shows a white-ground finishing stripe decorated with a wavy design, probably relics of an outermost border that once surrounded the entire sumakh. – Heavily corroded black-brown, cut sides, replaced cords, otherwise well preserved.
    • Lot122
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions188 x 113 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    This old Shirvan displays a bold repeat of large botehs of diverse colour and ornamentation, in the style of Marasali carpets. – Uniformly low pile, minor repairs. Original finishes all around.
  • Bakhtiari Shalamzar

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    • Lot123
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions223 x 139 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    This finely woven Bakhtiari in the dozar format was woven in the surroundings of Shalamzar. Its design of a small hexagonal central medallion in the sand-coloured field and diagonal floral chains in the corners follows West Persian models from Farahan. – Cut sides, replaced selvedges, both ends original. Uniformly low pile.
  • Qashqa’i Bag

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    • Lot124
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions48 x 54 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    Half of a Qashqa’i double bag of outstanding quality. The midnight blue field, filled with an exceedingly dense pattern of small flowers, contains a central, dark red diamond with a bird’s head outline and four small hooked diamonds in the corners. A very fine weave, purple silk wefts. The back is a yellow-green kilim; the closure band woven in sumakh technique has survived at the top. – Perfectly preserved.
    • Lot125
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan region
    • Dimensions220 x 135 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,800
    Rugs made in the town of Jozan are some of the best quality weavings of the Hamadan region, with a firm knotting structure and a dense, tight pile. The example offered here stands out for its unusually long format to which the ogival, elongated central medallion, abrashed in various shades of green, has been skilfully adapted. A distinctive stylistic feature of Jozans is the outlines of the border vine, medallion and corners, which are decorated with white dots resembling strings of pearls. – The original selvedges survive along both sides, both ends minimally reduced, minor restored areas in the upper corners. Good overall condition.
  • Bokhara Suzani

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    • Lot126
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions164 x 115 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,600
    A very beautiful Bokhara Suzani, executed on a four-panel cotton ground. The field displays a lattice of diagonal leaves enclosing cruciform floral clusters. The wide border contains a complex vine design and rich floral ornamentation. – Small holes, backed with canvas.

    VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Suzani. Eine textile Kunst aus Zentralasien. Munich 1994, no. 12 *** BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Embroidered Flowers From Thrace To Tartary. London 1981, no. 22

  • Tekke Ak Chuval

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    • Lot127
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions73 x 134 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    A large Tekke tent bag of the ak chuval type. Always finely and elobarately worked, such pieces were produced in a mixed technique: wide, plain, dark red kilim stripes alternate with narrow, white-ground, pile-woven bands containing border designs. The wide elem, with a cotton ground that strikingly sets off the tree designs, is a characteristic feature. – Very good condition, the back is missing.

    WALKER, DANIEL, Oriental Rugs of the Hajji Babas. New York 1982, no. 31 *** MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington D.C. 1980, no. 33 *** BRAUN, URSULA (publ.), Leuchtende Farben – Magische Muster. Web- und Knüpfarbeiten orientalischer Stämme. Munich 2002, no. 54

  • Flamskäv Agedyna

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    • Lot128
    • OriginSouth Sweden, Skane district
    • Dimensions44 x 104 cm
    • AgeDated 1717
    • Estimate EUR35,000
    This small tapestry produced in a horizontal format, originally a carriage cushion, was made in the Skane district of South Sweden, or more precisely, Oxie in south western Skane. Woven in flamskäv technique, it was made in 1717 according to its date (the four numbers have been integrated discreetly into the design at the lower end). This makes it both one of the earliest and one of the most beautiful surviving examples of its kind. The design has been conceived symmetrically in mirror image around the vertical central axis. The centre of the blue-black field depicts two red lions wearing crowns in a confrontational pose: rising on their hind legs, they are extending their paws and snarling at each other. Two large trees separate the centre of the image from the sides; two red moose appear in the lower corners. Red flowers are scattered across the field; the ground is covered in blue, highly abstract twigs. – Very good condition, completely preserved with the red backing.

    BLACK, DAVID, LOVELESS, CLIVE & WILLBORG, PETER, Flatweaves from Fjord and Forest. Scandinavian Tapestries of the 18th and 19th centuries. London 1984, no. 17 *** HANSEN, VIVEKA, Swedish Textile Art. Traditional Marriage Weavings From Scania. The Khalili Collection. London 1996, no. 13

  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot129
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Karapinar region
    • Dimensions464 x 166 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    This white-ground kilim composed of four panels, with a field design of three large hexagons decorated with powerful hook shapes, was probably woven by one of the Turkmen Hotamis tribes in the surroundings of Karapinar. Several comparative examples have been published, but there is disagreement about their attribution as is almost always the case with Anatolian kilims. For instance, Eskenazi describes the piece published in his book as a weaving by the Afshar tribe of West Anatolia, but Brüggemann, Frauenknecht and Ploier attribute the kilims they have published to the Hotamis. – Good condition.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J. (publ.), Kilim. Milan 1980, no. 3 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, pl. 60 *** FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 38 *** PLOIER, HELMUT, Gewebte Poesie. Frühe anatolische Kelims. Sammlung Konzett. Graz 1991, no. 55

    • Lot130
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions315 x 137 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    This single-panel kilim, with a visually impressive design of five large, nested, serrated diamonds on a white ground, was probably woven by Yörük inhabiting the mountainous region of Mut. In Anatolia, this design is called baklava on account of its serrated shapes. – Very good condition.

    HULL, ALASTAIR & LUCZYC-WYHOWSKA, JOSE, Kilim. The Complete Guide. London 1993, no. 336