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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
  • Ningxia Bench Runner

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    • Lot131
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions532 x 57 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    A long bench runner consisting of ten compartments, identical in design and palette and still attached. Each compartment displays a disc medallion on a canary yellow ground and cloud motifs in the red-ground border. – Good condition.
  • Ningxia Bench Runner

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    • Lot132
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions557 x 61 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A long bench runner consisting of ten compartments, identical in design and palette and still attached. Each compartment shows a disc medallion on a canary yellow ground and cloud motifs in the red-ground border. – Good condition.

    Published:
    KONSTHALLEN GÖTEBORG (publ.), Mönstrets Mysterier. Orientaliska Mattor & Textilier. Gothenburg 1999, pl. p. 32 left

    • Lot133
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions376 x 190 cm
    • AgeSecond half 18th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    A large Ningxia carpet from the Ch'ien-lung period (1735 – 1795). The rosewood-coloured field shows a design of floral disc medallions, butterflies and flowering twigs symmetrically arranged around a small central motif. – Heavily worn pile in places, original selvedges, somewhat reduced ends.

    Literature:
    DIMAND, MAURICE S. & MAILEY, JEAN, Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. New York 1973, fig. 285, p. 167

  • Bijar Silk Kilim

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    • Lot134
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions199 x 126 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR8,000
    A precious, all silk, extremely fine Bijar kilim, with a blazing red field, a blue central medallion and six bouquets protruding into the field from the corners and sides. The surviving kilims from this specific group are virtually indistinguishable in terms of design, which appears baroque, and only really differ in colour scheme. The offset lines in the foundation that form a fine lattice in the field are a typical feature. The design of these kilims is probably influenced by French fabrics. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    DENNY, WALTER B. & WALKER, DANIEL, The Markarian Album. Cincinnati 1988, pl. 85 *** PLÖTZE, KARL-MICHAEL, Welt der Kelims. Barsinghausen 2001, no. 100

    • Lot135
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions193 x 140 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    Called ‘hash’ gül in Persia, the design of eight botehs radiating out from a central floral star was especially popular in the 19th century. In Sehna carpets the design is frequently employed in a dense repeat of complex appearance; here, it alternates with diamond motifs in the cream field. The red-ground main border is decorated with white cartouches, each enclosing a flowering plant. – Both ends minimally reduced, in good overall condition.
  • Ersari Trapping

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    • Lot136
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions46 x 132 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    An Ersari jollar in a light palette. Three diamonds decorated with large scrolled hooks, two octagons and small amulet forms adorn the red field. The border contains kotchak ornaments. – Original finishes all around, good condition.
  • Kizil Ayak Palace Size Carpet

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    • Lot137
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions667 x 288 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    This huge carpet, a Kizil Ayak Turkmen weaving judging by it structure and design, was a commission produced in workshop conditions. Its size suggests that it was woven for a palace in one of the oasis towns. The red field is very densely patterned in tauk nuska güls and chemche secondary motifs, the white border contains halved hooked diamonds. – Slight signs of wear in the pile, original finishes all around.
  • Shakhrisyabz Suzani

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    • Lot138
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions273 x 190 cm
    • AgeMid 18th century
    • Estimate EUR23,000
    A magnificent Shakhrisyabz silk embroidery on a six-panel cotton ground. The field shows a classic four-and-one composition of circular, brilliant red poppy blossoms linked by lively green twigs. Eight palmettes radiate out from the central blossom. The field design is symmetrically conceived around the vertical as well as the horizontal central axes. – Heavily patinated, several holes backed with fabric, restored sections, the embroidery of the blue-black outlines has been repaired in places.

    Literature:
    VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Suzani. Eine textile Kunst aus Zentralasien. Munich 1994, no. 34 *** LINDAHL, DAVID & KNORR, THOMAS, Uzbek. The textiles and life of the nomadic and sedentary Uzbek tribes of Central-Asia. Lörrach-Tüllingen 1975, pl. 20 *** GRUBE, ERNST J., Keshte. Central Asian Embroideries. The Marshall and Marilyn Wolf Collection. New York 2003, no. 15 *** KALTER, JOHANNES & PALALOI, MARGARETA, Usbekistan. Erben der Seidenstraße. Stuttgart 1995, ill. 548

  • Chichi Prayer Rug

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    • Lot139
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions148 x 130 cm
    • AgeDated 1297 = 1880
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    A dated, blue-ground chichi prayer rug showing a small mihrab executed in the Konagkend style on a field covered in large floral stars. The white hands depicted on either side of the arch are a protective symbol (hand of Fatima). Further examples of this rare group were published by Battilossi and Engelhardt. – New overcasting along the sides, the original kilim finishes have survived at both ends. Uniformly low pile, several small repairs.

    Literature:
    BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo II. Turin 1987, no. 7 *** ENGELHARDT, EVA, Orientteppiche der Sonderklasse. Sammlerexemplare aus vergangener Zeit. Heidelberg 1982, pl. p. 125

    Published:
    KONSTHALLEN GÖTEBORG (publ.), Mönstrets Mysterier. Orientaliska Mattor & Textilier. Gothenburg 1999, pl. p. 41 top, pl. p. 7

  • Akstafa Prayer Rug

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    • Lot140
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions183 x 82 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    A blue-ground Akstafa prayer rug with a diamond lattice design of white serrated leaves containing large hooked diamonds. The extra-long format is typical of the provenance. The right-angled mihrab decorated with diagonal crosses has been placed at the very top end of the field, its arch flanked by two cypresses. – Original light blue cotton selvedges, remains of the kilim finishes have been preserved at both ends. Uniformly low pile.

    Literature:
    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Caucasian Rugs. London 1978, pl. p. 46 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1980, pl. p. 50