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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
    • Lot41
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions105 x 50 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    Called balisht, such sacks presenting a pile-woven face and kilim back were used by the Baluch as cargo bags, or were stuffed with cotton to make seat or back cushions. The camel face is decorated with a tree-of-life; small stepped polygons fill the aubergine ground of the border. The back shows a stripe design. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Milan 2007, no. 59

    • Lot42
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions34 x 34 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A flatwoven Afshar shoulder bag. Small, vertical, offset striped bars linked by blue diagonal lines form a dense repeat in the white field. A kilim back of horizontal stripes. The lower end is trimmed with braids. – Well preserved.
  • Qashqa’i Horse Cover

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    • Lot43
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions171 x 150 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A white-ground decorative horse cover by the Qashqa’i nomads composed of two halves, with a warp-faced plainweave foundation and knotted designs. The central section placed over the horse’s back shows five horizontal panels in which trees and plants, flowers and botehs, human figures and animals are arranged into frieze-like, narrative pictorial stripes. Similar designs adorn the two upper tabs that were tied around the horse’s neck. The cover was exhibited in Munich as early as 1978. – Several repaired sections, the light red sections have run.

    Literature:
    SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, KÖNIG, HANS & VOLKMANN, MARTIN, Alte Orientteppiche. Meisterstücke aus deutschen Privatsammlungen. Munich 1978, no. 42

    • Lot44
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions192 x 129 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800
    Both ends somewhat reduced and partially restored, minor repairs in the field. Otherwise in good condition.
  • Ningxia Cushion Panel

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    • Lot45
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions69 x 71 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    A small, square seat cover made in Ningxia. In the rosewood-coloured field, a yellow-ground disc medallion and flowering twigs have been arranged on a swastika lattice; flowers diagonally aligned towards the central design are seen in the corners. An inner border of pearls; the yellow main border contains a vine of twigs and peonies. – Good condition.
  • Qashqa’i Chanteh, Darreh Shuri Tribe

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    • Lot46
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions38 x 33 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR250
    A flatwoven Qashqa’i bag in miniature format, its white-ground field densely patterned in small, dark blue diamonds enclosing tiny red ‘S’-shapes that probably symbolise stylised mythological animals. The back is a plain sand-coloured kilim, with a band of trefoils at the upper and lower ends. – Good condition, the original blue plaits at the bottom and a carrying cord at the top have been preserved.

    Literature:
    LANDREAU, ANTHONY N. & PICKERING, W. R., From the Bosporus to Samarkand. Flat-Woven Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1969, no. 92 *** THOMPSON, JON, Timbuktu To Tibet. Exotic Rugs & Textiles From New York Collections. New York 2008, fig. 50

    • Lot47
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions249 x 68 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    A long, narrow wall hanging decorated with Buddhist symbols; the centre of field shows the figure of a priest (lama) blowing into a horn, calling the monks to prayer. Such rugs were produced in the Ningxia weaving centre of West China as commissions for Tibetan monasteries. Until the occupation of Tibet by Communist China, a large number of such carpets were preserved in situ. – In good overall condition, half of the upper edge has been repiled.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL (publ.), Antique Chinese Carpets, Masterpieces from the Te-Chun Wang Collection, Basel 1978, pls. 16 and 17

    • Lot48
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions79 x 38 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    A small Afshar double bag, each of its two knotted faces depicting four gallopping horsemen swinging swords and a floral tree separating the figures. The wide connecting panel shows a diamond design woven in kilim technique. - Minimal signs of wear, some damage to the corners.

    Literature:
    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Nomadic Persian and Turkoman Weaving. London 1977, no. 4

    • Lot49
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions59 x 33 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR200
    A rare small sample rug, its blue-ground field divided into two sections of equal size. The lower section shows a Herati design, while the upper section contains a red diamond with an inscription. – Well preserved.
    • Lot50
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions217 x 142 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,800
    An old Bijar woven in the dozar format in harmoniously co-ordinated colours. Its structure, using a wool warp, indicates that the item dates before World War I. The tomato-red ground of the field is covered in a geometric, stylised Herati pattern, while the salmon main border shows a green vine decorated with leaves and rosettes. – Original finishes all around, flatwoven ends in sumakh technique. Very good condition.