Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
    • Lot51
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions377 x 149 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    This two-panel kilim displaying a design of five vertical rows of hooked diamonds, hexagons and rectangles drawn with lateral parmakli outlines was probably woven in West Anatolia. Both ends have wide elems of three horizontal bands, with elibelinde motifs in the outer band. A kilim of similarly conceived field design and comparable ornamentation, but with a border frame and without elem finishes, has been attributed to the area between Manisa and Isparta by Petsopoulos. – Several rewoven sections, in good overall condition.

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, 100 Kelims. Meisterwerke aus Anatolien. Munich 1991, no. 52

    • Lot52
    • OriginNorth Greece, Macedonia
    • Dimensions144 x 99 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    A white-ground Monastir prayer rug showing a simple field design of small rosettes beneath a triangular gable, surrounded by an equally white-ground main border of cross designs. Distinctly different from other Turkish prayer rugs in ornamentation, style of drawing and knotting structure, Monastir weavings are easy to attribute. They were produced in Macedonia by a Turkic group that was repatriated to Anatolia after 1920, during reorganisation of the former Ottoman Empire. An article published in HALI deals with this interesting special group. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    BERNTSSON, SONNY, Balkans and Back. Monastir Prayer Rugs. In: HALI 112, London 2000

    • Lot53
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensionsa = 39 x 32 cm, b = 36 x 31 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    The face and back of a Yomut double-sided bag showing four rows of trees on a tomato red ground. The simply drawn border contains small diamonds on a white ground. The two halves, originally joined, have been separated. – Signs of wear, damage to the sides, small holes.
    • Lot54
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions60 x 179 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    The dark red field of this very large jollar contains a central box shape, framed in white and enclosing a cross, as well as two stylised lateral trees decorated with diamonds and star-shaped blossoms. The border shows red, ikat-style forms resembling pokers. – Good condition, original finishes all around, remains of a decorative fringe survive at the bottom. Minimal moth damage.
    • Lot55
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions254 x 228 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EURno reserve
    An antique Ersari main carpet woven in a light palette. The field contains two rows of five large gülli güls and three rows of hooked diamonds as secondary motifs; the main border shows crosses in rectangular compartments. – Fully preserved, with the original selvedges and kilim ends. Several holes of varying sizes, tears and old repairs, especially in the upper section.
  • Spanish Carpet Fragment

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    • Lot56
    • OriginSouth Spain, Letur
    • Dimensions68 x 112 cm
    • AgeFirst half 15th century
    • Estimate EUR700
    Historically significant, this fragment of a Spanish wall carpet largely corresponds to carpet R44.4.1 in the Washington Textile Museum in terms of field and border composition as well as individual designs. The Washington carpet, probably woven in Letur in the first half of the 15th century, shows the combined coat of arms of Queen Maria of Castile and her husband, King Alfonso V. of Aragon (1416 - 1458). Our fragment belongs to the same group. The blue-ground field is covered in a network of white lines forming octagons and diamonds. The octagonal compartments contain the eight-pointed stars that are typical of heraldic carpets. The very wide border of six stripes (formerly seven stripes, the outermost border is missing) is largely patterned in geometric motifs, but the outer, blue-ground stripe shows animals placed between bars that appear like distorted kufi characters. – Heavily damaged, one major repiled section, darned areas and repairs, corrosion in the brown sections.

    MACKIE, LOUISE W, Two remarkable Fifteenth century carpets from Spain. In: Textile Museum Journal Vol. IV, no.4. Washington, DC 1977, fig 6, p. 22 *** SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, Die Orientteppiche im Museum für Islamische Kunst Berlin. Munich 1987, nos. 137 and 138

  • Two Spanish Fragments

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    • Lot57
    • OriginSouth Spain, Alcaraz ?
    • Dimensionsa = 59 x 57 cm, b = 34 x 80 cm
    • Age16th century
    • Estimate EURno reserve
    Two small fragments of historic Spanish carpets showing a wreath pattern on a blue ground and green candelabra designs in the single-stripe border. Since the borders differ in ground colour (a sandy yellow in a, red in b), the two fragments probably do not derive from the same carpet, despite their almost identical interior drawing. To date it has not been established whether this type was woven in workshops of Alcaraz or Cuenca. – Obvious signs of age and wear.

    KÜHNEL, ERNST & BELLINGER, LOUISA, The Textile Museum: Catalogue Of Spanish Rugs, 12th Century to 19th Century. Washington, D. C. 1953, pl. 29 *** SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, Die Orientteppiche im Museum für Islamische Kunst Berlin. Munich 1987, no. 143

    • Lot58
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions250 x 142 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    Judging by its structure and border design, this extraordinary Kurdish rug was made in the Bijar region. It was exhibited in Munich as early as 1978. The open, sand-coloured field, heavily abrashed in several tones, contains four horizontal panels, one of them displaying a frieze of four-legged animals. – Well preserved, with the original finishes all around.

    SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, KÖNIG, HANS & VOLKMANN, MARTIN, Alte Orientteppiche. Meisterstücke aus deutschen Privatsammlungen. Munich 1978, no. 39

    • Lot59
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions167 x 99 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    A Baluch with a hexagonal lattice design on a brown ground; the compartments contain hooked ornaments resembling güls, with a diamond at their centres. A Turkmen wavy vine on a red ground makes up the border design. – Only slight signs of wear, in good overall condition, with the original selvedges and kilim ends.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte Knüpfarbeiten der Belutschen. Mannheim 1980, p. 33

    • Lot60
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions169 x 98 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    Judging by its Kurdish knotting structure and the field design of hooked diamonds deriving from East Anatolian models, this rug is a so-called Kordi Baluch. The vicinity of Kurdish and Baluch groups in Khorasan led to mutual design transfer. – Both ends somewhat reduced, original selvedges, well-preserved pile, minor repiled areas.