Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
  • Kordi Balisht

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    • Lot61
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions81 x 52 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A Balisht face woven in slit tapestry technique. A dense repeat of small diamonds with comb-like outlines covers the dark blue field. Stanzer has published a very similar example, attributing it to the Kurds of the Darreh Gaz district. – Several rewoven areas, signs of wear.

    STANZER, WILFRIED, Kordi. Leben. Knüpfen. Weben der Kurden Khorasans. Kollektion Adil Besim. Vienna 1988, pl. p. 151

  • Azeri Zili

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    • Lot62
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions175 x 140 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This brocaded flatweave, with a colourful compartment design and red warps, consists of two panels joined at the centre. Called verneh in the past, covers woven by the Azeri group in the South Caucasus are termed zili in more recent publications. Woven in harmonious colours, this very beautiful example stands out on account of its small format; measurements of two by four metres are not uncommon, but rather the standard in compartment zilis. The item was published and exhibited in Munich in 1978. – In good condition, except for small darned areas.

    WRIGHT, RICHARD & WERTIME, JOHN, Caucasian Carpets & Covers. The Weaving Culture. London 1995, pl. 16, p. 101

    SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, KÖNIG, HANS & VOLKMANN, MARTIN, Alte Orientteppiche. Meisterstücke aus deutschen Privatsammlungen. Munich 1978, no. 34

  • Bakhtiari Khan Carpet

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    • Lot63
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal region
    • Dimensions389 x 206 cm
    • Age1319 = 1902
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    A Bakhtiari Khan carpet in kelleh format. The golden yellow field shows a bid majnun repeat of weeping willows, cypresses, small floral trees and furcate twigs. The royal blue main border contains cruciform cartouches. In this example, the inscription at the top end that is obligatory in khan carpets has been placed in a red cartouche at the centre of the main border; it reads: Farmayesche Djenabe Mo'in Homayoun, Amale Bakhtiari, Sanneh 1219 (the date 1219 was changed by removing a curve; the original knotted figure was 1319, corresponding to 1902 in our calendar). The translation is: The commission of His Excellency Mo'in Homayoun, work of the Bakhtiari, in the year 1902. – Both ends minimally reduced, original selvedges. Several major repairs and stitched sections, low spots in the pile.

    BENNETT, IAN, Carpets of the Khans. In: HALI 44, London 1989, no. 28, p. 21 *** OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, no. 8.17, p. 145

    • Lot64
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions274 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This rare Genje shows a repeat of wide vertical stripes containing wavy vines decorated with large botehs as well as narrow dividing bands in contrasting colours. A fine weave, a wide range of brilliant colours, glossy pile wool. – Original red flatwoven selvedges. Both ends somewhat reduced. Well-preserved pile, but several repiled areas that are barely visible on the face, most of them in the lower section.

    SOTHEBY'S New York, auction of 19th May 1994, # 125 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 37, 14th November 1992, # 73

    • Lot65
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions103 x 62 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR800
    This yastik woven in brilliant, first-rate colours was probably made in the surroundings of Kirsehir in Central Anatolia. A cochineal diamond placed at the centre of the golden yellow field, notched at the centre and outlined in stepped contours, contains two large opposing carnations. A yastik of similar design but diverging colours was published by Morehouse. – Both ends somewhat reduced, otherwise in very good condition, without repairs, full pile preserved.

    MOREHOUSE, BRIAN, Yastiks. Cushion Covers And Storage Bags Of Anatolia. Philadelphia 1996, no. 89

  • Two Ushak Fragments

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    • Lot66
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensionsa = 48 x 57 cm, b = 48 x 42 cm
    • AgeCa. 1600
    • Estimate EURno reserve
    Two small fragments of antique Ushak carpets. The larger fragment once belonged to a Star Ushak, the smaller one to a Medallion Ushak. – Signs of age and wear.
  • Spanish Carpet Fragment

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    • Lot67
    • OriginSouth Spain
    • Dimensions50 x 77 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Estimate EURno reserve
    This fragment, displaying light colours and an extremely coarse weave, probably belonged to a carpet woven in South Spain, but it could also originate from North Africa.
  • Caucasian Silk Embroidery

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    • Lot68
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions138 x 73 cm
    • Age17th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000
    Half of a large square silk embroidery, its design layout and palette suggesting a date as early as the 17th century. – Backed with fabric, holes, heavily corroded brown, obvious signs of age.
  • Malatya Kilim

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    • Lot69
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions374 x 159 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    A kilim composed of two panels, with a dense design of small cross and funnel shapes, ‘S’-motifs and a row of diamonds aligned along the central axis. The ground has been divided into eleven box-shaped compartments by colour change; the centre is accentuated by the only white compartment. A wide border of three stripes. – Several darned sections, both ends somewhat reduced.
  • Aleppo Kilim

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    • Lot70
    • OriginNorth Syria
    • Dimensions159 x 95 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    Judging by its palette and ornamentation, this small Anatolian kilim, with a field divided into three sections, was probably made in the surroundings of Aleppo in North Syria, which belonged to the Ottoman Empire until the end of World War I. The design of the white-ground (cotton) main border is a pretty detail – a slender tree whose diagonal branches bear pomegranates. – Somewhat reduced ends, small repaired areas, otherwise in good condition.