Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
    • Lot71
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions271 x 210 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    A large red-ground sumakh, with four blue medallions aligned along the central axis and a field densely covered in palmettes, diamonds, cruciform designs and a vast number of small ornaments. Judging by the border design, this sumakh may be attributed to the Zeikhur group. – Only minimal signs of wear, in very good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    BORALEVI, ALBERTO, Sumakh. Flat-Woven carpets of the Caucasus. Florence 1986, no. 20

    • Lot72
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions209 x 114 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    Possibly this Baluch, finely knotted from glossy wool, is a weaving by the Timuri tribe. The midnight blue field contains eight vertical box designs decorated with Turkmen motifs. – Good condition, original selvedges, remains of the kilim finishes have been preserved.
    • Lot73
    • OriginEast Persia, Zabol region
    • Dimensions153 x 93 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    An antique Baluch from the Zabol region. The central axis of the camel field shows a vertical bar containing hooked diamonds and rectangles filled with stars, each corner of the latter decorated with a diagonal honeycomb form. The lateral sections are densely filled with rows of small cypresses and animals. – Cut sides, replaced selvedges. A restored vertical tear at the bottom, minor repairs, both ends somewhat reduced.
    • Lot74
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions67 x 71 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR900
    This square carpet with a golden yellow field once formed part of one of the long bench covers used in Tibetan monasteries. The cruciform design at the centre of the field represents two Tibetan dorje symbols. The corners of the field depict stylised bats aligned towards the central motif. – Repiled lower finish, otherwise in good condition.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 331

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    • Lot75
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions68 x 70 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    A throne back cover displaying a Fo dog at the centre of the yellow field, surrounded by Buddhist symbols. – Good condition.
    • Lot76
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions141 x 82 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    One of the oldest surviving Baluch sofrehs, with an undecorated camel field and a wide, light red border containing a typical Baluch vine design. A generous layout and extremely fine weave, first-rate pile wool, wide flatwoven finishes. – Original finishes all around, signs of wear in the field and repiled sections.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 1. Munich 1989, no. 46

    • Lot77
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions73 x 95 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    A Baluch bag face in a horizontal format, formerly part of a khorjin. Excellent colours, velvety wool. The small design details dyed with fuchsine are an indication of the item’s age. – Good condition, original selvedges, remains of the kilim finishes survive at both ends.

    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, no. 34 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1977, pl. p. 147

    • Lot78
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions160 x 126 cm
    • AgeLate 18th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    This classic Kula prayer rug displays a steep triangular arch and an open sea-green field, its sides decorated with red carnations. The space above the mihrab shows a dense design of hyacinths beneath a horizontal panel of serrated leaves. Large flowering trees adorn the wide main border. – Obvious signs of age, extremely low pile, the original finishes are missing all around.

    TKF-WIEN (publ.), Antike anatolische Teppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Textil–Kunst-Forschung. Vienna 1983, no. 18

    • Lot79
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions62 x 53 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A large flatwoven Afshar salt bag, with a border section woven in sumakh technique and a brocaded concentric diamond design in the field. – Well preserved, complete with the brown kilim back.
    • Lot80
    • OriginNorth Persia
    • Dimensions58 x 31 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A double-sided flatwoven bag made in the Varamin area, with a design of narrow, white-ground vertical stripes containing tiny red diamonds. Possibly a weaving by the Afshars of the Varamin area. The bag has been stitched together at one of the long sides; the ends are accentuated by a red horizontal border. A decorative braided fringe has been preserved at the bottom. – Good condition.