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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

319 Lots
    • Lot1
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions73 x 44 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    A miniature format gabbeh, with two stepped white diamonds of unequal size merging at the tips in a sand-coloured field. The purpose of the small rug is uncertain, it may have been a seating mat. – Well preserved, minimally reduced at the bottom.
    • Lot2
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions38 x 38 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR700
    In this small-format Luri bag, the field is covered in a diamond lattice containing cruciform designs; the white border contains an angular vine decorated with geometric, stylised flowers. A kilim back of stripes in diverse colours. – The closure band has been preserved. Stuffed to make a cushion. Good condition.
    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions54 x 155 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    This double bag in kilim technique is probably the work of the Azeri ethnic group. The simple design of the face in just two colours, white and dark blue, consists of vertical bands decorated with sharply toothed outlines reminiscent of serrated leaves; horizontal stripes adorn the back. A comparative piece bearing an Armenian inscription illustrated by Wertime and Wright is attributed to the Tbilisi region. – Signs of wear, several stains.

    Literature:
    WRIGHT, RICHARD & WERTIME, JOHN, Caucasian Carpets & Covers. The Weaving Culture. London 1995, pl. 41

    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions108 x 84 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    Known as chyrpy, such cloaks were worn by Turkmen women to cover the head and shoulders, thus they did not serve as coats. Production of these elaborately patterned silk embroideries was extremely time-consuming, requiring great skill. Consequently, chyrpys were prized possessions, and were handed down among members of a family. This example of a deep green, almost black ground colour was worn by a young unmarried woman. – Very good condition.
    • Lot5
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions172 x 136 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    Woven in the Central Anatolian region surrounding the town of Konya, this flatweave displays a specific brocading technique that lends a relief-like surface structure to the hermetic, dense design of offset, interlocked hooked diamonds. Such items are known as cicim or zili. This cicim as well as the two comparative pieces published by Eskenazi and Bausback probably served as curtains covering a wall niche that was used as a cupboard in homes. – Minimal signs of wear and small repairs, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHN J. (publ.), Kilim. Milan 1980, no. 27 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 87 *** BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 106

  • Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh region
    • Dimensions46 x 100 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    A side panel of an antique Khamseh Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique from first-rate wool using harmonious natural dyes. Four Lesghi stars adorn the light red field, which is framed by a white-ground main border containing abstract birds lined up in a row (syrga design). – Good condition.

    Literature:
    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 28

    • Lot7
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions86 x 112 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    An antique bag face in sumakh technique, with a piled design stripe added at the lower end. It once belonged to one of the large double bags used by the Luri and Bakhtiari during their migrations. Good quality, a beautiful palette. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    HOUSEGO, JENNY, Tribal Rugs. An introduction to the Weavings of the tribes of Iran. London 1978, pl. 40

    • Lot8
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions317 x 136 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200
    This heavy kilim of solid weave, with six large hexagons enclosing spider güls aligned along the central axis of the white field and smaller, analogous designs arranged along the sides, was made by the Shahsavan in the Hashtrud region. The field is framed by a simple border of brown-red triangles, its inner outline decorated with fine sawteeth. The powerful effect of this kilim‘s design is amazing. A very beautiful palette. – Good condition.
  • Fachralo Prayer Kazak

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    • Lot9
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions145 x 113 cm
    • Age1321 A.H. = 1903 A.D.
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The red-ground field is dominated by a white mihrab with a steep, towering arch and a sea-green, box-shaped central design that is surrounded by hooked diamonds. The two small white boxes seen above the arch are inscribed with the Islamic date 1321 (1903). Tschebull has published a comparative piece. – Minimally reduced at the bottom, new overcasting along the sides. Good overall condition.

    Literature:
    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 12

    • Lot10
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions198 x 118 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,400
    A so-called forked leaf Shirvan, with a repeat of four red flowers framed by white chevrons aligned along the central axis of the dark blue field. A leaf-and-calyx vine adorns the white main border. – Original sides and upper finish, somewhat reduced at the bottom. Signs of age and wear, several repairs, uniformly low pile.

    Literature:
    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 311