Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

257 Lots
  • Shulaver Kazak

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    • Lot101
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions285 x 106 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The narrow midnight blue field displays seven Memling güls within octogonal surrounds as well as two white-ground rectangles at both ends of the field. The white-ground main border contains small box designs decorated with triangles. – Original polychrome flatwoven selvedges, both ends somewhat reduced, slight signs of wear in the pile.
    • Lot102
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions217 x 100 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear in the pile.
  • Malayer Horse Cover

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    • Lot103
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions91 x 116 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    In this finely woven Malayer horse cover, the curved upper finish and flared corners have been shaped to suit the horse’s back. The light brown field is undecorated except for four blue botehs placed in the corners. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition. The lower corners have been folded back and sewn to the reverse.
  • Sehna Kilim

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    • Lot104
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions209 x 136 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,500
    A very finely woven Sehna kilim dating from the Qajar period. A large, ivory, diamond-shaped central medallion enclosing small flowering shrubs and with attached pendants has been placed in the midnight blue field, which is covered in small botehs all over. The spandrels are decorated with vertical stripes. The three designs used here – botehs, shrubs and stripes – belonged to the traditional repertoire of Sehna kilims, and were interchangeable. – Minimally reduced at the upper end, original selvedges, very good condition.

    COOTNER, CATHRYN, Flat-Woven Textiles. The Arthur D. Jenkins Collection. Vol. I. Washington 1981, no. 12

  • Chodor Main Carpet

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    • Lot105
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions283 x 186 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,000
    This Chodor main carpet shows ertmen güls in the brown field and a Turkmen wavy vine enclosing serrated forms in the white-ground main border. Well drawn and woven in beautiful colours, the piece is an early example dating from the first half of the 19th century. The dimensions and careful knotting support this date. The main carpet has been executed without elems; remnants of the original kilim finishes survive at both ends. – Obvious signs of age and wear, creases, several old repiled sections and repairs.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 65 *** MACDONALD, BRIAN W., Tribal Rugs. Treasures Of The Black Tent. Woodbridge 1997, pl. 50

  • Saryk Tent Band

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    • Lot106
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions1150 x 34 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR11,500
    This fully preserved tent band is a very finely woven piece of captivating quality, with fascinating, precisely drawn designs. Several small details have been knotted in white cotton. Due to the similarities between this band and an example in the “Wie Blumen in der Wüste” exhibition, we assume that our piece is a Saryk weaving as well. – Good condition.

    HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 107

    • Lot107
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions157 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    Known as “orduch”, the cruciform shield medallion was a design employed in various Caucasian knotting regions. Examples from the Kazak region (see comparison in Herrmann) as well as the Kuba and Shirvan regions are known. In this example, the knotting structure and characteristic carnation guard stripes suggest a provenance in the Baku region. – New overcasting along the sides, slight signs of wear in the pile.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 48

  • Rippon Boswell Auction Catalogues (52)

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    • Lot108
    • OriginN/A
    • DimensionsN/A
    • Age1989 – 2012
    • Estimate EUR200
    Fifty-two auction catalogues of the Spring and Autumn Auctions held by Rippon Boswell Wiesbaden, auction A 29 (May 1989) to auction 80 (May 2012), from a collector’s estate. – As new.
  • Azeri Verneh

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    • Lot109
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions226 x 148 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    A flatweave with a diamond lattice design brocaded onto a dark brown foundation. A very similar example has been published by Willborg. – Good condition.

    WILLBORG, PETER, & ALBERTSON, INGEMAR, Woven Magic. A Book About Kilims. Stockholm 1992, no. 46

  • Kuba Sumakh

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    • Lot110
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions284 x 207 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    Three large cartouche medallions are seen in the red field, a fourth medallion is cut by the border. The main motifs are accompanied by four small rectangles filled with stars. The lateral sections of the field are densely filled with small ornaments. The striking main border displays octagons enclosing eight-pointed stars. It is likely that this sumakh was woven in a specialised workshop in the Kuba region. – The sides are damaged and have been newly overcast. Original upper and lower finishes. Several repairs. Signs of age and wear.