Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

257 Lots
    • Lot121
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions142 x 90 cm
    • AgeDated 1277 = 1862
    • Estimate EUR8,800
    A rare Moghan prayer rug with a bridge-shaped arch and a small white mihrab field that only takes up part of the red field. Hooked diamonds and cruciforms have been distributed across the red ground. The blue main border contains cartouches. – Obvious signs of age and wear, cut sides, reselvedged. Various old repairs and repiled sections.

    BAILEY, JULIA & HOPKINS, MARK, Through the Collectors Eye. Providence 1991, no. 14

  • Bakhshaish

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    • Lot122
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions195 x 169 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    This small-format Bakhshaish belongs to a group of pictorial rugs that includes only a very few known examples. At the upper end of the field, a huge blue bird surrounded by flowering branches, its wings spread wide and its head turned to one side, sits on a design panel ascending towards it in a curve, appearing like a ladder. Its long tail feathers hang down vertically beyond the centre of the field. In the characteristic style of Bakhshaish rugs, all the designs have been represented in a geometric, abstract form. A closely related bird rug was sold by us in 1994. – Both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides. Low pile.

    RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 40, 14 May 1994, lot 29

    • Lot123
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions232 x 143 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    This finely woven Bakhtiari was probably produced on commission in the village of Zanyon. Its elegant design in the style of Central Persian Kashan models is distinctly different from Bakhtiari nomad weavings. The dark blue field covered in flowering branches displays a large burgundy shield form containing an ogival medallion, decorated with four lively flowering twigs and four palmettes. – Very good condition.

    WILLBORG, PETER, Chahâr Mahal va Bakhtiâri, including the Feridân area. Village, workshop & nomadic rugs of Western Persia. Stockholm 2002, no. 311

  • Qashqa’i Khorjin

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    • Lot124
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions117 x 29 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    Woven in miniature format, each half of this Qashqa’i double bag displays different designs on the face and back. – The seams along the sides are no longer present. Good condition.
  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot125
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions63 x 67 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    This pile-woven bag face by the Jaff Kurds displays the typical, dense, hermetic repeat of hooked diamonds, woven in dark colours in this case; their splendour unfolds when the item is viewed in bright sunlight. The centre of the field is accentuated by a brilliant white diamond. A glossy pile of excellent quality. – Very good condition.
  • Karshi Suzani

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    • Lot126
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions226 x 155 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,000
    A Karshi Suzani showing an eight-pointed, central floral star and two large blossoming trees whose branches extend in fan shapes to the sides and corners of the field. Four large leaf shapes have been arranged diagonally in the corners and filled with polychrome overlapping circles. Unlike the dynamic, lively design of the field, the border of circular and cruciform flowers, each surrounded by four green lancet leaves in a diamond shape, appears calm and static. – Good condition, backed with fabric.
  • Kizil Ayak Chuval

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    • Lot127
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions84 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    A large tribal Kizil Ayak tent bag showing nine primary güls and chemche secondary designs in the brown-red field, surrounded by a border of kochak forms. The elem is decorated with seven geometric, stylised trees. – The original finishes have been lost all around (including the kilim back), sides rebound.
  • Tekke Chuval

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    • Lot128
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions81 x 124 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    A so-called ak chuval by the Tekke tribe, its wide white-ground lower elem decorated with eleven trees; in the upper area, narrow pile-woven horizontal stripes alternate with red kilim sections. An extremely fine weave. – Good condition, the white kilim back has been preserved.
  • Ura Tube Suzani

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    • Lot129
    • OriginCentral Asia, Tajikistan
    • Dimensions205 x 164 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR16,000
    Many of the Suzanis made in the city of Ura Tube north east of Samarkand show extremely dense designs using a plethora of different floral motifs. The same applies to this magnificent Suzani; its field design of ascending plants appears like a wild garden in abundant flower. The main motifs seen in the wide border are fan-shaped blossoms, each surrounded by two slim leaves of circular shape. – Slight damage to the corners, otherwise in good condition. Backed with fabric.
    • Lot130
    • OriginWest Persia, Malayer region
    • Dimensions205 x 135 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR9,800
    This finely woven rug was made in Jozan, a village situated between Malayer and Sultanabad. The bold design seen in the field has been produced by means of the souf (relief cut) technique: the rose and salmon twigs appear as three-dimensional shapes rising from the golden yellow ground, where the pile has been cut shorter. The ground of the border has been cut back as well. – Good condition.