Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

257 Lots
    • Lot131
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions203 x 136 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    In the midnight blue field, a repeat of palmettes and rosettes is framed by lattice-like red lines that form compartments of different shapes. The light red main border shows a sweeping vine of large pairs of leaves and circular flowers. Firmly knotted on a wool warp. – Both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides. Good overall condition.
  • Qashqa’i Bag Face

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    • Lot132
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions58 x 58 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    A Qashqa’i bag face, formerly part of a khorjin. A brown-red diamond with a reciprocal hooked outline takes up the whole of the midnight blue field, with Memling güls adorning the corners. A vine of stylised birds is seen in the narrow white-ground main border. – The closure band at the top has been preserved, remains of a kilim finish with a stepped design survive at the bottom. Slight signs of wear.

    LEFEVRE & PARTNERS, auction of 8 July 1977, # 39

  • Khamseh Saddle Cover

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    • Lot133
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions101 x 92 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    A rare Khamseh saddle bag in brilliant colours. The tomato red field contains a large, light blue sickle shape, with small quadrupeds and tiny botehs scattered around it. The golden yellow spandrels are densely decorated with animals and trees. Formerly open, the sickle shape and the cut-out for the pommel have now been closed. – New overcasting along the sides, uniformly low pile.

    EILAND JR., MURRAY L.(ed.), A World Of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 48, p. 115

  • Talish Prayer Rug

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    • Lot134
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions143 x 93 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    Prayer rugs from Talish, a region located in the very south east of the Caucasus bordering Persian Azerbaijan, have survived in smaller numbers than those from regions such as Shirvan, Kuba or Daghestan. The midnight blue field of this rug has been filled with star-shaped blossoms in diverse colours, each bearing four buds on diagonal arms; this actually constitutes a border design frequently seen in Karabagh or Kazak rugs. At the upper ends of the field, a steep red arch encloses a blue box. The blazing red main border is decorated with birds stylised to ‘S’-forms, while the sea-green outer border shows colourful blossoms aligned in a row. – Both ends somewhat reduced, original selvedges. Good overall condition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 213

  • Luri Sumakh Bag

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    • Lot135
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions58 x 61 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR650
    A single bag, coarsely woven in the sumakh technique, with a repeat of hooked diamonds similar to Jaff pieces. The colour scheme and border design identify the bag as a weaving by the Luri of Fars. – Well preserved.
    • Lot136
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions169 x 141 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    This red-ground Kazak displays three cartouche medallions enclosing animal representations. The wide, white-ground main border presents the so-called crab design of large star-shaped blossoms, each with four diagonal buds. An authentic village rug woven in beautiful colours. – One hole, several minor repairs, good overall condition.
    • Lot137
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions165 x 103 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    A rare Kashan in the small saronim format dating from the period of the Mohtashem rugs, but deviations in the style of drawing and palette reveal that it was woven in a different master workshop in the same Central Persian city. A cartouche in the outermost border at the top states that the carpet was a gift for “Mr. Weepian”. – The silk cords have been replaced at both sides, minimally reduced ends, good overall condition.
  • Kordi Double Bag

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    • Lot138
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions132 x 57 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    A fully preserved double bag woven in the sumakh technique by the Kurds of the Guchan region in Khorasan province, North East Persia. Both faces display the dense, hermetic diamond lattice design enclosing hooked diamonds in alternating colour schemes that is typical of the tribe. The kilim back and connecting panel are decorated in thin, polychrome horizontal stripes and brocaded ornaments. Bags of this kind were usually cut apart before export; complete examples are rather rarely encountered. – Good condition, the seams along the sides have been partially undone.

    STANZER, WILFRIED, Kordi. Leben. Knüpfen. Weben der Kurden Khorasans. Kollektion Adil Besim. Vienna 1988, ill. p. 167 *** ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche-Die Bilder des Orients. Heidelberg 1977, no. 48

  • Shahsavan Sumakh Mafrash

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    • Lot139
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh region
    • Dimensions45 x 99 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A side panel of a Khamseh Shahsavan mafrash flatwoven in the sumakh technique. In the midnight blue field, cruciform designs have been arranged in offset rows, surrounded by a white-ground syrga border and a midnight blue outer border of rosettes. The beautiful palette includes a high proportion of aubergine. A complete mafrash in the same group published by Azadi & Andrews shows a similar panel as the face, while the other three sides are plainwoven. – Well preserved.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH & ANDREWS, PETER, Mafrash. Gewebte Transporttaschen als textile Bilder des Orients – Arbeiten der Schahsavan und anderer Stämme Persiens. Berlin-Munich 1985, pl. p. 191

  • Dragon Sumakh

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    • Lot140
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions314 x 224 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    An early dragon sumakh with a very well-drawn design woven in light colours. The front is heavily worn, but the original beauty of the piece is revealed when looking at the back. – Obvious signs of age and wear, many rewoven areas, corroded brown sections.