Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

257 Lots
    • Lot141
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions285 x 160 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    A large Kazak with an open, plain red field and an extra-wide border. – The original sides are damaged in places. Original upper finish, reduced lower finish. Heavy corrosion in the brown sections. Several repiled sections and repairs.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche 2. Munich 1979, no. 26 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1976, pl. p. 81

  • Yomut Ensi

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    • Lot142
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions177 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    A Yomut tent door rug displaying the hatchlu cross design on a brown field, with very beautifully drawn pekvesh flowers in the four segments. The design seen in the vertical bar – diamonds filled with crosses – is a rare feature. A fine weave, velvety wool. – Several major repiled sections in the field and along the sides, both ends minimally reduced, good overall condition.
  • Tekke Chuval

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    • Lot143
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions76 x 122 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The ornamentation of this early Tekke chuval shows the influence of Salor models. The brick-red field contains three complete primary güls and six that are halved by the border, interspersed with large cruciform designs outlined in stars. The wide elem displays flowering plants arranged in offset rows. A fine weave and a dense velvety pile. – Original upper finish, remains of the kilim back survive at the bottom. Cut and somewhat reduced sides, the flatwoven bands have been replaced.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 9 *** DENNY, WALTER B., Oriental Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1979, pl. 21

  • Karaja Long Rug

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    • Lot144
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions374 x 94 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200
    A classic Karaja long rug with a repeat of large, diagonal floral crosses in the narrow, midnight blue field. The brown-red main border displays palmettes and star-shaped blossoms linked by a geometric, stylised vine. – Original blue selvedges, both ends slightly reduced. Minor repaired areas, slight signs of wear in the pile.
    • Lot145
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions187 x 136 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    In the brown field, an elegantly drawn tree-of-life with sweeping branches and a plethora of blossoms has been symmetrically conceived in mirror image; above it rises a semi-circular gable of dark blue leaves. The cream upper spandrels each contain a flowering twig. The wide border of seven bands contains the vine designs and small flowering trees that are typical of the provenance. – New overcasting along the sides, the lower right-hand corner has been rewoven; good overall condition.
    • Lot146
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions385 x 290 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    The special feature of this antique Heriz rug is the large inscription cartouches that surround the rug in a wide, additional outer border. This feature suffices to prove that Heriz rugs were not exclusively made for export, as is often stated nowadays, since the Persian inscriptions (probably containing verses from Persian poetry) only made sense to Oriental viewers. – Original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced. Slight signs of wear in the pile.
  • Qashqa’i Kashkuli

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    • Lot147
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions194 x 130 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR26,000
    A Kashkuli of captivating beauty, woven in brilliant colours and with a perfectly balanced design. The red, diamond-shaped central medallion, outlined in a serrated contour and enclosing a golden yellow diamond surrounded by flowers, has been placed on a cobalt blue ground. It is framed by a vine with large attached palmettes. Several small animals have been scattered across the ground. Separated from the field by a curved outline, the red spandrels are decorated with white arabesques. The golden yellow main border contains palmettes interspersed with sickle leaves. The excellent condition is explained by the fact that in Persia, rugs of this kind used to be an investment and were not destined for use. – Very good condition, original finishes all around; the original braided warps have been preserved at the upper end.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 17 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 4. Munich 1982, no. 91

  • Kordi Khorjin

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    • Lot148
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions84 x 38 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800
    A fully preserved double bag woven in the kilim technique by the Khorasan Kurds. The midnight blue faces show a repeat of diagonal crosses and small polygons. The border consists of a narrow white-ground band containing small diamonds with diagonal arms. In this khorjin, the exceptional quality of the materials is striking. The light blue and cochineal crosses have been woven in silk. – Small repaired areas, good condition.
  • Yomut Asmalyk

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    • Lot149
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions80 x 125 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The field of this white-ground camel flank trapping shows a tree design of seven trunks decorated with erre güls and small triangles as well as diagonal serrated leaves that cover the surface like a lattice. Red and brown-red serrated diamonds adorn the main border. The two tomato red secondary borders contain reciprocal meandering bands; their white contour lines have been woven in the offset knotting technique, creating a flowing and rounded appearance. Judging by the symmetric knotting technique and the specific palette, this is probably a weaving by the Igdir tribe, a member of the Yomut confederation. – Fully preserved, uniformly low pile.
  • Shahsavan Shadda

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    • Lot150
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions200 x 161 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR45,000
    Finely woven in the sumakh technique, this extremely rare cover (shadda) by the Moghan Shahsavan is a masterpiece of nomad textile art. It consists of two panels woven separately and joined at the centre. Bands decorated with small plants bearing star-shaped blossoms meet at the central axis, forming flat triangular gables and combining into an infinite repeat. Midnight blue and cochineal stripes create rhythm in the design of subtle pastel shades, with white cotton sections providing additional highlights. – Slight signs of wear, good condition.