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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

257 Lots
  • Kurdish Rug

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    • Lot151
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions200 x 101 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR18,000
    Woven in outstanding colours, this Kurdish village rug from East Anatolia has a field divided into three square sections, each presenting a bold cross design. Large solid crosses adorn the white border. The brocaded flatwoven finishes have survived at both ends. Another example in the same group was published by Neugebauer & Orendi as early as 1909. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    NEUGEBAUER, RUDOLF & ORENDI, JULIUS, Orientalische Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1909, pl. VI *** YOHE, RALPH S. & JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D. C. 1968, no. 65

  • Kurdish Khorjin

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    • Lot152
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions219 x 52 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    In this fully preserved Kurdish double bag, both of the knotted faces display a rectangle outlined in white and enclosing a hooked octagon. The khorjin was woven either by the Jaff or the Sanjabi tribe. – Obvious signs of age and wear, one missing section at the upper end of one the faces, damaged sides, several stains.

    Literature:
    COLLINS, JOHN J., Collins IX. An Exhibition and Sale of 47 Persian Piled Weavings. Newburyport 2007, pl. 28

    • Lot153
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions191 x 125 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    A white-ground Farahan presenting a zil-i-sultan design, very finely woven and with a dense, velvety pile. Highly elegant and produced in attractive colours, rugs of this kind were especially popular among the Persian upper class, who commissioned them from master workshops. – New overcasting along the right-hand side, very good condition.
  • Silk Tabriz

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    • Lot154
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions186 x 140 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR30,000
    A splendid, finely woven silk Tabriz in pastel shades. The closely-spaced design shows ogival medallions interspersed with floral crosses on a burgundy ground. The two inscriptions expressing good wishes in the two cartouches placed at the centre of the field and the symbol in the larger cartouche suggest that the carpet was a wedding present. – Minimally reduced ends, original selvedges, good condition.
    • Lot155
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions203 x 140 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    In the dark blue field, lively spiralling vines form oval shapes in a strictly symmetrical composition conceived around the vertical central axis, which has been accentuated by two white-ground star-shaped blossoms. The ground is densely covered in flowering twigs, arabesques and palmettes. The idea for this design goes back to 17th century models, as does the design language of the cartouche border. – New overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced. Slight signs of age and wear.
    • Lot156
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions148 x 100 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    An old Farahan in the saronim format, its floral design drawn in the angular, geometric style of such village rugs. The white shield-shaped field, the elongated octagonal central medallion and the red spandrels are densely covered in flowering plants. The midnight blue main border shows a thin wavy vine with attached palmettes as well as various flowers. – Original finishes all around, good condition.
  • Shakhrisyabz Suzani

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    • Lot157
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions250 x 183 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR22,500
    Composed of five panels, this silk embroidery from Shakhrisyabz in the Emirate of Bokhara originally served as a bedcover or wall hanging. Its glowing colours and exquisitely drawn floral designs make it a particularly beautiful example. The field is divided into a diamond lattice by deep green vines. In the compartments, large flowers with long stems decorated with fan-shaped poppy blossoms, palmettes and star-shaped blossoms form an ascending design. A second design layer drawn to a distinctly smaller scale consists of further flowers, including purple irises, and delicate blossoming twigs. In the wide main border, the large circular blossoms are surrounded by light blue twigs and linked by a lively wavy line of deep green vines. – The lower left-hand corner is damaged; several stains, very good overall condition. Backed with ivory fabric.
  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot158
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions278 x 187 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR14,500
    A Tekke main carpet presenting 10 x 4 primary güls and large chemche secondary motifs, a detailed border design and wide kilim finishes. The light palette, glossy pile wool and fine weave make it an example of outstanding quality. – Three restored areas in the lower section of the field; in addition, three of the kilim corners have been rewoven. Very good overall condition, with the pile at its original height.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 4. Munich 1982, no. 89

  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot159
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions48 x 132 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A twelve-gül Tekke torba showing chemche secondary motifs and a kochak border. A fine weave, velvety pile and light palette; the motifs are outlined in fawn. – The right-hand side is damaged and has been somewhat reduced; original upper finish, a remnant of the kilim back survives at the bottom.
  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot160
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions49 x 126 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR5,500
    An early Tekke torba presenting six large primary güls and chemche secondary motifs in a spacious composition. Small diamonds decorated with double hooks have been placed between the chemches. The main border of kochak designs enclosing rosettes is accompanied by narrow gyak stripes. A very fine weave and, accordingly, a precise style of drawing; a light palette and thick velvety pile. – The plain red, right-hand lateral section has been repiled and the top left-hand corner restored; two small inserted sections. Otherwise in very good condition. The back has not survived.

    Literature:
    PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 27