Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

257 Lots
    • Lot11
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions224 x 165 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    The provenance of this very rare, green-ground carpet is probably the Dazkiri region of South West Turkey. Finely woven and with a complex, precisely drawn field design, it constitutes a workshop piece. The white kufi vine in the red main border occurs as early as the older “Holbein” carpets while the geometric, stylised animal motifs of the guard stripes go back to even earlier models. Another example in the same group is in the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. (TM R 34.12.6), and a further example has been published in the book on the “Orient Stars” Collection. – Repiled finishes all around, signs of age and wear, various old repairs.

    YOHE, RALPH S. & McCOY JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1968, no. 22 *** KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars – A Carpet Collection. Catalogue of the Hamburg und Stuttgart exhibitions. Stuttgart – London 1993, no. 171

    • Lot12
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions198 x 140 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,800
    In the midnight blue, shield-shaped field, a dense design of flowering trees and twigs has been arranged in a strictly symmetrical composition. A large ivory diamond with a cruciform floral interior drawing takes up the centre of the field. Green arabesques have been placed into the brown-red corners. The two-dimensional style of drawing of the border is characteristic of Malayer rugs, as is the lack of an inner guard stripe. A very fine weave. Good condition.
    • Lot13
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions207 x 140 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    This Esfahan shows a sumptuous floral design of baroque appearance, with large flowers densely covering the white ground of the field. Conceived symmetrically around the vertical central axis, a large, light blue vase at the lower end of the field forms the starting point of the design. An arabesque vine decorated with palmettes is seen in the red main border. – Minimally reduced upper finish, otherwise very well preserved.
    • Lot14
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions120 x 74 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This blue-ground Garrus presenting an arabesque design, lions, cone-shaped palmettes and large pairs of leaves stands out on account of its surprisingly small format. The piece was published by Bausback in 1982. – Good condition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1982, pl. p. 102

    • Lot15
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions193 x 129 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    In this antique Malayer, an exactly symmetrical repeat of large rounded botehs and angular twigs decorated with blossoms, leaves and small botehs has been arranged around the vertical central axis of the midnight blue field. The wide mid-blue main border shows rare palmette forms. A fine weave and a muted palette of attractive pastel shades. – Original sides and lower kilim finish, somewhat reduced at the top. A vertical tear at the top right-hand upper end has been repaired.
    • Lot16
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions252 x 104 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    In the narrow field, a repeat of offset rows of angular pairs of botehs is interspersed with small diamonds, botehs and squares. This kind of field design is rather rare in Talish carpets. A golden yellow border divides the field from the wide border section, with a white-ground main border of Talish rosettes. – The selvedges are in need of repair in places. Very good overall condition, with the original finishes all around.
    • Lot17
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions283 x 108 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    Three red shield-shaped medallions enclosing analogous, sea-green central designs have been aligned along the central axis of the midnight blue field; scattered around them are flowering plants, palmettes, rosettes and small stars. A double vine of abstract birds adorns the main border. – The sides have been cut and rebound; both ends somewhat reduced; the pile is very low in places.
  • Lori Pambak Kazak

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    • Lot18
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions298 x 165 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    A Lori Pambak Kazak drawn in an exemplary style, with three huge octagons enclosing a large cross design each. – Partially restored sides, both ends repiled. Good overall condition.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L’Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 71

  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot19
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions247 x 194 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800 or earlier
    • Estimate EUR14,500
    This early Tekke main carpet presenting 4 x 10 primary güls and chemche secondary motifs is impressive on account of the size of its designs, which have been arranged in a spacious composition in the brown-red field. The layout of the border, consisting of just one wide band of octagons filled with stars and narrow dividing stripes of divergent patterns, accompanied by simple gyak guard stripes, is considered a characteristic feature of very early Tekke main carpets. A comparative piece is a Tekke in the George Hewitt Myers Collection, now in the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. (R37.1.2). – New overcasting along the sides, reduced upper and lower finishes. The pile is extremely thin in places. Several repiled sections and repairs.

    MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington D.C. 1980, no. 27 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 3. Munich 1981, no. 98

  • Tekke Ensi

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    • Lot20
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions147 x 115 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR800
    Turkmen ensis were pile-woven door hangings used in tents. This example displaying a hatchlu cross, insi kush fork devices in the four segments of the field and a mihrab at the top is a typical weaving of the Tekke tribe. – Both ends somewhat reduced, slight signs of wear in the pile.