Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

257 Lots
  • Kurdish Rug

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    • Lot251
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions259 x 120 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    Three large midnight blue shield medallions with a cruciform interior drawing of flowers have been placed along the central axis of the camel-ground field and many animal figures scattered around them: 28 camels and 16 smaller quadrupeds. The main border is composed of rectangles quartered by colour change, each containing a cross of arrowheads. Influenced by the neighbouring Baluch in terms of palette, this firmly and coarsely woven rug was made by one of the Kurdish tribal groups of Khorasan. – Good condition, including the original, wide flatwoven selvedges.
    • Lot252
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions198 x 139 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    Judging by the knotting structure and pile wool, this nomad rug from the south western province of Fars is a Luri weaving. The design of the field – dense vertical stripes including bands in dark blue, golden yellow, light red and white – is reminiscent of the rugs of the neighbouring Qashqa’i tribes. The end finishes including “domino” bands are a characteristic feature of many Fars weavings. – New overcasting along the sides, both ends minimally reduced, slight moth damage, signs of wear in the pile, one inserted section.
    • Lot253
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions250 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    The comparatively small dimensions of this antique Beshir rug indicate that it was destined for use in a tent. Three octagons have been arranged along the central axis of the narrow, dark blue field, embedded in a dense basic pattern of red palmettes and rosettes. Large diagonal crosses dominate in the extra-wide main border. The two golden yellow secondary borders are accompanied by an outer guard stripe of small octagons filled with stars. – Original finishes all around, the lower kilim finish has been partially rewoven. Low spots in the pile, several creases.
    • Lot254
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions140 x 104 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    A small Ersari presenting eight octagonal gülli güls on a brown-red field, interspersed with hooked diamonds. Dark colours of a deep brilliance, a comparatively fine weave on a warp of goat’s hair, a flatwoven finish of diagonal stripes at the upper end. Ersaris of this specific group used to be described as Kerky.- Minimally reduced at the bottom, otherwise well preserved.
    • Lot255
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions210 x 130 cm
    • AgeFirst half 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The midnight blue field displays a floral design of lively twigs decorated with leaves and flowers, conceived in mirror image around a small green central medallion. The specific choice of colours (several reds and blues, fawn) and the dense pile of soft wool make this Sarough a typical example of the prevailing taste ca. 1950, when such carpets were produced in large quantities for export to Europe and the USA. – Good condition.
  • Chodor Chuval

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    • Lot256
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions84 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This antique Chodor tent bag presents large ertmen güls in red, white, dark blue and petrol, surrounded by serrated lines in the tribe’s characteristic style of drawing. The border shows small tree forms, while the elem is decorated with trees interspersed with trident designs. – Cut vertically along the centre and rejoined, damaged sides, many repiled sections and signs of wear.
  • Yomut Tent Bag

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    • Lot257
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions59 x 119 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    A very old Yomut chuval with a design of sixteen primary güls and solid crosses as secondary motifs in the brown field. The syrga motifs in the white main border have been woven in the offset knotting technique. The format is unusual: lower than other chuvals, the bag appears like an oversized torba. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, somewhat reduced all around, the back has been lost.