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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

257 Lots
  • Bergama Heybe

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    • Lot71
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions125 x 40 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,950
    A saddle bag (heybe) from the Bergama region in its original condition, including the colourful braids and decorative tassels. The two white-ground knotted faces show a tile-like design of four octagons divided by a cross; in the four segments, small diamonds and triangles combine to form larger cross and star shapes. Brüggemann ascribes this complex design to Timurid architectural ornamentation (cat. 69, p. 248). The long, plainwoven connecting panel with a vertical slit is a characteristic feature; in this item it is decorated with horizontal stripes in red, green and aubergine. A parallel piece has been published by Brüggemann and Böhmer.

    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Munich 1982, cat. 86

    • Lot72
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions250 x 177 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR17,500
    Judging by its palette, this large sleeping rug was probably woven in the one the villages in South East Anatolia. The design of a huge diamond-shaped central medallion and offset, halved stepped polygons goes back to ancient models, as do the stylised animal motifs seen in the border. – Very good condition, with a high pile and the original kilim ends.
  • Bakhtiari Gabbeh

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    • Lot73
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions212 x 152 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    An antique Bakhtiari gabbeh with a chequerboard design. The distribution of colours results in a composition of concentric stepped polygons, combining into two large, eye-catching designs outlined in white. Woven in clear and brilliant colours, the purely abstract design is an example of the art of surface decoration using simple but highly effective means. The three zig-zag borders are a characteristic feature of Bakhtiari gabbehs. – Good condition, with the original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    GALERIE NEIRIZ (publ.), Gabbehs. Stammesteppiche der Bergnomaden am Zagros. Berlin 1991, ill. 54

  • Qashqa’i Gabbeh

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    • Lot74
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions264 x 123 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    Published on several previous occasions, this gabbeh presenting a bold design of three stepped diamonds that have been perfectly fitted into the field in a balanced composition, framed by a striking, meander main border, is an elite example of its kind. The representations of small human and animal figures in the first and third medallions lend the gabbeh a folkloristic touch. An analogous piece was published by Kailash Gallery. – Only minimal signs of wear, very good overall condition, including the original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    AMPE, PATRICK & RIE, Textile Art. A personal choice (Kailash Gallery). Antwerp 1994, no. 4 *** EILAND JR., MURRAY L.(ed.), A World Of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 42, p. 109 *** POHL-SCHILLINGS, HANS E., Aussergewöhnliche Orientteppiche. Bilder einer Ausstellung V. Cologne 1991, no. 23

    Published:
    HALI 35, London 1987, p. 104 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 1. Munich 1989, no.34 *** OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, ills. 10.11 & 10.12, p. 178

  • Qashqa’i Bag Face

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    • Lot75
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions63 x 58 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,200
    A very finely woven, green-ground bag face by the Safi Khani tribe, with silk wefts and a thick, velvety pile. The flatwoven closure band showing a tile design of tiny diamonds has been woven with particular accuracy. High-quality bags such as this were prestige items and not destined for everyday use. – Somewhat reduced at the bottom, otherwise in very good condition. Small sections show a slight red discolouration.
  • Qashqa’i

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    • Lot76
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions102 x 58 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,000
    A small-format pile rug by the Kashkuli nomads, members of the Qashqa’i confederation. Kashkuli weavers are considered particularly talented in Iran, and accordingly their work was highly regarded. The field displays an iridescent repeat of red and white zig-zag bands; the red-ground border is decorated with a vine of large leaves. The few published examples of this type closely resemble one another. Their purpose is uncertain; Herrmann, who published the item offered here in 1983, assumed that they served as tool bags. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    EILAND JR., MURRAY L.(ed.), A World Of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 34, p. 101

    Published:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 5. Munich 1983, no. 61

  • Qashqa’i Shekarlu

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    • Lot77
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions237 x 184 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,700
    The dense floral design of this rug, including several rows of trees, is a representation of a garden in full flower. Unmistakeable in the style of drawing, ornamentation and knotting structure, the piece is a typical weaving of the Shekarlu tribe. The brown-red ground colour and border drawing of three narrow bands are rather rare in this Shekarlu type. – New overcasting along the sides, original flatwoven finishes with a domino design and the braided warp ends. Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile.

    Literature:
    PARHAM, CYRUS, Masterpieces of Fars Rugs. Tehran 1996, no. 1

    • Lot78
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Region Kuba
    • Dimensions160 x 112 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,200
    This small-format Zeikhur with a sea-green field displays two large diagonal crosses and a secondary design of floral crosses. – Original finishes all around, including the warp ends tied off in nets at both ends. Slight signs of wear in the pile, corroded black-brown sections.

    Literature:
    NEFF, IVAN & MAGGS, CAROL, Dictionary of Oriental Rugs. Johannesburg 1977, pl. 72

  • Shirvan Long Rug

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    • Lot79
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions426 x 125 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    This blue-ground Shirvan long rug shows a tree design arranged in three parallel rows as well as a wide border. An extremely fine weave. – Slight signs of wear in the pile, which is rather low in places. Original sides, remains of the kilim finishes survive at both ends.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1983, pl. p. 63

    • Lot80
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions277 x 126 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,600
    This elongated Kazak displays five large Memling güls in the green, heavily abrashed field, its inner sides decorated with halved, red hooked diamonds. Two reciprocal trefoil borders accompany the main border, which shows diamonds in the vertical bands and diagonal cruciform flowers in the horizontal bands. – Signs of age and wear, several creases. The sides are damaged and in need of repair; remains of the original kilim finishes survive at both ends. The corroded black-brown sections have been partially rewoven.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1976, pl. p. 47