Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 30. November 2013 at 3 p.m.

232 Lots
  • Shishboluki Qashqa’i Bag Face

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    • Lot1
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions61 x 59 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR900
    The face of a large, knotted single bag by the Shishboluki tribe, with six star-shaped blossoms on a red ground and a narrow, white-ground floral border. – Original sides and upper finish, remnants of the blue kilim back are preserved at the bottom. Good condition.
    • Lot2
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions224 x 149 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,750
    This antique Khamseh presents three linked diamonds enclosing the Qashqa’i gül on the central axis of its azure field. Red triangles protruding inwards from the sides create a jagged outline around the field. The entire surface is hermetically sealed with geometric, stylised trees, stepped polygons, flowers, stars, diamonds and a multitude of small decorative motifs. Known by the European term of "horror vacui", this principle of covering the entire surface is a well-known phenomenon in many rugs made by the Khamseh, the Qashqa’i and, above all, the Arabi tribes of Fars. In this Khamseh, the rare main border of stars on a midnight blue ground is striking. – New overcasting along the sides, low spots in the pile; a major repaired section at the top right of the field has been backed with fabric.
    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions216 x 154 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    In this repeat, the colourful vertical stripes are decorated with small botehs and the narrow dividing bands contain delicate vines. The white-ground main border displays geometric, stylised birds. – Old repiled sections, repairs and damaged areas, especially along the sides; the upper right-hand corner has been repiled. Residues of glue on the reverse.
    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions400 x 151 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Three massive designs of multiple nested hexagons with huge hooked outlines take up the brilliant white cotton field. The border contains hooked diamonds set in box shapes. The kilim was woven in two panels and joined at the centre. Cochineal can be identified among the colours employed. Balpinar has attributed a comparative piece in the Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul (Y. 81-79), to the Hotamis Turkmen. She points out that the design she describes as turtle motif is considered a typical ornament of the Aydinli tribe, surmising that there may be links between the two. – The outsides of the borders are not quite complete and have been backed with fabric.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 38

    • Lot5
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions117 x 39 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    Known as heybes, the double bags used in Anatolia differ from Persian khorjins in their very long connecting panels that are often elaborately decorated in geometric stripe designs. This beautiful example was previously published in a monograph on heybes and attributed by the authors to the Kilaz, a tribe settled in the west of the Bergama region. – Very good condition.

    PAZYRYK GESELLSCHAFT (publ.), Heybe. Traditionelle Doppeltaschen aus Anatolien. Traditional Saddlebags from Anatolia. Sammlungen Hugo und Marita Becker, Ludwig Reichert. Bad Homburg 2004, no. 18

    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions194 x 139 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,750
    An authentic village rug from the Bergama region that may have been used as a yatak (sleeping rug). A red shield form enclosing a central hooked octagon occupies the entire dark green and dark blue field. In the wide border section, the central border shows a design of diagonal stripes, while the outer borders contain rosettes alternating with crosses. A coarse weave, with many wefts inserted between the individual rows of knots. – Good condition except for slight signs of wear, complete with the wide, flatwoven original selvedges and the striped kilim ends.
    • Lot7
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions417 x 107 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    A yellow-ground Konya village rug knotted in a long format that is characteristic of the region. Seven large Memling güls have been aligned vertically in the narrow field. The inner sides of the field are decorated with red triangles, creating an impression of large octagonal surrounds separating the main designs when viewed in conjunction with the ground. The aubergine-ground inner border contains diamonds, while the yellow-ground outer border shows diagonal serrated leaves. The elems of shield forms are a typical feature of this rug group. – Several restored sections, the corroded black-brown outlines have been largely rewoven; otherwise in good condition, with the original finishes all around.
  • Ningxia Meditation Mat

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    • Lot8
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions75 x 74 cm
    • AgeLate 18th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    Woven in Ningxia for one of the Buddhist monasteries in western China or Tibet, this small square mat probably served as a meditation mat for a priest. The only motifs adorning the rosewood field are a powerful dorje cross, one of the most important Buddhist emblems, a sceptre and a leadership symbol representing purity, energy and indestructibility. – Minimally reduced at the top, original sides and lower finish. Heavily patinated colours, low spots in the pile, several areas of moth damage.
    • Lot9
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions70 x 72 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR800
    A backrest cover for a throne used by a Buddhist priest in one of the monasteries of western China. A front view of a blue dragon is depicted in the yellow field. The border shows a floral vine, and the mountain and waves design appears at the lower end. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile.
    • Lot10
    • OriginNorth East China, Suiyuan province
    • Dimensions156 x 252 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    Carpets depicting landscapes were a specialty of the Pao Tao workshops. This example has been woven in a horizontal format. An island, with three trees, a pavilion and a bridge leading towards the latter, is seen in the foreground. A lake appears in the middle distance and behind it, a mountain range and a city as well as a pagoda on the right. The border is all in shades of blue. – Very well preserved.