Major Spring Auction

Saturday 13. June 2015 at 3 p.m.

235 Lots
  • Chichi Double Bag

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    • Lot1
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions127 x 46 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    A rare and completely preserved chichi double bag. The pile-woven faces display hooked stepped polygons surrounded by a carnation border. The kilim backs and connecting panel present stripe designs. A fine weave, white wefts. – Original finishes all around, minimal signs of wear.
  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot2
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions103 x 107 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    This bag face by the Jaff Kurds stands out on account of its unusually large size. Originally it may have been part of a camel saddle bag. – Slight signs of wear, the upper closure band is preserved, remains of a brocaded flatwoven finish survive at the bottom.
  • Qashqa’i Decorative Band

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    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions86 x 23 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    A rare Qashqa’i decorative animal band, finely woven in the sumakh technique. The design consists of steep red, blue and white diagonal stripes decorated with tiny flowers. – Very well preserved.
  • Shahsavan Bag Half

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    • Lot4
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions64 x 72 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    Half of a Khamseh Shahsavan khorjin, very finely woven in the sumakh technique. – Good condition, the plain red kilim back is preserved.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 20

  • Sarab Long Rug

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    • Lot5
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions395 x 105 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    Replaced selvedges, various repiled areas; the dark brown sections are corroded.
    • Lot6
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions488 x 366 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    Obvious signs of wear. Several holes, tears and missing sections, low spots in the pile. Some damage to the sides, reduced ends.
    • Lot7
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions353 x 270 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,000
    The antique large-format carpets woven in the Heriz region of North West Persia feature simple yet powerful compositions of two-dimensional designs drawn in a geometric style and warm harmonious colours. These rugs were especially popular in late 19th century Europe and America, resulting in large numbers being produced in the villages and small towns of the region. In this item, a massive blue-ground central medallion with an inner star design fills the shield-shaped red field. The white-ground spandrels contain quarter sections of a different medallion type. – Original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced. Signs of wear in the pile.
    • Lot8
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions211 x 146 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    The dark blue field is densely covered in small blossoms and contains a massive white-ground central medallion with attached pendants. In the wide red main border, large palmettes are linked by a lively vine. – Minimally reduced ends, new overcasting along the sides, otherwise well preserved.
  • Bijar Poshti

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    • Lot9
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions62 x 76 cm
    • AgeCa. 1920
    • Estimate EUR850
    Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.
  • Afshar Bag Face

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    • Lot10
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions55 x 85 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    An Afshar bag face woven in the typical horizontal format. The white field contains three complete and three halved palmettes, the dark blue border shows a cartouche design. – Slight signs of age and wear.