Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
    • Lot91
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions200 x 129 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    An oversized vase stands in the white field topped by a tall pointed arch, its flower-laden stems extending up to the apex of the arch. Two green cypress trees placed at the sides are cut and halved by the border. The floral motifs of the deep blue main border are drawn in a similarly bold and vigorous style as those of the field. – About half of the border section has been repiled at both ends, and there is a further repiled section at the bottom right. New overcasting along the sides.
  • Nevsehir Kilim

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    • Lot92
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Cappadocia
    • Dimensions478 x 179 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    This very large, single-panel kilim was woven in Nevsehir. The field is divided into three sections which each contain a huge hooked design conceived in mirror image and surrounded by a hexagonal outline, flanked by parmakli devices on both sides. The three sections are separated by wide borders of elibelinde figures, S-motifs and funnel shapes. The kilim is probably a Turkmen weaving. An almost identical example is published in "Yayla". Kilims similar in design but lighter in palette were woven in the western Turkish province of Manisa; they, too are attributed to Turkmen tribal groups. – Very good condition.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, pl. 20 *** KONZETT, PAUL/PLOIER, HELMUT, Gewebte Poesie. Frühe anatolische Kelims. Graz 1991, no. 60

  • Obruk Zili

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    • Lot93
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions378 x 174 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,700
    This very large, single-panel zili cover with a brocaded design originates from one of the villages in the Obruk region and is probably a weaving by a Turkmen tribal group. Eight huge star devices within octagonal surrounds constitute the primary design of the red field, separated by diamonds and hexagons with striking double hooks. The white sections accentuate the design in a highly expressive way. An almost identical zili is published in "Yayla". Another, less well preserved zili is in the collection of the Istanbul Vakiflar Museum (inv. no. Y 81-111). – One darned section, otherwise in very good condition.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, pl. 86 *** BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 107

  • Borjalou Kazak

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    • Lot94
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions241 x 170 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    In this classic Borjalou, three nested hooked hexagons are aligned on the central axis of the red field and halved forms offset against them. The extra-wide border contains huge halves of hooked diamonds in an offset arrangement, with a white vine running between them. – Slight signs of age and wear in the pile, minor creases, original selvedges. Good overall condition.
    • Lot95
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions230 x 122 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    Framed by an inner surround of reciprocal trefoils, the narrow red-brown field contains five alternately white- or green-ground hexagons which each enclose a hooked hexagon. The very wide border section includes a central white band of large star-shaped flowers. – Slight signs of age and wear, the original finishes survive all around, good overall condition.
  • Shirvan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot96
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions168 x 129 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    The white field of this unusually long Shirvan prayer rug contains the obligatory diamond lattice repeat densely filled with flowers. The red main border shows geometric palmettes drawn in the kilim style. – Very good condition, original finishes all around, minor moth damage.
    • Lot97
    • OriginSouth West Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions93 x 56 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR950
    Woven in the rollakan technique and comparatively small in size, this carriage cushion (agedyna) features two huge eight-petalled rosettes, each enclosing an eight-pointed star. The mustard yellow ground of the field is decorated with diagonal stepped lines in red, green and blue arranged to form halved or quartered diamonds. A further example of this rare group is published in "Flatweaves from Fjord to Forest". Both pieces were made in the district of Ingelstads, possibly in the village of Selshög. – Very well preserved, mounted onto fabric and framed.

    BLACK, DAVID, LOVELESS, CLIVE & WILLBORG, PETER, Flatweaves From Fjord To Forest. London 1984, no. 22

    • Lot98
    • OriginSouth West Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions210 x 133 cm
    • AgeDated 1806
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    Composed of two panels, this gorgeous flatweave in the rollakan technique is a bröllopstäcke, meaning a bedcover for a bridal couple. It was made in the Gärds or Villand district of North East Skåne. The field design consists of 28 octagons in alternating ground colours. The initials of the bridal couple, “T S E S” and a date, “1806” are woven into the first row at the bottom. The black-and-red border divided by a white zig-zag band is decorated with stars on the inside and small birds on the outside. Very finely woven in clear and brilliant colours, this is a masterpiece of Swedish folk art. – Very good condition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback 1987/88. Mannheim 1987, p.17 *** WILLBORG, PETER, Skånsk Allmogevävnad 1700-1850. Stockholm 1989, no. 42 *** HANSEN, VIVEKA, Swedish Textile Art. Traditional Marriage Weavings From Scania. London 1

  • Hotamis Kilim Panel

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    • Lot99
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions476 x 87 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR400
    This white-ground Hotamis kilim has three huge hexagonal medallions with widely extended arms in the field and a brown-ground border. The surviving panel is one half of an originally two-panel kilim. The panel has been cut along the centre, but very little is missing from the design. An excellent example in terms of drawing and colour.
  • Double Niche Carpet

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    • Lot100
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa Province
    • Dimensions175 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 17th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    This red-ground double niche carpet of the Transylvanian group presents a floral blue-ground central medallion and a cartouche border. An appealing collector’s piece in terms of colour and drawing. – Very low pile, both ends somewhat reduced, the original selvedges are largely preserved.

    IONESCU, STEFANO (ed.), Die osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. Rome 2006, cat. nos. 118 - 120