Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
  • Luri Gabbeh

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    • Lot141
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions197 x 137 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    Coarsely woven on a goat hair warp, this authentic Luri gabbeh displays an archaically simple design of three diamonds placed on the central axis of the open red field and two borders of equal width in which red and blue, or brown and yellow, triangles combine into bold serrated bands. The rug was purchased at Galerie Merx in Tübingen in 1992. – Original finishes all around, lustrous wool. Slight signs of age and wear in the pile.
    • Lot142
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions35 x 70 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,000
    The palette, knotting structure and wool suggest that this small bag face in the kap format is a Yomut weaving. Kaps almost identical in design are known to have been woven by the Tekke. Two continuous borders of small stylised shrubs divide the white field into two compartments, each containing a tree with a large ashik design, V-shaped branches and C-motifs. The white outer surround decorated with C-forms is a characteristic feature of this rare type. Our example used to be in the Fernandes Collection, Singapore. – Good condition, no back.

    GEWERBEMUSEUM BASEL (publ.), Alte Teppiche aus dem Orient. Basel 1980, ill. p. 123 *** HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 27 *** DODDS, DENNIS

  • Karadashli Torba

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    • Lot143
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions41 x 90 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    A rare Karadashli Turkmen torba with erre güls placed in offset rows in a red-ground field. – Both finishes reduced, damage to the sides and edges. Signs of age and wear in the pile.
  • Yomut Main Carpet

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    • Lot144
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions273 x 173 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,000
    This very well-drawn Yomut main carpet features a field design of dyrnak güls, a wavy vine border and knotted elems decorated with small star-shaped flowers. A velvety pile and a rich range of luminous colours. – Remnants of the kilims survive at the top and bottom, the original sides have been newly overcast in places, small restored areas.
    • Lot145
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions230 x 143 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This colourful cicim woven in a horizontal stripe design was illustrated by Frauenknecht as early as 1984. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 59

  • Ala Çuval

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    • Lot146
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Fethiye area
    • Dimensions102 x 71 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR575
    A large Yürük storage bag flatwoven in a variety of techniques. The design of wide horizontal stripes, alternately woven in the sumakh and kilim techniques with brocaded motifs, is identical on the face and back. – Very well preserved.

    BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Begegnungen mit einer ausklingenden Kultur. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 266

  • Obruk Long Rug

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    • Lot147
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions335 x 107 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    Four huge star devices fill the blazing red field. Each of the primary designs is combined with four hooked triangles arranged around it. The black-ground border contains serrated diagonal leaves divided in two by colour change and horizontal flowers with cup-shaped blossoms. In this long rug with the full pile preserved, the expressive, strong and brilliant colours are a surprising feature. It is virtually indistinguishable from an example published by Brüggemann/Böhmer and sold by us in 1985. – Most of the heavily corroded black sections have been partially repiled. Major repiled areas in the whole of the left border section.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Munich 1980, no. 10 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 22, # 67

    • Lot148
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions251 x 130 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This Kurdish rug woven in the typical single-weft structure is from the Kolyai region situated west of Hamadan in southern Kurdistan. The narrow, midnight blue field is covered in a dense repeat of offset rows of trees bearing white and pink blossoms which surround each motif along the sides and top. The motifs are faintly reminiscent of the botehs seen in Sehna kilims. The design of the wide main border consists of flowering shrubs drawn in the typical style of Kolyai weavings. – Slight signs of age and wear, the pile is very low in places. New overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot149
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal region
    • Dimensions397 x 276 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    A large Bakhtiari woven in a rare design. A huge, dark blue central medallion with an interior drawing of trees conceived in mirror image around a white cruciform motif adorns the field. Its vertical points each bear a large crown resting on two highly abstract brown lions. In the dark blue main border, cartouches alternate with pairs of halved diamonds. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, stains, the foundation is brittle in places. Damage to the lower edge.
    • Lot150
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions199 x 133 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    This blue-ground Khamseh nomad shows a dense repeat of plants and a multitude of animals. The ornamentation of the wide three-band border is typical of the tribe. – Original finishes all around, only slight signs of wear, good condition.