Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
    • Lot161
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions148 x 100 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    A small chichi with an extra-wide border section of five bands. The narrow field contains a hexagonal lattice of serrated leaves which encloses small trees. – Several restored areas, three corners have been replaced, signs of age and wear.
    • Lot162
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan region
    • Dimensions277 x 116 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    Chajli rugs were made in the southern Shirvan region which borders Moghan. The red field of this beautiful example contains two yellow and two blue octagonal medallions with the characteristic, seemingly zoomorphous interior drawing. The field design is complemented by horizontal hooked pole motifs. Colourful stars are linked by a double vine in the white main border. – Minimally reduced lower finish, the original kilim survives at the top, new overcasting along the sides. Slight signs of wear in the pile, minor repairs, one major repair in the upper right corner.
  • Qashqa’i Bag Face

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    • Lot163
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions41 x 44 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This very finely woven Qashqa’i bag face has red, yellow, green and white botehs arranged horizontally on a dark blue ground. The lower finish is decorated in a minute grid design of tiny dice. – Slight signs of age and wear, some damage to the lower finish.
  • Macedonian Kilim

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    • Lot164
    • OriginSouth East Europe
    • Dimensions253 x 177 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    On a black-brown ground, large offset triple nested diamonds with serrated outlines combine into a repeat of brilliant and diverse colours. Lateral border are absent in this kilim. Each end has a wide elem of horizontal, interlocking stepped gables. – Small restored areas along the sides, slight signs of wear.
  • Qashqa’i Shekarlu

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    • Lot165
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions237 x 157 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    The field of this antique Shekarlu Qashqa’i contains a repeat of narrow vertical stripes in changing colours which are decorated with small botehs. It is surrounded by a dark blue frame with rows of white octagons enclosing small stars. The wide white-ground ashkali main border is an identifying feature of Shekarlu weavings. – Slight signs of age and wear, low pile. Original finishes all around. The elems embellished with domino motifs are pile-woven.
  • Ningxia Landscape Rug

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    • Lot166
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions246 x 163 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    The field of this rare Ningxia shows a park landscape projected onto the surface and viewed from above, with hills and lakes, many small trees, pavilions, birds and water birds. At the bottom right we see a horseman followed by a servant and on the left, a large tree with pendulous leafless branches as well as a larger pavilion. The representation is modelled on Chinese paintings. The field is surrounded by an inner pearl border, while a swastika meandering vine is depicted in perspective in the main border. – Signs of age and wear, the light blue sections are heavily corroded. Original finishes all around.
    • Lot167
    • OriginNorth China, Suiyuan Province
    • Dimensions132 x 90 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,250
    Surrounded by a narrow dark blue border, the open sand-coloured field contains a central circular medallion in which the Chinese zodiac signs (rat, buffalo, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) are arranged around a small circle enclosing a highly stylised Fo dog. The pile wool and knotting structure suggest that this astrology rug belongs to the Pao Tao group. The much older example of comparable iconography published by Herrmann was woven in Ningxia. – Good condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 5. Emmetten 1995, no. 108

  • Medallion Ushak

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    • Lot168
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions370 x 203 cm
    • Agefirst half 17th Century
    • Estimate EUR110,000
    This classic Medallion Ushak features a red field, a blue central medallion of an oval shape and four medallions with a radial interior drawing of arabesques, stems and blossoms which appear as halved forms cut by the border. The dark blue main border shows a vine bearing palmettes and small flowers. – Signs of age and wear, the dark brown sections are corroded. Considering its great age, this Ushak owned by an old aristocratic Italian family is very well preserved.

    ITEN-MARITZ, J., Der anatolische Teppich. Fribourg & Munich 1975, pl. p. 167 *** BATARI, FERENC, Ottoman Turkish Carpets. The Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest. Budapest 1994, no. 36

  • Cappadocian Carpet

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    • Lot169
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions318 x 133 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,800
    Judging by its knotting structure, palette, wool and ornamentation, this rare blue-ground carpet woven in a long format, with two rows of large rectangles each enclosing a box motif with two vertical arms, is from Cappadocia; it is currently impossible to pinpoint its provenance more precisely. The only immediately comparable example was published by Bausback in 1978 and described as a "Yürük-Konya". In his book on Caucasian rugs, Schürmann classified a smaller rug similar in ornamentation as a "Genje", and a further example in the first TKF publication is entitled "Kagizman". – Repiled lower finish, minimally reduced at the top, the original selvedges are partially restored. Several repiled sections, signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, heavily corroded brown.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 103 *** SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 43 *** TKF-WIEN (publ.), Antike anatolische Teppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Vienna 1983, no. 51

  • Banya Luka Wall Hanging

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    • Lot170
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Bosnia
    • Dimensions180 x 120 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000
    A wool and silk wall hanging embroidered on a wool felt foundation. The baroque-style design typical of the late Ottoman period features a curved prayer arch supported by two columns as well as a large flowering vase. The border is densely filled with vases and blossoms. – Slight signs of wear, several large stains. Backed with a red fabric.

    ORENDI, JULIUS, Das Gesamtwissen über antike und neue Teppiche des Orients. Vienna 1930. Vol. 1, pl. 1