Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
  • Dazkiri Double Niche Carpet

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    • Lot171
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Afyonkarahisar Province
    • Dimensions168 x 124 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR17,500
    The region between Dazkiri and Çal is the provenance of rugs with double niche designs which obviously derive from models of the Transylvanian group; their ornaments and compositions have been translated almost literally, and sometimes they even share similar structural features (lazy lines). The premise that some of the “Transylvanian” rugs may originate from that part of South West Anatolia does not seem too far-fetched, but is impossible to prove. The distinctive bold colours including rich greens and reds are characteristic of Dazkiris. The type occurs in different colour schemes, featuring either a yellow field and red spandrels or, like this piece, a green field and red spandrels. Blue or two-tone spandrels are less common. The rug group has been comprehensively discussed in an article published in HALI, “Menderes Valley Carpets”. – Preserved in very good, almost perfect condition, original finishes all around.

    ASLANAPA, OKTAY, One Thousand Years of Turkish Carpets. Istanbul 1988, pl. 109 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d’Antiquarito. Catalogo IV. Turin 1989, no. 4 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Anatolische Knüpfteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mannheim 1978, pl. p. 41

  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot172
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions165 x 116 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,700
    This gorgeous prayer rug by the Dokhtar-i-Ghazi tribe was previously published in the book on the Wisdom Collection. An example published by Craycraft and two examples sold by us in 2012 are virtually identical. – Good condition, the original finishes and kilim ends have survived. Only slight signs of wear.

    CRAYCRAFT, MICHAEL, Belouch Prayer Rugs. From the exhibition at Adraskand Gallery. Point Reyes Station 1982, no. 14 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 80, 19 May 2012, # 161 and A 81, 24 November 2012 # 21

    WISDOM, GARY A., Baluch Tribal Weavings. The Wisdom Collection. Tubac, Arizona 2008, pl. 52

  • Baluch Balisht

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    • Lot173
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions112 x 59 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Estimate EUR800
    Unusually fine in weave, this Balisht has a midnight blue field in which a centrally placed gül is flanked by large box motifs. This design bar is accompanied by birds all around. A chain of stars and rosettes surrounds the field at a further distance, and small four-legged animals have been placed around the very outside. This Balisht was probably woven in the surroundings of Sarakhs. Comparable examples have been published by Boucher and Herrmann. – Very good condition, no back.

    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 41 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 97 b

  • Kermina Suzani

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    • Lot174
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions173 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    This gorgeous suzani in the nim format was made in Kermina. Finely embroidered in the ilmoq chain stitch throughout, it belongs to the same type as an example in the Vok Collection; we refer readers to our comprehensive discussion in that catalogue. Both items have the same field design and identical colours, but there are differences in the ornamentation of their single-stripe borders. Here, fifteen large, alternately top-view and side-view blossoms are framed by sweeping green leaves. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition. Backed with canvas.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 91, Vok Collection, Selection 3. 25 March 2017, # 224

  • Ikat Parda

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    • Lot175
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan, Emirate of Kokand
    • Dimensions144 x 109 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This gorgeous decorative ikat hanging was previously published by Herrmann. Its black field appears like a dark window illuminated by the blazing design of white and red forms. The wide red-ground border contains spaciously conceived motifs in white, yellow, green and aubergine. This impressive textile is from the Ferghana valley which still belonged to the Emirate of Kokand at the time it was made, i.e. before the Russian invasion. – One horizontal tear in the lower right border, otherwise very well preserved. Backed with a fine linen fabric.

    KIRDÖK, MUAMMAR, Ikat. Textilkunst von der Seidenstraße. Vienna 1993, no. 9

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 2. Munich 1990, no. 68

  • Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot176
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions42 x 52 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    A side panel of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique. The dark blue field contains one complete and one truncated Memling gül. The border ornamentation is a characteristic feature of the weavings by the tribal groups who live in the Moghan-Savalan area. – Very good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 64 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 65, 28 May 2005, # 73 and A 84, 31 May 2014, # 177

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 44, 11 May 1996, # 22

  • Sehna Kilim

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    • Lot177
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions186 x 133 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    Over the last few decades we have been in a position to sell a number of outstanding Sehna kilims, most recently the six examples from the Vok Collection in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Consigned from an American collection, this Sehna kilim is almost identical to the Vok kilim CP 70, not only in design, but also in the extremely fine weaving structure, the wool and the palette. The two kilims may have been produced as a pair. To avoid repetition we refer readers to our comprehensive description in the auction catalogue of the Vok Collection, Selection 2. – In perfect condition, except for two short stitched tears and one small hole at the centre of the field.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 88, Vok Collection. Suzani, Anatolia, Caucasus-Persia. Selection 2. Wiesbaden 2016. Auction of 12 March 2016, # 168

    • Lot178
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions224 x 133 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    A brown-ground Karabagh with a well-drawn, large-scale Lenkoran field design and the characteristic narrow star border of the provenance. – Very good condition.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Woven Stars. Rugs And Textiles From Southern California Collections. Los Angeles 1996, no. 6

  • Qashqa’i Chanteh

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    • Lot179
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions31 x 30 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR550
    A small knotted shoulder bag of the Qashqa’i nomads. The field design consists of undulating, red and white stripes, the yellow border contains flowers. At the upper end, the design and colours change in the field as well as the border; maybe the piece was completed by a second weaver. Original kilim back with colourful horizontal stripes. – Good condition.
  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot180
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions60 x 53 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR900
    This Khamseh Shahsavan sumakh bag face displays a red Memling gül on a blue ground and a star border. The white sections are woven in cotton. – Signs of age and wear, slightly damaged sides and ends.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, nos. 5 and 6