Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
    • Lot181
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions387 x 219 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR4,300
    A rare repeat of large diamonds which differ in ground colour and enclose floral bouquets. – Slight signs of age and wear, both ends somewhat reduced.
    • Lot182
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions327 x 232 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR19,500
    This large-format Sehna features an open white field, a central medallion and greatly accentuated spandrels as well as a wide, light red main border. – Very good condition, the original finishes survive all around.
    • Lot183
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions190 x 136 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    A pictorial Kashan rug featuring a garden design. The white field topped by a wide upper arch is completely filled by a large tree flanked by two smaller trees. A lion appears at the lower end of the field, and birds perch in the densely leafed branches laden with fruit. Inscribed in beautiful calligraphy, the border surrounding the field probably cites traditional verses from the rich repertoire of Persian poetry. – Damage to the lower left corner, torn upper right corner, sides curled inwards, slightly damaged selvedges. Pile in good condition.
    • Lot184
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions158 x 104 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    Very finely woven in the saronim format on a polychrome silk warp, this Esfahan has an elegant design drawn on the white ground of the field. – Perfect condition.
    • Lot185
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan region
    • Dimensions176 x 162 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR650
    This old Malayer with a repeat of various flowers and geometric, abstract vines in the light red field stands out on account of its unusual, almost square format. – Slight signs of age and wear, both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot186
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions390 x 279 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    A large Bijar workshop carpet, finely woven on a cotton warp. A huge sand-coloured shield form placed on the burgundy ground of the field contains a central medallion with a floral interior design, surrounded by stems, palmettes and flowers. The carpet was purchased from Galerie Bausback in 1987 and published in its catalogue at the time. – Very good condition, a high pile, original finishes all around. One corner has been restored.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback 1987/88. Mannheim 1987; pl. p. 134

  • Jaff Kelleh

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    • Lot187
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions360 x 167 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    Carpets by the Jaff tribe of Central Kurdistan woven in this large kelleh format are a rarity. Here, the field is divided chequerboard-style into rectangular compartments containing large Memling güls in varying colours. A Jaff kelleh published by Burns is comparable but lacks the gridlines. The small rosettes in the minor borders are characteristic Jaff designs encountered time and again in the large number of surviving bags. – Slight signs of age and wear, both ends somewhat reduced, good overall condition.

    BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. London 2002, no. 15

    • Lot188
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions315 x 173 cm
    • AgeMid 20th century
    • Estimate EUR200
    Obvious signs of age and wear, both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot189
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions273 x 118 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    In the dark blue field, four large star-shaped blossoms with a radially conceived interior design of leaves, blossoms and stepped polygons alternate with pairs of octagons, each enclosing four abstract animals. This field design is rather rare in Talish rugs. In the white-ground main border, stepped polygons in alternating colours combine into a continuous design chain. – Good condition, a high pile. The blue, flatwoven original selvedges are slightly damaged in places, minor repairs, a number of stitched tears.
  • Reyhanli Kilim

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    • Lot190
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions350 x 157 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The exceptional quality of this two-panel Reyhanli kilim is striking. The weave is even denser than usual in this group – always very finely woven in any case – and consequently the designs are drawn with precision and in great detail. The palette of cherry red, pink, brown, light blue and various greens is highly characteristic of Reyhanli kilims and a reliable identifying feature. Two rows of large elongated hexagons with pointed ends adorn the white field, with funnel shapes arranged in pairs between them. The wide border section consists of four bands of varying ground colours in which the same designs – either a zigzagging vine or small unconnected motifs – is repeated twice. – Minimal damage along the sides and minor darned areas, several stains. Very good overall condition.

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, nos. 211 and 213