Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
  • Shirvan Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot11
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions191 x 167 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A fragment of a Shirvan kilim with a design of horizontal stripes; about half of the original length has survived. – Good condition.
    • Lot12
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions131 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200
    A rare prayer rug from the Genje region. The field shows a design of wide diagonal stripes randomly decorated with double S-motifs, small crosses and chevrons. A yellow mihrab has been superimposed on the basic design at the upper end. The white-ground main border displays diagonal serrated leaves and triangles (“leaf and calyx” border). In palette and style, the rug is reminiscent of Kazaks, but deviations in structure suggest that it was woven in the Genje area. – Signs of age and wear. Repiled end finishes, restored sides, uniformly low pile.
    • Lot13
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba
    • Dimensions164 x 122 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,100
    In this Perepedil, the large scale of the motifs used in the field design is striking. The white-ground main border contains stylised geometric rosettes – a typical design of the Kuba region, although it is as rare in rugs of the Perepedil group as are the reciprocal hooked bands (running dog) seen in the secondary borders. – The original kilim finishes survive at the top and bottom, new overcasting along the sides. Uniformly low pile.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 367

    • Lot14
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions169 x 104 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200
    Slight signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, new overcasting along the selvedges in places.
    • Lot15
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions313 x 102 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,300
    In this densely patterned Leshgi woven in a long format, seven of the star medallions that are typical of the provenance take up most of the narrow, dark brown field. The weaver has expressed a great love of the narrative by inserting 27 small human figures in the free spaces along the inner sides. The white-ground main border is decorated with hexagons in rich colour variations, each enclosing a diamond surrounded by solid crosses. – Slight signs of age and wear, corroded brown, original finishes all around.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 435

    • Lot16
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions154 x 100 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200
    In the narrow field, six Memling güls enclosed in hexagonal surrounds are interspersed with dividing bands of cruciform motifs. The wide border section includes a main border with a diagonal stripe design. – Signs of wear, uniformly low pile. The selvedges are only partially original and have been largely renewed; both ends somewhat reduced. The colours are patinated with age.

    OSTLER, HERBERT & GEISSELMANN, ÄGIDIUS, Die Teppichkunst des Orients und die Kunst der Moderne. Munich 1980, p. 112

    • Lot17
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions186 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    Signs of age and wear, uniform pile, several old repairs, both ends somewhat reduced, both sides reselvedged.
    • Lot18
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions158 x 99 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,700
    The green field displays a rare repeat of so-called "frog" motifs; the main border contains a vine composed of offset stylised birds. – Signs of age and wear. Restored sides and ends, uniformly low pile.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Caucasian Rugs. London 1978, ill. p. 13

    • Lot19
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions55 x 60 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR370
    The face of a knotted Afshar single bag. In the white field, two palmettes and two abstract dragon figures resembling chevrons are interspersed with rosettes and small flowers. The closure band is elaborately woven in the sumakh technique. A remnant of the striped kilim back is preserved at the bottom. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IX. Munich 1987, no. 64 a

    • Lot20
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions230 x 106 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200
    In the light red field, octagons enclosing large hooked diamonds have been arranged in a two-row repeat and interspersed with smaller designs as well as four animals. A white kufic vine adorns the green-ground main border. The high degree of patination seen in the colours suggests a date in the mid 19th century. – New overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced, signs of wear in the pile.