Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
  • Sivas Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot231
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions217 x 89 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR1,450
    A fragment of a Sivas kilim finely woven in a saf design. The arches are decorated with long parmakli outlines, and four stars are seen above each niche. The wide design panels are separated by dividing bands which vary in ground colour and contain large, immaculately drawn gülbudak devices. – Mounted onto canvas. Several missing areas, corroded brown.
  • Shahsavan Khorjin Half

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    • Lot232
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions65 x 52 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    A Shahsavan sumakh bag half with diagonal stripes which contain stars and dragon symbols. – Good condition, includes the original back.

    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Shahsavan. Flachgewebe aus dem Iran. Herford 1985, no. 215, p. 336

  • Kordi Khorjin

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    • Lot233
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions139 x 60 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR900
    Woven in the sumakh technique, this double bag by the Khorasan Kurds is completely preserved, including the backs and connecting panel. It presents the typical design of hooked diamonds surrounded by a diamond lattice; the red bridge is brocaded in small decorative ornaments. – Very good condition.

    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche - Die Bilder des Orients. Heidelberg 1977, no. 48 *** STANZER, WILFRIED, Kordi. Leben. Knüpfen. Weben der Kurden Khorasans. Vienna 1988, ill. p. 167

  • Afshar Bag

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    • Lot234
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions41 x 55 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR460
    A small bag face woven in a horizontal format. The blue field contains a repeat of highly abstract animal forms (possibly birds), while diamonds adorn the narrow white border. – Uniformly low pile, slight damage to all the corners. The kilim back is from a different bag.
  • Ningxia Cushion Panel

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    • Lot235
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions58 x 69 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    This cushion panel once belonged to a bench runner made for a Tibetan monastery. A dominant double dorje motif with a floral centre is seen in the middle of the field, and diagonally aligned motifs adorn the corners. – Both ends slightly reduced, slight signs of age and wear. Good overall condition.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L’Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 261 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 64, 20/11/2004, # 39 *** LORENTZ, HANS ACHIM, Chinesische Teppiche. 17.- 20. Jahrhundert. Munich 1975, no. 103

  • Bokhara Suzani

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    • Lot236
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions232 x 153 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    Three floral circular medallions, each composed of a large top-view central blossom and eight side-view blossoms radially arranged around it, are aligned on the central axis of the white field. The remaining space is densely filled with stems, leaves and many different flowers. Strikingly rich in variations, the 21 large blossoms of the main border are each surrounded by two semi-circular, solidly drawn leaves. – Good condition, backed with a Russian calico.
  • Shahsavan Khorjin

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    • Lot237
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensionsa = 47 x 48 cm b = 46 x 47 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    Two faces of a Shahsavan double bag from the Hashtrud-Mianeh region. Their mosaic-style field design consists of small diamonds enclosing central cross devices. The different colour combinations of the diamonds and crosses create a colourful and diverse appearance, while the black outlines accentuate the geometric precision of the design. The bag faces are woven in the "reverse sumakh" technique described as "extra weft knotted wrapping" by Wertime. In this process, the warps are displaced by 90 degrees and the pattern wefts hermetically depressed to produce a weaving that is heavy, solid and highly resilient. – The connecting panel and backs are missing, the upper closure bands have survived. Very good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 53

  • Yomut Jafarbay Khalyk

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    • Lot238
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Gurgan region
    • Dimensions96 x 38 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Estimate EUR850
    A rare Jafarbay Yomut khalyk with a field design of hooked diamonds. Original decorative cords at the lower finish. – Several reknotted areas around the upper corners and in the right arm. Slight signs of age and wear in the pile.
  • Moroccan Rug

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    • Lot239
    • OriginNorth Africa
    • Dimensions247 x 154 cm
    • AgeMid 20th century
    • Estimate EUR650
    This unusual and cheerful rug has a colourful harlequin field design composed of red, orange, white and green diamonds, surrounded by a very narrow border of red diamonds on a blue ground. – Original finishes all around, braided yellow warps at one end. Several creases and low pile in those areas, otherwise in good condition.
  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot240
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions37 x 112 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR200
    This classic Tekke torba presents six large chuval primary güls and chemche secondary motifs as well as a border of kochak designs. A fine weave and a thick velvety pile. – Somewhat reduced sides, replaced selvedges. The upper and lower finishes are reduced, one stitched vertical tear, missing back.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 6