Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
  • Meshkin Kelleh

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    • Lot21
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions344 x 164 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    Signs of age and wear, very low spots in the pile. Cut sides, reselvedged, somewhat reduced at the top, partially repiled lower finish.
  • Karaja Long Rug

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    • Lot22
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions387 x 96 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    Signs of age and wear, both side finishes repiled; remains of the kilim finishes survive at the top, somewhat reduced. Several old repairs and repiled sections.
  • Afshar Bag Half

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    • Lot23
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions51 x 57 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR425
    In the pile-woven face of this Afshar bag, twigs and a large blossom edged in leaves are arranged asymmetrically on a light red ground. The border is very narrow. The plain red kilim back contains a pile-woven border stripe and a rectangular panel decorated with a diagonal flower. The seams along the sides have come undone so the piece now looks like a rug sampler (vagireh). – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repairs. The upper closure band has survived.
  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot24
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions56 x 56 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    Half of a Moghan Shahsavan double bag woven in the sumakh technique. The field shows a striking design of octagons in alternating colours, arranged in offset horizontal rows and enclosing so-called spider güls. The reciprocal trefoil border in the Caucasian style is a characteristic feature of Moghan Shahsavan weavings and rarely encountered in the flatweaves of the tribes inhabiting Persian Azerbaijan. – Only the face of one khorjin half has survived. It has been attached to the kilim back of a different bag and made up into a cushion. Good condition.
  • Marasali Prayer Rug

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    • Lot25
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan
    • Dimensions137 x 112 cm
    • AgeDated 1294 AH = 1878 AD
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    Brilliantly coloured botehs of diverging interior design with deeply serrated outlines form a dense repeat of offset rows in the midnight blue field; a wide prayer arch has been incorporated into the design at the upper end. The white-ground main border of abstract birds is flanked by secondary borders of small star-shaped blossoms attached to a red vine. The characteristic shape of the botehs, the fine weave and silk wefts indicate that this Shirvan prayer rug belongs to the Marasali group. – Signs of age and wear. Both sides and both ends rewoven, uniformly low pile.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 239 *** FOKKER, NICOLAS, Caucasian Rugs of Yesterday. London, Boston & Sydney 1979, pl. p. 107

    • Lot26
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions174 x 104 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    The midnight blue field shows a two-row tree design; the main border is decorated with star-shaped blossoms, each with four diagonal arms bearing buds. Densely patterned in diagonal stripes, the secondary borders are wider than usual and thus take on a prominent role in the appearance of this colourful Shirvan rug. – Both end finishes restored, new overcasting along the selvedges. Good overall condition.
  • Five Persian Bags

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    • Lot27
    • OriginSouth and West Persia
    • Dimensionsdiverse
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR775
    Five knotted bag halves from different provenances which include the original kilim backs. Good condition. All stuffed to make cushions.
  • Two Luri Bags

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    • Lot28
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensionsa= 67 x 77 cm, b = 52 x 63 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR160
    Two Luri bags in different sizes and designs, with the original backs preserved. They are probably halves of double bags. - Slight signs of age and wear.
  • Jaff Bag Half

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    • Lot29
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions59 x 60 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR330
    Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile. The original back in a horizontal stripe design is preserved.

    COHEN, JAMES, Jaf. Milan 2009, no. 14

  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot30
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh
    • Dimensions54 x 55 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR170
    The face of a white-ground sumakh bag, formerly part of a khorjin. In the field, four wide horizontal stripes showing different designs are interspersed with narrow dividing bands. – Signs of age and wear; both the lower corners are damaged. The upper closure band is preserved.