Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
  • Lori Pambak Kazak

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    • Lot81
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions280 x 200 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    This large red-ground Lori Pambak displays the characteristic design of this Kazak group: a huge, white central octagon enclosing a powerful green cross motif and, at the ends of the field, two octagonal accompanying devices with an interior design of hooked hexagons. Smaller ornaments are arranged around them in mirror image. The large number of animal representations in this example is striking. The carpet was published by Bausback as early as 1976. – Signs of age and wear, very low spots in the pile, original finishes all around.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1976, pl. p. 77

  • Shahsavan Bag

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    • Lot82
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh region
    • Dimensions50 x 61 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    This Shahsavan sumakh bag features a red Lesghi star on a blue ground, surrounded by a white-ground inner border of syrga motifs. – The face is very well preserved. The undecorated, plain red kilim back has three major rewoven sections. Good overall condition.
  • Konya Prayer Rug

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    • Lot83
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions174 x 115 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    Signs of age and wear, several repairs and restored areas, low pile. Original finishes all around and wide kilims at both ends.
    • Lot84
    • OriginNorth West Turkey
    • Dimensions114 x 92 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200
    The double niche design of this small-format Bergama derives from models of the Transylvanian group. A large red-ground diamond enclosing nested hooked diamonds has been placed in the blue field. Its most striking feature is the twelve white flowers which adorn its serrated outlines. The white gables have hooked outlines. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, the original finishes survive all around.

    ITEN-MARITZ, J., Der anatolische Teppich. Fribourg & Munich 1975, pl. p. 110

  • Fethiye Camel Cover

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    • Lot85
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions284 x 157 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    A large Yürük trapping woven in a single piece. The very wide elems are decorated in horizontal stripes of brocaded motifs; the open red centre contains yellow diagonal lines which intersect to form huge diamonds. During their annual migrations, the Yürük would place such blankets across the backs of their fully laden camels. They primarily served as protective covers, but the characteristic tribal designs of the elems added an important heraldic function. – Very well preserved.
    • Lot86
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions265 x 167 cm
    • AgeMid 18th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    Woven during the long reign of Emperor Qiánlóng (1735 - 1796), this antique Ningxia displays the typical stylistic features of the period. Embedded in a dense network of stems bearing large peonies, a disc medallion with a wide cloud outline lies at the centre of the apricot field; it holds a kylin and phoenix circling one another. The pale yellow inner border is decorated with floral stems as well as four butterflies placed in the corners. Floral stems, vases, flowerpots, containers for writing utensils and chessboards are depicted in the outer blue border. – Small restored areas, original selvedges. In good condition considering its age.
  • Three Ningxia Cushion Panels

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    • Lot87
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensionsdiverse
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    These three cushion panels woven in different sizes and designs were once components of long bench runners used in western Chinese and Tibetan monasteries. – Signs of age and wear, damaged sides.
  • Ningxia Bench Runner

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    • Lot88
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions217 x 77 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Estimate EUR9,000
    A fragment of an early Ningxia bench runner which may have been more than twice this length originally. Here, the design is not divided into individual sections surrounded by borders, but has been conceived as a continuous composition. Three dark blue circular medallions, each enclosing two dragons which circle each other and are surrounded by leaves, lie on the yellow ground. They are diagonally surrounded by four blossoms and short stems. Elongated stems bearing a central flower adorn the border. – The upper horizontal border has been repiled, otherwise in good condition.
    • Lot89
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions217 x 139 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    The light red field displays a traditional tree design of poplars, weeping willows and flowering twigs. Originally from Khorasan, the design is known as "Bid Majnun" in Persia. The white-ground main border has a Herati drawing. The additional yellow-ground outer border is unusual. – Slight signs of age, a number of repaired areas, good overall condition.
    • Lot90
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions306 x 203 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    This large Luri presents a repeat of diamonds placed in offset rows, their stepped outlines decorated with bird’s heads. The interior drawing of the alternately dark blue and red diamonds is not repeated in a fixed pattern. The white-ground main border shows syrga motifs. Comparatively coarse in weave, dark brown warps, lustrous pile wool. – Very good condition.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 121