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General Carpet Auction

Saturday 09. May 2020 at 3 p.m.

168 Lots
  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot21
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions252 x 197 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    This classic Tekke main carpet presents five by ten primary güls and kurbaghe secondary güls. The main border is woven in an elaborate design using many different motifs from the rich Tekke design repertoire. A fine weave, first-rate colours. – Several minor repairs, moth damage, good overall condition.
  • Saryk Main Carpet

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    • Lot22
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions332 x 231 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    Towards the end of the 19th century, several Saryk tribal groups had settled and were producing carpets for the Russian market in their own workshops. This very large Saryk main carpet presenting five rows of twelve sari primary güls in a purple-red field, with small chuval secondary güls placed between them, is such a workshop product. It was published by Engelhardt as early as 1990. – Very good condition, original selvedges and the pile at its original height, small stains and repairs in the long kilim ends.
    • Lot23
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions312 x 204 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A large Kashan in shades of red, pink and blue. The dense field design of floral sprays and small trees, birds, cypresses in the four corners and two pagoda-like buildings at the ends of the field is conceived in mirror image. The composition centres on a star-shaped motif composed of stems radiating from a small flower. The velvety pile wool was probably imported from Manchester. – Slight signs of wear along the sides, otherwise very well preserved.
    • Lot24
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions200 x 126 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A tree grows from a large vase placed at the lower end of the salmon field, its flowering branches sweeping upwards as far as the mosque lamp suspended from chains. The wide, midnight blue main border is decorated with large Arabic characters in beautiful calligraphy. A thick velvety pile, a subdued palette. – Very good condition, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot25
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions97 x 81 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR200
    This gorgeous Farahan zaronim presenting a green central medallion and two white pendants on a salmon field was published by Engelhardt as early as 1978. – Due to water damage, the upper section of the foundation has turned hard and brittle; several tears, old repairs.

    Published:
    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche. Die Bilder des Orients. Vol. II. Heidelberg 1978, no. 249, same ill. on the dust cover

    • Lot26
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions160 x 81 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR650
    This prayer rug, with an immaculately drawn tree of life in a camel field, is woven in a strikingly long and narrow format. The weaver dispensed with any representation of a prayer niche at the upper end. – Good condition, the original, flatwoven selvedge on the left is damaged in several places, both ends slightly reduced.
  • Shahsavan Bag

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    • Lot27
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions36 x 38 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR150
    Finely woven in the sumakh technique, this small Shahsavan bag shows minutely detailed flowering plants in the blue field. The back is a plain red kilim, the seams along the sides have been undone, the upper closure band survives. – Good condition.
  • Schahsavan Mafrash

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    • Lot28
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions39 x 105 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR200
    Woven in the reverse sumakh technique, this side panel of a Shahsavan mafrash from the Hashtrud region displays a diamond lattice design and stepped polygons. – Good condition, the original selvedges survive, minimally reduced at the top and bottom.
    • Lot29
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions168 x 90 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR550
    The red field of this rare Baluch is divided into six rectangular compartments by wide, intersecting dark blue bars. In an offset arrangement, three of the compartments contain tree forms while the other three each hold three diamonds. Cruciforms and diagonal crosses alternate in the wide border. – Good condition, original flatwoven selvedges, a remnant of the kilim finish survives at the bottom.
    • Lot30
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions175 x 97 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    An antique Baluch woven in the Torbat-e-Haydari region. A precisely drawn diamond lattice of light red double lines encloses hooked cruciforms which form steep colour diagonals. The main border presents a classic Baluch vine decorated with white flowers and star-filled diamonds. Brilliant colours, velvety pile. The end finishes are pile-woven in a design of interlocked sawteeth. – Good condition, original finishes all around. Slight moth damage, corroded black.

    Literature:
    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Antique Rugs. London 1983, no. 20 *** BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, no. 6