General Carpet Auction

Saturday 09. May 2020 at 3 p.m.

168 Lots
    • Lot51
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions208 x 140 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    This white-ground Kazak displays a Moghan design of three rows of Memling güls separated by pole devices. The red border is decorated with bracket shapes. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, several older repiled sections which differ in colour, in some places the original selvedges have been filled in.
  • Shirvan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot52
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions176 x 97 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    This rare prayer rug from the Shirvan region shows large, angular palmettes arranged in offset rows. The ground colour of the field alternates between red and blue. Many small animals have been incorporated into the design. – Both ends repiled, reselvedged sides. Uniformly low pile.
  • Alpan Kuba

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    • Lot53
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions171 x 115 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    A classic Alpan Kuba with a midnight blue field ground. Typical of the provenance, the repeat of offset diamond-shaped medallions framed by white leaves derives from Caucasian silk embroideries. – Several major repiled sections at both ends, original selvedges. Good overall condition.
    • Lot54
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba
    • Dimensions175 x 115 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR650
    The Bijov repeat seen in the midnight blue field of this Kuba rug derives from older Caucasian silk embroideries. It is surrounded by an inner white border of leaves and blossoms. The main border shows a pink vine on a red-brown ground that is a typical feature of Zeikhur rugs. – Slightly damaged edges, otherwise well preserved, the original finishes survive.
    • Lot55
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions213 x 134 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR350
    Three Zeikhur medallions and many filler designs adorn the blue, heavily abrashed field. The narrow white main border of small diamonds and angular devices is flanked by two reciprocal trefoil borders. – Original finishes all around, partially damaged sides and one damaged corner, a number of creases.
    • Lot56
    • OriginCentral Asia, North Afghanistan
    • Dimensions176 x 93 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR500
    A rare Ersari presenting a camel field. Its highly abstract tree design centres on a trunk placed on the vertical axis. The straight-lined branches create a chequerboard grid which is filled with flowers. A large triangle points inwards at each end of the field. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repairs, original selvedges, slightly reduced ends.
    • Lot57
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions154 x 118 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    A repeat composed of two rows of polychrome hooked diamonds on a midnight blue ground; a white border of squares decorated with triangles. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot58
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Talish region
    • Dimensions294 x 124 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR600
    Four Lenkoran medallions take up most of the blue field. A white-ground main border of stepped polygons. – Heavily corroded brown, repiled lower right corner, several minor repairs. Good overall condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot59
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions372 x 159 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    Six large diamonds with a cruciform interior drawing are aligned on the central axis of the midnight blue field, with hooked stepped polygons, amulets and many smaller devices distributed around them. The white border shows abstract birds. – Slight signs of wear, several minor repairs, original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced. Good overall condition.
    • Lot60
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan region
    • Dimensions192 x 102 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    The mina khani design of the narrow field has been stylised in the austerely geometric manner that is typical of Baluch weavings, clearly distinguishing it from East Persian models. The wide red border contains hooked vines, flowers and abstract palmettes. – Heavily corroded brown, good condition, original finishes all around.