General Carpet Auction

Saturday 09. May 2020 at 3 p.m.

168 Lots
  • Timuri Main Carpet

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    • Lot61
    • OriginNorth West Afghanistan
    • Dimensions226 x 134 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    A Timuri main carpet by the Yaqub Khani tribe. The dark blue field contains horizontal rows of elongated rectangles interspersed with trees. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, a number of repairs.

    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 54

    • Lot62
    • OriginSouth West Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions105 x 46 cm
    • AgeDated 1848
    • Estimate EUR300
    A dated carriage cushion with a green-ground field and border. The field is decorated with three large eight-pointed stars and flowers, while small star-shaped blossoms adorn the narrow border. Embroidered in the twizt cross stitch technique, this agedyna was probably made in the Bara or Torna district. – Good condition, mounted onto a wooden frame.
  • Art Deco Carpet

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    • Lot63
    • OriginJapan, Nagasaki
    • Dimensions187 x 93 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    Japanese carpets were made for the domestic market and rarely exported abroad. In the early 20th century, the Nabashima Company of Saga near Nagasaki began producing small-format, all-cotton pile rugs in designs initially derived from Chinese models. As in this rare example dating to the 1935 period, designs created by Japanese artists influenced by the European Art Deco style were later used. – Very good condition.
  • Ningxia Dragon Rug

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    • Lot64
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions213 x 64 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A narrow Ningxia wall hanging, woven as a commission for a Tibetan monastery. In the red field, a blue dragon surrounded by clouds is chasing the flaming pearl. Mount Meru rises from the sea at the lower end of the field. In the upper finish, two pearl and one meander borders are flanked by two wide, undecorated, dark blue horizontal stripes. – Very good condition, both ends are edged with a red fabric.
  • Lesghi Long Rug

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    • Lot65
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions320 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    Seven large Lesghi stars are united by a joint outline in a blue field abrashed in several shades. They are embedded in a dense basic design of small motifs which include animals and two human figures placed at the upper end of the field. The wide five-band border features serrated diamonds in the white-ground central band. A fine weave and a beautiful palette. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, new overcasting along the sides.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 435

  • Azeri Kilim

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    • Lot66
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions255 x 178 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This finely woven Azeri kilim displays the traditional design of horizontal stripes, here composed of wide grass-green and slightly narrower salmon bands which contain two types of hooked diamond. They are separated by narrow, white dividing stripes decorated with undulating lines. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot67
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions274 x 111 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The white field contains seven large Lesghi stars, alternately in shades of blue and red, which are surrounded by a multitude of small hooked diamonds, stars, crosses and blossoms. The equally white-ground main border shows a vine of star-shaped blossoms with four diagonal arms. A fine weave and beautiful colours. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, new overcasting along the selvedges.
  • Sarab Long Rug

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    • Lot68
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions271 x 86 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    A narrow Sarab long rug with a light brown field. The basic design consists of light blue diagonal lines; two large and three small hexagons as well as four palmettes are aligned on the central axis. - Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, cut sides, replaced cords.
  • Yomut Chuval

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    • Lot69
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions75 x 125 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A brown-ground nine-gül Yomut chuval. A main border of small ashik designs, red secondary borders decorated with trefoil motifs, undecorated elem. – Good condition, original finishes all around and a kilim back.
  • Afshar Khorjin

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    • Lot70
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensionsa = 62 x 79 cm, b = 63 x 81 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR425
    Two halves of a double bag, the connecting panel has not survived. The striking field design of large palmettes and blossoms on a white ground was particularly popular with the Afshar. Elaborately woven closure bands. - Good condition, the plain red kilim backs have survived.

    COLLINS, JOHN J., Shiraz. Newburyport 1987, pl. 22