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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 23. May 2009 at 3 p.m.

260 Lots
    • Lot101
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions296 x 166 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR13,000
    The white field of this Khamseh, probably made in a village workshop, is densely covered with huge botehs, arranged diagonally and containing smaller botehs (mother and child type). The midnight blue border has botehs and horizontal cypresses linked by a vine. Often used by the Afshars, this design goes back to Khorasan models (see Holt). An expressive carpet in brilliant colours, with rounded forms and a lively drawing that are closer to its models than other examples of this type. – Several rewoven areas, creases, slight signs of age. Sides newly overcast, remnants of the striped kilim finishes have survived.

    Literature:
    HOLT, ROSA BELLE, Oriental & Occidental Rugs. Antique & Modern. New York. 3rd edition, 1937, pl. opp. p. 56

  • Yomut Asmalyk

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    • Lot102
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions68 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    Judging by its weaving technique using offset knots, this Yomut asmalyk is probably the work of the Karadashli tribe. The brilliant white field has trees decorated with erre güls linked by a diagonal lattice of serrated leaves. Red ashik motifs interspersed with arrowheads have been placed in the blue-ground border. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1976, p. 233

  • Yomut Chuval

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    • Lot103
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions72 x 108 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A nine-gül chuval with diamond-shaped secondary motifs and a butterfly border. The elem has a tree design. – Minor rewoven areas, slight signs of wear in the pile. Sides and upper finish newly overcast, a narrow strip of the kilim back survives at the bottom.
  • Yomut Bokçe

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    • Lot104
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions78 x 80 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    Containers called bokçe, with four pile-woven triangular flaps sewn together so that just one flap remains open, had a special significance: part of a woman’s dowry, they were prestige objects whose designs had a deep symbolic meaning. – Well preserved, with the decorative fringe and bunches of wool on three sides.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 4. Munich 1982, no. 97 *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 253, p. 209 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, no. 445

  • Beshir Main Carpet

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    • Lot105
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions352 x 165 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    A dense repeat of ikat-derived motifs with a diamond outlined in yellow at the centre; the interstices are filled with diamonds which, in their turn, enclose smaller diamonds. The narrow border shows halved diamonds and arrow shapes. – Preserved kilim finishes, reselvedged. Slight signs of age and wear.

    Literature:
    WILLBORG, PETER, Textile Treasures from five centuries. Stockholm 1995, no. 51

  • Bokhara Suzani

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    • Lot106
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions161 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    A small-format silk embroidery in the nim format with a diamond lattice of green leaves and red circular blossoms drawn in different designs. The same motifs – blossoms with a closed outline and blossoms with an open outline of mushroom-shaped serrations – have been used to decorate the border, where they are linked by a lively vine of large lancet leaves. In formal language, embroidery technique and palette, this is a typical piece from the surroundings of the oasis town of Bokhara. – Several small holes and tears, darned areas and stains.
  • Yomut Chuval

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    • Lot107
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions77 x 114 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    Good condition except for slight traces of wear, with the original selvedges and upper finish; remnants of the kilim have survived at the bottom.
    • Lot108
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions184 x 148 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,000
    A typical Milas in terms of knotting structure and palette, this rare carpets stands out for its field design, obviously influenced by models from the Bergama region of North West Anatolia where a long-standing tradition of similar compositions existed in the villages between Canakkale (on the Dardanelles) and Ezine (further to the south west). In Turkey, this design of two massive, bowl-like shapes placed above and below a central medallion is known as "Altin Tabak" (golden bowl). – The original, light red flat-woven selvedges and lower kilim finish survive. Somewhat reduced at the top, slight signs of wear in the pile, small repairs.
    • Lot109
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions148 x 106 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,900
    A small Konya with a four-and-one medallion design composed of octagons and complemented by four large shrubs. Later pieces showing this composition are neither as balanced in proportions nor as detailed in drawing. A parallel piece has been published by Butterweck. – New selvedges, restored kilim finishes at the top and bottom, various expert restorations, now in good condition.

    Literature:
    BUTTERWECK, GEORG & ORASCH, DIETER, Das Standardwerk des anatolischen Knüpfteppichs. Zentral-Anatolien. Vienna 1986, no. 3

  • Afyon Prayer Rug

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    • Lot110
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions127 x 87 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    Restored flat-woven selvedges on both sides, several rewoven areas in the pile.