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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 23. May 2009 at 3 p.m.

260 Lots
    • Lot111
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions221 x 124 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,700
    A three-compartment Kazak with a narrow field, framed by a double band woven in a checkerboard design. The three massive box shapes with hooked outlines are reminiscent of certain Central Asian güls. It is not possible to make an ad hoc attribution to one of the established Kazak groups, such as the Lori Pambak, Sevan, etc. However, its narrow format and stylistic features (checkerboard bands, box güls) make the piece an obvious relative of Karachovs. – Preserved with a high pile, good condition with original side and end finishes.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, FRANZ (ed.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, PL. p. 93

  • Shahsavan Jijim

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    • Lot112
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions226 x 195 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800
    A flat-woven cover composed of six panels, with an abstract design of vertical stripes in sea green, tomato red, cobalt blue, white and black-brown. The rhythm of the composition is produced by colour change and the different widths of the stripes. Finely and carefully woven and with clear colours, this is a particularly beautiful example of this type of weaving, used by nomads for various purposes. – Several minor rewoven areas.
  • Karachov Kazak

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    • Lot113
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions213 x 158 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR14,000
    Good condition, with original finishes all around and a high pile, only the brown sections are corroded.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1977, p. 51*** IBID., Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback 1987/88. Mannheim 1987, p. 57

    • Lot114
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions184 x 88 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    Baluch pile carpets with vertical stripe designs are rarely seen. Here, six stripes decorated with wavy vines are defined by narrow, white-ground dividing bands. The piece may have been made by a tribal group in the Qainat region. – Completely preserved, with original selvedges and kilim finishes. Corroded brown, otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    EILAND, MURRAY (ed.), Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 95

  • Kurdish Flatweave

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    • Lot115
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions266 x 130 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR600
    A two-panel flat-woven cover with a brocaded diamond pattern on a red ground. Three white horizontal stripes divide the field into three sections. Probably a Kurdish piece. – Completely preserved, slight signs of age, good overall condition.
    • Lot116
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions269 x 170 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The rust coloured field of this Kurdish village rug from Khorasan is dominated by three box shapes, their outlines indented at the sides. In their interior, eight-pointed stars are embedded in a dense pattern of dots. Octagons containing hooked diamonds and Memling güls fill the sections of the field not covered by the main motifs. This design, called "Hawz" (water basin) by Housego, was probably modelled on historic Persian garden carpets and their system of paths, flowerbeds, water basins and water channels. Comparable pieces have been illustrated by Housego, Eagleton and Stanzer. – Several restored areas, both selvedges have been renewed and the upper and lower finishes rewoven.

    Literature:
    HOUSEGO, JENNY, Tribal Rugs. London 1978, pl. 137 *** BIGGS, D. (ed.), Discoveries from Kurdish Looms. Evanston 1983, fig. 6 *** STANZER, WILFRIED, Kordi. Vienna 1988, pp. 78 f.

  • Yomut Asmalyk

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    • Lot117
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions40 x 69 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    An asmalyk with a red border in which ashik güls are interspersed with serrated leaves and stepped polygons. Among other purposes, trappings made in this small format were used to decorate camels’ chests. – Good condition, original finishes all around, a decorative fringe at the bottom.
  • Baluch Bag Half

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    • Lot118
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions81 x 78 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR750
    Half of a Baluch khorjin. The pile-woven bag face is decorated with a central box motif containing an octagon filled with stars and surrounded by abstract animals on a red ground. The dark blue field is densely covered with octagons enclosing stars. The narrow border has twigs stylised into herringbone forms on a white ground. Octagons filled with stars are repeated in a horizontal panel below the field. A kilim back with wide horizontal stripes in brown, aubergine and purple shades. – Very well preserved.
  • Baluch Bag Face

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    • Lot119
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions70 x 82 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    The field of this Baluch bag face is divided into nine brown, blue and red squares, which make the white square at the centre a visual focus. All compartments contain the same animal-tree design. A frame of small rectangles with figures stylised into “S” forms surrounds the field. The white outer border is woven in the typical herringbone design. – Slight signs of age and wear.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 10. Munich 1988, no. 86 a *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., Jr. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 311

  • Khamseh Bag Half

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    • Lot120
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions60 x 71 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    Half of a khorjin by the Khamseh nomads, preserved with the red kilim back and the original closure band at the top. A box-shaped central medallion with arrows on a green ground is embedded in a dense pattern of small flowers, the field corners are accentuated by four white and red hens respectively. Like the Afshars, the Khamseh also frequently wove their bags in a rectangular landscape format. – The original seams at the sides have been preserved, moth damage to the back, signs of wear in the bag face.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 8. Munich 1986, no. 80