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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 23. May 2009 at 3 p.m.

260 Lots
  • Konya Kilim

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    • Lot61
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions457 x 175 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,000
    This white-ground kilim woven in two panels was probably made by a Turkmen tribal group in the Konya region. Each panel contains nested hexagons with colourfully serrated outlines, linked by wide, multicoloured contours and stacked to form a pillar-like bar. The kilim has been woven without borders along the sides, while a dark brown border of double hooks at the top and bottom finishes off the field. – Several restored areas.

    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, pl. 61

  • Turkmen Embroidery

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    • Lot62
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions111 x 32 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    This elaborate wool and silk embroidery on a cotton ground once belonged to a garment, and was probably the hood of a cloak. – Several holes, otherwise in good condition.
    • Lot63
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions204 x 160 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,500
    A colourful village rug from the Bergama region. The sea green field shows a large red shield medallion containing a solid blue cross and a diamond composed of colourful segments, which in turn encloses a box filled with stars. The carpet was made either in Canakkale or Ezine further to the south. Another example of this rare group, discovered in the Carsi Mosque of Biga, is now in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul (inv. no. 56). – Repaired selvedges, various expertly restored areas.

    Literature:
    ERTUG, AHMET (ed.), Turkish Carpets from the 13th –18th centuries. Istanbul 1996, p. 85

    • Lot64
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions156 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    A Shirvan with a bold design of two rows of hooked diamonds filled with stars, offset to the left on the light red field due to the small, star-filled octagons aligned on the right-hand side of the field. The white-ground main border also contains octagons enclosing eight-pointed stars in various colour combinations. – Slight signs of wear in the pile, sides cut an reselvedged. Remains of the original kilim finishes at the top and bottom.
  • Shahsavan Sumakh Bag Face

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    • Lot65
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions43 x 57 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The bold eight-pointed stars dominating both the field and the border may have been a decisive factor for this pretty sumakh bag face being included in the "Orient Stars" collection. – Backed with canvas and framed. Good condition.
  • Turkmen Jollar

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    • Lot66
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions44 x 135 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    This Turkmen decorative hanging (jollar) is a mystery as regards its provenance. The kejebe design corresponds to Salor models down to the last detail, and a Salor origin is also suggested by the type of knotting, with asymmetrical knots open to the left, but this jollar is too soft in handle, its palette is too warm, and it is not finely woven. This probably makes it the work of an Ersari weaver who had visual experience of a Salor jollar. Raspberry red silk, now heavily corroded, was used for the gül centres and various design details. A highly interesting collector’s piece. – Original finishes all around, three small restored areas along the side have faded in colour.

    Literature:
    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., Jr. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 161

  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot67
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions138 x 92 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The camel field shows a delicate tree-of-life with star-shaped blossoms. The two compartments next to the prayer arch are also decorated with trees. The blue-black border has a dense diamond design. – Good condition, with original finishes all around.
  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot68
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions254 x 189 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    A Tekke main carpet with four rows of ten large primary güls, striking for their clear distinction between the dark blue and green sections of their centres (in many other examples, these two colours are close in tone), and well drawn secondary chuval motifs. The border design is elaborate and diverse, with many different dividing bands between the octagons filled with stars. Finely woven in light colours, velvety pile wool. – Several areas have been rewoven, the sides are damaged in places.

    Literature:
    MEYER-PÜNTER, CARL, Der Orientteppich in Geschichte, Kunstgewerbe u. Handel. Zurich 1917, no. 7887, p. 60

  • Qashqa’i Shekarlu

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    • Lot69
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions223 x 175 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    A Qashqa’i piece by the Shekarlu tribe showing the nomadic version of a garden design, with trees, shrubs and flowers of varying shapes and sizes as well as cruciform tribal symbols. The "ashkali” border of octagons with long hooked contours on a white ground is an identifying feature of Shekarlu rugs. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    HOPF, ALBRECHT, Eine Sammlung Edler Orientalischer Teppiche. Tübingen 1961, ill. opp. p. 48 *** PARHAM, CYRUS, Masterpieces of Fars Rugs. Tehran 1996, no. 1

  • Luri Khorjin

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    • Lot70
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions121 x 70 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    A complete double bag by the Luri of Fars; the pile-woven faces show arrow designs in a kilim style, a motif often encountered in pieces by the Khorasan Kurds. Lustrous wool, a dark palette. A kilim back of horizontal stripes. – Good condition.