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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 23. May 2009 at 3 p.m.

260 Lots
  • Chondzoresk

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    • Lot81
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions216 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,400
    Original, two-tone flat-woven selvedges, the original ribbon-like braiding of the light brown warp threads has survived at the top, minimally reduced at the bottom. Slight signs of wear in the pile, the black-brown ground colour of the lower cloud band design was corroded and has been rewoven.

    Literature:
    SEVI, DANIELE, Kazak. Selezione di tappeti dell' ottocento. Milan 1982, no. 27

  • Yomut Jolami Fragment

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    • Lot82
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions228 x 24 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    Fragment of a narrow tent band probably made by a Yomut tribal group, judging by its palette and the style of drawing. – Slight damage to the edges, otherwise in good condition.
  • Shahsavan Sumakh Bag Face

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    • Lot83
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh region
    • Dimensions84 x 78 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,000
    A bag face in sumakh technique, once part of a khorjin. The field is covered with a dense diagonal lattice of hooked diamonds in alternating colour schemes. The white-ground border is decorated with small octagons filled with stars. – Slight damage to the sides, closure tabs preserved. The back is missing.

    Literature:
    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 16

  • Shahsavan Sumakh Bag Face

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    • Lot84
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh region
    • Dimensions85 x 79 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,000
    The pair of the previous lot number.
  • Hooked Rug

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    • Lot85
    • OriginUSA
    • Dimensions213 x 110 cm
    • AgeCa. 1930
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    A crease in the field where the pile is missing. Otherwise in good condition, with original selvedges and end finishes.
  • Farahan Seat Cover

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    • Lot86
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions77 x 92 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Tiny stepped polygons with dots at their centres produce a flickering design on the ivory ground, upon which the red central medallion appears to float. – Very good condition except for a restored area below the medallion on the left, somewhat stained.
  • Luri Kilim

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    • Lot87
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions260 x 163 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A row of six nested diamonds has been placed along the central axis of the red field, its sides decorated with analogous halved diamonds protruding into the interstices and forming zig-zag lines. – Only slight signs of age, good overall condition.
  • Ukrainian Kilim

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    • Lot88
    • OriginSouth Russia
    • Dimensions226 x 186 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    A coarsely woven village kilim from the Romanian-Ukrainian border area, i.e. Southern Moldova. The black-ground field shows a colourful floral design of twigs and blossoms in a symmetrical composition. The exceptionally wide border contains boldly drawn floral designs loosely strung together. – Good condition.
    • Lot89
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions164 x 140 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,600
    A red-ground sumakh with a rare primary design: two blue-ground, eight-pointed star medallions, each enclosing four yellow and four red pinwheel motifs. Similar designs are found in older Caucasian silk embroideries. The free spaces in the field left by the main design contain a wealth of larger and smaller motifs, including representations of animals and humans. The presence of aniline red is an indication of the date. – Several rewoven areas, now in good condition.
  • Bergama Prayer Rug

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    • Lot90
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions126 x 104 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A red-ground prayer rug with a white blossom at the centre, two stylised trees along the central axis, four grey-green amulets at the sides, and a white-and-green band surrounding the field, shaped as a prayer arch at the top. The black-ground border holds a geometric vine with abstract animals and flowers. Although greatly simplified, this composition is still in the tradition of much older precursors made in the 16th century, for instance the "Bellini" type. Use of designs based on traditional models is a characteristic phenomenon of the Bergama region. – Most of the corroded black sections have been rewoven, various restored areas in the field.