Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot1
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions120 x 98 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    A classic Khyrdagyd repeat adorns the mustard yellow field; the white main border contains a leaf and calyx vine, and the secondary borders show a dense design of diagonal stripes. An early example, finely woven in transparent colours. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, creases, damaged edges and ends.
  • Shahsavan Mafrash

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    • Lot2
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions41 x 51 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR375
    A narrow side of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique in a horizontal stripe design. Colours of superb quality, the designs are drawn with a high degree of perfection. – Three corners and the left-hand side are incomplete, otherwise well preserved. Mounted onto fabric.

    GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 37 *** TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Shahsavan. Flachgewebe aus dem Iran. Herford 1985, no. 46

  • Two Luri Bag Faces

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    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensionsa = 56 x 76 cm, b = 54 x 82 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR375
    These two pile-woven bag faces originally belonged to a khorjin whose connecting panel and kilim backs have not survived. The knotting structure and comparatively dark palette indicate that it is a Luri weaving from Fars. The diamond lattice filled with cruciform motifs seen in the fields and the boteh vine of the white main border often occur in Qashqa’i weavings as well. – Somewhat reduced all around, several old repairs, signs of age and wear.
  • Azeri Mafrash

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    • Lot4
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensionsa = 57 x 106 cm, b = 52 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    Two long sides of an Azeri cargo or storage bag woven in the kilim technique in a horizontal stripe design. In the wide central band, offset hexagons enclosing serrated diamonds are placed on a dark blue ground, and the same designs are aligned in rows in the two distinctly narrower red bands. Brocaded diamonds adorn the upper finish. Clear and brilliant colours. – Good condition.

    GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 67

  • Gaziantep Kilim

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    • Lot5
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions358 x 86 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    Half of a kilim originally woven in two panels. Nine horizontal panels in diverse colours each contain two star-filled diamonds and additional designs. The brown-red panel at the field centre is narrower than the other eight panels, marking the turning point in a composition of symmetrical colours. The field and the white border are interlocked by deeply incised reciprocal forms, the border design consists of hooked diamonds. Finely woven, very good colours. – Obvious signs of age and wear, several holes and missing sections, corroded brown.
    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions145 x 102 cm
    • AgeDated 1247 = 1832
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    A dark blue rectangle containing humans and animals lies at the centre of a yellow field densely covered in small botehs. The field design includes four tiny human figures added at the sides, and two horsemen have been incorporated into the star border. Dated 1247 (= 1832 AD), this Daghestan is an important reference piece of early Caucasian village rugs woven in the pre-commercial period; information on these is sketchy due to the small number of surviving examples. – Obvious damage due to age, reduced ends, darned areas.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 74, 05/12/2009, lot 1

  • Karapinar Kilim

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    • Lot7
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions341 x 142 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    In Central Anatolia, many kilims were woven in horizontal stripe designs. They were not cult objects but everyday textiles used for various purposes. In this early example drawn in bold colours, white-ground stripes of small geometric symbols alternate with multi-coloured stripes of parmakli devices. – Major missing sections and damaged edges, mounted onto canvas.

    KONZETT, PAUL/PLOIER, HELMUT, Gewebte Poesie. Frühe anatolische Kelims. Graz 1991, no. 64 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection, 10/03/2018, lot 16

  • Two Bakhtiari Fragments

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    • Lot8
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions302 x 219 cm, 57 x 88cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR750
    The larger fragment constitutes the lower left corner of an originally very large Bakhtiari carpet woven in a compartment design of curved cassettes which differ in ground colour and each contain a tree motif. The white border is decorated with a vine of red leaves and blue arabesques enclosing blossoms. The smaller fragment is a border section of the same carpet.
  • Sauj Bulag

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    • Lot9
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions234 x 126 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR350
    In the field, offset rows of diamonds enclosing a striking gül-like design decorated with hooks and polygons combine into a repeat without intermediate spaces. The white-ground main border displays a leaf and calyx vine drawn in the Caucasian style as well as rosettes; the white and yellow secondary borders each contain a vine attached to bird’s heads. - Burns has published another example of these Kurdish rugs which he attributes to the Shakak tribal group in the area west of Lake Urmia. He interprets the primary design as a representation of a tortoise. - Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile is heavily worn in places.

    BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. London 2002, no. 64 *** WILLBORG, PETER, Textile Treasures from five centuries. Stockholm 1995, no. 32

  • Kurdish Saddle Cover

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    • Lot10
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions78 x 94 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A Kurdish saddle cover woven in a design of narrow vertical stripes in diverse colours decorated with floral vines, surrounded by a narrow blue border. There is a crescent-shaped cut for the cantle at the centre of the field and an elongated opening for the pommel at the top. – Signs of age and wear. Uniformly low pile.