Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
  • Bakhtiari Gabbeh

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    • Lot161
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal
    • Dimensions290 x 190 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    A large and very heavy Bakhtiari gabbeh knotted on a cotton foundation and typically coarse in weave. The field contains a chequerboard design of 45 squares in brilliant and diverse colours with brown outlines which combine into a grid. A chain of diamonds adorns the red border. Such floor rugs made for home use were known as "khersak" among the Bakhtiari. - Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.

    WILLBORG, PETER, Chahâr Mahal va Bakhtiâri, including the Feridân area. Village, workshop & nomadic rugs of Western Persia. Stockholm 2002, no. 184

  • Sehna Saddle Cover

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    • Lot162
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions97 x 100 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,700
    This white-ground Sehna saddle cover shows a dense repeat of elongated, dark blue botehs arranged in offset rows. The red main border contains a green vine decorated with rosettes and small botehs which is highly characteristic of Sehna rugs. The saddle cover was evidently never used since the crescent-shaped opening for the cantle is still sealed by the original white kilim. A very similar example has been published by Volkmann. – Part of the border finish is missing at the upper end, otherwise very well preserved, including the original selvedges.

    VOLKMANN, MARTIN (ed.), Alte Orientteppiche. Ausgewählte Stücke deutscher Privatsammlungen. Munich 1985, no. 72

    • Lot163
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions184 x 126 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    A red-ground Kashan with a thick velvety pile. The floral design of the field is drawn in pastel shades and symmetrically arranged around the vertical central axis. In the dark blue border, large palmettes are linked by an angular green vine. – Two bands of the border system are missing all around, new selvedges. One restored area in the field, replaced fringes at both ends.
  • Kurdish Rug

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    • Lot164
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions346 x 137 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    A dense design of large, nested hooked diamonds hermetically covers the entire surface of the field. The central axis is emphasised by complete diamonds, while the diamonds offset against them and drawn to the same scale are cut by the lateral borders, filling the gaps as halved motifs. In the white border, serrated diamonds in diverse colours alternate with short poles ending in fork shapes. Judging by its knotting structure and palette, this antique Kurdish rug could be a weaving of the Jaff or Sanjabi tribes. – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, the original selvedges are partially repaired.
    • Lot165
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions460 x 315 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    A repeat of large sweeping arabesques in muted colours adorns the midnight blue field. The border is composed of three bands almost equal in width as well as two minor borders. Woven on a cotton warp using brown wool wefts, this large Bijar is an extremely heavy carpet. – Very good condition, full pile preserved, original finishes all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 69, 19/05/2007, lot 12

    • Lot166
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions207 x 142 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This blue-ground Bijar rug combines a well-drawn large-scale Harshang field design with a comparatively narrow border section. A very firmly woven and heavy rug of the finest quality in brilliant colours. – Good condition.
  • Kerman Termeh Fragment

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    • Lot167
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions123 x 125 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    During the 18th/19th centuries, the city of Kerman was the most important Iranian centre for the production of such woollen fabrics with woven designs, known as "termeh". They were probably modelled on older Kashmir shawls from North India. Indian and Persian fabrics are so alike that it is often difficult to establish their provenance. – This extremely fine textile woven on polychrome warps shows a typical design of wide, white and saffron vertical stripes filled with filigree flowering vines. They are separated by narrow dividing stripes in dark blue and red. – Cut horizontally across the centre and rejoined, minor holes, new overcasting along the sides.

    KARTASCHOFF, MARIE-LOUISE & LANGER, AXEL, Pfauen, Blüten & Zypressen. Persische Textilien der Qajaren-Zeit. Zurich 2005, no. 9 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 95, Poppmeier Collection II, 23/03/2019, lot 64

  • Khamseh Bag Face

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    • Lot168
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions84 x 78 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,250
    This unusually large bag face woven by the Khamseh nomads probably used to be part of a khorjin. The white field is covered in a dense repeat of roses attached to thin, brown, straight-lined stems. The closure bands decorated in a serrated design are preserved at the top. Two knotted horizontal stripes of domino motifs constitute the lower finish. – Good condition.
  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot169
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions321 x 200 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,300
    This main carpet displays four by ten primary güls, kurbaghe secondary güls as well as a wide border section with a design rich in detail. Perfectly drawn and finely woven in fresh, barely patinated colours, this is a particularly beautiful example that was evidently never exposed to daylight for any length of time. – High pile, original selvedges, largely intact kilims, a number of minor repiled areas.
  • Ersari Main Carpet

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    • Lot170
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions282 x 142 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR900
    This classic Ersari main carpet shows two rows of six large gülli güls on a tomato red field ground. Hooked diamonds constitute the secondary motifs. This indigenous Ersari design type remained almost unchanged over a long period of time. Based on radiocarbon dating, an early example published by Rageth was woven as early as the 16th or 17th century. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repiled areas. Good overall condition, the original selvedges and long striped kilim ends are preserved.

    RAGETH, JÜRG, Turkmenische Teppiche. Ein neuer Ansatz. Basel 2016, volume 1, no. 31 *** REUBEN, DAVID M., Gols and Guls II. London 2001, no. 10