Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot31
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions234 x 160 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    The strongly patinated colours and the design focusing on essentials create an impression of great age in this Qashqa’i kilim. A large nested diamond composed of eight colour rings with finely stepped outlines stands alone at the centre of the sand-coloured field. Short poles emanating from the points of the central medallion end in green hexagons enclosing light red hooked diamonds. The same design has been used to mark the centre of the diamond, thus it is repeated five times. The sides of the field are decorated with halved diamonds. The border design of reciprocal trefoils and stepped undulating lines is an identifying feature of kilims from Fars. – Obvious signs of age and wear, several missing sections, incomplete edges. Mounted onto canvas.

    PARHAM, CYRUS, Masterpieces of Fars Rugs. Tehran 1996, no. 110 *** BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, The Undiscovered Kilim. London 1977, pl. 51

  • Konya Fragment

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    • Lot32
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions115 x 133 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    This fragment is the lower left corner of a yellow-ground Konya village rug featuring large Memling güls. The proportions of the design suggest that the carpet was a sleeping rug (yatak) rather than a long rug. – Obvious signs of age and wear, mounted onto canvas.
  • Afyon Kilim

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    • Lot33
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Afyon-Kütahya region
    • Dimensions394 x 144 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This large, single-panel kilim with a baklava design was woven in a village in the Afyon-Kütahya-Eskisehir region. Huge sets of interlocked diamonds composed of colour rings are closely spaced in a hermetic offset arrangement; their serrated outlines create an appearance full of energy. The design, which derives its structure from the white sections, extends beyond the boundaries of the field. Remnants of the elems survive at both ends; lateral borders do not exist in this type known in various regions. – Signs of age and wear, minor holes, mounted onto canvas.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 3 *** KELIM-CONNECTION AACHEN (publ.), Kultkelim. Ausgewählte anatolische Flachgewebe. Aachen 1999, no. 12 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 88, Vok Collection Selection 2, 12/

  • Kurdish Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot34
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions220 x 125 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    A fragment of a kilim which was probably very large. Its ornamentation, style of drawing and palette suggest that it was produced by Kurds in East Anatolia. The white sections of the design are woven in cotton. – Signs of age and wear, missing sections, mounted onto canvas.
  • Gaziantep Kilim

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    • Lot35
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions393 x 161 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR350
    A two-panel kilim woven in the Gaziantep region. The field design consists of six wide horizontal panels in different ground colours, each comprising three stepped diamonds attached to two small diamonds, which are separated by white stripes. This striking design is an identifying feature of the group, as are the small six-pointed stars enclosed within them and also seen as filler motifs in many areas of the ground. An elongated vine decorated with carnations undulates through the white border. The impressive effect of this finely woven kilim derives from its rich range of beautiful colours. – Severely damaged, missing sections and holes, corroded brown.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection II, 23/03/2019, lots 17 and 23 *** FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 53

  • Nigde Kilim

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    • Lot36
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions391 x 123 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    This impressive kilim was bought by Herrmann at a Lefevre auction held in London in 1982 and exhibited the following year at his Munich gallery (published in SOT V), where it was purchased by the consignor, Professor Ferdinand Erblich, now deceased. The long and narrow, white-ground kilim consists of two panels identical in design which have been conceived and woven with such precision that the pairs of cartouches and the diamonds with two long lateral double hooks, also arranged in pairs between them, match up without any misalignment. – Good condition, both sides backed with a brown fabric.

    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 30

    LEFEVRE London, auction of 23/04/1982, lot 5 = HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche V. Munich 1983, no. 18

    • Lot37
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions216 x 143 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A white box shape enclosing a blue octagon with a hooked rectangle at its centre takes up the middle of the blue field. Highly abstract animals and small blossoms are arranged around the octagon. Eight Memling güls in diverse colours fill the two sections of the field above and below the central medallion. The blazing red main border shows large palmettes and white dividing stripes which contain the same star-shaped blossoms as the two white secondary borders. This Kazak type is comparatively rare and cannot be assigned to any of the known groups. – Signs of age and wear, extensive repiled sections and repairs.

    GANS-RUEDIN, ERWIN, Orientteppiche des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Munich 1975, pl. p. 88 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 45

  • Qashqa’i Decorative Animal Band

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    • Lot38
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions149 x 8 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR100
    A fragment of a narrow, decorative animal band finely woven in the warp-faced plainweave technique. A stripe design of stepped triangles in diverse colours. - Signs of wear, a number of damaged areas.
  • Shahsavan Mafrash

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    • Lot39
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions53 x 114 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    A side panel of a Shahsavan mafrash woven in the sumakh technique, probably by one of the tribal groups in the Moghan-Savalan region. The design of three wide horizontal bands used to extend around all four sides of this large cargo or storage bag. In the white-ground central band, four flat, alternately dark blue and light red octagons are separated by abstract green trees. The two red-ground bands each contain six stylised animals which may represent peacocks. - Obvious signs of age and wear, moth damage, old repairs, damaged right-hand edge.

    GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 76

  • Shahsavan Mafrash

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    • Lot40
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions40 x 48 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR150
    A narrow side of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique in a design of horizontal stripes. Two light red diamonds with hooked outlines adorn the dark blue ground of the central band; the two red bands contain smaller diamonds with parmakli outlines; the four white guard stripes show red blossoms. High-quality weave and colours. – Good condition.