Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot71
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions249 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    Three hexagonal medallions, each enclosing a central box decorated with hooks and linked to two palmettes, are aligned vertically on the midline of a dark blue field outlined in reciprocal trefoils. The field ground shows a dense design of small devices. The wide, white main border contains star-shaped blossoms. – Both ends minimally reduced, original selvedges, high pile, good condition.
  • Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot72
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions208 x 134 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    A red-ground Karabagh prayer rug woven in an elongated format. A large, dark blue rectangle filled with stars and outlined in hooks lies at the centre of the field. Hooked diamonds, Talish rosettes, four hooked triangles and further devices are distributed across the field; the white prayer arch at the upper end almost touches the horizontal border. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    ENGELHARDT, TEPPICH- (publ.), Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, no. 631

    • Lot73
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions287 x 107 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    In the dark blue field, two rows of 26 octagons in total form a repeat which is comparatively rare in Talish rugs. It is interrupted by three large, golden yellow cartouches with a cruciform interior drawing. The white border shows stepped polygons in different colours. – New overcasting along the sides, slightly damaged corners, one repiled area. Otherwise in very good condition, the original finishes survive all around.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 58

    • Lot74
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions368 x 157 cm
    • AgeCa. 1850
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    Drawn with great precision, this carpet is a workshop product woven in the town of Khila situated west of Baku. Three large crosses placed on the central axis of the red field are accompanied by pairs of circular rosettes with striking outlines. Star-shaped blossoms cut in half by the lateral borders protrude into the field at the sides, and cloudbands as well as many small devices are distributed across the ground. The design of the blue main border, a vine decorated with birds and blossoms, is a reliable identifying feature of the provenance. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 65

    • Lot75
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions312 x 119 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    In the field of this Shirvan long rug, four large, alternately red and white octagons enclosing crosses adorn a dark blue design bar densely filled with blossoms, tree forms and tiny diamonds. The designs are aligned on the central axis and united by a wide, golden yellow outline studded with twigs. The red sections of the ground left undecorated by the main design contain triangles and blossoms. The border shows a leaf and calyx vine. Known as "Orduch Konagkend", this design type was also used in the Kuba region. Judging by its knotting structure, this example was woven in Shirvan. – Signs of age and wear, repiled areas, cut sides, reselvedged. The secondary borders have been repiled in both finishes.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Meisterstücke orientalischer Knüpfkunst. Katalog zum 50jährigen Firmenjubiläum. Mannheim 1975, pl. p. 163

    • Lot76
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions246 x 119 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    This densely patterned Kuba has hooked diamonds aligned on the central axis of the narrow, dark blue field and smaller diamonds, blossoms, several animal figures and amulets distributed around them. A wide five-band border. – Slight signs of age and wear, corroded brown, original finishes all around.
    • Lot77
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions247 x 186 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    This large red-ground Kazak of the three-medallion type has been in a German private collection since 1904. It was purchased as an "antique Kazak" even then. Compared to the other Kazaks of this fairly large group, a striking fact is that here all three medallions are equal in size. In most three-medallion Kazaks the central medallion is considerably smaller. The green motif with two lateral double hooks within the two white octagons is frequently seen in this type, whereas the red box motif in the blue central octagon is rather rare. The sections of the field not covered by the primary motifs are decorated in a rich variety of rosettes, diamonds, rectangles and star motifs as well as several animals, among which the two white camels stand out. – Slight signs of age and wear, a number of horizontal creases. Well-preserved pile, original finishes all around.

    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche. Die Bilder des Orients. Volume II. Heidelberg 1978, no. 302 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Meisterstücke orientalischer Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1975, ill. p. 115 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 44, 11/05/1996, lot 107; A 55, 18/11/2000, lot 32;

  • Pao Tao Saddle Rug

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    • Lot78
    • OriginNorth East China, Suiyuan Province
    • Dimensions128 x 47 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,650
    This Pao Tao saddle bottom rug consists of two trapezoid halves which were woven separately and joined at the centre. A blossom attached to six stems lies at the centre of both blue-black fields; flowering stems are aligned in a row in the equally blue-black border. The centre is accentuated by a sand-coloured horizontal bar outlined in pink. Excellent quality wool. – Largely repiled lateral edges, good overall condition.
  • Ningxia Seat Cover

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    • Lot79
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions79 x 86 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR900
    Originally the field of this seat cover would have been light red, but over the course of time it has faded to an ochre hue. Caused by patination, this change in colour is a characteristic feature of many antique Ningxia rugs. Four yellow dragons in lively movement shown in side view circle a dragon depicted in front view at the centre of the field. Part of the standard repertoire of Chinese carpets, this composition occurs in a number of different variations. The field is surrounded by a wave and cloud border in which Mount Meru rises eight times, its peak always pointing towards the central dragon figure. – Slight signs of age and wear, new overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced.

    ROSTOV, CH.I. & J.GUANYAN, J., Chinese Carpets. New York 1983, no. 66

  • Ningxia Runner Fragment

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    • Lot80
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions146 x 78 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    A fragment of an early Ningxia bench runner woven in a continuous design, i.e. one which was not divided into compartments, of spaciously arranged clouds on a light yellow ground. Instead of a border there is only a narrow ochre stripe; the brown outer edge and all the brown sections of the design are completely corroded. – Obvious signs of age and wear, strongly patinated colours. Cut at both ends.

    SABAHI, TAHER, China. Antichi tappeti dal Celeste Impero. Antique Rugs of the Celestial Empire. Turin 1998, no. 36