Major Spring Auction
Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.
This large Salor trapping showing two davarza güls and the kejebe design is one of the oldest surviving pieces of its kind. It is datable to the 18th century or possibly earlier. The composition appears more spacious than that of other well-known examples (such as the Coury and Wiedersperg Salors), the davarza güls have a more distinctly vertical orientation than usual, and the eight characteristic cone shapes placed inside the latter are concentrically aligned towards the gül centre rather than being arranged in parallel lines, as seen in most other pieces. Another Salor trapping displaying the same features was published by Neugebauer and Orendi in 1909. Cut all around, parts of the border and the elem panel are missing. Heavily damaged, the pile is worn away.
- Central Asia, West Turkestan
- 69 x 199 cm
- Pre 1800
NEUGEBAUER, RUDOLF & ORENDI, JULIUS, Orientalische Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1909, pl. 14 *** SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Central-Asian Rugs. Frankfurt 1969, nos. 6 and 7 *** MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington D.C. 1980, no. 14
A knotted Uzbek trapping with a rare, ikat-style field design of three horizontal panels containing offset serrated diamonds in brown-red, white, midnight blue, sand yellow, light brown and light blue. The light blue motifs are worked in silk. Red stars adorn the narrow, blue-ground border. Slightly reduced at the bottom, otherwise in good condition.
- North Afghanistan
- 36 x 122 cm
- Ca. 1900
The light colours, among them a particularly striking, transparent green, and the generously proportioned design, with just one giant central motif in the field and large trees in the elem, suggest that this Ersari chuval is one of the very early examples of its type. Low pile, several old repairs, slightly reduced ends at the top and bottom. The back is missing.
- Central Asia, Amu Darya region
- 85 x 142 cm
- Ca. 1800
Woven in Fars, this Luri rug has a light red field in which hooked stepped polygons and diamonds filled with crosses have been combined into a simple design. At first glance it appears like a Gabbeh, but on account of its two-weft structure it cannot be attributed to that category. Pretty flatwoven finishes with a domino design. Well preserved, with the original finishes all around.
- South West Persia, Fars
- 222 x 117 cm
- Ca. 1920
A large double bag by the Luri Bakhtiari tribes, fully preserved with the striped kilim back and the connecting panel. The faces are woven in sumakh technique; the dark blue, box-shaped field holds hooked diamonds. The wide, brick-red border shows a mosaic design of small diagonal polygons. The two white-ground minor borders are decorated with a double vine linked by small stepped polygons. A pile-woven stripe is seen at each end. Slight signs of age, repairs in the connecting panel.
- Western Central Persia
- 132 x 76 cm
- Ca. 1900
This bag half, once part of a khorjin, is entirely filled with a hooked diamond surrounded by three simply drawn borders. A kilim back of multi-coloured stripes, preserved closure bands, good condition. The salt bag shows a large hooked diamond on an earth brown field as well as a yellow border decorated with small red diamonds. The coarse kilim back in red and brown has a serrated pattern. Somewhat damaged at the upper opening, otherwise well preserved.
- West Persia, Luristan
- a = 32 x 33 cm, b = 50 x 41 cm
- Ca. 1900
A horse cover by the Bakhtiari composed of two halves woven separately and joined at the centre of the field, in the typical mixed technique of piled horizontal stripes on a white kilim ground. The representation of stylised human figures in a frieze at the lower end suggests that the cover was probably made for a wedding. In the catalogue of the Philadelphia ICOC, a similar cover was attributed to the Qashqai. Completely preserved, good condition.
- Western Central Persia
- 159 x 136 cm
- Ca. 1920
DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., Jr. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 283, p. 229
Two powerful sunburst medallions, separated along the centre by a narrow serrated horizontal band, almost completely fill the light red field. Coarsely woven and with wefts alternating between red and brown, this „Eagle Kazak“ was made in the Karabagh region. It formerly belonged to the Danker Collection, Wiesbaden. The original selvedges have been repaired in places, slightly reduced ends. Several old restored areas, in good overall condition.
- South Caucasus, Karabagh region
- 203 x 155 cm
- Second half 19th century
TABIBNIA, MOSHE, Kazak del XIX Seculo. Milan 1995, pl. 30
A traditional red-ground kilim from the Kuba region with large abstract palmettes; their deeply jagged outlines imbue the motifs with an aggressive appearance that is full of energy. Finely woven in pretty colours. Very good condition.
- East Caucasus
- 278 x 192 cm
- Late 19th century
VOLKMANN, MARTIN (ed.), Alte Orientteppiche. Ausgewählte Stücke deutscher Privatsammlungen. Munich 1985, no. 43
A rare Kazak that does not belong to any of the established design groups. The dark green abrashed field shows a central, salmon hexagon surrounded by diamonds in diverse colours. The extra-wide border area is composed of two main borders containing serrated diagonal leaves and arrow designs on a red and royal blue ground, accompanied by two reciprocal trefoil borders. Original finishes all around, heavily corroded brown, creases, low spots in the pile.
- South West Caucasus
- 223 x 169 cm
- Mid 19th century