Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.

292 Lots
    • Lot91
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions173 x 96 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000

    “The design of this sadly incomplete rug could be described as naive. I might have been able to do it proper justice were it not at the end of fifty examples in what must surely be the most comprehensive collection of such rugs.”

    This tile-like pattern of diamonds quartered into four colour sections, and arranged point-to-point, produces interesting reciprocal effects: when concentrating on the central axis, one sees red cruciforms placed at an angle. The comparatively broad free spaces on the sides of the field have been decorated with tiny polygons and amulet by the weaver. The miniature format leads us to assume that the item is a “yastik”.
  • Ladik Long Rug

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    • Lot92
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions413 x 127 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500

    “A more authentic version of this type is shown in plate 179. As this is a typical workshop product, obvious emphasis was placed on the perfect repeat of the ‘medailon forms’ and the regular addition of secondary elements. Despite the contrast red-yellow-blue, this palette cannot be described as aggressive.” (FS)

    The “tulip”design of this Ladik runner, which was published as early as 1985 by Herrmann, is closely related to Ottoman court art. It might have been made as a commission for a provincial official or other dignitary, and is clearly older than the fragment OS-179; the latter must be viewed as a work of folk art, and was probably woven at a later date.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 7. Munich 1985, no. 4

  • Fachralo Kazak

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    • Lot93
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions135 x 106 cm
    • AgeCa. 1870
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    Slight signs of age and wear. Original sides, somewhat reduced at the top, the red-and-white end stripe at the bottom has been repiled.
    • Lot94
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions250 x 140 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    The composition of this Kazak, with three large rectangles containing specific designs on a red field, is reminiscent of Chajli rugs. The wide border of large motifs is striking. Good condition, with the original end and side finishes. A high pile and comparatively fine weave, extremely glossy wool and a warm, harmonious palette.
  • Shahsavan Long Rug

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    • Lot95
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions264 x 99 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The dark brown ground is covered by a dense field design of small flowering trees, drawn in light colours and placed in offset rows. The white main border of stepped polygons and pairs of triangles is accompanied by two reciprocal trefoil borders. Original finishes all around, good condition.
  • Karachov Kazak

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    • Lot96
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions208 x 155 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    The very fine weave, depth of colour and balance of the classical composition reveal the age of this green-ground Karachov. Several restored areas, reselvedged, slight signs of wear.

    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, no. 33 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche 2. Munich 1979, no. 16

  • Yomut Main Carpet

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    • Lot97
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions310 x 185 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR15,500
    The chestnut field of this antique Yomut main carpet contains a repeat of spaciously arranged kepse güls placed in colour diagonals. The white-ground border shows boat designs set in a wavy vine, the red secondary borders are decorated with small stepped polygons. The wide elems contain colourful tree forms. Finely woven in the symmetric knot, with a brush-like dense pile and clear brilliant colours. Possibly a weaving by the Igdir tribe. Newly overcast sides, three of the four corners have been restored, minor areas of repiling.

    ELMBY, HANS, Antikke Turkmenske Tæpper IV. Antique Turkmen Rugs Copenhagen 1998, no. 19

    • Lot98
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions192 x 113 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century.
    • Estimate EUR1,250
    In his article „Bahluli?“, recently published in HALI, Dewitt Mallary attempted to identify a certain group of nomad Khorasan rugs, previously summarily attributed to the Baluch, as works by the Bahluli tribe in the Qainat region. Coarsely woven in the symmetric knot and with the typical striped kilims as well as a tile design of large octagons, this pretty example belongs to the group discussed. A comparative piece of identical field design was published by Bausback. Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear in the pile.

    MALLARY, DEWITT, Bahluli? HALI 162, London 2009, pp. 68 ff. *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte Knüpfarbeiten der Belutschen. Mannheim 1980, fig. p. 33

    • Lot99
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions164 x 123 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    This Afshar, with a repeat of large cypresses placed in offset rows on a midnight blue field and a border of light colours, displays the typical coarse knotting structure of weavings made in the surroundings of Sirjan. Newly overcast sides, low pile, slightly reduced ends.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Some Methodological Aspects and Problems of Research into Oriental Carpets. HALI 1, 3, London 1978, fig. p. 263

  • Bakhtiari Horse Cover

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    • Lot100
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions145 x 153 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    A Bakhtiari horse cover woven in two separate sections and joined at the centre of the field. The piece displays the typical mixed technique of pile-woven designs arranged in horizontal stripes on a white, coarse, weft-face plainweave kilim ground. As is often seen in this type, the two pattern panels at the lower end show stylised human figures, indicating that the trapping may have been made for a wedding. Completely preserved, good condition.