Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.

292 Lots
    • Lot111
    • OriginEast Turkestan
    • Dimensions348 x 193 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This large Khotan knotted on a cotton ground belongs to a rare group of only a few known examples. A Khotan published by Halevim, comparable in style, palette and composition, shows a similar main border design of large four-pointed cartouches. The field design of cartouches and vases differs from our example, which has four octagons with open outlines placed in the field. Damaged and heavily worn, one inserted section.

    HALEVIM, DAVIDE (ed.), Oasi. Memorie e fascino del Turkestan Orientale. Milan 1999, no. 13

  • Tibetan Saddle Rugs (2)

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    • Lot112
    • OriginSouth Tibet
    • Dimensionsa = 136 x 67 cm, b = 88 x 59 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR950
    Two red-ground Tibetan saddle rugs woven in the same design, but in different formats. The larger rug, consisting of two halves woven separately and joined at the centre, served as a saddle underlay, while the smaller rug was placed on top of the saddle. Slight signs of age and wear.
  • Ningxia Bench Runner

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    • Lot113
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions237 x 80 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    Three sections of a Ningxia bench cover that are still connected. Each field shows a circular medallion with a swastika centre on a golden yellow ground, which is covered by a diagonal meander lattice and swastikas. The rosewood-coloured border is patterned with drop-shaped pearls. Very good condition.
    • Lot114
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions217 x 167 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR34,500
    Judging by its knotting structure and pile wool, this small carpet with a repeat of dark blue, angular arabesques was made in North West Persia, probably in the Heriz area. Palmettes and flowers have been lined up along the central axis of the red abrashed field, while further flowers are scattered across the field. The white-ground border contains a floral vine with blue leaves and red flowers drawn in the same austere style. Only a few early carpets from the Heriz area have survived. As this examples proves, they display designs and colours that have little in common with later commercial production. Newly overcast sides, several old repairs, slight signs of age and wear.
  • Afshar Bag

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    • Lot115
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions42 x 28 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR800
    Small Afshar bag in horizontal format with a garden design on a blue ground, surrounded by a border of diagonal stripes. The very fine weave has allowed the design to be executed in great detail. An outstanding example in terms of both colour and materials, probably of considerable age, whose good overall condition proves that it was appreciated by its previous owners. Slight damage to the upper edge, the red kilim back has been preserved.
  • Afshar Khorjin

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    • Lot116
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions165 x 74 cm
    • AgeCa. 1920
    • Estimate EUR750
    A complete Afshar double bag with pile-woven faces and plain red kilim backs. The design of the blue-ground bag faces consists of four white stylised animals arranged around a central serrated diamond. The closure bands are woven in sumakh technique. Signs of age and wear, slight damage along the sides.
  • Shahsavan Kilim

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    • Lot117
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Saveh
    • Dimensions372 x 180 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This impressive kilim, with a design of horizontal stripes in changing colours containing spider güls, was probably woven by Shahsavan in the Saveh area. Good condition.
  • Daghestan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot118
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions131 x 96 cm
    • AgeN/A
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    The splendid palette makes this beautiful prayer rug, probably woven in one of the villages of Daghestan in north eastern Transcaucasia, especially striking. The white field under the bridge-like mihrab is covered by a hexagonal lattice of deep blue lines enclosing multi-coloured, stylised, geometric cup palmettes. The intersection points of the lattice have been accentuated. The S designs of the border, crossed at an angle, have lately been interpreted as abstract representations of birds or dragons. Prayer rugs of similar design and composition were also woven in the areas of Kuba and Shirvan further to the south, but they diverge from Daghestan rugs in their slightly different style of drawing and palette. Low pile, reselvedged, somewhat reduced ends.

    KAFFEL, RALPH, Caucasian Prayer Rugs. London 1998, no. 60

  • Afshar Bag Half

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    • Lot119
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions54 x 50 cm
    • AgeCa. 1920
    • Estimate EUR480
    A blue field, with botehs placed in offset rows, and a narrow, golden yellow border. The bag used to be part of a khorjin. The striped kilim back and upper finishes have survived. Good condition.
  • Moghan Long Rug

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    • Lot120
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions317 x 97 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR11,500
    A rare long rug with a narrow azure field and an extra-wide border. The diverse and brilliant colours are typical of antique Moghan rugs. Cut sides, new overcasting, somewhat reduced ends, slight signs of wear and minor repairs, several stitched tears.

    RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 38, 15th May 1993, # 95