Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.

292 Lots
  • Fethiye Kelim

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    • Lot21
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions244 x 154 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    The tripartite composition of this kilim woven in the surroundings of Fethiye a plain red centre and ends densely decorated with diamonds in brilliant and diverse colours immediately identifies it as a camel trapping. Good condition.

    BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Begegnungen mit einer ausklingenden Kultur. Ganderkesee 2004, pl. p. 221

    • Lot22
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco
    • Dimensions338 x 306 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This nearly square, very coarsely woven carpet is a typical example of Rabat workshop pieces, which placed designs from the Anatolian repertoire in a new compositional context. High pile, original side and end finishes, a hole in the border.
    • Lot23
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama region
    • Dimensions137 x 94 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    Brüggemann & Böhmer have published a further example of this Kozak group woven in a colour scheme of grass green and cochineal red, with a bold border design of stepped gables and reciprocal arrow shapes. Their book on an exhibition of Turkish carpets held at the Frankfurt Carmelite Monastery does not include details of ages and provenances, but we can assume that their comparative piece was woven around the same time as our example. The selvedges have been renewed along both sides, several repiled areas, in particular a long stripe at the centre of the field.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 78

  • Turkmen Tent Band

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    • Lot24
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions1202 x 28 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century.
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    This very beautiful tent band, now cut into four sections but nearly complete, was probably made by one of the Yomut or Chodor tribal groups. The band is from an old French collection where it was used as tablecloth. For this purpose, it was divided and mounted onto a backing fabric. Several design details in the pile have been picked out in ruby silk and white cotton. Tears and minor holes in several areas, damage to the sides, otherwise well preserved.

    PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 62

  • Ersari Kapunuk

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    • Lot25
    • OriginNorth Afghanistan
    • Dimensions76 x 140 cm
    • AgeCa. 1920
    • Estimate EUR950
    An Ersari kapunuk, perfectly preserved with the long braided decorative fringe at the lower end of the two flaps. Judging by its knotting structure, wool material and palette, it was probably made by a tribal group in north western Afghanistan. The field design displaying shemle ornaments is closely related to Saryk models.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Turkoman Carpets And The Ethnographic Significance Of Their Ornaments. Fishguard 1975, no. 43

  • Yomut Main Carpet

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    • Lot26
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions280 x 145 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    An early Yomut main carpet with spaciously arranged kepse güls on a chestnut ground and a Turkmen wavy vine in the border. The elem decoration of three horizontal stripes containing ashik güls, separated by narrow bands with a belt-like pattern, is an unusual feature. Several repiled areas, replaced selvedges.
  • Qashqai Kashkuli

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    • Lot27
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions185 x 136 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Estimate EUR3,800
    Popular with the Qashqai, this design appears to go back to West Persian models made in Sarough. The fine weave and characteristic style of the drawing make this rug a typical piece of the Kashkuli tribe. An almost identical Kashkuli was published by Opie. Slight signs of wear in the pile, several repairs. The original selvedges have been partially repaired, minimally reduced ends.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 17 *** REINISCH, HELMUT UND LISBETH, Von Bagdad nach Stambul. Nomadenteppiche. Graz 1983, no. 15

    • Lot28
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions190 x 140 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    Woven by permanently settled Afshars in the surroundings of Neriz, the light red ground of this rug shows a rare hexagonal lattice design filled with flowering plants. A wide, deep blue frame, decorated with botehs, has been superimposed like a large honeycomb. The three borders, densely patterned with flowers, are drawn in the typical Neriz style. Minimally reduced ends, original selvedges, good overall condition.
    • Lot29
    • OriginSouth Persia Kerman region
    • Dimensions186 x 164 cm
    • AgeCa. 1910
    • Estimate EUR1,850
    In this Afshar, the large, angular palmettes forming a repeat of offset rows derive from the design repertoire of older Kerman vase carpets. This important weaving centre in the south of Persia, where carpets were made for many centuries, exerted a critical influence on the Afshar tribes inhabiting the province. Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    MACDONALD, BRIAN W., Tribal Rugs. Treasures Of The Black Tent. Woodbridge 1997, pl. 70

  • Shahsavan Long Rug

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    • Lot30
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions383 x 111 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,700
    This antique Shahsavan carpet with large hooked diamonds placed in offset rows on a midnight blue field stands out for its rare border design. Original finishes all around, several repiled areas.