Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.

292 Lots
  • Milas Heybe

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    • Lot71
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions126 x 47 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    Complete Milas double bags are great rarities and coveted collectors items. The design of this beautiful example woven in first-rate colours is entirely characterised by elibelinde motifs. The connecting panels of such double bags, called „heybe“ in Anatolia, are notably larger that those of Persian khorjins, with a long, vertical slit down the centre. In this item, the two halves of the connecting panel have been executed in pile technique, whereas they are flatwoven in most other heybes. The original leather trim has survived at both ends. Good condition.

    REINISCH, HELMUT, Satteltaschen. (Sammlung Dr. Gerhard Käbisch). Graz 1985, nos. 2 and 3

  • Shahsavan Bag

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    • Lot72
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh region
    • Dimensions55 x 61 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Half of a Shahsavan khorjin in sumakh technique from the Khamseh region in Persian Azerbaijan. The field design consists of wide, white-ground horizontal stripes with abstract syrga birds and thinner, dark blue horizontal stripes containing halved stepped polygons. The white-ground main border is decorated with syrga motifs; the two guard stripes, a green-ground inner and a blue-ground outer stripe, contain the small rosettes that are characteristic of weavings by the Khamseh Shahsavan. Slight signs of wear, a monochrome red kilim back. The remains of the closure bands have been folded over and stitched to the reverse, the seams along the sides have been undone.
  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot73
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions61 x 66 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,450
    A bag face by the Jaff Kurds, formerly part of a khorjin, with a typical design of hooked diamonds surrounded by a white-ground border of rosettes. An elem panel patterned with a chequerboard design is seen at the bottom. Newly overcast sides, slight damage to the ends and sides.
    • Lot74
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions180 x 139 cm
    • AgeCa. 1920
    • Estimate EUR2,200
    At first glance, this small rug appears like a Gabbeh, but due to its knotting structure (two red wefts) it does not belong to that genre. Original finishes all around, good condition.
  • Luri Kilim

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    • Lot75
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions320 x 169 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    A large kilim of abstract design by the Luri of Fars, with six horizontal panels in red, blue, orange, green and brown containing zip fastener designs in contrasting colours. The panels are separated by narrow black-and-white bands of reciprocal hooks. The expressive colour scheme and use of brown warps indicates a provenance among the Luri who probably adopted this memorable design from the neighbouring Qashqai. Minor rewoven areas, now in good condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 5. Munich 1983, no. 64

  • Ersari Ensi

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    • Lot76
    • OriginNorth West Afghanistan
    • Dimensions230 x 143 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    In good condition except for a few areas of moth damage and two minor holes; the original finishes survive all around.
  • Art Deco Carpet

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    • Lot77
    • OriginFrance
    • Dimensions232 x 161 cm
    • AgeCa. 1935
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    An impressive Art Deco carpet, its abstract pattern of blocks of colour based on a design by Russian-French artist Sonia Delauney (1885 - 1979), an all-round talent who not only gained fame as a painter, but also created carpet and textile designs. Her initials, „S D“, are inscribed into a compartment at the lower end of the carpet. Reminiscent of Mondrian paintings not only in its strict geometry and degree of abstraction, but also in palette, this composition shows the great influence exerted by „De Stijl“, a Dutch artist group, at the time. The pile is low in two of the dark brown fields due to corrosion, otherwise in good condition, with the original finishes all around.
    • Lot78
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions214 x 139 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR17,000
    This Chelaberd from the private collection of deceased New York gallery owner Vojtech Blau represents the early design type of the group, with only one sunburst medallion and two large, halved flowers framed by a semi-circular arch decorated with vines at the ends of the field. Derived from the design repertoire of older, 18th century Caucasian workshop carpets, the designs migrated to a rural environment, where a new compositional context was invented for them. Small flowers, palmettes and animals complete the primary design. Schürmann illustrated a very similar example. Corroded and repiled brown sections, newly overcast sides. Original end finishes, but restored in places, one stitched tear.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 28, p. 112

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot79
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions272 x 191 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR14,000
    A red-ground Sevan Kazak with an exceptionally large shield form flanked by trees. The border shows the leaf and calyx design. Original selvedges, minimally reduced ends, otherwise in very good condition.
    • Lot80
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions174 x 143 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    Four Memling güls have been placed on the white ground field; the border area is extra wide, with bracket shapes in the blue main border. Repiled ends and sides, numerous repairs, low pile.