Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 04. December 2010 at 3 p.m.

279 Lots
  • Varamin Long Rug

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    • Lot1
    • OriginNorth Persia
    • Dimensions464 x 101 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    A red-ground long rug woven in the Varamin region, with Turkmen güls and kochak hook designs in the narrow border. Good condition, original selvedges, minimally reduced ends.
  • Yomut Chuval

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    • Lot2
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions70 x 96 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    A brown-ground Yomut chuval with 16 small güls interspersed with solid crosses. A white main border of stepped polygons, a plain elem. Original upper finish, slightly reduced at the bottom, cut and newly overcast sides that are missing the outer border. Uniformly low pile.
  • Yomut Chuval

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    • Lot3
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions82 x 112 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    A brown-ground nine-gül Yomut chuval with chemche secondary güls, small hooked boxes in the main border and an undecorated elem. Replaced selvedges, slightly reduced at the top and bottom, otherwise well preserved. The back is missing.
  • Yomut Chuval

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    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions81 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    A nine-gül chuval with erre secondary güls, a syrga border and six well-drawn trees in the elem. A fine weave, brilliant colours. Original sides and upper finish, minimally reduced at the bottom. Two vertical lacerations in the upper corners, where the fastening cords were originally located, have been restored.
  • The Bernheimer Garden Carpet Fragment

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    • Lot5
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions169 x 105 cm
    • AgeEarly 18th century
    • Estimate EUR3,700
    This famous fragment, formerly in the Bernheimer Collection, consists of sections from the border area of a garden carpet that was probably once very large; they have been joined to produce a harmonious overall picture. The midnight blue ground now shows an alternating arrangement of opposing cypresses and shrubs with birds sitting on their tops. The white-ground border displays a spaciously conceived vine of cruciform flowers, palmettes and sickle leaves. It appears that no other fragments of this carpet have survived. Obvious signs of age and wear, old repairs.
  • Chamba Rumal Embroideries (2)

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    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth West India, Punjab
    • Dimensionsa = 65 x 63 cm, b = 71 x 74 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR650
    The small embroidery with the central goddess is likely to be the older of the two pieces, being somewhat more finely embroidered in a more mellow palette. The larger embroidery has a depiction of the 'dance of the dairy maids' in the field. Slight signs of wear, small stains.
    • Lot7
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions640 x 393 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800
    This large red-ground carpet, with a spaciously conceived repeat of palmettes, rosettes, sickle leaves, blossoms and thin twigs as well as a green-ground Herati border, was made at the same time as the Ziegler carpets produced in the same area, Sultanabad and its environs. While the Ziegler carpets pieces produced in strictly controlled workshop conditions are finely woven and show precisely drawn designs, this carpet is a typical Mahal of coarse weave. Obvious signs of age and wear, slightly damaged but original sides.
  • Bakhshaish

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    • Lot8
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions449 x 287 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR11,000
    In this antique Bakhshaish, the entire composition a red central medallion placed into a shield-shaped, midnight blue field with stepped outlines is clearly offset to the left from the centre. While the field is undecorated except for the central design, the white corner sections are covered in twigs, blossoms, shrubs and botehs, drawn in the austere geometric style of the region. A band of red cartouches, probably quoting poems, frames the field. Slightly reduced ends, new overcasting along the sides, low spots in the pile.
    • Lot9
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions182 x 141 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    An antique Kuba sumakh displaying three medallions and a rare main border design. The very beautiful palette includes sulphur yellow, light green and azure. Only slight signs of wear, good condition, with the warp ends tied off in a net at both ends and original side finishes.
  • Shahsavan Kilim

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    • Lot10
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions354 x 203 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    A large, single-panel kilim with a design of five wide horizontal bands containing hooked hexagons separated by narrow, white-ground dividing stripes. Probably woven by the Shahsavan, this kilim could also be an Azeri piece. Some of the flatweaves made by the two tribes are almost indistinguishable. Good condition, with the original braided warps at both ends.