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POPPMEIER COLLECTION

Saturday 10. March 2018 at 3 p.m.

88 Lots
    • Lot1
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions305 x 81 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Estimate EUR2,800 - 3,500
    One panel of a kilim originally woven in two panels in the wider Konya area, possibly a Hotamis Turkmen weaving. The spider-like medallion with widely extended arms and outlines hatched in different colours is a rare variation of the Turkmen kilim gül typically used by the Aydinli and Hotamis tribes. Very dense in weave and woven in marvellous colours, the kilim certainly dates before 1800. Two fragments in the McCoy Jones Collection could be parts of the other half of the same kilim. – Several missing sections, one end reduced.

    Literature:
    COOTNER/MUSE 1990, Tf. 53 *** ESKENAZI 1984, Tf. 12

    • Lot2
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Bulgaria
    • Dimensions138 x 106 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,400
    This small-format Sarkoy kilim has a green field in which red triangles form a basic design resembling scales. Four house-shaped devices superimposed on it in the corners are grouped around a central diamond composed of concentric colour rings. The blue-black border contains the triangular forms that are typical of these kilims, and may be interpreted as highly abstract representations of animals. A very finely woven piece in a classic palette. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    STANKOV 1975, Nr. 313, S. 357

    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions400 x 96 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 4,000
    Half of a kilim originally in two panels. Drawn with great precision, the colourful design in the white field consists of nine horizontal cartouches superimposed on a central row of small interconnected diamonds. The same diamonds and their connecting motifs are seen as a continuous pole design along the inner side opposite the border. The dark brown border contains double hooks in diverse colours. The kilim was probably woven in the area west of Isparta. Brüggemann assumes that the memorable design of this kilim group derives from Lotto carpets. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN 1993, Nr. 29 *** PETSOPOULOS 1991, Nr. 52 *** RAGETH 1990, Nr. 12 *** FRAUENKNECHT 1984, Tf. 30 *** KREISSL 2000, Nr. 32

    Published:
    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 41

    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions162 x 101 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 3,700
    This small kilim presenting an undecorated, narrow red field surrounded by three wide borders was made in the surroundings of Obruk, a town situated east of Konya. Its colours are strikingly vivid and brilliant. The weaver took great care in slightly modifying the few motifs of the design through repeated use of colour change and embroidered outlines. The zip-fastener style outlines of the borders are a typical stylistic feature of small-format Obruk kilims. While most of these kilims represent the niche type (example: lot 175 in our auction no. 85), the Poppmeier piece belongs to a rare sub-group woven without niches. – Slight damage to the lower finish, otherwise in very good condition.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 85, Lot 175

    Published:
    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 85

    • Lot5
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa Province
    • Dimensions374 x 110 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR3,500 - 4,500
    Half of a white-ground kilim originally woven in two panels by the Aydinli tribe. The hexagonal medallions placed on the central axis are framed in the typical fashion by wide, polychrome striped bands containing horizontal hooks. The lateral sections of the field not covered by the main design show a dense basic pattern of geometric figures and stylised animals. The powerful formal language and brilliant colours distinguish this early example from later pieces of the group. – Several missing sections, mounted onto canvas.

    Literature:
    ÖLÇER 1989. Tf. 17

    Published:
    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 53

    • Lot6
    • OriginWestern Central Anatolia, Eskisehir Province
    • Dimensions260 x 127 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,400
    A white-ground kilim displaying large elibelinde figures divided in two. This distinctive motif symbolising fertility and protection is frequently encountered in Anatolian kilims. It has been interpreted as a representation of a Neolithic mother goddess by some authors. A common feature shared by all kilims of this specific group, assumed to originate in the Sivrihisar region, is the strikingly mellow palette of subtle pastel shades which distinguishes it from examples of the same design woven in other areas, such as the Konya region. – Rewoven long sides, otherwise well preserved.

    Literature:
    BALPINAR/HIRSCH 1982, Tf. 65 *** ESKENAZI 1984, Tf. 5 *** FRAUENKNECHT 1982, Abb. 11 *** KELIM-CONNECTION 2002, Tf. 9 *** PETSOPOULOS 1991, Nr. 33

    Published:
    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 25

  • Sivrihisar Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot7
    • OriginWestern Central Anatolia, Eskisehir Province
    • Dimensions111 x 166 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR1,200 - 1,500
    A fragment of a kilim of the Sivrihisar group. The surviving section comprises the elem, woven in a horizontal stripe design and embellished with reciprocal triangles, and part of the field which contains a large green double niche medallion with parmakli outlines. The dark brown shapes along the sides are decorated with further parmakli outlines. The S-shaped devices above the medallion represent abstract animals. The white ground of the field is woven from cotton. – Several missing sections. Backed with canvas and mounted onto a wooden frame.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI 1984, Tf. 8 *** VOK 1997, Nr. 34 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 86, Lot 19 *** TÜRCK 1995, Tf. 22 *** BALPINAR/HIRSCH 1982, Tf. 14

    Published:
    PLOIER, HELMUT 1991, Nr. 71

  • Haymana Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot8
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Ankara region
    • Dimensions180 x 86 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Estimate EUR2,500 - 3,500
    This small fragment is woven in a design of horizontal stripes of varying widths which contain reciprocal triangles and stepped polygons enclosing small central cross devices. The clear lines of its perfectly proportioned composition and the gorgeous palette are impressive features. It creates the impression of being very old. – Various missing sections, mounted onto a brown felt.

    Published:
    MELLAART/HIRSCH/BALPINAR , BELKIS 1989, vol. I, Nr. 5 *** DIENES/REINISCH 2001, Nr. 149

    • Lot9
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Cappadocia
    • Dimensions420 x 150 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Estimate EUR5,000 - 7,000
    Large elibelinde designs in brilliant and diverse colours, closely spaced in offset horizontal rows, combine into an expressive tile design in the brown-ground field of this long single-panel kilim. The orange-ground border is decorated with double hooks while the wide white elems contain large geometric figures composed of two opposing hooked triangles. Two further examples of this specific type have been published. – Several rewoven sections, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    KIRCHHEIM 1993, Nr. 100 *** RAGETH 1999, Tf. 46

    Published:
    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 27

    • Lot10
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions267 x 157 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200 - 2,600
    We are uncertain whether this finely woven, single-panel kilim in the colours of Yüncü weavings actually is a Yüncü tribal piece, thus our appellation is based on the place of origin which is considered certain. A wide, dark blue vertical bar placed at the centre of the red field is decorated with the same design of stylised carnations that also adorns the border. The red sections of the field are embroidered with several small S-forms – ancient apotropaic symbols. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    KREISSL 2000, Tf. S. 47

    Published:
    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 6