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Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
    • Lot51
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions80 x 54 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    This Kirsehir yastik shows a green double mihrab on a red ground as well as polychrome shield forms in the orange-ground elems. The dyes are all natural and of good quality. – Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.
    • Lot52
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions323 x 148 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,000
    This large Kazak has a wide border section composed of four bands and a grass-green field divided into five rectangular compartments; each contains an alternately white- or red-ground hexagon enclosing a large hooked diamond. – Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around. Good condition.
    • Lot53
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions226 x 175 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A large two-tone Azeri cover in red and blue woven on red and blue warps. The wide lateral bands and field are undecorated, and in the section where they converge the two areas are interlocked by powerful reciprocal trefoils. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot54
    • OriginCentral Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions180 x 152 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,700
    This coarsely woven village rug features six massive Memling güls, each enclosing a diamond decorated with four double hooks, and highly stylised dragon figures in the white main border. It was made in the surroundings of the city of Zakatale (Zaqatala, now in Azerbaijan) situated north of Genje. In the past, the exact provenance of these authentic rugs was unknown, and based on their designs they would be described as Genje or Kazak rugs. – Slight signs of wear, original finishes all around. Good condition.
    • Lot55
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions158 x 87 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    The camel field is covered in an octagonal lattice design with small squares placed at the points of intersection. Its compartments contain bold box shapes outlined in hooks. The wide red-ground border features hooked diamonds, vines and boxes decorated with hooks. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot56
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions161 x 98 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,250
    The Kurdish and Baluchi tribal groups living in Khorasan have mutually influenced each others’ rug designs. The dark palette and elaborate flatwoven finishes of this rug resemble Baluch weavings, but the diamond lattice design filled with stepped polygons in the field and the border ornamentation rather suggest a Kurdish provenance. The comparative piece published by Boucher is described as a "Kurd Baluchi" and supposed to originate from the Nishapur-Sabzevar region. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 52

    • Lot57
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions73 x 94 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,350
    In this large Baluch bag face, the dark field contains a central star motif and is framed by a wide star border. – Both upper corners have been restored, otherwise in good condition, original sides and ends.

    Literature:
    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pls. 33 and 35

    • Lot58
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions265 x 116 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,250
    This Baluch features a version of the mina khani design whose brilliant white flowers brighten the very dark blue-black field and a wide red border. It was woven in the Kashmar region situated west of Torbat-e-Haydari. Comparative examples have been published, for instance, by Boucher and Herrmann. – The sides and kilim finishes are badly damaged, otherwise well preserved with a high pile, heavily corroded brown.

    Literature:
    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 19 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 95

    • Lot59
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions83 x 39 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    A Baluch Balisht with alternately white and red vertical stripes. A fine weave, silky pile wool, elaborate flatwoven finishes. – Very good condition, no back.
    • Lot60
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions114 x 65 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,700
    This Baluch prayer rug is woven in a strikingly tall and narrow format. A delicately drawn tree of life on a camel ground fills the whole of the field, and the "Hand of Fatima", an Islamic protective symbol, is depicted twice next to the box-shaped arch. A very fine weave and a pile as soft as velvet. – Good condition, original selvedges, remnants of the kilim finishes have survived.