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Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

253 Lots
    • Lot111
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions391 x 75 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    Half of a kilim originally in two panels. In the white field, three sets of large, multiple nested diamonds with stepped outlines are surrounded by dark blue or dark brown outlines from which pairs of diagonal arms branch off in the vertical direction. The crenellated, red and dark blue lateral border represents a mural crown. The wide elems show a design of horizontal stripes. An early and finely woven example with outstandingly well-drawn designs in brilliant colours. – The brown sections were heavily corroded and have been rewoven, several darned areas.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHNNY (ed.), Kilim anatolici. Milan 1984, pl. 10

    • Lot112
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions277 x 112 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    The fine weave, glossy pile and high quality of the colours are certain indications that this rug was produced for home use in the pre-commercial period. The degree of corrosion seen in the black-brown sections (now partially repiled in most places) is a further mark of an early date. Empty met hane fields are considered a typical feature of the Talish provenance, and although this is true, dense field designs are equally frequent, as in this example featuring horizontal rows of small, multi-coloured offset botehs. – One long stitched crease at the lower end of the field, signs of age and wear, new overcasting along the sides.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 94, 17. November 2018, Lot 108

    • Lot113
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions242 x 198 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    A classic Tekke main carpet presenting five rows of eleven well-drawn primary güls and chemche secondary motifs. In the main border, the octagons filled with four stars each alternate with a wide variety of designs drawn from the rich Tekke repertoire. A fine weave, a velvety pile, brilliant colours. – Many repaired areas, new overcasting along the selvedges in places, remnants of the kilim finishes survive.
    • Lot114
    • OriginNorth West Turkey, Dardanelles region
    • Dimensions184 x 156 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    The red field is dominated by two huge white octagons which each contain a dark blue, eight-pointed star device. This distinctive design goes back to far older models. Carpets featuring similar devices were depicted in panel paintings and book illuminations by European artists as early as the 15th century. An almost identical example from the McMullan Collection is now in the New York Metropolitan Museum; another one is illustrated on the jacket of the Danker Collection catalogue. – Signs of age and wear, various stitched areas, very low spots in the pile. Remnants of the original red kilims survive at both ends. The sides have been cut and secured.

    Literature:
    McMULLAN, JOSEPH V., Islamic Carpets. New York 1965, no. 103 *** NASSAUISCHER KUNSTVEREIN (publ.), Meisterstücke orientalischer Knüpfkunst. Sammlung Anton Danker. Wiesbaden 1966, no. 4

    • Lot115
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions164 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    Slight signs of age and wear, repiled upper finish; remnants of the kilim finish survive at the bottom, the selvedges are largely original.
    • Lot116
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions153 x 96 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, several darned areas. Both ends reduced, two corners are fragmented. The original green flatwoven selvedges have partially survived.
    • Lot117
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions326 x 93 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    A blue-ground Lenkoran in a long rug format featuring four huge palmettes and four box motifs. The main border shows reciprocal trefoils in red and white. – Obvious signs of age and wear, very low pile, repaired areas. Both ends somewhat reduced, the sides have been cut and newly overcast.
    • Lot118
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions171 x 165 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    In this unusual, nearly square Kazak, two complete and one halved hooked diamonds fill most of the red field. The weaver has inserted many small animals in the free spaces at the sides to achieve a narrative effect. The white main border of large star-shaped flowers and buds attached to four diagonal stems is very wide. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile. Both ends reduced, cut and newly overcast sides.
    • Lot119
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions237 x 167 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR450
    The rare design of this large red-ground Kazak shows typical devices of the Karachov and Fachralo groups in a combination seldom encountered. The rug is thus a reference piece proving that in addition to the commonly known groups, further sub-groups existed in Caucasian weaving, with little information currently available on their exact provenances. – Original finishes all around, partially damaged selvedges. Low pile, heavily worn in places.
    • Lot120
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions124 x 84 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    This rare and early red-ground Shirvan shows a box-shaped central medallion flanked by two green cartouches at the top and bottom. Talish rosettes are arranged around it. The white main border displays a leaf-and-calyx design. – Distinct signs of age and wear, the brown sections are completely corroded. The outer border is missing all around. The sides have been cut and reselvedged.

    Literature:
    GALERIE SAILER (publ.), 10 Jahre Galerie Sailer Salzburg. Salzburg 1986, ill. 9