Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
    • Lot11
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions91 x 93 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    In this rare saddle cover, the open bottle-green field is flanked on both sides by a narrow white stripe which contains a thin vine bearing botehs and small flowers. The lower corners are accentuated by white triangles decorated with botehs, while the upper ones are marked by two small box shapes with blossoms at their centres. – Original sides, the upper finish has been minimally reduced and edged with fabric. The original purple kilim survives at the bottom. Repiled areas in the border section on the left and right (the places formerly trimmed with leather). Signs of wear in the pile, otherwise well preserved.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 67, 20.05.2006, #136

    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions167 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,000
    The garden design of five offset green cypresses in a white field, floral stems and small shrubs harks back to Kerman workshop models; here it has been translated into the geometric style of nomad pieces. Particularly appealing in palette, this well-drawn example was woven by an Afshar tribal group who had already settled in the surroundings of Kerman by the mid 19th century. – Well preserved, including the red kilim ends, new overcasting along the sides.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 10. München 1988, Nr.81 *** COLLINS, J.J., Flowers of the Desert. Newburyport 1989, Tf.48 *** BURNS, JAMES D., Visions of Nature. The Antique Weavings of Persia. New York 2010, Nr.66

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 65, 28.05.2005, #32

    • Lot13
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions107 x 53 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    A completely preserved double bag by the Qashqa’i nomads. The deep blue pile-woven faces are each almost completely filled by a large red hexagon enclosing a "Qashqa’i gül" which stands out on account of its quality of drawing. The surrounding areas are decorated with twigs and small scattered motifs. The narrow border features the characteristic bird vine on a white ground. The finely woven, light green kilim back is partially decorated with ochre horizontal stripes. – Very well preserved.

    COLLINS, JOHN J., Shiraz. Newburyport 1987, Nr.43

    • Lot14
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions117 x 54 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    This complete Luri double bag woven in the Fars region was published by Black/Loveless as early as 1979. The pile-woven, midnight blue faces are filled to their full extent by a red diamond with hooked white outlines which is surrounded by four birds and several flowers. The design of the white border – a vine decorated with highly abstract birds – is frequently encountered in Qashqa’i weavings. Judging by the knotting structure, pile material and style of drawing, the bag can be attributed to the Luri. The closure bands, flatwoven in a herringbone design, have been worked with particular care. The two-tone kilim backs featuring a large, central set of nested diamonds as well as smaller diamonds are a remarkable feature. An illustration of the back can be found in "Woven Gardens". – Very good condition.

    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Woven Gardens. Nomad and Village Rugs of the Fars Province of Southern Persia. London 1979, Nr.42

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    • Lot15
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions148 x 103 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,700
    Surrounded by a narrow blue border, the dark green mihrab drawn with a box-shaped re-entrant opening at the bottom and a small, pointed triangular arch at the top stands alone in the red field, surrounded by octagons enclosing hooked diamonds. The red cartouche placed in the mihrab is a characteristic design of Fachralo Kazaks, whereas the four white boxes with an interior design of large double hooks stem from the repertoire of Karachov Kazaks. A rare collector’s piece woven in top-quality, brilliant colours. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot16
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions212 x 139 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    A red-ground Karachov with a blue border. The well-known four-and-one Karachov medallion design has been adapted to the narrow format and converted into a two-and-one composition. The white, octagonal central motif with an interior drawing typical of the provenance is flanked by only two rectangles placed at the ends of the field. – Slight signs of age and wear, both end finishes restored, minor repiled areas.
    • Lot17
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions139 x 97 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    In this gorgeous white-ground Shirvan prayer rug, a blue hexagonal lattice design placed beneath a bridge-shaped prayer arch encloses large, perfectly drawn palmettes in different colour combinations. The very fine weave, confidently proportioned design and brilliant colours are indications of an early date. – Signs of age and wear, damage to the left-hand side in several places. Original end finishes with the tied-off warps, the original selvedge survives on the left.
    • Lot18
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions181 x 135 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    This very rare rug stands out due to its kilim-style design; it is a knotted version of a prayer rug, as it were. Judging by its specific palette of pale greens and light reds, it was probably woven in the town of Elmadag east of Ankara or its surroundings. A comparative example has been published by Reinisch. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    REINISCH, HELMUT UND LISBETH, Von Bagdad nach Stambul. Nomadenteppiche. Graz 1983, Nr.32

    • Lot19
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa province
    • Dimensions184 x 132 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    The workshops of the West Anatolian town of Kula specialised in prayer rugs woven in precisely drawn column designs. The type harks back to older Ottoman models. – A triple-niche arch is supported by two white columns embellished with flowers which stand out strikingly against the open red ground of the field. The central niche is considerably larger and has a floral bouquet suspended from its apex. The broad panel placed above the arch structure is light blue and densely filled with carnations in dusky pink and red brown. A narrow panel of stylised animal figures placed above it completes the field. In the dark blue main border, the flowering shrubs drawn in pastel shades are positioned upside down, a feature that is not unusual in these carpets. – Extraordinarily well preserved in view of its great age, original finishes all around.

    DIMAND, MAURICE S., The Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs in the City Art Museum of St. Louis. St. Louis 1935, Tf.XLI *** IONESCU, STEFANO (Hrsg.), Die osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. Rom 2006, Kat.225, S.173

    • Lot20
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Mugla province
    • Dimensions150 x 83 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    In this Megri, a deep blue double niche decorated with four large blossoms takes up almost the whole of the narrow field. The lower arch is straight-sided while the upper one has stepped sides. The yellow spandrels contain red triangular forms enclosing arrow motifs. The border design – three bands in green, golden yellow and white – is typical of the provenance. Brilliant colours. – Slight signs of wear in the pile, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    YOHE, RALPH S. & McCOY JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1968, Nr.56 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Anatolische Knüpfteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mannheim 1978, Tf. S.109