Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot251
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions258 x 158 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    A large Azeri cover in warp-faced plainweave on red and blue warps. The brocaded cassette design consists of 36 compartments enclosing diamonds, stars and animals. The comparatively wide bands of the grid are decorated with hooked diamonds. – A number of inserted sections, minor repairs; otherwise well preserved, original finishes all around.
    • Lot252
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions122 x 102 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR700
    In the midnight blue field, a white Konagkend lattice design is surrounded by a frame of small flowers in diverse colours. The wide, green main border shows a white kufic vine and star-shaped blossoms. – Signs of age and wear, repiled ends and sides.
    • Lot253
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions275 x 137 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The field design of giant red-ground palmettes outlined in white and enclosing hooked vines, with blue horizontal cartouches inserted between them, is drawn in the characteristic Lenkoran style. It goes back to older Caucasian silk embroideries. Two of the large devices are seen in full whereas a third is only just visible, being truncated by the upper horizontal border. Aside from Lenkoran, this distinctive design was also widespread in the Karabagh region and in North West Persia. The respective provenance of such rugs can be ascertained by means of their differences in structure. In this example, the narrow white-ground main border consists of reciprocal trefoils decorated with arrowheads. – The corroded brown sections are partially repiled, a number of restored areas, good overall condition.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Caucasian Rugs. London 1978, pl. p. 63 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 154

    • Lot254
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan, Sistan, Zabol region
    • Dimensions161 x 97 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This small white-ground Baluch featuring an elaborately designed and highly symbolic tree of life design is the work of a tribal group living in the Sistan border province, possibly the Madad Khani. It was published by Herrmann as early as 1990 and interpreted in an informative discussion. A fine weave, silky pile wool. – The outer border is missing all around, new overcasting along the sides, somewhat reduced ends.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 50, 21/11/1998, lot 244 *** SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Milan 2007, no. 25

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 2. Munich 1990, no. 52

    • Lot255
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions375 x 112 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    This unusual rug differs widely from all other Baluch weavings in terms of its long format and its Persian field design of botehs and narrow vertical stripes, which is influenced by the tribal rugs woven in the Fars region of South West Persia (Luri, Khamseh). – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, the original selvedges and the kilim finishes at both ends are preserved.
    • Lot256
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions173 x 93 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR475
    An antique Baluch woven by the Salar Khani tribe. Influenced by the Turkmen style, the design comprises a row of large hexagonal güls aligned on the central axis of the dark brown field and six red Salor güls offset against them along the sides. - Signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.
    • Lot257
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions145 x 112 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    Baluch pile rugs woven in vertical stripe designs are rare. In this extraordinary example, eleven wide stripes of undulating steel-blue vines are separated by narrow stripes of white, red and red-brown S-motifs. Three of the wide stripes are woven in a far lighter shade of red than the other, very dark stripes and arranged to form borders at both sides of the field as well as a central partition dividing it into two equal halves. The rug may have been made by a tribal group in the Qainat region. – Completely preserved, including the original selvedges and kilim finishes. Slight signs of wear, otherwise in good condition.

    EILAND, MURRAY (ed.), Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 95

    • Lot258
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions263 x 208 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,850
    This yellow-ground suzani composed of several panels was produced in Shakhrisyabz or Kitab, probably in one of the Emir’s workshops. Only one half of this truly huge embroidery originally measuring some 420 x 310 centimetres has survived. Moreover, the horizontal border is missing at one end. The entire surface is embroidered in the satin stitch technique known as "iroki" with a huge, circular central medallion of floral design and large circular blossoms enclosing white stars. In the wide blue main border, white diamonds with curved outlines have been placed between diagonal yellow leaves. This monumental embroidery was probably used as a wall hanging in the Emir’s palace. Adapted in size to fit the dimensions, the devices are impressive on account of their powerful impact and splendid, radiant colours. A saddle cover comparable in technique and style is published in the book on the Wolf Suzani Collection. – Slight signs of age, good overall condition.

    TSCHEPELEWEZKAJA, G.L. & SUCHAREWA, O.A., Susani Usbekistans. Hamburg 1991, no. 27 *** GRUBE, ERNST J., Keshte. Central Asian Embroideries. The Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection. New York 2003, no. 37

    • Lot259
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions95 x 88 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,850
    The red field contains a repeat of eighteen small chuvals güls arranged in rows of three; the secondary motifs are diamonds quartered by colour change with double hooks attached to their corners. The borders and elems show designs seen in Tekke main carpets. This approximately square miniature rug was probably a wedding gift for the bridegroom. – Very good condition.
    • Lot260
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions139 x 111 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    A Tekke door rug woven in the characteristic hatchlu cross design. Blue insi kush abstract birds fill the four segments of the brick-red field which has a small gable placed at the upper end. A tree with pairs of birds adorns each of the lateral main borders, and a border of crosses decorated with lateral double hooks constitutes the outer finish. The wide elem consists of two panels, an inner one with offset rows of shrubs on a red ground and a lower one of small blossoms on a light brown ground. – Good condition.

    JOURDAN, UWE, Orientteppiche. Volume 4: Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1989, no. 60