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Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
    • Lot71
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions223 x 160 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    This antique Chelaberd shows two complete and one truncated sunburst medallions in a brilliant red field. In the past, the carpets of this distinctive group were described as Eagle Kazaks in the rug trade, although most of them originate from the Karabagh region. The main motif was drawn from the design repertoire of older Caucasian workshop weavings; here it is seen in a greatly enlarged form in an autonomous composition. The Chelaberd published by Engelhardt which compares well was woven by Armenians, as proven by the inscription in the upper horizontal border. – Very good condition, original finishes all around, a high pile.

    Literature:
    TEPPICH-ENGELHARDT (Hrsg.), Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, Nr.627

    • Lot72
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions47 x 55 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The four-and-one medallion design of this very finely woven, blue-ground sumakh bag face belonged to the traditional design repertoire of the Moghan Shahsavan. Several comparative examples found in literature illustrate the homogeneity of this specific group. Bag faces of this kind, often true masterpieces created by anonymous artists, are now in great demand among collectors due to their pictorial character and enigmatic symbolism. Always very similar in field design, the surviving examples mainly differ in the configuration of their borders. – Small rewoven areas, good condition.

    Literature:
    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. Fürth 1993, Nrn.19, 20 *** TKF-WIEN (Hrsg.), Antike Orientteppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Wien 1986, Nr.76 *** STONE, PETER (Hrsg.), Mideast Meets Midwest. Chicago 1993, Nr.42 *** KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, Nr.36 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A-47, 24.05.1997, #162; A 89, 28.05.2016. #195

    Published:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A-49, 23.05.1998, #188

    • Lot73
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions148 x 105 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    Three white Lesghi stars with wide blue-black outlines are aligned on the central axis of the field. They stand out very clearly against the light red ground embellished with Talish rosettes, small S-forms and stars. The wide green main border presenting an immaculately drawn kufic vine is flanked by two secondary carnation borders. – Very well preserved, except for minor damage to the sides; original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Mailand 1968, Tf.CXI

    • Lot74
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions170 x 138 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    This immaculately drawn, red-ground Borjalou Kazak prayer rug displays a re-entrant motif at the bottom of the field and a narrow, bridge-shaped arch at its very top. The two green diamonds with the typical hatched outlines placed on the central axis are flanked by two honeycomb shapes with an interior drawing of trees, while four distinctly smaller honeycombs lie in the corners of the field. Four stars and two stepped polygons complete the design. An almost identical example was sold by us in 1986. – Small repiled areas in the field, corroded brown. Good overall condition, original selvedges.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 23, 03.05.1986, #92

    • Lot75
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions210 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    Three large medallions, their octagonal centres surrounded by abstract animal figures, take up most of the blazing red field. The third medallion is cut by the upper border. Small animals, blossoms and stepped polygons in a seemingly spontaneous distribution complete the field design. In the white main border, hexagonal cassettes combine into a design chain. The reciprocal design could also be read as facing pairs of inward-pointing double hooks. In the middle of the left-hand band, the rhythm is suddenly interrupted by a box motif that looks like a salt bag. – Good condition, the original selvedges survive.

    Literature:
    TABIBNIA, MOSHE, Kazak del XIX Seculo. Mailand 1995, Tf.33 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 80, 19.05.2012, #155 *** TEPPICH-ENGELHARDT (Hrsg.), 75 Naturperlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1973, Nr.232

    • Lot76
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions157 x 107 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,700
    This white-ground Zeikhur presents a Khyrdagyd repeat in light pastel shades and three narrow borders that are typical of the provenance. Its proportions and the style of its field design, with comparatively large devices spaced more widely than in later examples, indicate an early date around 1850-1870. – Original finishes all around, including the warps tied off into nets at both ends and the light blue selvedges. Slight signs of wear in the pile, a number of short tears at both ends, sides in need of repair.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1981, Tf. S.57

    • Lot77
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions266 x 94 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    A repeat of rosettes, flute-shaped flowers and small, geometric stylised plants adorns the bottle-green field of this very beautiful Kuba long rug. The white main border of precisely drawn stepped polygons, small blossoms and a wealth of red crosses in miniature format is accompanied by two secondary borders of colourful diagonal stripes. Green-ground rugs made in the Kuba region are very rare. A fine weave, brilliant colours. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot78
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions168 x 142 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    Woven in a wide format, this prayer rug from the Konya region featuring an empty red mihrab field, a protruding arch and a wide yellow main border is impressive due the impact of its large designs and the intensity of its colours. The confidently proportioned, simple composition dispensing with anything playful and the sharp contrast between two primary colours, yellow and red, lend the carpet a monumental effect. – Several rewoven areas, good overall condition, the original selvedges survive.

    Literature:
    BUTTERWECK, GEORG & ORASCH, DIETER, Das Standardwerk des anatolischen Knüpfteppichs. Zentral-Anatolien. Wien 1986, Nr.6 *** TÜRKISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FÜR KULTUR UND TOURISMUS (Hrsg.), Turkish Handwoven Carpets. Catalog No: 1. Ankara 1987, Nr.0060

    • Lot79
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions191 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    Characteristically coarse in weave and knotted in brilliant colours, this village rug from the Konya region belongs to the "Yellow Group". The term was coined by Friedrich Spuhler to describe a large number of such carpets in the "Orient Stars" Collection. Here, eight large Memling güls fill the white-ground field. They are surrounded by a light red grid composed of octagons, with nested polychrome diamonds placed at the intersections. The ground colour of the single-stripe border is light red at the lower end and then changes to a golden yellow hue. The remarkably meticulous drawing of the design makes this Konya one of the best examples of its kind. – Original finishes all around, minor repiled areas, very good overall condition.

    Literature:
    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, Nrn.115,118

    • Lot80
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Afyonkarahisar province
    • Dimensions101 x 91 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This small-format Dazkiri differs in ornamentation and colour from most other examples of the group, and it is also somewhat coarser in weave. A red double niche with stepped arches placed at the centre of the mustard yellow field contains a tree surrounded by a number of blossoms. Larger and smaller trees are seen in the spandrels. The green main border is decorated with stars. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.