Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
    • Lot101
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions202 x 124 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    This elegant carpet was produced in one of the master workshops of Sultanabad. Very finely knotted on a cotton foundation, it has a dense pile of supreme quality. A small circular medallion placed at the centre of the blue-black field is surrounded by sweeping floral stems. Flowering shrubs growing from four vases, stems and further blossoms complete the design at the ends of the field. The contrast between the open design of the field and the small-pattern border in the style of the contemporaneous Sarough Farahan rugs is a characteristic feature of these Sultanabad weavings. They developed into the so-called US Sarough type some twenty years later. – Very good condition. Original selvedges.

    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche. Die Bilder des Orients. Band II. Heidelberg 1978, Nr.200 *** DIES., Orientteppiche der Sonderklasse. Sammlerexemplare aus vier Jahrhunderten. Heidelberg 1980, Tf. S.8

    • Lot102
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions216 x 132 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    Extraordinarily fine in weave, this garden carpet was produced in one of the workshops of the small town of Ravar situated north of Kerman. The elegant design conceived in a baroque style is drawn with great precision. The entire surface is hermetically covered in floral stems. The stems assume a cruciform shape in the elongated, oval, burgundy central medallion. The corners of the deep blue field are accentuated by white eight-pointed stars which depict a battle between a peacock and a snake. – Very good condition, original selvedges.
    • Lot103
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions168 x 93 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    This very beautiful Baluch pictorial rug with a camel field was made in the Ferdows region in southern Khorasan. Its theme is the love story of Khosrow and Shirin. Repeated twice at the upper and lower ends of the field, we see King Khosrow mounted on his famous war horse, Shabdiz, and the Armenian princess Shirin standing before him. Both are facing the viewer. Eight further figures depicted face-on take up the centre of the field, standing one above the other in two rows. Three figures have raised their hand in greeting. Quadrupeds and birds drawn to a miniature scale are distributed across the ground. The statuesque manner of representation is a characteristic feature of such Baluch pictorial rugs. A comparatively fine weave, velvety pile wool. The two end finishes presenting diagonal stripes are also pile-woven. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    SCHLAMMINGER, KARL & WILSON, PETER L., Persische Bildteppiche. Geknüpfte Mythen. München 1980, Nr.18

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche II. München 1979, Nr.108 *** SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Mailand 2007, Nr.4

    • Lot104
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions180 x 102 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    This Baluch pictorial rug woven in an elongated format is from Zabol in the Sistan region. Twelve statuesque female figures with long arms, white hands with their nails coloured red, and square white heads are arranged next to and above one another in rows of three. Depicted face-on, they look at the viewer with large eyes. Changing from one row to the next, they have one arm hanging down while the other is bent across their chest. Small trees, animals, stars and diamonds fill the spaces left undecorated by the main design in the coffee-coloured field. The motifs with protruding rays seen in the border, here enclosed within rectangular compartments, are also encountered in Tekke rugs. More differentiated in palette and far more colourful than the comparative pieces cited below, this Zabol pictorial rug is a particularly attractive example of its group. – Cut and reselvedged sides, both ends minimally reduced. Good overall condition.

    HALI 80, 1995, S. 96, Abb.18 *** SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Mailand 2007, Nr.6 *** MacDONALD, BRIAN W., Tribal Rugs. Treasures Of The Black Tent. Woodbridge 1997, Tf.160

    • Lot105
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions344 x 104 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR15,000
    Two large, grass-green shield medallions with yellow-and-red stepped outlines fill the salmon field to its full extent. A third medallion placed at the upper end is represented as a halved form, emphasising the infinite nature of the design. The three large forms each contain a salmon diamond enclosing a yellow cruciform motif; its outlines are decorated with white rosettes and red flowers attached to angled stems. It is easy to see that this inner medallion echoes the ornamental tradition of the older "Transylvanian" carpets. The primary motifs are accompanied by brown-ground triangles placed at the sides of the field and in the corners. A long rug of the same group has been published by Brüggemann/Böhmer. – Small repairs, very good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hannover 1980, Nr.65

    • Lot106
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Afyonkarahisar province
    • Dimensions142 x 127 cm
    • AgeDated 1262 AH = 1847 AD
    • Estimate EUR8,000
    The red-ground field is filled to its full extent by a green-ground double niche with stepped arches which contains a red central medallion surrounded by flowers. Four water jugs stand in the corners, and small blossoms and stars are distributed around them. – Small-format rugs made in the town of Dazkiri and its surroundings continued the design tradition of a particular group of "Transylvanian" carpets, adopting their designs and composition almost literally (e.g. Ionescu cat. 117, 119). These older carpets were produced in the Manisa region situated north of Dazkiri during the 17th century. However, a feature typical of Dazkiri rugs is their distinctive palette using prominent shades of green which differs greatly from their models. According to its woven date, this very finely knotted example in excellent colours was made in 1847. – One major repiled section at the centre of the field, several small repiled areas; otherwise well preserved, including the original selvedges and striped kilim ends.

    ASLANAPA, OKTAY, One Thousand Years of Turkish Carpets. Istanbul 1988, Tf.109 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquarito. Catalogo IV. Turin 1989, Nr.4 *** IONESCU, STEFANO (Hrsg.), Die osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. Rom 2006, Kat.Nrn.117,119

    • Lot107
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions160 x 127 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    This classic Mujur prayer rug is virtually indistinguishable from an example published by Denny in 1979. Like the latter, it shows two large water jugs standing in the green section above the prayer arch, flanking its tower-like tip. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, major repiled sections in the red field. Original finishes all around.

    DENNY, WALTER B., Oriental Rugs. o.O.(Washington, DC). Smithonian Institution 1979, Tf.7 *** TKF-WIEN (Hrsg.), Antike Orientteppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Wien 1986, Nr.34

    • Lot108
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions216 x 141 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR12,500
    Two red octagons with double hooked outlines and a cruciform interior design of stems surrounding a central square, flowers, arrow motifs, small plants and two large tulips fill the frame of the yellow field. The vertical end points of the hexagons are accentuated by three white, straight-armed crosses. The six bottle-shaped tulips growing horizontally from the two primary designs and aligned towards the sides of the field are a typical feature of this rare Ladik group. The specific shade of blue seen in the main border, where rosettes are lined up on a pole, is an identifying feature of Ladik carpets. – Slight signs of age and wear, original selvedges, the two end finishes have been restored. Now in good condition.

    BESIM, ADIL (Hrsg.), Mythos und Mystik. Alte und antike Textilkunst. Wien 1999, Nr.7

    • Lot109
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions220 x 143 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    This Chelaberd exemplifies the earlier design type of the group using just one sunburst medallion as well as two huge halved blossoms placed at the ends of the field and surrounded by a semi-arch decorated with vines. The motifs derive from the design repertoire of older Caucasian workshop carpets woven during the 17th/18th centuries; here they appear in a new compositional context. Small blossoms and halved hooked diamonds complete the primary design. The narrow main border of star-shaped blossoms is a recurrent feature of Chelaberds. Schürmann has published a very similar example. – Very good condition, slightly corroded brown. Original finishes all around.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, Nr.28 *** ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche-Die Bilder des Orients. Heidelberg 1977, Nr.144 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IV. München 1982, Nr.35

    • Lot110
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions218 x 154 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    This early Kazak of the Borjalou group shows a design of harmonious proportions woven in mellow colours, with a degree of patination that suggests great age. As in three-compartment Kazaks, the field is divided into two red and one central green compartments which are surrounded on all sides by the inner secondary border. Outlined in reciprocal trefoils, the compartments are empty spaces except for a small comb motif placed in the green centre. These are further common features shared with three-compartment Kazaks. The two groups are obviously closely related. On the other hand, the wide border of halved hooked diamonds, with a white, band-like hooked vine zigzagging between them, is a characteristic feature of Borjalou Kazaks. – Signs of wear in the pile, rewoven areas, somewhat reduced ends, original selvedges.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1982, Tf. S.29 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. München 1986, Nr.29 *** TABIBNIA, MOSHE, Kazak del XIX Seculo. Mailand 1995, Tf.13