Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
    • Lot111
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions87 x 57 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    The unusual format of this Shahsavan flatweave, finely woven in the sumakh technique, presents a puzzle as regards its original purpose. It is too tall for a mafrash side panel. It may have been the face of a very large single bag intended for carrying cargo. Besides, we are not aware of any other example using the same field design of diagonal stripes which start from the field centre at the bottom and progressively increase in size to form peaked gables extending into infinity. – Slightly cut and newly overcast all around, otherwise well preserved.
    • Lot112
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions140 x 105 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    The narrow black-brown field contains a hexagonal lattice design of serrated yellow leaves enclosing small flowering plants, diamonds and stars. The white-ground main border shows large star-shaped blossoms, the secondary borders present a diagonal stripe design. The comparative piece published by Herrman is a long rug. – Corroded brown, reselvedged, both end finishes repiled.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Band 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. München 1979, Nr.421 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. München 1993, Nr.1

    • Lot113
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions132 x 86 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    This gorgeous Qashqa’i is one of the select, very finely woven Kashkuli weavings using red silk wefts and with a cloth-like handle. They were produced as commissions, gifts or tributes for tribal chieftains, often in the zaronim format. An elongated, velvety red shield form containing a diamond-shaped white central medallion with an inscribed Qashqa’i gül lies in the saffron field, accompanied by two floral bouquets and small flowering shrubs. The field is surrounded by three narrow borders. – Several areas of slight red discolouration, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Persian Carpets. Vol.1. Katalog Teppich-Museum Teheran. Teheran 1977, Nr.27 *** ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche. Die Bilder des Orients. Band I. Heidelberg 1977, Nr.5 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 77, Sonderauktion Sammlung Kossow, 26. März 2011, #33

    • Lot114
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan province
    • Dimensions193 x 125 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    This unique Malayer was advertised in HALI by the Heskia gallery of London in 1983. We are not aware of any comparable examples. The open cream field contains an oval medallion with attached pendants and a large circular blossom at its centre that radiates a design of rays symbolising the sun. The medallion is flanked at a good distance by four elongated twigs bearing flowers and leaves. Separated from the field by a serrated diagonal outline, the midnight blue spandrels are each decorated with a large palmette and small blossoms. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    BURNS, JAMES D., Visions of Nature. The Antique Weavings of Persia. New York 2010, Nr.112

    HALI Vol.5, No.3. London 1983, S.8

    • Lot115
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions212 x 125 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    The saffron field contains an elongated, midnight blue shield form with stepped two-tone outlines which encloses a diamond-shaped central medallion and two large attached palmettes, with stems and flowers grouped around them. The shield form is flanked on both sides by a vine composed of two-dimensional blossoms and leaves. The white-ground main border featuring palmettes, rosettes and delicate floral stems belonged to the standard repertoire of carpets from the Arak region and is often seen in Farahan and Sarough rugs. However, an example immediately comparable in terms of the very rare field design cannot be found in literature. This exclusive Farahan of outstanding quality was probably a commission woven to a specific design by a carpet artist. – Good condition, only minimal damage to the edges and a number of small stains.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 53, 20.11.1999, #101

    • Lot116
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions145 x 150 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    A rectangular central medallion with a triple surround and a cruciform interior drawing is flanked by four hooked octagons enclosing a flower. The four-and-one medallion design echoes the tradition of the 16th century large-pattern Holbein carpets. The main border of large kochak designs, hooked diamonds and star-shaped blossoms is strongly influenced by Turkmen designs. – In terms of their nearly square format, ornamentation and palette, the surviving examples of this group of Bergama carpets are often almost indistinguishable. They have been coveted collector’s pieces for a long time. Grote-Hasenbalg dated the example published by him in 1922 to the 18th century. Perfectly drawn and woven in clear brilliant colours, this Bergama is a particularly beautiful example. – New overcasting along the sides, three small inserted sections along the upper finish, rewoven kilim at the top left. Very good overall condition.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, Band 2, Tf.22 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo I. Turin 1985, Nr.2 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1979, Tf. S. 1 *** TKF-WIEN (Hrsg.), Antike anatolische Teppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Wien 1983, Nr.24 *** SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Bilderbuch für Teppichsammler. München o. J. (1960), Tf.15

    • Lot117
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama region
    • Dimensions200 x 160 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    This village rug in mellow patinated colours was woven in the mountainous region of Yuntdag situated south of Bergama and north of Manisa. A number of antique examples were discovered in local mosques. The various designs of the group were often used by Harald Böhmer as models for the rugs of his Dobag project. Here, six large box shapes in different colour combinations, each with a cross motif at its centre, lie in a burgundy field. The light appearance of the rug is created by the large number of white rosettes and the equally white main border, which contains a floral vine drawn in the distinctive Yuntdag style bearing geometric, stylised palmettes and diagonal leaves. A very similar example was published by Schürmann as early as 1960. – Good condition, a high pile, original finishes all around.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Bilderbuch für Teppichsammler. München o. J. (1960), Tf.17

    • Lot118
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions222 x 127 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR5,500
    A Konya village rug of the "Yellow Group". The golden yellow field contains two rows of eight massive Memling güls framed by octagonal surrounds; their ground colours change between cobalt blue, apricot, white and red without any recurring pattern. The earth-brown border is decorated with circular blossoms, simply drawn in an almost Pointillist style and some of them linked by poles. The red-ground elems present the arrow shapes that are characteristic of the Konya region. – Small restored areas, heavily corroded brown. Good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, Nrn.115-117 *** CONCARO, EDOARDO & LEVI, ALBERTO, Sovrani Tappeti. Il tappeto orientale dal XV al XIX seculo. Mailand 1999, Nr.38 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IX. München 1987, Nr.8

    • Lot119
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions132 x 116 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    In this very finely woven Shirvan prayer rug, a delicately drawn diamond lattice design composed of thin blue lines encloses small flowering plants and serrated diamonds. The slim bridge-shaped arch has been positioned at the very top of the field. The most striking feature of this prayer rug is the dense dot pattern of tiny diamonds seen in the field and the vertical borders. The progressively diminishing scale of the diamond lattice as it ascends is another remarkable element. – Good condition, slight signs of wear in the pile, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot120
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions214 x 163 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    A Karachov of this particular sub-group using box medallions and red polygons in a green field was published in Grote-Hasenbalg’s work as early as 1922. The field is bordered by a chequerboard pattern surround which forms a bridge-shaped arch at both ends. The design of the main border – confronting halves of hooked diamonds and a white vine zigzagging between them – is reminiscent of Borjalou Kazaks. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile, minor repiled areas. Original selvedges.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, Band 2, Tf.27