Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
    • Lot131
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Dardanelles region
    • Dimensions237 x 160 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    The red field is dominated by two large diamonds with mosaic-style designs and box-shaped centres placed on the central axis. Two halved medallions of a different type with stepped outlines protrude into the field from the sides, while quarter sections of the same medallions accentuate the corners. – A similar version of the distinctive primary design appears in an early carpet depicted in one of the paintings by the Florentine Renaissance painter Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448-1494). Many examples from various periods bear testimony to the fact that carpets featuring "Ghirlandaio" medallions were woven in Anatolia for a very long time. An example published by Herrmann (17th century) features the medallion as a solitary motif, while the two-medallion carpet illustrated by Erdmann (also 17th century) shows the same composition as the 19th century example offered here. The knotting structure, palette and characteristic border design suggest that it was woven in the city of Çanakkale north west of Bergama. – Slight signs of age and wear, replaced selvedges on both sides, good overall condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche X. München 1988, Nr.13 *** ERDMANN, KURT, Europa und der Orientteppich. Berlin & Mainz 1962, Nr.13 *** BERNHEIMER, OTTO, Alte Teppiche des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts der Firma L. Bernheimer. München 1959, Bild 24 *** TKF-WIEN (Hrsg.), Antike anatolische Teppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Wien 1983, Nr.25 *** BESIM, ADIL (Hrsg.), Mythos und Mystik. Alte und antike Textilkunst. Band 1 Wien 1998, Nr.3

    • Lot132
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions185 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    This rare rug was probably woven in a Kurdish village in East Anatolia. The tree seen in the narrow, fir green field is very simply drawn, consisting only of outlines. The four bands of the wide border section are embellished with double arrows, octagonal blossoms, stars and diamonds. – Well preserved except for slight signs of wear in the pile, original finishes all around.
    • Lot133
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal
    • Dimensions212 x 163 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    This Bakhtiari garden carpet was woven in one of the villages of the densely populated Chahar Mahal region. The geometric, abstract tree design of closely spaced cypresses, poplars, weeping willows and flowering shrubs seen in the midnight blue field harks back to Khorasan models. The white main border of diagonal serrated leaves and colourful rosettes adds a compelling counterpoint to the dark field. Outstanding quality, very beautiful colours. – Good condition, some wear to the overcasting along the sides, both ends slightly reduced.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Portland 1992, No.8.21

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 65, 28.05.2005, #173

    • Lot134
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions185 x 138 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,400
    This finely woven Khamseh in tastefully coordinated colours is a product of the Baharlu tribe. The yellow field terminating in a flat arch at each end contains a midnight blue, shield-shaped central medallion with attached pendants. It is almost completely filled by a cruciform floral cluster. Arabesque-style bands and flowers adorn the red spandrels. – The surviving examples of this specific group of Khamseh village weavings are virtually indistinguishable. This fixed type closely followed urban models woven in Kerman (see example in Neugebauer/Troll). The weaver has translated their designs into her own style. – Slight signs of wear, low pile, one small inserted section at the centre. Otherwise well preserved, including the original selvedges and kilim finishes.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, Tf. S.87 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 77, Sammlung Kossow, 26.03.2011, #94 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1981, Tf. S.99 *** BURNS, JAMES D., Visions of Nature. The Antique Weavings of Persia. New York 2010, Nr.77 *** NEUGEBAUER, RUDOLF & TROLL, SIEGFRIED, Handbuch der orientalischen Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1930, Tf.104

    • Lot135
    • OriginWest Persia, Luristan
    • Dimensions106 x 48 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    This double bag is completely preserved, including the connecting panel and kilim backs. Judging by its coarse weave, palette and the specific style of its designs, it was probably woven by a West Persian Luri tribal group. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot136
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions51 x 53 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000
    This bag half with a knotted face and a striped kilim back originally belonged to a khorjin. It is probably a Kurdish weaving from the Bijar area. The simply drawn design seen on the face, vertical stripes containing a vine, is rarely encountered. – Good condition, the original upper kilim closure band survives.
    • Lot137
    • OriginWest Persia, Central Kurdistan
    • Dimensions64 x 64 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The square field framed by a white surround displays a dense diamond lattice enclosing hooked diamonds. The border is decorated with small rosettes separated by dividing bars. Glossy pile wool of the finest quality, harmonious colours. – The upper kilim closure band and the brocaded lower finish are preserved. Good condition.
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    • Lot138
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions232 x 87 cm
    • AgeDated 1311 AH = 1894 AD
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    Judging by its comparatively coarse, slightly irregular weave and glossy pile wool, this very rare rug was probably made by Shahsavan in the Moghan region. The weaver must have known one of the finely woven Marasali prayer rugs from the adjacent Shirvan region which lay to the north. While faithfully rendering its field and border designs, she has translated them into a long format unknown in Marasali rugs. Very good condition, a high pile, original selvedges.
    • Lot139
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions200 x 163 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,000
    A Kazak of the three-compartment type. The wide, white main border shows star-shaped blossoms bearing four diagonal stems and buds. All the Kazaks in this comparatively rare group present the same composition of two red compartments and a central green one, framed by a border all around and surrounded by an inner outline of reciprocal trefoils. The compartments are either empty or sparsely decorated in some examples, while others feature rather dense designs. In this item all three compartments contain rosettes. The oldest example known to date was published by Herrmann in 1990. - Good condition, only small repiled sections in the field. The pile has survived at its original height. Restored upper left corner; the original flatwoven selvedges have been restored in a number of places.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 2. München 1990, Nr.21 *** Ders., Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. München 1992, Nr.42 *** OSTLER, HERBERT & GEISSELMANN, ÄGIDIUS, Die Teppichkunst des Orients und die Kunst der Moderne. München 1980, Abb. S.52 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 34, 16.11.1991, #42 und A 71, 24.05.2008, #188

    • Lot140
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions185 x 174 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A very rare, almost square village rug from the Genje area. Unorthodox in appearance, the field design of serrated diamonds, hexagons and many smaller motifs is drawn in the kilim style. The devices of the light yellow main border also derive from the kilim design repertoire. – Damaged in several places, fabric-backed tears and holes, low spots in the pile.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 65, 28.05.2005, #37