Major Spring Auction
Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.
This Sivrihisar kilim was woven in a single piece in a design of four wide, red-ground horizontal panels, separated by a dividing design of three border stripes which include a white central band of halved elibelinde figures. A nested hooked hexagon with a white outline lies at the centre of each panel, accompanied by striking lateral parmakli designs. Another kilim of this rare group has been published by Brüggemann. – Several rewoven areas along the edges, a number of small holes.
- Western Central Anatolia, Eskisehir Province
- 399 x 163 cm
- Second half 19th century
BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, no. 20
A sleeping rug from the Konya region woven in the structure of a gabbeh: many wefts in varying colours have been inserted between the individual rows of knots, creating a striped appearance on the reverse. Similarly, the ground colour of the field alternates between different shades of red, pink and orange. The simple design is composed of four huge box shapes with hooked outlines which are aligned vertically; the pile consists of long-fibred, only slightly twisted wool. – Signs of age and wear, a number of repiled areas.
- Central Anatolia
- 257 x 151 cm
- Second half 19th century
Three large, nested hooked diamonds aligned on the central axis of the red field are flanked by halved and similarly nested hooked diamonds of a different type. Quartered diamonds in the corners complete the field design, meaning that it is not conceived as an infinite repeat. The wide orange-ground border contains large elibelinde motifs. The rug was woven in the small town of Ürgüp. Another example of the group has been published by Brüggemann/Böhmer. – Well preserved except for minor repiled areas, original finishes all around.
- Central Anatolia, Nevsehir Province
- 370 x 131 cm
- Mid 19th century
BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 5
This embroidery in a fine petit point stitch on a canvas foundation was probably made in a workshop in Arraiolos, a small town in Portugal where embroidered rugs were produced for many centuries. The field design of animal combats and flowering stems on a green ground is based on the model of a classic 16th century Persian carpet. – Good condition.
- 229 x 135 cm
- Ca. 1900
The field design of this large, very finely woven Mohtashem Kashan is a repeat of offset, dark blue and red ogival medallions which contain a flowering tree growing from a vase. Cartouches with a cruciform interior drawing are lined up in a row in the dark blue main border. – Signs of age and wear, very low pile, both ends slightly reduced.
- Central Persia
- 473 x 304 cm
- Late 19th century
HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche II. Munich 1979, no. 61
Woven in Persia for a high-ranking dignitary towards the end of the 19th century, this large garden carpet was exhibited in the Persian Pavilion of the 1958 Brussels World Exposition, the first to be held after World War II, as a prime example of the Persian art of carpet weaving. Soon afterwards it was purchased in Tehran by the current owner’s father. – Elaborately and precisely drawn, the field design is a composition arranged with perfect symmetry around both the vertical and horizontal central axes, with nested diamonds expanding outwards from the central motif, a red diamond, and extending beyond the sides of the field. Each diamond is decorated with various kinds of gorgeous trees, including weeping willows, poplars, palm trees and grapevines. A wide border composed of eleven stripes surrounds this image of a paradise garden like a tall wall. Two large Sarough carpets published by Eskenazi and by Herrmann present the same garden theme in a different composition. – Very slight signs of wear in only a few places, otherwise in very good condition, the original finishes survive all around.
- Central Persia
- 545 x 363 cm
- Ca. 1880
ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 204 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 52
A very large Bijar woven on a cotton warp. An immaculately drawn Herati design adorns the midnight blue field; however, it does not cover the whole of the surface, but is interrupted in some places so that a number of design units remain detached, leaving small areas of the ground undecorated. This rare feature adds an individual touch to the carpet. The red border, with a spaciously conceived vine connecting two-dimensional palmettes and blossoms, provides an effective contrast to the dense field design. – Good condition, only minimal signs of wear.
- North West Persia, Kurdistan
- 604 x 386 cm
- First quarter 20th century
A rare Malayer woven in the kelleh format. Reminiscent of antique Serabend carpets, the field design is a dense repeat of elongated botehs arranged in offset rows on a dark blue ground. The field centre is accentuated by a small white-ground circular medallion enclosing a light red star. The highly unusual border includes a garland which separates the white band from the undecorated brown edge. – Signs of age and wear, two major repiled areas and smaller inserted sections, damaged edges.
- West Persia, Hamadan region
- 393 x 144 cm
- Second half 19th century
The spaciously conceived repeat in the white field consists of three parallel rows of two different types of rosettes which alternate regularly. They are each attached to four diagonal arrow-shaped leaves that intersect to form a lattice. The blue leaves are interlaced like knots at the points of intersection. Subtle yellow lines linking small blossoms create a second, less conspicuous lattice in the background. The light red border flanked by two white secondary borders is unusually wide. It is decorated with large dark blue crosses and fine yellow stems bearing small flowers and leaves placed in between. – Published by Herrmann as early as 1979, this particularly rare carpet could be an early Heriz. This is suggested by the knotting structure (cotton foundation, single weft structure, symmetrical knots), the light colours and the style of drawing of the rosettes. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, both ends slightly reduced.
- 203 x 129 cm
- First half 19th century
HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche II. Munich 1979, no. 62
The composition of this rare Tabriz workshop carpet piled in wool obviously harks back to door hangings or prayer mats initially woven in India and, a little later, also produced in Kerman based on the same model. This example still retains the concept of their architectural designs, but in a form adapted to the floral Tabriz style. The wide borders composed of four white panels and red squares placed in the corners surround a white field which contains a very beautifully drawn tree of life topped by a steep curved arch. An elongated pillared hall decorated with floral points is depicted at the upper end of the field. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
- North West Persia, Azerbaijan
- 202 x 148 cm
- Early 20th century
HALI 110, London 2000, ill. p. 53 (Emir advertisement, Lyon)