Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
  • Two Shahsavan Bag Faces

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    • Lot141
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions107 x 62 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    Cut along their lower ends and now joined at the centre, these two bag faces finely woven in the sumakh technique originally belonged to a Khamseh Shahsavan khorjin. The dark blue fields are decorated with a hexagonal lattice of thin red lines which surround large hooked box shapes. The white main border shows syrga motifs lined up on a pole. Wertime has published a completely preserved double bag of this group. – Good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, Nr.11

    • Lot142
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions185 x 102 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The dark blue field of this Kuba is covered in a self-contained diamond lattice of bold white lines decorated with tiny red diamonds. Unlike most other Caucasian rugs presenting lattice designs, the one seen here has not been conceived as an endless repeat extending beyond the boundaries of the field. Here the stars, Talish rosettes, blossoms and other small motifs enclosed within the diamonds recede into the background, and the graphic elements appear more dominant than the colours. The archaic appearance of the devices in the wide, white main border – probably geometric, abstract animal figures – are another rare feature. – Very well preserved except for minimal repiled sections in the field, original finishes all around. The upper and lower left corners lack the tied-off warp ends.
    • Lot143
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions252 x 100 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    A geometric, abstract tree with brilliant white branches and leaves adorns the narrow blue-black field. The green-ground main border displays an immaculately drawn kufic vine. Superior in material and aesthetic quality and woven in a rare format, this Konagkend Kuba was published by Bausback as early as 1981. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Orientteppiche der Sonderklasse. Sammlerexemplare aus vier Jahrhunderten. Heidelberg 1980, Tf. S.40 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. München 1993, Nr.10

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1981, Tf. S.59

    • Lot144
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions224 x 165 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,500
    The four-and-one medallion design of this large Karachov Kazak with a blazing red field is not only perfectly drawn down to the smallest detail, but also harmoniously balanced. It is surrounded on all sides by small double hooks aligned in a row. The cobalt blue main border featuring star-shaped blossoms and diagonal leaves is flanked by two brown-and-white secondary borders of reciprocal trefoils. A masterpiece of Caucasian weaving. – Corroded brown, good condition, original side and end finishes.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Braunschweig 1978, Tf. S.199

    • Lot145
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions178 x 196 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,250
    The camel field, which changes to a lighter shade in the upper section, contains three rows of eight Turkmen güls and cruciform blossoms placed between them as secondary motifs. The design of the narrow, red main border is also composed of Turkmen designs. The comparatively coarse weave and style of drawing suggest that this rug is the work of a Kurdish weaver. – Slight signs of age and wear, replaced selvedges, somewhat reduced at the lower end.
    • Lot146
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions163 x 95 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    The Kurds and Baluchi living in Khorasan in north eastern Persia have mutually influenced each other’s rugs. To date, the way in which this exchange took place has not been studied; that it did take place is a fact proven by many examples. The coarse weave, firm structure and field design of large serrated diamonds on a camel ground suggest that this rare rug is the work of a Kurdish weaver. The diamonds linked by a vertical pole in the central row are larger, not quartered by colour and combine into a tree. The design of the white-ground main border – cruciform floral clusters arranged diagonally – and the kilim finishes were adopted from Baluch carpets. – Good condition.

    SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Mailand 2007, Nr.10

    • Lot147
    • OriginNorth India, Rajastan
    • Dimensions353 x 238 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR18,000
    The city of Agra in Rajastan, North India, was an important carpet weaving centre from the mid 19th century onwards. The local workshops usually produced large-format carpets woven in a very firm structure which are easily identified by their distinctive style and particular palette. Design types prescribed by long-standing traditions, such as those of Persia, did not exist in Agra. This explains their astounding variety of compositions and motifs. In this Agra, a lattice of very large diamonds covers the light yellow field. Only the two diamonds placed on the central axis are depicted as complete motifs, whereas the ten adjoining diamonds are cut by the wide border section. Each diamond contains a star-shaped medallion surrounded by sickle leaves, botehs and four cloud bands. The wide main border in changing shades of green is decorated with palmettes and rosettes attached to an angular vine. – Several inserted sections, new overcasting along the sides. Pile in good condition, original end finishes.
    • Lot148
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions283 x 130 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    This Borjalou presenting the classic design in colours typical of the region is woven in a strikingly long format. Four nested hooked hexagons are aligned on the central axis of the red field, with diamonds and blossoms in varying sizes spaciously distributed around them. The wide border contains offset, confronting halves of hooked diamonds and a white vine zigzagging between them. – Good condition, original selvedges.
    • Lot149
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions191 x 124 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    The carpets woven in the city of Perepedil in the Kuba region are characterised by their dense, small-pattern designs and high knot density. The repeat of this finely and very meticulously woven example is set against a midnight blue ground. It consists of ram’s horn motifs, star-shaped blossoms, many animals and further small devices. Seven borders featuring minutely drawn designs typical of the provenance make up the wide surround. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Mailand 1968, Tf.CXXXIII

    • Lot150
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions293 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    This large red-ground Kazak is unusually fine in weave. In the open field surrounded by an inner outline of reciprocal trefoils, three diamonds with a mosaic-style interior design alternate with three large rosettes on the central axis; twelve considerably smaller rosettes are distributed around them. The midnight blue main border is decorated with even larger rosettes, and nine small cruciform flowers arranged into grid shapes lie in the spaces between them. The two white-ground secondary borders are embellished with stars and double hooks. The design approach of both the field and main border evokes associations with Talish rugs. – Good condition, slightly corroded brown, original selvedges.