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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot21
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions221 x 161 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    The blazing red field is dominated by two very large, white-ground Fachralo star medallions with outlines decorated in green hooks. Four green and two smaller blue squares, several rosettes and small ornamental motifs complete the spaciously conceived field design. Flanked by two reciprocal trefoil borders, the main border contains pairs of brackets in diverse colours lined up on a thin pole. More finely woven than later Fachralo Kazaks using white wefts, this impressive example probably dates from the early 19th century. – Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile has worn away in places, one long horizontal tear at the right-hand side. The original selvedges are partially preserved, both ends somewhat reduced.

    Literature:
    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 28

    • Lot22
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions280 x140 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A repeat of botehs and small trees adorns the midnight blue field, the wide border section comprises three bands which contain floral vines. – Obvious signs of age and wear, a number of creases where the pile is worn. The original selvedges are partially damaged, somewhat reduced at the bottom.
    • Lot23
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions201 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    In the red field, two green cartouches and a central green-ground diamond are united into a design bar by a white hooked outline. The variously coloured rectangles enclosing hooked diamonds which frame the central motif are designs typical of Karachovs. – Obvious signs of age and wear, very low spots in the pile. Cut sides, replaced cords, both ends somewhat reduced.
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    • Lot24
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions136 x 139 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    This early green-ground Karachov Kazak of the double niche type is greatly reduced in length. The vertical design bar of the field is missing two red polygons and one white box motif (the original appearance of the composition is illustrated by a comparative example published in our catalogue of the Zaleski Collection). Extending across the entire width in the upper section of the field and along the lower end, the two cuts have been stepped to conceal the breaks in the flow of the design. The original horizontal border has been re-attached at the bottom. – Obvious signs of age and wear, pile worn away in places, damaged sides.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 45

    • Lot25
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions341 x 99 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    This finely woven long rug was made by a Shahsavan tribal group in the Hashtrud-Mianeh region. The foundation is made of wool. Four massive, honeycomb-shaped palmettes, their outlines either serrated or decorated with poles, are aligned on the central axis of the red field and surrounded by rosettes and six squares patterned in a chequerboard design. Rosettes alternate with serrated diamonds in the narrow, white main border. A particularly rare example of archaic appearance. – Uniformly low pile, now in good condition following expert restoration.
    • Lot26
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Gazvin region
    • Dimensions442 x 161 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    Offset rows of palmettes drawn in mellow pastel shades combine into a dense repeat in the midnight blue field of this large kilim. The white border contains large blossoms linked by short diagonal stems. A reciprocal trefoil border provides the outer finish. Most of the motifs have finely stepped outlines to avoid long slits in the weaving. Ford/Pohl-Schillings have published a kilim which compares well, stating the village of Buyin Sara as the place of origin. – Signs of age and wear, various missing sections, mounted onto canvas.

    Literature:
    FORD, J. & POHL-SCHILLINGS, H., Persische Flachgewebe. Bilder einer Ausstellung. Cologne 1987, no. 28

    • Lot27
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions70 x 56 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR100
    A blue-ground bag face presenting a floral field design, an orange-ground border and a blue additional stripe at the bottom which contains four large octagons. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile.
    • Lot28
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions141 x 102 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    This Bakhtiari vagireh is the pair of lot no 29. – Slight signs of wear, good condition.
    • Lot29
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions157 x 103 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Vagirehs are rug samplers which demonstrate various options for the field and border schemes of larger carpets by means of detail views of designs drawn to their original scale. They were presented as visual aids to clients in workshops. Only a very few Bakhtiari vagirehs have survived. Here, the lower section shows a very dense floral design while the upper section illustrates an open design. – Slight signs of wear, good condition.
    • Lot30
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions250 x 133 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    Horizontal stripe designs occur in a number of variations in Qashqa’i kilims. Here, ten wide horizontal stripes in alternating ground colours are each decorated with six spider-like hook motifs. They are separated by narrow blue-and-white dividing stripes of reciprocal stepped hooks. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.