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Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
    • Lot41
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions199 x 133 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    Large botehs placed in offset rows of changing directions form a spaciously conceived repeat in the cream field of this Kashan. Delicate floral stems and small trees inserted between the primary motifs create a second design layer. In the red main border, palmettes in the Herati style are linked by a green vine bearing sickle leaves and various flowers. The very fine weave, thick velvety pile, distinctive atmosphere and, in particular, the slightly angular style of drawing are typical features of the so-called Mohtashem group. Most of the Mohtashem Kashans show medallion designs whereas examples presenting large botehs are far rarer. – New overcasting along the sides, good condition.
    • Lot42
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions208 x 137 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    Drawn in mirror image along the vertical axis, a tree in full flower grows from a vase at the lower end of the field. Its sprawling branches fill the midnight blue field where two truncated red cypresses can be made out at the sides. The field is topped by a curved arch, and the white-ground section above it is embellished with floral stems. A very fine weave, a thick brush-like pile and harmoniously coordinated colours. – Good condition, original selvedges, minimally reduced at the upper end.
    • Lot43
    • OriginNorth Persia, Varamin region
    • Dimensions56 x 62 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000
    Half of a double bag probably woven by the Luri of the Varamin region. The midnight blue field contains a dense repeat of small blossoms arranged in offset rows. The white border of octagonal blossoms is surrounded by an outer border of reciprocal trefoils. The ribbon-like design of tiny diamonds aligned in a row seen in the flatwoven finishes at the upper and lower ends is a reliable identifying feature of Varamin pieces. The kilim back shows horizontal stripes; remains of the closure band survive at the top. – Slight signs of wear, damage to the lower corners, good overall condition.
    • Lot44
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions190 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    Judging by its knotting structure, style of drawing and atmosphere, this gorgeous Qashqa’i was probably woven by the Rahimlu tribe. The ornamentation of the three narrow borders and the domino motifs seen in the pile-woven end finishes support this attribution. The white shield-shaped central field is densely covered in small flowering plants and notched at the sides. Two large triangles decorated in a design of minute diamonds protrude inwards at the approximate centre, effectively suggesting a division in two of the field. The same small-format diamond mosaic fills the red spandrels. – Good condition, the original selvedges survive.
    • Lot45
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions250 x 144 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    A Karachov of this 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. A change in design can be observed in the white main border: the weaver began by using hooked diamonds, then she decided to draw star-shaped blossoms with four diagonal arms ending in buds. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

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

    • Lot46
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions190 x 126 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,000
    Two huge sunburst medallions fill almost the whole of the brilliant red field. The weaver only found space to add some small decorative motifs along the sides. The white main border decorated with a red double vine connecting small star-shaped flowers is very narrow, as is often the case in Karabagh carpets presenting the Chelaberd design. – Small repaired areas, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    TABIBNIA, MOSHE, Kazak del XIX Seculo. Mailand 1995, Tf.30 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. München 1993, Nr.50

    • Lot47
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions232 x 121 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,700
    An early Kazak of the three-compartment type woven in transparent colours. Decorated with floral and geometric motifs, the two red and one green compartments are framed by an inner surround of reciprocal trefoils. The wide, white main border displays a rare design of large hooked box shapes alternating with hooked diamonds. – Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places; minimally reduced ends, slightly damaged original selvedges.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. München 1993, Nr.55

    • Lot48
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x 110 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,400
    A Genje in magnificent colours. The hexagonal lattice design in the red field contains large eight-pointed stars arranged into steep colour diagonals. This composition is often seen in antique Genje rugs, usually on a blue or yellow and less frequently on a red or white ground. The horizontal stripe pattern of the lattice lines, blue and yellow in this case, is a typical feature. The white main border is decorated with stepped polygons surrounded by diamonds. – Very good condition except for minor repiled sections, a high pile. Original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced.

    Literature:
    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Teppiche aus dem Orient. Wiesbaden 1976, Tf. S.159

    • Lot49
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions236 x 155 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    A gorgeous Nurata suzani embroidered in subtle colours. The ogival central medallion with a cruciform, floral interior design placed at the centre of the field bears a striking resemblance to the medallions of Persian workshop carpets. Small flowering trees and shrubs are arranged around it, and two bowls holding flowering vases have been added at the sides. As in most suzanis from Nurata, a very large tree in abundant flower is aligned diagonally in each corner of the field. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition. The reverse is backed with the original, plain white cotton fabric.
    • Lot50
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Cappadocia
    • Dimensions117 x 100 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    The design layout of this small red-ground Konya is reminiscent of yastiks, but it is distinctly larger than these cushion faces and probably served as a sitting rug. Three hooked hexagons placed on the central axis, with Talish rosettes at their centres, are each framed by four hooked triangles, resulting in a field composition of three horizontal panels. The white main border of floral stems is unusually wide. The shield forms decorated with small trees in the red elems are an identifying feature of Incesu rugs. Butterweck has illustrated a comparative example, and a long rug presenting the same field design is published in Brüggemann/Böhmer. – Very good condition, original finishes all around, including the long kilim ends.

    Literature:
    BUTTERWECK, GEORG & ORASCH, DIETER, Das Standardwerk des anatolischen Knüpfteppichs. Zentral-Anatolien. Wien 1986, Nr.157 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hannover 1980, Nr.15