Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
    • Lot61
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions199 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    This immaculately drawn chichi presents the wide border section that is typical of the provenance, here composed of seven bands. No other Caucasian rug group has borders woven in designs as elaborate as this. The narrow, midnight blue field is hermetically covered in a dense Khyrdagyd repeat of hooked stepped polygons and small octagons embedded in a lattice of serrated leaves. The appeal of this finely woven example lies in its rich range of unfaded colours. – Two small rewoven areas along the upper and lower finishes, good overall condition, original selvedges.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, Band II, Tf.31 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Konya bis Kokand. Seltene Orientteppiche III. München 1980, Nr.40

    • Lot62
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions195 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    This red-ground village rug from the Karapinar region features a dark green, hexagonal central medallion with attached pendants enclosing a massive, white cruciform blossom. A brown box shape diagonally protrudes into the blue spandrels which are separated from the red field by stepped yellow lines. The composition, ornamentation and specific stylistic features indicate that this Karapinar group echoes the tradition of the far older so-called animal fur rugs. This distinctive type is frequently encountered in long formats where several medallions are aligned in a row. The elems contain the shield motifs characteristic of Konya rugs. – Completely preserved, including the original selvedges and red kilim finishes. Slight signs of wear in the pile, heavy corrosion in the brown sections.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. München 1982, Nr.20 *** BAUSBACK, FRANZ (Hrsg.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, S.31 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. München 1986, Nr.12

    BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo V. Turin 1990, Nr.20

    • Lot63
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions205 x 153 cm
    • AgeLate 18th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    Two huge octagons with hooked outlines, each filled to its full extent by a large central star, are aligned on the central axis of the red field. Two halved diamonds at the sides of the field and four triangles in the corners are similarly decorated with long hooks, creating a relationship with the two primary designs. In the orange-red border, geometric stylised animal figures are depicted at a very large scale to emphasise their iconographic significance. The distinctive appearance of this Central Anatolian carpet derives from the brilliant colours and the design of massive, powerfully drawn devices. Closely related examples are a Konya from the "Orient Stars" Collection with the same field design of two star-filled octagons and a rug with four octagons in the field published by Battilossi. However, the animal border occurs in neither of these two examples. – Various repiled sections, restored side and end finishes.

    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, Nr.183 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo V. Turin 1990, Nr.5

    • Lot64
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions288 x 102 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    The blazing red field of this Obruk long rug contains large elongated diamonds decorated with massive, blue hooked outlines. Three diamonds are represented as whole forms. The infinite nature of the repeat is emphasised by the halved fourth diamond seen at the upper end of the field. Truncated by the border, hooked diamonds with light green hooked outlines protrude into the intervening spaces from the sides. Stepped polygons alternate with pairs of blossoms in the wide apricot border. A further long rug of this rare type has been published in a catalogue on the Gülgönen Collection. – Signs of age and wear, a number of large repiled sections. The original selvedges and remains of the kilim finishes survive.

    GÜLGÖNEN, AYAN, Konya Cappadocia Carpets from the 17th to 19th centuries. Istanbul 1997, Nr.14

    • Lot65
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions135 x 96 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,400
    The distinctive field design of this prayer rug consists of six simply drawn, stepped gables in a vertical arrangement, their tips decorated with a double hook. Each gable contains two lateral stars. The ascending movement inherent in the composition has a transitory meaning based on religious beliefs. A number of comparative pieces have been published. The oldest example is the prayer rug published and analysed in detail by Herrmann in 1987. Almost identical in field design, the various examples only differ in their border schemes. – Good condition, the original finishes survive all around.

    NEUGEBAUER, RUDOLF & ORENDI, JULIUS, Orientalische Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1909, Nr.68 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IX. München 1987, Nr.7 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER/BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hannover 1980, Nr.46 *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L.,JR. (Hrsg.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, Nr.57 *** ASLANAPA, OKTAY, One Thousand Years of Turkish Carpets. Istanbul 1988, Tf.120

    • Lot66
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions192 x 128 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    A classic white-ground Sehna presenting a repeat of large botehs arranged in offset rows and interspersed with floral stems. In the blue-black border, small palmettes, flowers and sickle leaves are linked by a vine drawn in the typical, slightly angular style of the provenance. The extremely fine weave on a polychrome silk warp, tasteful palette and perfectly drawn design make this a masterpiece of Persian weaving. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Persian Carpets. Vol.1. Katalog Teppich-Museum Teheran. Teheran 1977, Nr.6 *** AZADI, SIAWOSCH & MEISTER, P.W., Persische Teppiche. Ausstellung im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg und im Museum für Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt am Main. Hamburg 1971, Nr.58

    • Lot67
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions222 x 145 cn
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,000
    Promoted by a number of provincial governors, production of elegant workshop carpets peaked in Sehna during the reign of the Qajars in the 19th century. Pile rugs and kilims made in Sehna advanced to status symbols among the Persian upper class. Knotted on a silk foundation, extremely fine in weave and with a cloth-like handle, this Sehna is a prime example. A dense, delicately drawn Herati design hermetically covers the midnight blue field, the large white central medallion and the midnight blue diamond enclosed within it. A vine of floral stems and small palmettes adorns the red main border. – Very good condition.

    GANS-RUEDIN, ERWIN, Der Persische Teppich. München 1978, Tf. S.272 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1979, Tf. S.77

    • Lot68
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan region
    • Dimensions358 x 97 cm
    • AgeDated 1273 = 1857 AD
    • Estimate EUR4,600
    A rare long rug woven in the Songhor area. Although it presents the typical Hamadan structure (one cotton weft after each row of knots), its field design of colourful shrubs is drawn in the style of Kolyai rugs. The wide, camel outer surround is undecorated except for eleven small flowering plants, two botehs, one comb motif and a date repeated twice at the top left. – Very well preserved, full pile except for a number of corroded black-brown sections, original selvedges, minimally reduced ends, slight and partially restored moth damage.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 64, 20.11.2004, #24

    • Lot69
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions285 x 108 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,800
    The blue-black field contains a filigree lattice design composed of minutely detailed motifs. In the wide, white main border, large Herati palmettes are linked by a spaciously conceived green vine bearing blossoms and leaves. – Slight signs of wear, uniformly low pile, new overcasting along the sides, somewhat reduced ends.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 45, 26.06.1999, #44

    • Lot70
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions225 x 152 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    This green-ground Karachov features a four-and-one design, a golden yellow main border and two minor borders of reciprocal white and red trefoils. A comparison of green-ground Karachovs reveals that there are various sub-groups which differ in ornamentation and palette, hence they must have been woven in different villages. This example with a grass-green field presents somewhat lighter colours than other Karachovs, with a higher proportion of white and yellow. The central medallion decorated with three box shapes and hook motifs is aligned vertically rather than horizontally, and its ground is studded with many small flowers. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 61, 15.11.2003, #60