Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot111
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions265 x 148 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    A classic Yomut dyrnak gül main carpet, with ashik güls in the white main border and two very beautiful elems in different designs. The captivating feature of this finely woven example is the superior quality of its materials and colours. The rug was exhibited by Herrmann in 1984 and discussed in detail in the accompanying publication, SOT VI. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 83

    • Lot112
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions326 x 218 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    This large Tekke main carpet, with five by twelve primary güls, chemche secondary motifs and pile-woven elems decorated with small flowering plants, is impressive in terms of its perfection of drawing as well as its outstanding quality. It is very fine in weave and has a thick velvety pile. Octagons filled with a cross are lined up in the main border which is accompanied by narrow gyak stripes. While the spaces between the octagons of the vertical bands only contain tiny stepped polygons, blossoms and triangles, the weaver used a box-shaped motif decorated with four white double hooks as a dividing design in the horizontal borders. – Very good condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 51, 15/05/1999, lot 86

    • Lot113
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions216 x 171 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    In this Bokhara suzani, the floating lightness of the directional field design of large flowering plants creates an appearance of great elegance. The blossoms are attached to golden stems and surrounded by two slender curved leaves. The same airiness is seen in the composition of the wide main border, where star-shaped blossoms and smaller fan-shaped blossoms are enclosed within a diamond lattice composed of green leaves. – Very good condition, no fabric backing.
    • Lot114
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions76 x 75 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR12,500
    Small-format knotted trappings of this kind are known as khalyks. Most of the surviving examples were woven by the Tekke tribe. On the day of the wedding, a khalyk would be attached to the opening of the litter in which the bride, mounted on a camel, was led to the bridegroom’s family. Guarded as a textile family treasure and only reused at weddings, khalyks have often survived in good condition. Seeing that they were precious and highly prestigious traditional objects, the excellent quality of nearly all the circa 100 khalyks currently known is not surprising. Their most distinctive feature is their U-shape, with an upper horizontal panel, two vertical arms which often differ in design from the panel, and a central triangular flap attached between the arms. There are considerable differences in terms of ornamentation, dimensions and palette. Red is the predominant ground colour, but a number of white-ground Tekke khalyks also exist. This example is very finely woven from velvety pile wool. The lower triangular flap shows a detached inverted triangle which is a rare feature. The long fringes are preserved intact and complete. – Very good condition.

    PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 44 *** PINNER, ROBERT & FRANSES, MICHAEL, Turkoman Studies I. London 1980, ill. 395 *** McMULLAN, JOSEPH V. & REICHERT, DONALD O., The George W. V. and Belle Townsley Smith collectio

    • Lot115
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions171 x 134 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    A rare ensi woven by the Kizil Ayak tribe in a hatchlu cross design. The four sections of the red field are filled with evenly drawn insi kush abstract birds. The horizontal dividing bar is unusually wide and comprises an inner panel of hooked diamonds within a lattice; the blue vertical bar can be interpreted as a tree flanked by abstract animals on both sides. The large, offset hooked diamonds seen in the frieze below the field are a characteristic feature of Kizil Ayak ensis. A parallel piece was exhibited at the ICOC in Washington, D.C., in 2003 (see Eiland). – Several repaired areas in the lower section, good overall condition, the original wide, flatwoven selvedges survive.

    EILAND JR., MURRAY L.(ed.), A World Of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 14, p. 181

    • Lot116
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions51 x 113 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,700
    A torba woven by the Karadashli tribe, with nine chuval güls and chemche secondary motifs in a red-brown field. The border shows small flowering plants within square compartments. A fine weave, brilliant colours. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat reduced at the top and bottom, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot117
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions50 x 163 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    The white field of this rare Chodor trapping presents a repeat of design units comprising sets of four ashik devices within hexagonal frames created by narrow serrated outlines. Curled leaves are cut and halved by the border at the upper and lower ends of the field. A row of small rectangular compartments, each containing a star, constitutes the narrow main border. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 49, 23/05/1998, lot 60 *** HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 75

    • Lot118
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Turkestan
    • Dimensions84 x 111 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    The field design of this bag face – nine chuval güls and cruciform secondary motifs – is identical to that of the chuval published as no. 51 in the 1993 Hamburg Turkmen exhibition, which was attributed to the Igdir tribe in the accompanying publication. They differ in terms of border design. The elems are undecorated in both items. – Very well preserved, full pile. The original finishes survive at the sides and upper end, the kilim back is missing.

    Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde (publ.), exhibition catalogue: Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Hamburg 1993, no. 51

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 47, 25/05/1997, lot 142

    • Lot119
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars region
    • Dimensions191 x 117 cm
    • AgeDated 1350 = 1931
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    A symmetrically conceived tree of life with strong blossoming branches grows from a small yellow vase. It stands out strikingly from the blue-black ground of the field. There are several depictions of animals: at the bottom, two red feline predators are crouching next to the tree; three birds are perched in its branches; a further four birds adorn the red spandrels. In the light blue main border, exceptionally large carnations are linked by a vine drawn in a geometric style. More finely woven than other gabbehs in pile wool of superb quality, this Luri gabbeh dated 1350 (= 1931) is an excellent example of this pictorial type which is well documented in literature. – Very good condition.

    MacDONALD, BRIAN W., Tribal Rugs. Treasures of the Black Tent. Woodbridge 1997, pl. 95 *** TANAVOLI, PARVIZ & AMANOLAHI, SEKANDAR, Gabbeh. The Georges D. Bornet Collection, Part 2, Zug and Wesel 1990, no. 71

    • Lot120
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions40 x 40 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR475
    The piled face of a small shoulder bag woven by the Khamseh nomads. A green diamond decorated with four arrowheads lies at the centre of the dark blue field, with four hens arranged around it. – Both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides, high pile.