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Saturday 09. May 2020 at 3 p.m.

168 Lots
    • Lot141
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions120 x 58 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR900
    A saddle bottom rug. Woven separately, the two halves are joined at the centre by a blue fabric panel. The grey-green fields contain a medallion decorated with dragon’s heads, surrounded by floral sprays. The red-brown border shows stems, flowers, cloudbands, swords, containers and scrolls. - Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot142
    • OriginNorth East China, Inner Mongolia
    • Dimensions112 x 54 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR800
    A saddle bottom rug composed of two halves joined at the centre. Characteristic trapezoid shape, with recessed corners on one side. The dark blue fields each show a floral disc medallion, a floral spray, two small blossoms and three corner lattices in red and beige. The inner trefoil border has endless knots in the corners, the dark blue main border contains cloudbands and stems. – Good condition.
    • Lot143
    • OriginNorth East China, Inner Mongolia
    • Dimensions128 x 57 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR700
    A saddle bottom rug composed of two halves joined at the centre. Characteristic trapezoid shape, with recessed corners on one side. In the beige-ground fields, a blue stag and a white crane are seen beneath a tree. A main border of cloudbands and an inner pearl border. – Good condition.
    • Lot144
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions133 x 72 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,450
    A sitting or sleeping rug. Coarsely woven in a design of archaic appearance, this khaden was made in the Khumba Valley. The matte blue field contains three disc medallions and four clouds as well as a mosaic of stepped diagonals in each corner. A powerful meandering vine drawn to perspective adorns the brown-red border. Original blue decorative fringe all around. – Good condition, only slight signs of age and wear.

    Literature:
    HARRER, HEINRICH, MAUCH, PETER & FORD, JIM, Tibeter-Teppiche. Innsbruck 1987, ill. p. 14

    • Lot145
    • OriginNorth East China, Inner Mongolia
    • Dimensions86 x 45 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    A Pao Tao woven in a miniature format, probably a table cover. The field and border both have a white ground. The field presents a mirror-image design: a stag and a crane face each other under a tree. The border shows small circular blossoms. – Good condition.
    • Lot146
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions140 x 72 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    A meditation rug composed of four undecorated, light brown, heavily abrashed vertical panels surrounded by an undecorated, plain red border. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    BUDDEBERG, MICHAEL / RICHTSFELD, BRUNO J. (eds.), Aus dem Land des Schneelöwen. Kostbarkeiten aus Tibet 15.- 20. Jahrhundert. Munich 2016, ill. 67

    • Lot147
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions126 x 75 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR700
    A sitting or sleeping rug. The strongly abrashed, earth-brown field with a sand-coloured centre presents an asymmetric design of simple geometric forms and three capital letters, K.D.S. It is surrounded by a narrow meander border. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot148
    • OriginNorth East China, Inner Mongolia
    • Dimensions135 x 65 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR650
    This blue-ground Pao Tao features a field design of two tables, with a vase placed on each, and a central disc medallion. Flowering stems adorn the corners. The border shows a swastika lattice design separated by rectangular compartments. – Small repiled areas, good overall condition.
    • Lot149
    • OriginNorth East China, Inner Mongolia
    • Dimensions95 x 52 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR475
    A disc medallion and two stems bearing large peony blossoms are aligned in the red field, and flowering stems adorn the corners. An inner meander border in blue and white flanks the red main border which contains flowering stems and endless knots in the corners. – Good condition, both ends slightly reduced.
    • Lot150
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions134 x 71 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR700
    A sitting or sleeping rug. A cruciform flower lies between two disc medallions in the brown-red field, and stems adorn the corners. Small white motifs (seven-finger pines) are distributed across the field. The brown main border displays a floral vine drawn in a geometric style and lotus blossoms. Comparatively coarsely woven and drawn in a characteristic style, this is a khaden made in Khumba. – Several major repiled sections.