Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot91
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions144 x 102 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    Towards the end of the 19th century, smaller rugs known as “zaronim” in Iran on account of their format were frequently produced in the Arak region. Despite differences in design and colour scheme, they constitute a homogenous group in terms of style and structure. Between ca. 1880 and 1915 they were produced in a cottage industry and in smaller workshops, usually on commission, in the area between Sarough, Ibrahimabad and Farahan. In their day they were an “export hit”, although they were also in demand in Persia. – Good condition, original side finishes, minimally reduced ends.
  • North West Persian Long Rug

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    • Lot92
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions315 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    A rare long rug woven in Azerbaijan. Four large diamonds are aligned on the central axis of a dark blue field whose ground is decorated with angular palmettes. A rich range of colours, a soft texture, wool and cotton wefts. – Pile in good overall condition, slight signs of wear in some places, new overcasting along the sides.
  • Bakhtiari Kelleh

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    • Lot93
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions429 x 194 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    A Bakhtiari kelleh woven for home use. The midnight blue field is dominated by five large hexagonal medallions which each enclose a cruciform flower. The ground is decorated with an uncrowded arrangement of botehs, a number of stepped polygons and twigs. Woven on a wool foundation and firmly depressed, this heavy rug is enchanting on account of its magnificent colours and power of expression. – Slight damage to the lower end, repiled corner at the top right. Original sides, pile in very good condition.
  • Igdir Ensi

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    • Lot94
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions170 x 133 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    A door rug in gorgeous colours woven by the Igdir tribe in a hatchlu design. The four segments of the field are filled with a dense design of small diamonds composed of two halves. All three borders contain syrga devices. A comparative piece has been published by Loges. – Well preserved, the upper finish and the red-and-blue flatwoven selvedges are original, minimally reduced at the bottom, only insignificant signs of wear.

    HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 3

    • Lot95
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions173 x 128 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    Woven in a small rug format, this Tekke with three by seven large primary güls and chemche secondary motifs appears like a main carpet in miniature. The light and brilliant palette, including salmon, steel blue and petrol, creates an almost colourful effect. – Moth damage, repairs in the lateral areas, partially damaged edges; the kilim ends survive, pile in good overall condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, The Lesley and Robert Pinner Collection of Turkmen Rugs. A 62, 15/05/2004, lot 14

  • Kordi Baluch

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    • Lot96
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions193 x 103 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR650
    This blue-ground rug woven by Khorasan Kurds displays a rare design of erre and chuval güls arranged in two vertical rows and separated by a slender tree placed on the central axis. While the field design uses Yomut Turkmen devices, the three-band border section shows a strong Baluch influence. – Good condition, original end and side finishes, small reknotted areas, slight signs of wear in the pile.
  • Çumra Prayer Rug

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    • Lot97
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions113 x 99 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR500
    Most of the weavings produced in Çumra, a small town situated south east of Konya, were prayer rugs knotted in simply conceived designs. Their characteristic features are their red and green colour schemes and the sparse decoration of their surfaces. In this example, the red mihrab is positioned at the very bottom of the field. The flat arch is topped with a huge cusp which extends far into the upper green area above it and, moreover, is crowned with a white hook. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, restored areas, one stitched tear, original selvedges, both ends slightly reduced.
  • Daghestan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot98
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions147 x 97 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    In this white-ground Daghestan prayer rug, flowering plants are surrounded by a hexagonal lattice design of dark blue serrated leaves, its points of intersection decorated with small crosses. The house-like form placed below the prayer arch may represent a shrine. The S-shaped devices seen in the red main border are highly abstract birds. Lustrous pile wool, a fine weave, very good colours. – All the four corners and a small area in the upper finish have been repiled, otherwise very well preserved.

    KAFFEL, RALPH, Caucasian Prayer Rugs. London 1998, no. 56

    • Lot99
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions155 x 91 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    A hexagonal lattice of yellow serrated leaves encloses flowering plants in the narrow, dark blue field. The white main border of large star-shaped blossoms, their four diagonal arms each bearing a bud, is flanked by two secondary borders of multi-coloured diagonal stripes. The field is framed by an inner reciprocal trefoil border in white and red, and a further reciprocal trefoil border in yellow and red provides the outer finish. A fine weave, depressed foundation, very beautiful palette and lustrous wool. – Cut sides, new cords. Both ends slightly reduced, replaced fringe.
  • Shulaver Long Rug

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    • Lot100
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions303 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    The field of this long rug is filled with nested hooked diamonds in a composition of offset rows spaced so closely as to cover almost the whole of the blue ground. The field design is drawn in the style of kilim models and derives its character from the pronounced reciprocal effects. – Good condition, original end and side finishes.