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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
  • Ningxia Seat Cover

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    • Lot131
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions77 x 75 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    In the dark blue field of this square seat cover, probably a section of a long bench runner, four lion dogs circle around a colourful ball placed at the centre of the field. The corners are decorated with lotus stems, and the red border contains a yellow meandering vine. The theme of the field can be traced back four hundred years, as far as the large square Abadjian carpet (see Franses) dating from the Ming period. Several 19th century bench runners comparable in iconography show the design as a continuous succession, without any division into compartments. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    FRANSES, MICHAEL & WATERHOUSE, RUPERT, Lion-dogs, Hundred Antiques: Classical Chinese Carpets I. London 2000, pl. 2 *** LARSSON JR., LENNART, Carpets from China, Xinjiang & Tibet. London 1988, no. 44 *** RIPPON BOSWELL (publ.), Antique Chinese Carpets. Ma

  • Ningxia Seat Cover

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    • Lot132
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions60 x 57 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    A section of a long bench runner woven in Ningxia as a commission for a Tibetan monastery. The blue-black field is decorated with white "seven-finger pine" motifs which concentrically surround a golden yellow, floral disc medallion placed at the centre of the field. The corners are accentuated by yellow triangles with curved red outlines and a double hook. The border presents a meandering vine on a red ground. – Repiled upper and lower finishes, original selvedges, good condition.
  • Ningxia Seat Cover

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    • Lot133
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions74 x 75 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    In the golden yellow field of this seat cover, four blue dragons drawn in side view circle a disc medallion in which a dragon is depicted in front view. The clouds distributed across the ground indicate that this is happening in a heavenly sphere. Mount Meru rises eight times from the waves and clouds of the comparatively narrow border. The rug formerly belonged to the Danker Collection, Wiesbaden. – Both ends minimally reduced, otherwise very well preserved.
  • Shigatse Makden

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    • Lot134
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions141 x 60 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    A saddle bottom rug composed of two trapezoid halves woven separately and joined at the centre. The designs of the two halves are mirror images of one another, and the centre of the composition is accentuated by an open yellow-green panel with curved outlines. Each half shows a disc medallion surrounded by three stems and two larger blossoms, framed by a narrow inner pearl border and a mosaic pattern border twice its width. In the main border, offset diamonds halves filled with flowers and arranged in opposite directions are separated by zig-zag band running between them. – Very good condition, original edging in a red felt fabric.
  • Ningxia Throne Seat Cover

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    • Lot135
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions129 x 65 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    This completely preserved, red-ground throne seat cover consists of a square seat and a backrest ending in an arch shape. The two sections are analogous in iconography and were woven on a continuous warp. In the field of the seat cover, four blue dragons depicted in side view circle an equally blue dragon seen in front view. The cloud and wave border surrounding Mount Meru is aligned towards the field on all sides. The backrest cover shows three dragons, and the wave design appears as a frieze at the lower end. The eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism are lined up in the border. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    LARSSON JR., LENNART, Carpets from China, Xinjiang & Tibet. London 1988, no. 97

    • Lot136
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions108 x 56 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    Particularly beautiful in terms of palette and graphic design, this yastik is a Kurdish weaving made in East Anatolia. Various motifs of the design are woven in the offset knotting technique which is often encountered in Sarkisla rugs. It is thus possible that the yastik originates from that region. The field design of nested hooked diamonds is identical to that of Kurdish weavings made by the Jaff tribes of West Persia, but the border ornamentation is typical of Anatolian rugs. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    MOREHOUSE, BRIAN, Yastiks. Cushion Covers and Storage Bags of Anatolia. Philadelphia 1996, no. 134

    • Lot137
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Cappadocia
    • Dimensions186 x 139 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,500
    This very old sleeping rug (yatak = bed) from a Cappadocian village presents light and transparent colours, a very coarse weave and a massive design of large forms drawn irregularly in a carefree style. Three polygons of different sizes with stepped outlines are arranged vertically in the light red field. The white border is filled with huge double hooks. – Slight signs of age and wear, original selvedges, the kilim ends survive.
    • Lot138
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions155 x 91 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    Once mainly populated by Greeks, the port town of Megri (Greek name: Makri) where this small rug was made has been called Fethiye since 1914. A simply drawn tree with diagonal leaves arranged in pairs stands in a dark blue, honeycomb-shaped field. A brown border decorated with small geometric forms surrounds the field. Two diagonal blossoms and two stars adorn the red spandrels. The border design – two bands of equal width which each contain a vine – is typical of Megri rugs in this group. – Corroded brown, good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    YOHE, RALPH S. & McCOY JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1968, no. 57

  • Kagizman Long Rug

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    • Lot139
    • OriginNorth East Anatolia, Kars Province
    • Dimensions403 x 97 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The rare field design of this red-ground long rug woven in the Kurdish area bordering Armenia consists of a succession of box shapes in varying sizes, designs and colour schemes. The two rectangles framed by a white outer surround catch the eye. In the orange-ground border, squares with striking hooked outlines are aligned in a row. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile in some places, original finishes all around.
  • Çal Yastik

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    • Lot140
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Denizli Province
    • Dimensions103 x 63 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    In the brown-red field, a central diamond outlined in hooks and with short poles attached to its four points is surrounded by six large rosettes. Similar rosettes are found in Caucasian Talish rugs. Hooked triangles accentuate the corners, and the narrow green elems show a design of octagonal leaves. – Slight signs of age and wear, damaged edges.

    Literature:
    MOREHOUSE, BRIAN, Yastiks. Cushion Covers and Storage Bags of Anatolia. Philadelphia 1996, no. 14