Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot151
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions208 x 129 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    Two large sunburst medallions take up the whole of the light red field, but the weaver of this pretty Chelaberd dispensed with any additional ornamentation. – Good condition, high pile, the original finishes have survived all around.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1976, pl. p. 55 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 50

  • Genje Long Rug

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    • Lot152
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions239 x114 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A hexagonal lattice of striped lines extends across the brilliant, golden yellow field and encloses stars arranged into colour diagonals. The border displays motifs from both Chajli and Talish. The fact that the rug was woven in the Central Caucasian region surrounding Elisabethpol, the old Khanate of Genje, can be deduced from the style of drawing, the knotting structure and the specific palette. – Partial new overcasting along the sides, the finishes are repiled in places, otherwise in very good condition.

    EDER, DORIS, Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 155 *** ENGELHART, EVA, Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, no. 625

  • Daghestan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot153
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions178 x 84 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    This prayer rug belongs to the same group as an example illustrated in Schürmann’s book on Caucasian rugs. The white field is decorated with offset rows of palmettes surrounded by a hexagonal diamond lattice. Schürmann attributes this rare type resembling Akstafa prayer rugs to the Daghestan region. The extra long format, the palmette design, the border of small diamonds decorated with bird’s heads and the specific palette are characteristic features of the group. – Good condition, original side and end finishes.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 125

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 43, 18/11/1995, lot 82

    • Lot154
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions222 x 114 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    A block of nine small stars lies at the centre of a blue met hane field surrounded by yellow trefoils. The wide, white-ground main border presents the typical design of the provenance – large Talish rosettes alternating with either six or four square blossoms. A reciprocal trefoil border in brown and blue provides the outer finish. – Slight signs of age and wear, original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced.
    • Lot155
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions265 x 136 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    This antique Genje features a two-row design of Memling güls and a rare main border in which elibelinde-like devices, each surrounded by four small triangles, lie on a white ground. This design is often encountered in the rugs and flatweaves of the Khorasan Kurds but is rarely seen in the Caucasus. - Signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places. Repiled areas, repaired selvedges.

    BAUSBACK, FRANZ (publ.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, pl. p. 99

    • Lot156
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions322 x 127 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    A gorgeous Shirvan woven in clear and brilliant colours. Twelve large hooked diamonds are aligned on the central axis of the midnight blue field; pairs of smaller diamonds are offset against them; and geometric, stylised trees fill the gaps along the sides. The wide border section includes a white central band of large star-shaped blossoms. Two red minor borders embellished with rosettes and stars are accompanied by an inner and an outer reciprocal trefoil border. – Very well preserved except for minor repiled areas, the original finishes survive all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 87, 13/06/2015, lot 130

    • Lot157
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions273 x 122 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    The blue-black field contains a repeat of angular botehs arranged in offset rows in changing directions. The distribution of colours creates steep colour diagonals running from left to right. The red main border displays a leaf and calyx design, the yellow and white guard borders show vines bearing flowers. – In good condition except for minor repiled areas, high pile. Original upper finish and selvedges, minimally reduced at the bottom.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Woven Stars. Rugs and Textiles from Southern Californian Collections. Los Angeles 1996, no. 9

  • Borjalou Kazak

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    • Lot158
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions206 x 180 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    In the red field, three large Memling güls within octagonal surrounds are accompanied by small, lateral octagonal blossoms. The very wide, white-ground border presents the design of halved hooked diamonds arranged in offset rows that is characteristic of this Kazak group. – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, new overcasting along the sides, original end finishes.
  • Afshar Ru Khorsi

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    • Lot159
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions112 x 109 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    This flatwoven cover presenting an impressive graphic design was used by Afshars in the Sirjan area to cover a brazier of red-hot charcoal. Such textiles are known as ru khorsi. A red rectangle with a nested diamond at its centre stands alone in the open red field, surrounded by a wide yellow band serrated along the sides. The colours seem to allude to the purpose of the fire blanket. The small white flowers woven in the brocading technique at both ends of the cover are a characteristic feature of these Afshar weavings. – Very good condition.

    HULL, ALASTAIR & LUCZYC-WYHOWSKA, JOSE, Kilim. The Complete Guide. London 1993, no. 427

  • Varamin Khorjin

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    • Lot160
    • OriginNorth Persia
    • Dimensions120 x 57 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,700
    Woven in the Varamin region situated south of Tehran, this completely preserved khorjin displays a design that is rarely encountered in this provenance – small stepped polygons in closely spaced, offset rows on a blue-black ground. The border ornamentation, the palette and the vine design of the flatwoven stripe below the piled faces immediately identify the bag as a Varamin weaving. – Very good condition. Stuffed to make a cushion.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 72, 29/11/2008, lot 257