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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
  • Bergama Prayer Rug

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    • Lot181
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions128 x 110 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    In this small red-ground prayer rug, the mihrab field is framed by white cartouches along the sides and bottom. The flat triangular arch is decorated with green hooks. The tree placed on the central axis expresses a transitional belief; the grey-green box shapes which flank it represent stylised lamps, and two water jugs are depicted at the top. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Elâzig Niche Carpet

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    • Lot182
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions138 x 94 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    This antique niche carpet with a green mihrab field and an orange-ground border was woven by a Kurdish tribal group in the province of Elâzig. The funnel-shaped motifs lined up on horizontal poles in the sea-green mihrab field probably represent amulets. A comparative example was published by Brüggemann/Böhmer. – Obvious signs of age and wear in the upper section of the field. Cut sides, replaced cords, both ends slightly reduced.

    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 106 *** TURKISH REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM (publ.), Turkish Handwoven Carpets. Catalog No: 3. Ankara 1990, 0276

    • Lot183
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions202 x 134 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,700
    The carpets woven in the city of Perepedil in the Kuba region are characterised by their distinctive, precise small-pattern repeat of vurma motifs, star-shaped blossoms, many animals and further small designs which required a high knot density for a proper representation. It stands out boldly from the blue-black ground of the field. Seven borders decorated with minutely detailed designs typical of the provenance make up the wide surround. – Good condition, original finishes all around, slightly damaged edges, a number of small creases.

    Literature:
    COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1968, pl. CXXXIII *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 149

    • Lot184
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba
    • Dimensions162 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    A Zeikhur of excellent quality in brilliant colours, woven in a design based on a French Aubusson model. A. Levi has published a Zeikhur vagireh similar in style and palette. – Very good condition, with the pile at its original height. The netted warp threads have survived at both ends.

    Literature:
    LEVI, ALBERTO, Antica Arte Tessile – Antique Textile Art. Milan 2000, no. 14

  • Aydinli Kilim

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    • Lot185
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions343 x 148 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    This two-panel kilim was probably woven by an Aydinli tribal group who had settled in the Zebir plain north of Konya. The field design is a composition mirrored in the vertical direction; four horizontal panels framed by dark brown borders are divided by two undecorated, camel horizontal stripes and a wide three-stripe design band which accentuate the field centre and also mark the turning point of the composition. Both elems are decorated with elibelinde designs on a dark brown ground. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    BANDSMA, AREND/BRANDT, ROBIN, Flatweaves of Turkey. London 2003, pl. 17

    • Lot186
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia, Mersin Province
    • Dimensions154 x 113 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,450
    Offset rows of large elibelinde devices cover a field crenellated along the vertical sides, its ground colours changing in wide horizontal stripes to contrast with the primary designs. The wide white border shows abstract birds in the vertical bands while hooked polygons and parmakli motifs adorn the horizontal bands. Woven on a cotton warp, mellow colours. – Well preserved except for a few small holes, original finishes all around.
  • Afyon Kilim

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    • Lot187
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions416 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    This large single-panel kilim features a field design of three huge nested hexagons decorated with mighty double hooks all around. They alternate with two horizontal panels which each contain a pair of large hook motifs. The lateral borders are missing except for a small remnant at the lower right-hand corner. – Signs of age and wear, mounted onto canvas.
  • Kütahya Kilim

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    • Lot188
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions230 x 138 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    Woven in a single piece, this small slit tapestry presents a field design of seven horizontal stripes, each comprising three serrated diamonds, and elaborately interlocked border devices. It belongs to a rare group of closely related pieces which are almost indistinguishable in terms of drawing and differ from other Kütahya kilims in their use of brilliant and diverse colours. It was published on the cover of a Lefevre catalogue as early as 1982. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 47, 24/05/1997, # 118

    Published:
    LEFEVRE & PARTNERS, London. Auction of 23/04/1982, cover - lot 2

  • Konya Kilim

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    • Lot189
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions364 x 140 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800, or older
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    In this two-panel kilim, the lateral borders are merely suggested by halved red hook forms. Three huge hexagons with wide blue outlines lie on the central axis of the field. Their white-ground interiors create an effect of frames superimposed on the white field. Each hexagon encloses a nested baklava diamond, and smaller analogous motifs fill the lateral areas. Two wide elems woven in a rare design complete the kilim. – Petsopoulos published the kilim as early as 1980. Türck has published a fragment of the same group and underlines the outstanding quality of the colours in his detailed discussion. The bold, brilliant and harmoniously coordinated colours of this completely preserved kilim are equally impressive and can be considered a certain indication of age. - Slight signs of age and wear, damaged sides and ends.

    Literature:
    TÜRCK, ULRICH, Anatolische Kelim im Schloß Lembeck. Marl 1995, pl. 7 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, pl. 63 *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Anatolia. Kilims und andere Flachgewebe aus Anatolien. M

    Published:
    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 137

  • Aydinli Kilim

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    • Lot190
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions400 x 104 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Half of an Aydinli nomad kilim originally woven in two panels. Four huge hexagonal medallions with wide hooked outlines are aligned on the central axis of the white field, the narrow border contains reciprocal double hooks. The powerful formal language and the bright luminous colours distinguish this early example from later pieces of the group. – Several missing sections, mounted onto canvas.

    Literature:
    KONZETT, PAUL/PLOIER, HELMUT, Gewebte Poesie. Frühe anatolische Kelims. Graz 1991, no. 53

    Published:
    BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Begegnungen mit einer ausklingenden Kultur. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 240