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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot11
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions197 x 121 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    In the narrow green field, a design of stars, diamonds and chevrons is freely distributed around a row of larger hooked diamonds placed on the central axis. A wide three-band border; the red main border contains a variety of hooked diamonds. – Slight signs of age and wear, corroded brown, good overall condition.
    • Lot12
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions190 x 145 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000
    Two huge octagons with hooked outlines, each filled with a large, eight-pointed central star, dominate the light red field which is surrounded by a light blue inner band decorated with hooks. The white main border contains box motifs studded with eight small triangles which create an appearance of stars. The brilliant colours and powerful design suggest an early date. - Signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places, the original selvedges are partially damaged.

    Literature:
    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, no. 183 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo V. Turin 1990, no. 5 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 63

  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot13
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions111 x 81 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    This yellow-ground Qashqa’i kilim woven in a miniature format probably served as a sitting rug. A stepped polygon with two attached diamonds lies at the centre of a blue shield form, surrounded by four smaller diamonds. Halved diamonds offset in opposite directions cover the yellow ground, leaving only a wide undecorated zig-zag line. The elems are brocaded in design stripes. – Slight signs of age and wear.
  • Shahsavan Mafrash

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    • Lot14
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions47 x 70 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR150
    A fragmented mafrash side panel woven in the sumakh technique in a horizontal stripe design. In the wide dark blue stripe, large octagons enclosing Memling güls are interspersed with tiny dice, small diamonds and four-legged animals. The two white guard stripes show arrow motifs. Finely woven, very good colours. – The right-hand side and all the corners are incomplete.

    Literature:
    GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 58 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski collection, 30/11/2019, lot 36

  • Konya Fragment

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    • Lot15
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions128 x 60 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    This fragment is the upper right-hand corner of a Konya village rug woven in a long format and presenting Memling güls within dark red octagons. The proportions of the design suggest that the carpet used to have three vertical rows of Memling güls. – Obvious signs of age and wear, missing areas. Mounted onto a black fabric and attached to a wooden frame.

    Literature:
    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, no. 120

  • Gazvin Kilim

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    • Lot16
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions400 x 135 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Three huge cartouches and pairs of star-filled octagons fill almost the whole of the dark brown field of this kilim. The wide, white main border contains large blossoms with four diagonal arms bearing a bud at their ends. Comparatively coarsely woven in the single weft interlocking technique, this kilim was produced in Gazvin or its immediate surroundings. Tanavoli has published a different example of this rare group, stating that the weavers were the Tat people who had immigrated from the south eastern Caucasus. This would explain the Caucasian style of the design. - Slight signs of wear, edges partially in need of repair, otherwise well preserved.

    Literature:
    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Persian Flatweaves. Woodbridge 2002, no. 78 *** HOUSEGO, JENNY, Tribal Rugs. An introduction to the Weavings of the tribes of Iran. London 1978, pl. 35

  • Two Karapinar Kilim Fragments

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    • Lot17
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensionsa = 236 x 75 cm, b = 231 x 67 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    Two fragments of a Karapinar kilim originally in two panels. Due to technical constraints in reproduction, the fragments were photographed side by side but do not match up in this way. The lower third of one panel and the upper third of the other panel have been lost. The composition only becomes apparent when the panels are offset against one another. The kilim once consisted of three equal-sized rectangular compartments which each held a huge nested baklava diamond and were separated by yellow-ground dividing bands. – Obvious signs of age and wear, missing sections, damaged edges.

    Literature:
    KOLL, HARRY, Die Farben meiner Träume. Frühe Kelims aus Anatolien. Aachen 2011, pl. 51

    • Lot18
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions46 x 28 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR150
    A small bag woven in a vertical rectangular format. The double-sided design comprises knotted blossoms and botehs as well as knotted borders on a beige ground coarsely woven in the warp-faced plainweave technique. Long braids with tufts of wool at their ends are attached below, and the top has two loops for hanging the bag. Such textile containers were used to store household utensils. – Good condition.
    • Lot19
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions136 x 104 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR800
    This village rug from the Genje region – named "Elisabethpol Governorate" after its largest city at the time of production – has a light red field with a green-ground orduch medallion which contains three octagons, two diamonds and several blossoms. The wide white outline is decorated with stems. The central motif is flanked by eight small triangles. A row of geometric, stylised trees appears at each end of the field. Diamonds alternate with diagonal crosses in the narrow yellow border. – Signs of age and wear, both ends somewhat reduced, a number of sinuous areas in the foundation.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 48

    • Lot20
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions135 x 112 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    This small Chichi presents an immaculately drawn Khyrdagyd repeat in the cobalt blue field. The dark brown main border shows a white kufic vine; two grass-green secondary borders. A very fine weave, first-rate colours. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile. New overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced.