Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
  • Silk Tabriz

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    • Lot261
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions190 x 137 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    The dark red field of this figural Tabriz silk carpet shows a large tree with several representations of animals in its branches; at the lower end, two princes are riding towards two kings. A palatial building is depicted above the top of the tree. The wide border section consists of a midnight blue main border flanked by three secondary borders on both sides. – Strong abrash in the upper section of the field, signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, damaged edges.
  • Bakhtiari Gabbeh

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    • Lot262
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions134 x 142 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    This square Bakhtiari gabbeh features an abstract design of polychrome rectangles and monochrome stripes. The open cream field is framed by a border of squares; a box shape with a chequerboard design lies at its centre. Four monochrome stripes make up the wide outer surround. The high pile of lightly twisted wool creates a slightly blurred appearance. – Good condition.
  • Karaja Long Rug

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    • Lot263
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions374 x 94 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    A classic Karaja long rug with a repeat of large, diagonal, cruciform floral devices in the narrow, midnight blue field. The brown-red main border shows a geometric, stylised vine bearing palmettes and star-shaped blossoms. – The original blue selvedges survive, both ends slightly reduced. Minor repaired areas, slight signs of wear in the pile.
    • Lot264
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions203 x 124 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    A repeat of vertical stripes in diverse colours decorated with small octagons. The five narrow borders echo the stripe design of the field and almost seem to merge with it at the sides. The supplementary design stripe of blue-and-white domino motifs added at both ends is a common feature in the rugs and kilims of Fars. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, new overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced.
  • Bakhtiari Khorjin

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    • Lot265
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal region
    • Dimensions135 x 64 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR600
    A completely preserved Bakhtiari double bag. The faces are woven in the sumakh technique in a diamond lattice design while the pile-woven lower finishes show large Memling güls. Bags produced in this format were placed across a horse’s back; camel bags are considerably larger. Willborg has published a comparable khorjin. - Very good condition.

    WILLBORG, PETER, Chahâr Mahal va Bakhtiâri, including the Feridân area. Village, workshop & nomadic rugs of Western Persia. Stockholm 2002, no. 16

  • Afshar Mafrash

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    • Lot266
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions73 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    The piled face of a large cargo bag. In the dark blue field, two red and one white upright botehs drawn in the typical Afshar style alternate with slender trees. Cartouches are lined up in the white border. – New overcasting along the sides, a remnant of the kilim base survives at the bottom, good condition.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 195 *** ENGELHARDT, TEPPICH- (publ.), Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, no. 580

  • Azeri Zili

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    • Lot267
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions205 x 164 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    Published by Herrmann as early as 1985, this flatwoven cover with a brocaded design was made in a single piece. Fifteen large compartments fill the surface, with wide stripes of small squares enclosing diamonds placed between them. While Azeri zilis of this kind usually have red or blue warps, this item is woven on brown warps. – Good condition, original side and end finishes. Backed with a dark red fabric.

    LANDREAU, ANTHONY N. & PICKERING, W.R., From the Bosporus to Samarkand. Flat-Woven Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1969, no. 70

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 7. Munich 1985, no. 16

  • Baku Long Rug

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    • Lot268
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions357 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    In the midnight blue field, seven Lesghi stars are embedded in a dense basic design of Talish rosettes, octagons, stepped polygons and many smaller motifs. The knotting structure, palette and the typical carnation vine secondary borders identify this long rug as a Baku weaving. – Slight signs of wear, very good overall condition, original finishes all around.
  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot269
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions60 x 60 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,650
    A bag face finely woven in the sumakh technique, formerly part of a large Shahsavan khorjin. The three-band horizontal stripe design of the field comprises a white central band of abstract birds and two narrower guard stripes of syrga devices lined up on a pole. A white star border. – Very good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 22 *** HEGENBART, HEINZ, Seltene Webtaschen aus dem Orient. Sammlung Adil Besim. Munich 1982, no. 31

  • Kuba Sumakh

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    • Lot270
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions220 x 190 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,100
    Three large, dark blue diamond medallions with octagonal central motifs lie on the midline of the brick-red field; eight palmettes drawn in two different variations are offset against them at the sides. The green border contains an elongated vine bearing palmettes, rosettes and angled stems. The highly stylised, geometric drawing of the floral design is a characteristic feature of Caucasian sumakhs. – Good condition, the original finishes survive all around.