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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot271
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions142 x 114 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    In the dark blue field of this Shirvan, an Afshan design of white forked leaves is arranged in mirror image around two red rosettes placed on the central axis. The ground is filled with angular flowering stems which connect blue palmettes and star-shaped, red and beige-ground blossoms. The truncated motifs seen along the sides of the field prove that the design was conceived as an infinite repeat. The red-ground main border contains a white kufic vine. – Slight signs of age and wear, the original finishes survive all around.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Meisterstücke orientalischer Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1975, pl. p. 143

  • Armenian Karabagh

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    • Lot272
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions263 x 130 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    A large shield form takes up the whole of the red field; it contains cartouches and diamonds decorated with hooks as well as tree forms. A narrow border of blossoms and stepped polygons. – Obvious signs of age and wear, a number of creases.
  • Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot273
    • OriginSouth Caucasus
    • Dimensions160 x 115 cm
    • AgeDated 1319 AH = 1901 AD
    • Estimate EUR1,400
    The house-like white arch placed at the upper end of the field of this red-ground prayer rug encloses a form that is hard to interpret and always appears in this position in this type. The centre of the field is dominated by a white box outlined in hooks which contains a central cruciform blossom surrounded by four hooked triangles. The surviving examples of the group are virtually indistinguishable. They are modelled on older prayer rugs woven in the Kuba/Shirvan knotting structure, such as the piece illustrated by Eskenazi. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 156 *** HASSON, RACHEL, Caucasian Rugs. L.A. Mayer Memorial Institute for Islamic Studies. Jerusalem 1986, no. 10

  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot274
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions165 x 94 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,750
    In this Baluch prayer rug of the head and shoulders type, the border is recessed at right angles in the upper section of the field, surrounding the box-shaped arch. The camel field shows a tree of life with a sturdy trunk which is decorated with arrowheads and flanked by star-shaped blossoms; large lyre-shaped designs adorn the sides. The tree theme is repeated in the two panels next to the arch. – Slight signs of age and wear, several repiled areas.

    Literature:
    CRAYCRAFT, MICHAEL, Belouch Prayer Rugs. From the exhibition at ADRASKAND GALLERY. Point Reyes Station 1982, no. 29

  • Baluch Bag Face

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    • Lot275
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions68 x 80 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,250
    This Baluch bag face displays a mina khani repeat of star-shaped blossoms and diagonal leaves on a midnight blue ground. The dark palette is brightened by the brilliant white centres of the blossoms and cruciform flowers. A comparative example published by Boucher is attributed to the Sultan Khani tribe. – The sides retain the original flatwoven selvedges, slightly reduced upper finish. Good overall condition.

    Literature:
    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 21 *** WISDOM, GARY A., Baluch Tribal Weavings. The Wisdom Collection. Tubac, Arizona 2008, no. 36

  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot276
    • OriginNorth West Afghanistan
    • Dimensions123 x 85 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000
    The dark ochre field contains a geometric, stylised design of three trees decorated with box shapes and pairs of branches. The tree motif is repeated in the two panels placed next to the square mihrab arch. Craycraft who has published another example of the group states that the provenance is Farah, a town situated between Shindand and Chakhansur. A fine weave, silky pile wool, small details knotted in silk. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    CRAYCRAFT, MICHAEL, Belouch Prayer Rugs. From the exhibition at ADRASKAND GALLERY. Point Reyes Station 1982, no. 25

  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot277
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions138 x 87 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR475
    This Baluch prayer rug of the head and shoulders type originates from the Sarakhs region. A geometric, stylised tree of life is symmetrically arranged in mirror image along the central axis of the camel field; its branches, alternately short and long, bear flowers at their ends. The fact that the two compartments next to the square arch are knotted in a darker shade of brown than the field is an unusual feature. – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, the original selvedges and remains of the kilim finishes survive.

    Literature:
    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 38

    • Lot278
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions148 x 100 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,750
    In the yellow field, a towering cobalt blue mihrab enclosing three rows of blossoms is topped by a red stepped arch. A yellow vine twines around large rosettes in the dark brown border. – Signs of age and wear, repiled brown sections, restored left side, both ends somewhat reduced.
  • Indian Door Hanging

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    • Lot279
    • OriginCentral India, Burhanpur
    • Dimensions127 x 87 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR300
    An Indian cotton textile with a padded and quilted bottom. The perfectly drawn design is printed onto the fabric and painted in minute detail. A large architectural portal, its flat roof decorated with delicate points, frames a white field topped by an arch which contains an arrangement of seemingly weightless flowering shrubs. An example of artistic merit. – Obvious signs of age and wear, brittle, both ends badly damaged.

    Literature:
    KARTASCHOFF, MARIE-LOUISE & LANGER, AXEL, Pfauen, Blüten & Zypressen. Persische Textilien der Qajaren-Zeit (1788 - 1925). Zurich 2005, no. 64

  • Aydinli Kilim

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    • Lot280
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions149 x 108 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,100
    This West Anatolian prayer kilim is probably an Aydinli weaving. A poppy-red panel with lateral parmakli outlines lies on a white ground decorated with protective symbols. Within the panel, a hooked hexagon is surrounded by smaller symbols. The blue border contains double hooks, the elems show different designs. – Good condition.