Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
  • Ait Ouaouzguite

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    • Lot281
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco
    • Dimensions105 x 147 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    The Berber tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite confederation lived in the Jebel Siroua, a volcanic massif south of Marrakesh. It is the provenance of this rug. A blue box motif filled by a large sun symbol lies at the centre of a light yellow field decorated with stars and small animals. Large diagonal crosses surround the field like a border. – Good condition.

    EILAND, MURRAY L. & EILAND, MURRAY III, Oriental Carpets. A Complete Guide. 4th edition, Boston, New York, Toronto, London 1998, no. 347, p. 349

  • Tajik Kilim

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    • Lot282
    • OriginNorth Afghanistan
    • Dimensions337 x 174 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    Woven in a single piece on a goat hair warp, this large kilim was made by Tajiks in northern Afghanistan and used as a floor rug in a house. Eleven hexagonal cartouches, only two of them decorated with three stepped polygons, are arranged vertically at the centre of the field. They are flanked on both sides by three rows of large open diamonds which are either empty or contain a stepped polygon or an hourglass motif. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 54, 20/05/2000, lot 132

  • Sarkoy Kilim

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    • Lot283
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Thrace
    • Dimensions202 x 135 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    The appeal of this small-format Sarkoy kilim lies in its well-drawn design of five house-like forms arranged in a four-and-one composition in the dark blue field. The single device positioned at the centre and further accentuated by its size holds a tree and two water jugs. A striking panel of stems and serrated leaves is seen at each end of the field. The wide olive border contains triangles decorated with long lateral hooks. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Gafsa Kilim

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    • Lot284
    • OriginNorth Africa, Tunisia
    • Dimensions219 x 191 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    This nearly square Berber kilim was woven in the city of Gafsa in Central Tunisia. The light red field presents a chequerboard design of cheerful and playful appearance, composed of 64 remarkably diverse compartments arranged in a layout reminiscent of mosaics. Only the four compartments depicting humans and animals deviate from this design principle. Woven in the single weft interlocking technique whereby slits are avoided, this kilim with a soft texture was used as a blanket. – Both ends edged with fabric, very good condition.
  • Ningxia Dragon Rug

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    • Lot285
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions217 x 132 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    A large dragon depicted in front view at the centre of the dark blue field is surrounded by four smaller dragons in side view which are chasing the flaming pearl. The design of the wide main border – four representations of sacred Mount Meru rising from waves and clouds – is aligned towards the field on all sides. – Slight signs of age and wear, small repairs in the upper corners, otherwise in good condition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike chinesische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1980, pl. p. 43

    • Lot286
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions280 x 148 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    The narrow, dark blue field terminating in a gable at both ends is hermetically covered in a dense design of small botehs. The design was adopted by the Afshar from termeh fabrics woven in Kerman. The central design panel is framed to good effect by a wide band of multi-coloured diagonal stripes in a layout which matches the gables at both ends of the field. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, new overcasting along both sides; remains of the kilim finishes survive at both ends.
    • Lot287
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions176 x 131 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    The dark blue field contains a repeat of small rounded botehs arranged in offset rows in changing directions. The narrow, blue main border shows octagons filled with stars. – Signs of age and wear, a crescent-shaped cut at the bottom, inserted areas, somewhat sinuous.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche II. Munich 1979, no. 74

    • Lot288
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions209 x 145 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    This rug was not produced in one of the urban workshops of Isfahan; it is a home-made weaving from one of the surrounding villages, rather coarsely knotted and thus rustic in appearance. Three vases stand in the lower section of a white field bordered by two lateral halved cypresses, with a large floral bouquet growing from the central vase. The brown spandrels are filled with a network of small blossoms. – Slight signs of age and wear, original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced.
    • Lot289
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions246 x 160 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    A dark blue, ogival medallion with two attached red pendants lies at the centre of a white field densely patterned in flowering twigs; the burgundy spandrels contain stems and a diagonal palmette. A lively floral vine and white-ground cartouches adorn the border. – Slight signs of age and wear, a number of stains.
    • Lot290
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions212 x 136 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    The white field of this old village rug woven in the Hamadan region contains a hexagonal, dark blue central medallion decorated with a Herati design, its pole-shaped pendants extending as far as the ends of the field. Further medallions of the same type offset against it are cut and halved by the vertical borders, creating the stepped outline of the field. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, new overcasting along the sides, original kilim finishes at both ends.