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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
    • Lot41
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions116 x 86 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    This small Luri features a rare chequerboard design of 88 compartments in varying ground colours which each contain an angular boteh. The arrangement of the colours produces diagonal design bands aligned to the right. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, small holes, several damaged areas.
  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot42
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions282 x 151 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This antique Qashqa’i kilim featuring an abstract tile design in light patinated colours is woven in the single weft interlocking technique. A white diamond lattice of stepped lines covers the field like a net. The composition appears slightly chaotic because the weaver did not follow a fixed pattern in her choice of colours for the diamonds – for instance, one that would have created diagonal relationships – but merely made sure that adjoining diamonds were never identical in colour. – Slight signs of age and wear, small rewoven areas, minimally damaged ends, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    AMPE, PATRICK & RIE, Textile Art. A personal choice (Kailash Gallery). Antwerp 1994, no. 8

  • Konya Kilim

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    • Lot43
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions375 x 168 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    This two-panel Konya kilim is a particularly colourful example of this rare group. It has already been displayed at two exhibitions and illustrated in the accompanying publications. – On the white ground, nine design bars composed of three narrow horizontal bands embellished with stars make up a design sequence conceived in symmetrical colours and centred on the unit at the midpoint of the field. The sides are decorated with inward-pointing pinnacles. – Obvious signs of age and wear, missing sections, old repairs, corroded brown.

    Literature:
    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 25

    Published:
    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, The Undiscovered Kilim. London 1977, pl. 8 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, no. 49

    • Lot44
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba Region
    • Dimensions119 x 82 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    A blue-ground Chichi presenting a Khyrdagyd repeat and a white main border embellished with small star-filled diamonds. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low and partially very worn pile.
  • Bakhshaish Fragment

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    • Lot45
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions118 x 122 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR150
    A fragment of an antique Bakhshaish. The surviving section is the lower end of a carpet probably some three metres in length. In the midnight blue field, offset rows of very large botehs alternate with slender trees. The design of the main border consists of diagonal stripes in diverse colours, the two white secondary borders contain geometric, stylised flowering vines. – Signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places, the original selvedges are partially damaged.
  • Afyon Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot46
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions268 x 86 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR450
    A fragment of an Afyon kilim probably woven in a single piece. Huge "baklava" star motifs are placed in horizontal panels of varying ground colours. A remnant of the border finish survives at the upper end. Assuming a composition of three horizontal panels, the original kilim may have been twice as wide as the surviving fragment and some four metres in length. – Missing sections, mounted onto canvas.

    Literature:
    KOLL, HARRY, Die Farben meiner Träume. Frühe Kelims aus Anatolien. The Colors of my Dreams. Early Kilims from Anatolia. Aachen 2011, pl. 57 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 95, Poppmeier Collection II, 23/03/2019, lot 16

    • Lot47
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan region
    • Dimensions273 x 132 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This blue-ground Akstafa displays four star medallions as well as eight white peacocks inserted between them. Six human figures depicted in front view stand out among the many motifs of the secondary design. The two figures at the beginning of the field may represent women while the four figures standing on horses are probably men. The white main border is decorated with double hooks and flanked by two reciprocal trefoil borders. The style of drawing, the wealth of variations seen in the designs and the first-rate colours are indications of an early date. - Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile is very worn in places.
    • Lot48
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions153 x 103 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    This very old Chichi displays a Khyrdagyd repeat in a blue, strongly abrashed field and a wide border section. A comparative example has been published by Schürmann. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides. Partial repiling in the corroded dark brown sections, repiled lower left corner.

    Literature:
    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 110

  • Tree Kazak

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    • Lot49
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions190 x 178 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    Four white box shapes with slanted corners are aligned on the central axis of the red field. The lateral sections each contain three large, alternately white or green trees arranged vertically to which the type owes its name, "Tree Kazak". Due to the almost square size of the rug, the sprawling branches of the trees can extend freely. The composition goes back to older garden carpets produced in North West Persian workshops and has been adapted to the abstract geometric style of the Caucasus. The white squares probably represent the water basins placed on the central axis of their models. Herrmann published a very similar example with the same green border of rosettes in 1980. – Well-preserved pile, several repiled areas. The blue and black-brown serrated outer band has been repiled all around.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Konya bis Kokand. Seltene Orientteppiche III. Munich 1980, no. 28 *** EILAND, MURRAY L., Oriental Rugs From Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 212

  • Saryk Main Carpet

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    • Lot50
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions262 x 235 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    A classic main carpet woven by the Saryk Turkmen. Four by eight large octagonal temirjin güls are arranged in a spacious composition on the brick-red ground of the field. The secondary motifs are Memling güls with a green or blue hooked outline and a central eight-pointed star. The design of the white-ground main border consists of stepped, red straight-armed crosses filled with delicate, cruciform floral clusters and separated by four short angular devices. This border motif of archaic appearance is also found in the oldest Ersari and Salor main carpets. The two mosaic-style secondary borders composed of small multi-coloured triangles are a typical feature of temirjin rugs dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Even older examples, such as the piece dated to the 17th century exhibited in Hamburg, have no secondary borders at all. – Until a few decades ago, Saryk temirjin rugs were considered particularly rare. Since then, quite a number of additional pieces have surfaced and been published in specialist literature or auction catalogues. This previously unpublished Saryk is from an old German private collection. It largely resembles the temirjin rug published by Herrmann in 1978, although the design of the latter, with nine güls per row and flatter Memling güls, appears more crowded. The question of whether this rather minor difference signifies that the two carpets differ in age, or whether it merely reflects artistic liberty expressed by their respective weavers, must remain unanswered. – Signs of age and wear, low and partially damaged pile, minor old reknotted areas. The original flatwoven selvedges have survived on both sides, the long kilim ends have been lost.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Lotto bis Tekke. Seltene Orientteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Munich 1978, no. 73 = VOLKMANN, MARTIN (ed.), Alte Orientteppiche. Ausgewählte Stücke deutscher Privatsammlungen. Munich 1985, 82 *** HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKU