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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot51
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions259 x 197 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    The great age of this Tekke main carpet dating from the pre-1800 period can be deduced from a number of factors: the güls are considerably larger than in 19th century examples; the main border is accompanied only by narrow gyak stripes; and the weave is comparatively coarse, almost like that of very old Ersari main carpets. All the chemche secondary güls are lined up on a pole in the vertical direction, a feature which is rather rarely encountered. The light colours suggest that the carpet was made in the Akhal oasis. – Obvious signs of age and wear, several repairs and repiled areas, cut and newly overcast sides, both ends somewhat reduced.

    Literature:
    PINNER, ROBERT & EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr., Between the Black Desert and the Red. Turkmen Carpets from the Wiedersperg Collection. San Francisco 1999, pl. 11 *** MYERS, HAROLD R., Four Exhibitions at ACOR in Seattle: Pacific Northwest Collections, etc. Seattl

  • Tekke Chuval

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    • Lot52
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions70 x 102 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR1,250
    The very proportion of height to width indicates the great age of this Tekke chuval, probably woven in the Akhal oasis. The sixteen small, octagonal primary güls are well-known secondary motifs in Tekke main carpets, but only very rarely appear in Tekke chuvals. They are interspersed with chemche secondary güls. In the main border, diagonal crosses ending in long double hooks are separated by short bars of arrow motifs. The very beautiful elem displays spaciously arranged flowering trees. Finely woven in a ribbed structure. – Slight signs of age and wear, both sides cut and reselvedged, somewhat reduced at the top and bottom, no back.
  • Tekke Ak Chuval

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    • Lot53
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions76 x 116 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    A large Tekke tent bag of the ak chuval type. Always very finely and elaborately woven, such pieces were produced in a mixed technique: wide, plain red kilim stripes alternate regularly with narrow knotted border stripes whose white ground is woven in cotton. The wide elem, also knotted on a white cotton ground from which the large trees decorated with ashik motifs stand out strikingly, is a characteristic feature. Outstanding in quality, this example from the private collection of Heinrich Jacoby was purchased in Leningrad in the early Sixties. – Very good condition, no back.

    Literature:
    WALKER, DANIEL, Oriental Rugs of the Hajji Babas. New York 1982, no. 31 *** MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington D.C. 1980, no. 33 *** PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, nos.

  • Karaja Long Rug

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    • Lot54
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions370 x 100 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,800
    The appeal of this Karaja in the characteristic long format lies in the excellent quality of its wool and colours. It is very finely woven, like most examples of this distinctive type. An almost identical piece has been published by Grote-Hasenbalg. The pile survives at its original height. – Top condition, original selvedges and the braided light brown warp threads at both ends.

    Literature:
    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, vol. 2, pl. 43 *** EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 194 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot

  • Sarab Long Rug

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    • Lot55
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions370 x 119 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    A repeat of palmettes arranged in offset rows adorns the camel field. The border consists of three bands of equal width. The inner white border contains a double vine which forms hexagons enclosing small cones. The central band is a reciprocal trefoil border in green and brown. In the camel outer border of geometric, abstract blossoms, additional botehs, small shrubs and depictions of two horsemen have been inserted at random. – Slight signs of age and wear, original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced.
  • Qashqa’i

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    • Lot56
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions228 x 178 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A blue-ground nomad rug woven by the Shekarlu tribe in the typical hermetic garden design and a white ashkali border. – Several major repiled areas, original upper finish and selvedges, minimally reduced at the bottom.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 60

  • Sauj Bulag

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    • Lot57
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions300 x 110 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    In this Kurdish rug from the mountainous region surrounding Lake Urmia, a repeat of box-shaped octagons with four arms lies on the central axis of the white field. They are framed by diagonal crosses composed of very large, two-dimensional leaves emanating from small rosettes. The brown-red main border contains a double vine of geometric, stylised birds. According to Burns who has published an almost identical example, the field design is known as "sikh kababi" in Persia. – New overcasting along the sides, original end finishes, good condition.

    Literature:
    BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. A Historical Legacy of Woven Art. London 2002, no. 51

  • Ningxia Seat Cover

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    • Lot58
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions68 x 68 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A diamond lattice of thin lines covers the golden yellow field. Stepped diamonds in diverse colours enclosing a central cross fill the lattice. A red-brown disc medallion of floral design is superimposed upon it at the centre of the field. The red main border presents large peony blossoms and stems. It is separated from the field by a dark blue border of white pearls. It is likely that this small seat cover originally belonged to a bench runner. – Very good condition.
  • Ningxia Bench Runner

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    • Lot59
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions121 x 64 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    Two sections of one of the long bench runners woven in Ningxia as commissions for Tibetan monasteries, now joined at the centre. In each of the white-ground fields, a yellow disc medallion enclosing a blue canopy is surrounded by four flowering stems. A border presenting a wave and cloud design with Mount Meru, aligned towards the field centre on all sides, provides a wide frame. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile. The original selvedges survive, both ends somewhat reduced.
  • Ningxia Wall Hanging

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    • Lot60
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions197 x 109 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,800
    This yellow-ground wall hanging woven in a rare design was produced in Ningxia as a commission for a Tibetan monastery. Mount Meru rises from a wide frieze of clouds and waves at the lower end of the field. Above it, two large, blue opposing fo dogs face the viewer. A blue lidded vase and two clouds are seen above them, and two blue, likewise confronting dragons surrounded by clouds appear further up, jointly chasing a flaming pearl hovering before them. At the upper end of the field, five strings of beads with auspicious symbols are suspended from a canopy. The border contains cloudbands and Buddhist emblems. A comparative example has been published by Eiland. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    EILAND, MURRAY L., Chinese and Exotic Rugs. Boston 1979, pl. 10