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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

298 Lots
  • Pao Tao Saddle Rug

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    • Lot81
    • OriginNorth East China, Suiyuan Province
    • Dimensions129 x 65 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A saddle bottom rug composed of two trapezoid halves woven separately and joined at the centre. The designs of the two halves are opposed in mirror image, and the centre of the composition is emphasised by an open green panel with curved outlines. Each half contains a floral disc medallion surrounded by flowering stems, an inner blue-and-white reciprocal trefoil border and a dark blue main border of flowering stems. A fine weave, excellent quality pile wool. – Very well preserved except for small repiled areas along the edges.
  • Azeri Verneh

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    • Lot82
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions196 x 104 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,800
    A small blue Azeri cover with a warp-faced plainweave foundation. Woven in the sumakh technique like the whole of the border, the field design of trees arranged in offset rows is a representation of a garden. The trees are interspersed with tiny S-forms and diamonds which were apotropaic symbols intended to ward off evil. Burns has illustrated a white-ground example. - Good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    BURNS, JAMES D., The Caucasus. Traditions in Weaving. Seattle 1987, ill. p. 48

    • Lot83
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions189 x 121 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    The distinguishing feature of Perepedil carpets is their unmistakeable, precisely drawn repeat of vurma motifs, star-shaped blossoms, four-legged animals and a wealth of smaller designs, which required a very fine weave for a proper representation. Due to the high proportion of white used here, it stands out strikingly and in razor-sharp detail from the blue-black ground of the field. Four borders presenting minutely drawn designs typical of the provenance provide the surround. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 149

  • Shulaver Kazak

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    • Lot84
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions277 x 105 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    The rugs produced in the village of Shulaver constitute a unique group among Kazaks. They are more finely woven, usually using white wefts, and show designs of hooked diamonds which occasionally combine into a dense allover repeat, as seen in this example. In terms of palette, their subdued colours also differ from the other Kazak groups. – Good condition, original end and side finishes, moth damage at the upper end.

    Literature:
    TEPPICH-ENGELHARDT (publ.), Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, no. 640

  • Kazak Long Rug

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    • Lot85
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions271 x 93 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,700
    In the red field, a two-row tree design flanks large hooked diamonds aligned on the central axis and linked by a pole. The white-ground border contains a leaf and calyx design. – The published examples of this specific Kazak group show great similarities in terms of their structure, rich range of colours and distinctive style of drawing. They are assumed to be Armenian weavings. – Very well preserved, wide red flatwoven selvedges and knotted warps at both ends.
  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot86
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions71 x 54 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    A typical diamond design woven in muted colours, with an additional design stripe of three stars at the lower end. Small diamonds are aligned along a pole in the narrow white border. Excellent quality wool, brilliant colours. – Good condition, the upper closure band survives, no back.
  • Qashqa’i Kashkuli

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    • Lot87
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions142 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    Very finely woven using rose silk wefts and velvety pile wool, this Qashqa’i is a superb weaving by the Kashkuli tribe. It may have been made as a gift or in payment of tribute to a khan. The field is hermetically covered in a dense design of narrow horizontal zig-zag bands in diverse colours. It has been skilfully adapted to accommodate the dark blue spandrels, which each contain a large boteh drawn in the typical Kashkuli style and a peacock. The design of undulating lines symbolises water that was of vital importance for the survival of nomadic tribes. – Very good condition, the original finishes survive all around.

    Literature:
    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, ill. p. 27 *** ID., Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, ill. 10.20, p. 185 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 19

  • Bijar Long Rug

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    • Lot88
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions553 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    Very firmly woven on a brown wool warp using red wool wefts, this very beautiful long rug is from one of the villages of the Bijar area. The henna plant design, here drawn on a golden yellow ground, belonged to the standard repertoire of Kurdish weavers. – The lower finish has been repiled along a length of circa 15 centimetres and is somewhat faded in colour; partial new overcasting along the sides, otherwise in excellent condition.
    • Lot89
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions201 x 141 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This old Bijar village rug woven in the dozar format has a red shield-shaped field which contains angular stems and a rounded central medallion in dusky pink and light blue. Elongated green arabesques adorn the midnight blue corners. The blue border shows small palmettes in an alternating rhythm. Finely woven, thick pile, cotton structure, heavy weight. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1979, ill. p. 71

  • Garahgozloo

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    • Lot90
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan region
    • Dimensions187 x 132 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    A Kurdish rug woven by the Garahgozloo tribe in the north western part of the Hamadan region. A red, diamond-shaped central medallion with a Herati design and elongated by two small diamonds lies on the vertical axis of the strongly abrashed, blue-black open field. White spandrels; a serrated inner outline surrounding the field. Very good quality, a fine weave, first-rate pile wool. – The weavings of the Garahgozloo tribe have largely disappeared from the market. This pretty example was purchased in Switzerland as early as 1937. – Minimally reduced upper and lower ends, new overcasting along the selvedges in places. Well-preserved pile.