Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

246 Lots
    • Lot91
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions162 x 127 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    Published in "Atlantic Collections" in 1996, this ensi from the DeCredico Collection was admired by many visitors at the exhibition of the 8th ICOC in Philadelphia. Its appeal lies in its excellent material quality, with a very fine weave and lustrous pile wool, which lends the colours a particular richness. One rare feature is the lower elem, where tree forms in unusually diverse colours are seen against a dark blue ground. – The red, flatwoven original selvedges are slightly damaged, otherwise in very good condition.

    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L. JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 196

    • Lot92
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama region
    • Dimensions190 x 149 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    In the brown-red field, two huge white-ground octagons are each filled with a blue, eight-pointed, straight-armed star enclosing eight hooked diamonds and a vermilion central octagon. Star-filled octagons and quartered diamonds surround the two primary motifs. The design echoes the tradition of classic 15th-17th century models and was often employed in pile rugs made in Ezine, which was called Avunya before 1923. However, our example in a slightly different knotting structure and far more diverse colours is from Kozak, where the consignor purchased it circa 1970. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    NASSAUISCHER KUNSTVEREIN (publ.), Meisterstücke orientalischer Knüpfkunst. Sammlung Anton Danker. Wiesbaden 1966, no. 4 *** MacDONALD, BRIAN W., Tribal Rugs. Treasures of the Black Tent. Woodbridge 1997, pl. 34

    MAUCH, PETER (ed.), Aus den Gärten des Orients. Teppiche - Bilder einer Ausstellung. Herford 1995, no. 2

  • Konya Prayer Rug

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    • Lot93
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions117 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,750
    A cruciform medallion lies at the centre of a red mihrab field, surrounded by numerous blossoms. The wide arch is stepped multiple times, and the section above it has a green ground. The yellow border shows geometric, stylised rosettes. – Slight signs of age and wear, the red flatwoven selvedges have been renewed in places, the lower finish is partially restored.
    • Lot94
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama region
    • Dimensions118 x 89 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    This Kozak village rug displays a rare design of six vertical bands in which box shapes topped with an arrowhead are lined up in rows and interlocked by double hooks. The weaver has added three small muska symbols in the upper red kilim finish. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, original finishes all around.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 79

    • Lot95
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions286 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    This very beautiful, red-ground kilim woven by the Shushtar group features a trefoil design along the sides of the field and gables at both ends. The field design is unusual: five diamonds of different sizes, two yellow bowls and two pentagonal brown motifs depicting a face are lined up on the central axis. Known as "khorshid khanoom" (smiling sun lady), the motif is based on Persian mythology. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 357

  • Qashq’ai Kilim

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    • Lot96
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions227 x 156 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    The empty ivory field with a shield-shaped outline notched by triangles protruding from the sides contrasts sharply with the equally undecorated, crimson spandrels. The tension thus created is impressive. Very finely woven, superb wool. Estate of the sculptor Emil Cimiotti. – Very good condition except for small stains in the field, original finishes all around.

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 382

  • Bessarabian Kilim

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    • Lot97
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Moldova region
    • Dimensions221 x 146 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    A generously conceived design of floral sprigs, some of them growing from vases, adorns the black field of this gorgeous kilim from Bessarabia (the modern-day Republic of Moldova. – Small rewoven areas, otherwise well preserved, original finishes all around.
    • Lot98
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions143 x 73 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    A sitting or sleeping rug (khaden) whose sea-green field contains a blue diamond lattice decorated with small blossoms at the points of intersection. The large diamond blossoms within the lattice compartments combine into colour diagonals. Two narrow, dark blue borders comprising white pearls and a white meandering vine separate the field from the wide red border, which is adorned with a polychrome meandering vine drawn to perspective. – Slight signs of age and wear, good condition.

    HARRER, HEINRICH, MAUCH, PETER & FORD, JIM, Tibeter-Teppiche. Innsbruck 1987, ill. p. 61

    • Lot99
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions366 x 196 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    This red-ground, single-panel flatweave is brocaded in a design of steel blue ram’s horn devices and green diamonds linked in the style of a lattice. It is a superb Tekke Turkmen weaving which displays a remarkable perfection of craftsmanship. Tiny white diamonds accentuate the exceptionally dense repeat. These large flatweaves were described as "pallas" in older publications. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 171 *** TKF-WIEN (publ.), Antike Orientteppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Vienna 1986, no. 123 *** COOTNER, CATHRYN, Flat-Woven Textiles. The Arthur D. Jenkins Collection. Vol. I. Washington 1981, no. 36

    • Lot100
    • OriginCentral Asia, North Afghanistan
    • Dimensions216 x 161 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    In the red field, 15 octagonal gülli güls are interspersed with stars. The border design of stepped polygons derives from Salor or Saryk models. – Slight signs of age and wear, damaged upper right corner. The original selvedges are partially repaired, remnants of the kilim finishes survive.