Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

246 Lots
  • Saryk Main Carpet

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    • Lot101
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions246 x 214 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    A classic Saryk main carpet. 4 x 9 large octagonal temirjin güls are arranged in a spacious composition on the burgundy ground of the field. The secondary motifs are Memling güls with petrol or steel blue hooked outlines and a central eight-pointed star. The design of the white-ground main border consists of stepped, red, straight-armed crosses. - This Saryk was published by Herrmann in 1978, then sold to the collector, Heinrich Kirchheim, and exhibited at the Munich Völkerkundemuseum in 1985. At our auction A 53 in 1999 it was knocked down to a New York collector who has now reconsigned the carpet. A very similar example featuring 4 x 8 primary güls, lot 50 in this year’s Spring Auction A 98, is described in detail in that catalogue. - Slight signs of age and wear, minor repiled areas. Good overall condition, original brown flatwoven selvedges, remnants of the original long kilim finishes survive at both ends.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 98, 27/06/2020, lot 50

    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, no. 82 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 53, 20/11/1

    • Lot102
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions565 x 353 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Estimate EUR12,000
    In this magnificent Garrus, a large red central medallion decorated with arabesques lies in an open, midnight blue field. Red palmettes and yellow cloudbands adorn the wide, light blue border. – Uniformly low pile, a number of repaired areas. Original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced.
    • Lot103
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions361 x 245 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The light red field presents a repeat of white arabesques and many blossoms, some of them surrounded by wreaths. The border is dark blue and embellished with a floral vine. Excellent quality, a firm weave, beautiful colours. – Good condition, high pile, the sides and ends retain the original finishes.
    • Lot104
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions347 x 114 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    A large hexagonal medallion with a concentric floral design on a midnight blue ground lies at the centre of the open camel field. Two smaller hexagonal medallions and two large anchor-like devices are linked to it along the central axis. The golden yellow main border contains a vine of highly geometric, abstract floral designs. – Very good condition except for slight signs of wear, original finishes all around.
    • Lot105
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions476 x 105 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,700
    At the time that this gorgeous long rug was woven, the city of Shusha, with a population of 25,000, was the most important economic centre of the Nagorno-Karabagh region. The majority of its inhabitants were Armenians. Local carpet workshops would often produce rugs commissioned by Russian officials and officers. – In both style and palette, the field design of four vertical stripes comprising elongated floral vines is reminiscent of Zara rugs from the Turkish province of Sivas. The rosettes and leaves of the royal blue main border are drawn in the style of Bijar rugs. – Good condition except for minor repairs along the edges, the original selvedges survive.
    • Lot106
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Thrace
    • Dimensions215 x 156 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    The sprawling branches of a tree of life conceived in mirror image fill almost the whole of the cherry-red field. Two vases are placed at the lower end. The white border is decorated with abstract animals. – Good condition.

    STANKOV, DIMITRAR, Heritage Artistique Bulgare: Carpettes et Tapis. Academie Bulgare des Sciences, Institut des Arts. Sofia 1975, no. 276

    • Lot107
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions214 x 155 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    The embroidery technique using chain stitch, the specific palette including shades of blue and gold and the style of drawing suggest that this suzani composed of six panels was made in Kermina. The design of four diagonal flowering shrubs in the corners of the field, with smaller shrubs and sprigs placed between them, is often associated with Nurata. – Backed with a Russian calico, good condition.
    • Lot108
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions240 x 178 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    A Bokhara suzani of the Nurata design type using the basma stitch to fill in larger areas and the chain stitch for outlines. Each corner of the field contains a large blossoming tree aligned diagonally, while eight gorgeous, individually designed variations of flowering plants adorn the field centre. Two of the plants are rooted in oval vases whose honeycomb-style interior drawing and red colour are reminiscent of pomegranates. The wide border displays a variety of red and apricot blossoms in side view, attached to fine golden stems and framed by light green leaves. Full of movement, the border design highlights the explosive growth of flowers in the spring. – The foundation is somewhat fragile in places, minimal damage to the edges, very good overall condition. Backed with a white fabric.
  • Armenian Dragon Rug

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    • Lot109
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa Province
    • Dimensions166 x 139 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    The rugs of this specific group are attributed to Armenian workshops in West Anatolia. What remains to be established is whether these were situated in Ushak (as suggested by the red warps) or in the Kula-Ghiordes region. The use of colours rather indicates a provenance in Kula-Ghiordes. The memorable design of huge devices is obviously influenced by Caucasian dragon rugs. Willborg has published an almost identical example. A further West Anatolian dragon rug from the Wollheim collection was sold by us and described in detail in November 2016. – Signs of age and wear, various repaired and repiled sections, comparatively well-preserved pile, new overcasting along the sides.

    JACOBY, HEINRICH, Eine Sammlung orientalischer Teppiche. Berlin 1923, pl. 30 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 59 *** WILLBORG, PETER, 1980-1990. "Ten Years" Jubilee Exhibition. Stockholm 1990, no. 21 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 90, 03/12/2016, lot 45

    • Lot110
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions128 x 98 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,900
    Three cypresses adorn the narrow red field, and the wide brown border presents large diamonds decorated with double hooks on all four corners. – Both end finishes repiled, the sides have been restored or repiled in places.