Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

246 Lots
  • Ladik Prayer Rug

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    • Lot111
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions156 x 100 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    This pretty prayer rug, with a grass-green central field topped by three arches and a brown tulip panel at the lower end, was made in Ladik or its surroundings. It has the typical firm structure using depressed warps. The border of diagonal stripes is a rare feature. – Repiled upper and lower finishes, original flatwoven sides, a number of restored areas.
    • Lot112
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions91 x 153 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    In this large Saryk chuval, the red-brown field comprises three complete Salor primary güls as well as six which are cut by the border. They are combined with secondary güls typical of the Salor and not originally included in the Saryks’ own tribal repertoire. In contrast, the main border design of diamonds and diagonal crosses belongs to the Saryk tradition. A very similar chuval from the Bogolyubov Collection is published in "Atlantic Collections". – Slight signs of age and wear, small inserted sections, low spots in the pile. The elem is reduced, missing back.

    DODDS, DENNIS &, MURRAY L. JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 163

    • Lot113
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions104 x 191 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    A very large Beshir chuval featuring a mina khani design in the field, a border of rosettes and forked leaves that is typical of the provenance, and a rare elem design of small hooked diamonds. – Minor signs of age and wear, original finishes all around, slight damage along the lower edge.

    MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington 1980, no. 89

    • Lot114
    • OriginNorth Afghanistan
    • Dimensions167 x 110 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    Two red panels decorated with blue, abstract insi kush birds are divided by a horizontal bar comprising three border stripes. The main border design of red and white rectangular compartments comprising double hooks derives from the Tekke design repertoire. The elongated format suggests that this ensi was not used as a tent door hanging, but served as a door hanging in a house inhabited by settled Ersari. – Very good condition.
    • Lot115
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions78 x 106 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    A large Tekke tent bag of the ak chuval type. Always very finely and elaborately woven, these pieces were produced in a mixed technique: wide, plain, dark red kilim stripes alternate regularly with narrow, white-ground pile-woven stripes comprising border designs. One characteristic feature is the wide elem, with a white cotton ground which strikingly sets off the tree forms. – Good condition, missing back.

    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

    • Lot116
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions73 x 59 x 140 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR18,000
    Embroidered in a field design of five large trees resplendent with blossoms and crowned with a light red calyx flower, this pentagonal Tekke asmalyk is one of the best pieces of its kind. Its remarkable features include the perfection of drawing and balanced composition. The richly detailed design appears lively rather than static, consummately expressing the burgeoning growth of the plants. – The asmalyk was sold together with its pair by Sotheby's, London, in 1979 and published by Pinner & Franses in "Turkoman Studies I" in 1980. – Various asmalyks of the group have been published since, often in auction catalogues. An article in HALI 180 depicted nine Tekke asmalyks, and a comparison clearly illustrates the differences in their designs. There is a further compilation in "Atlantic Collections". – This asmalyk found its way into a well-known German private collection via the London Textile Gallery . It was sold to Michael & Amy Rothberg’s Californian collection in 1993 and purchased by our consignor at the James Blackmon gallery, San Francisco, in 2001. – Very good condition, minimal restored areas, professionally mounted and attached to a wooden frame. Covered with a perspex frame.

    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L. JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, nos. 122 - 125

    SOTHEBY’S London, 10/01/1979, lot 59 *** PINNER, ROBERT & FRANSES, MICHAEL, Turkoman Studies I. Aspects of the weaving and decorative arts of Central Asia. London 1980, pl. XXVIII *** HALI 109, March-April 2000, ill. p. 37 *** SHAFFER, DANIEL & OAKLEY, PE

  • Shakhrisyabz Suzani Joynamoz

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    • Lot117
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions142 x 105 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,600
    This small-format Shakhrisyabz suzani is a prayer mat. The type is known as "joynamoz" in Uzbekistan. Only a very small number of antique examples are still extant because the fragile textiles did not survive prolonged use. A suzani from the Vok Collection which compares well was sold at our auction A 91 and described in detail at the time. – Slight signs of age and wear, several stains, two repaired areas. Backed with a calico fabric.

    YANAI, YIGAL, Suzani. Central Asian Embroideries. Haaretz Museum, Tel Aviv 1986, fig. 13 *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L. JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 260 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, auctions A 78, 28/05/2011, lot 35; A 87, 13/06/2015, lot 134 *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Suzani 2. Munich 2006, no. 73 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 91, 25/03/2017, lot 223

  • Shakhrisyabz Suzani

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    • Lot118
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions265 x 197 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR24,000
    A magnificent Shakhrisyabz silk embroidery largely worked in the kanda khayol technique. The field shows a classic four-and-one composition symmetrically conceived around both the vertical and horizontal central axes. A large, red circular blossom enclosing a central rosette surrounded by eight small water jugs marks the mid-point of the field. Eight fan palmettes radiate from it on long thin stems. The four circular blossoms in the corners are ringed by dark green stems resembling wreaths which bear the green, cruciform or curled leaves characteristic of Shakhrisyabz. Eight birds and two water jugs are depicted in the field. In the very wide main border, seven large circular blossoms alternate with seven diagonal floral crosses. The surrounding stems of four of the circular blossoms are decorated with blue flowers. – Slight signs of age and wear, several small areas backed with fabric. Good overall condition, calico backing.

    LINDAHL, DAVID & KNORR, THOMAS, Uzbek. Lörrach-Tüllingen 1975, pl. 20 *** GRUBE, ERNST J., Keshte. Central Asian Embroideries. The Marshall and Marilyn Wolf Collection. New York 2003, no. 15 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 79, 26/11/2011, lot 138

  • Bakhtiari Gabbeh

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    • Lot119
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions249 x 165 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,700
    In this large gabbeh, a huge, multiple nested diamond medallion stands alone the centre of the yellow field. The massive impact of the composition and bold colours create an impressive effect. It was previously published by Herrmann in 1990. – Several inserted or repaired areas, but good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 2. Munich 1990, no. 49

  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot120
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions265 x 156 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    This Qashqa’i kilim presents a rare field design of ten horizontal stripes in brilliant colours which are adorned with bold straight-armed crosses. The kilim was sold to a well-known Vienna collector at our second auction of the Ignazio Vok Collection (A 88) in 2016 and is now being reoffered. We refer readers to our comprehensive discussion in the catalogue published at the time. – Good condition.

    VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, no. 94 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 88, Vok Collection, Selection 2, 12/03/2016, lot 148