Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

246 Lots
    • Lot131
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions37 x 18 x 68 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,900
    Small-format knotted trappings of this kind are known as "khalyks"; most of the surviving examples are weavings of the Tekke tribe. They were affixed to the opening of the veiled bridal litter during wedding processions and carried great symbolic meaning. – Our khalyk belongs to the rarest sub-group comprising only a few known examples. It has a white ground, is less finely knotted than the red-ground pieces and not as minutely detailed in drawing. Large curled leaves in brown-red, steel blue and petrol linked by an angular vine adorn the horizontal panel and short arms. The Bailey khalyk we sold in 2014 is almost indistinguishable from the example offered here. – Very well preserved, original finishes all around, remnants of the lower decorative fringe and the lateral cords survive.

    PINNER, ROBERT & FRANSES, MICHAEL, Turkoman Studies I. Aspects of the weaving and decorative arts of Central Asia. London 1980, ill. 409 and pl. XXV *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 44, 11/05/1996, lot 59; A 84, 31/05/2014, lot 127

    • Lot132
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions67 x 33 x 68 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR11,500
    This khalyk belongs to a rare subgroup comprising only a few surviving examples. Their minutely drawn design always consists of small calyx-shaped blossoms in varying colours arranged to form colour diagonals. Without interruption, it extends across the whole surface of the arms and upper horizontal panel and also fills the lower flap. In our particularly beautiful khalyk, the colours of the blossoms are white, light red, steel blue and petrol. The piece published by Loges is very similar and also has unusually long arms, but wider borders. The design of its arms, with only two blossoms placed side by side, appears slightly more crowded than that of our khalyk, where three blossoms are placed side by side. Loges describes the border design as "sakar gishik". – Very good condition, the pile survives at its original height, original finishes all around.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 13 *** EILAND, MURRAY L., Oriental Rugs From Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 138 *** HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 29 *** PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 45 *** HOFFMEISTER, PETER, Turkoman Carpets in Franconia. Edinburgh 1980, no. 53

    • Lot133
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions300 x 137 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    An antique Karapinar kilim woven in a double niche design. Each of the four white-ground horizontal panels contains a large double niche with lateral parmakli devices which are set off against the ground by fine outlines in contrasting colours. Conversely, the parmakli devices protruding from the sides towards the centre, dark brown changing to red at just one end of the kilim, are drawn without any outlines. The sections of the field are separated by sets of three plain horizontal stripes. The decidedly graphic effect of the design is enhanced by the reduced palette (only white, red, dark brown and sand yellow, with small sections in aubergine and light blue). Comparable kilims are currently often erroneously described as "saf" (i.e. multiple prayer rugs), implying a ceremonial function as a prayer mat in a mosque which is unproven. – Small missing areas, somewhat reduced at one end. Mounted onto canvas.

    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, no. 96 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection, 10/03/2018, lot 23

    • Lot134
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions445 x 166 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,700
    Woven in a single piece without any borders, this large Konya village rug displays a vibrant design of huge nested diamonds with serrated outlines. It 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. – Slight signs of wear, very good overall condition.

    MARCUSON, ALAN & FRANSES, MICHAEL, Kilims. The Traditional Tapestries of Turkey. (Exhibition catalogue Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin). London 1979, no. 2 *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Anatolia. Kilims und andere Flachgewebe aus Anatoli

  • Kurdish Prayer Rug

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    • Lot135
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions136 x 104 cm
    • AgeDated 1330 = 1913
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    The open brown mihrab field with a steeply stepped arch is undecorated except for two hooked diamonds and one geometric, stylised tree form which takes the place of the prayer lamp. The white-ground main border shows hooked diamonds. – Repiled lower right corner, the side finishes are partially filled in, slight signs of age and wear.
  • Erzurum Prayer Kilim

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    • Lot136
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions193 x 137 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    Many beautiful prayer design kilims woven in the East Anatolian Kurdish areas surrounding Erzurum and Bayburt have survived. In most cases their arches are strikingly pointed in shape. Cypresses and other trees adorn their fields, while there is considerable variation in their border designs. In the wide yellow main border of this item, stems bearing hyacinths alternate with "spider güls". – Small repairs in several places, a number of short tears. Otherwise well preserved, original finishes all around.
    • Lot137
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions112 x 111 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    A square cover with a brocaded design. A large, red-ground rectangle decorated with a blue diamond lattice and a nested green rectangle is surrounded by a wide outer border covered in a yellow diamond lattice. Known as "sofreh", such cloths were spread on the floor and used to serve the dishes during meals. The family would take their seats around them. – Very well preserved, original finishes all around.

    MAUCH, PETER (ed.), Aus den Gärten des Orients. Teppiche - Bilder einer Ausstellung. Herford 1995, no. 6

    • Lot138
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions111 x 118 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    An antique Ottoman silk embroidery on a linen foundation. The ivory field is decorated with ten curved stems which bear blue, red and beige blossoms. Due to their arrangement in offset rows, the two outer stems of the central row are cut and halved by the border. The border design consists of detached, short floral sprigs. Square embroideries of this kind were called "bokce" and used as wrapping cloths. – Several holes in the foundation have been backed almost invisibly, a number of stains. The calico used on the reverse is a later addition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Islamische Stickereien aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mannheim 1985, pl. 6

  • Çumra Prayer Rug

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    • Lot139
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions174 x 107cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    A light red mihrab field ending in a hooked arch with multiple outlines has been placed slightly above the centre of the field. The green section above it contains two water jugs and three star-shaped blossoms. The wide yellow border of diagonal serrated leaves is a characteristic feature of Çumra prayer rugs. – Signs of age and wear, restored areas, both end finishes repiled.

    BUTTERWECK, GEORG / ORASCH, DIETER, Das Standardwerk des anatolischen Knüpfteppichs. Zentral-Anatolien. Vienna 1986, no.13

  • Akstafa Prayer Rug

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    • Lot140
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan region
    • Dimensions171 x 97 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,700
    The elongated format and the border of calyx-shaped designs, each decorated with two abstract birds, identify this beautiful prayer rug as an Akstafa. The field is covered in a diamond lattice of blue, geometric, abstract leaves, with cruciform blossoms placed at the points of intersection. It encloses flowering plants. The small prayer niche whose arch touches the upper horizontal border contains a comb, and the arch is flanked by two trees resembling skeletons of fish. – Very good condition, original light blue selvedges.