Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

246 Lots
    • Lot11
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions480 x 109 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    As in the majority of antique Karaja long rugs, the field design consists of a succession of different medallions on a midnight blue ground. Typically fine weave and high-quality pile wool. Grote-Hasenbalg illustrated an example of the group as early as 1922. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile. The original selvedges survive, both ends minimally reduced.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, vol. 2, pl. 43 *** EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 194 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 85

    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars region
    • Dimensions90 x 55 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,100
    The purpose of this delightful Qashqa’i miniature rug is unknown. The narrow white field contains a repeat of henna plants, and the wide four-band border shows floral vines. A very fine weave. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot13
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions209 x 144
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    The shield-shaped, light red field contains a dark blue, elongated, ogival central medallion with pendants. It encloses a white cruciform motif from which grow flowering stems. The field and brown-red spandrels are likewise covered in flowering stems. The dark blue main border is decorated with a floral vine. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Sevan Medallion Bijar

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    • Lot14
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions224 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    This very unusual village rug from the Bijar area, probably a one-off, is woven in a long and narrow format and surrounded by a secondary border of floral design. The camel field contains a huge shield medallion with a large star-filled octagon attached at each end. Why the Kurdish weaver came to choose the characteristic medallion of Sevan Kazaks for her rug, and how she knew about it, remains a mystery. She added her own folkloric touch by incorporating four large female figures and two henna plants into the medallion. Four further female figures as well as rosettes and botehs are depicted outside the medallion. – Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.
    • Lot15
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions250 x 197 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,800
    The dark brown field of this large, single-panel village rug presents an expressive repeat of palmettes in diverse colours arranged in offset rows. Decorated with lateral hooks as well as a crown, the pyramidal designs show a striking level of geometric abstraction. Each palmette contains an S-motif. The field is framed by wide reciprocal trefoils in red and blue. This rare and memorable kilim type was little known until a few years ago. Such pieces were probably woven in the Kazak region. Purchased by the consignor at Galerie Neiriz, Berlin. – Slight signs of age and wear, several rewoven areas, original finishes all around.

    The 1994 HALI Annual. London 1994, pl. p. 107 *** Rippon Boswell, A 41, 12/11/1994, lot 183

    SADIGHI NEIRIZ, HAMID & HAWKES, KARIN, Kelims und andere Flachgewebe aus der Sammlung Neiriz. Calbe 2014, no. 32

  • Lesghi Prayer Rug

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    • Lot16
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions171 x 109 cm
    • AgeDated 1299 = 1882
    • Estimate EUR2,700
    Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, several reknotted sections. Both end finishes have been replaced, the selvedges are partially original and partially filled in.
    • Lot17
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions203 x 148 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    The red original selvedges survive on both sides, remnants of the kilim finishes are found at both ends. Slight signs of age and wear, several minor repiled areas, corroded brown.

    BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo III. Turin 1988, no. 15

  • Chefchaouen Embroidery

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    • Lot18
    • OriginNorth Morocco, Tangier Province
    • Dimensions177 x 28
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    This finely worked silk embroidery from Chefchaouen has the long and narrow format of a border. A box-shaped medallion with two pendants and decorated with golden blossoms stands alone at the centre of the white linen ground. It marks the central point of a mirror-image composition. The two golden sections above and below the central motif are densely covered in embroidery, and a large rectangle placed at each end of the field contains floral motifs in the diverse colours of the medallion. This decorative band and an identical second band were originally sewn onto a white linen cloth which was used as a wall hanging, door curtain or partition in a room. Such cloths are known as "arid" in Morocco. – Slightly damaged sides, good overall condition.

    TIETZEL, BRIGITTE (ed.), Zarte Bande aus Marokko. Krefeld 2000, nos. 38, 39b *** SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Teppiche aus dem Orient, 4th edition 1979,ill. p. 191

    • Lot19
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Thrace
    • Dimensions153 x 113 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,450
    A large tree of life adorns the cherry-red field of this finely woven Sarkoy kilim; the dark green border shows abstract birds. – Well preserved except for small darned areas, both ends somewhat reduced.
    • Lot20
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions399 x 89 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Half of a large kilim originally in two panels. In the red field, ten white joined hexagons with massive, lateral double hooks combine into a design bar. The design of the brown-ground border consists of short horizontal bars with feathered ends arranged into sections of varying colours, each set of two enclosing a butterfly form. The two white elems are embellished with large mirrored triangle and hook figures. Very beautiful, brilliant colours. – Small missing areas, the edges are partially fragmented, mounted onto canvas.