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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

246 Lots
    • Lot41
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions231 x 172 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    This large, red-ground Karachov Kazak displays a four-and-one medallion design as well as a main border of stepped polygons which alternate with pairs of triangles. All the designs are meticulously drawn, and the composition appears both forceful and harmoniously balanced. The rare interior drawing of the huge, octagonal central medallion is a striking feature. Comparatively fine in weave, brilliant colours. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Brückenstraße, Cologne, in 1994. – Both end finishes replaced, partially restored selvedges, slight signs of wear in the pile, corroded brown.
  • Lenkoran Long Rug

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    • Lot42
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions316 x 95 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,000
    This early Lenkoran long rug has seven cartouche medallions aligned on the central axis of the deep blue field and a wide, white main border decorated with star-shaped blossoms. The zoomorphous designs of the cartouches are only found in the earliest examples of the group. A masterpiece of Caucasian weaving. Purchased by the collector from Ulrich Schürmann in Cologne in 1979. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, one long tear at the bottom right, largely replaced selvedges, somewhat reduced ends.
  • Kecimuhsine Zili

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    • Lot43
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Obruk region
    • Dimensions175 x 125 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    This yellow-ground zili woven in the village of Kecimuhsine is one of the oldest surviving examples of its group. The design – a succession of wide stepped gables, each crowned with an abstract Y-shaped tree, as well as many geometric filler motifs – is woven in the brocading technique. A comparative example is in the Dodds Collection. – Signs of age and wear. Fragmented corners, several holes and tears in the field.

    Literature:
    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L. JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 55

    • Lot44
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions426 x 159 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    The design of this large kilim woven in a single piece harks back to ancient Central Asian models. A central band of massive diamonds, their blue outlines decorated with curled hooks, lies on the brown-red ground. Petsopoulos traces it back to the reed screens used in tents which are similar in ornamentation. Published by Eskenazi as early as 1984, our kilim was described as a Kazak tribal weaving from West Anatolia in the exhibition catalogue at that time. Several of the tribes left their ancestral Central Asian homeland during the 11th to 13th centuries, migrating west and settling in various regions of Anatolia. – Several rewoven areas, most of them along the sides, otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    EILAND, MURRAY L., Oriental Rugs From Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 15 *** PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, 100 Kelims. Meisterwerke aus Anatolien. Munich 1991, nos. 27 - 29

    Published:
    ESKENAZI, JOHNNY (publ.), Kilim anatolici. Milan 1984, pl. 18

    • Lot45
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions91 x 83 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    This small and almost square village rug features a rare tile design of stepped polygons and diagonal motifs on a white ground. – Signs of age and wear, incomplete lower left corner, damaged lower finish. The original selvedges are largely preserved, as is the upper kilim finish.
    • Lot46
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions116 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This small square rug from the Bergama region was produced in one of the villages inhabited by Turkmen Yagcibedir. It is finely woven from first-rate wool and free from synthetic dyes. The high quality is a characteristic feature of these pieces, known as "Kiz" Bergama and made by the bride as a wedding gift for her groom. Herrmann has published an analogous example and traces the design back to Transylvanian carpets. – Minor repiled areas, otherwise very well preserved, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 10 *** TEXTILE MUSEUM WASHINGTON (publ.), Turkish Rugs. The Rachel B. Stevens Memorial Collection. Washington, D.C. 1972, pl. 1 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo IV. Turin 1989, no. 5 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 94, 17/11/2018, lot 155

    • Lot47
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions170 x 112 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    This densely patterned, brocaded flatweave displays white, bridge-shaped arches and tree forms arranged vertically beneath a large prayer arch at the upper end of the field. – Both sides are slightly damaged, good overall condition.
  • Ait Ouaouzguite Rug

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    • Lot48
    • OriginNorth Africa, southern Morocco
    • Dimensions221 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    Comparatively fine in weave, this Berber rug is the work of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribe of the High Atlas region. Its memorable field design consists of black-brown stepped polygons arranged in offset rows; the pale yellow ground studded with small, light red squares remains visible between them, creating a diamond lattice. A striking fact when comparing the published examples of the group is that they are always woven in a long and narrow format and usually lack any borders, whereas the field of our rug is surrounded by a narrow, two-tone border with a serrated design. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    PICKERING, BROOKE & RUSSELL W., YOHE, RALPH S., Moroccan Carpets. London & Chevy Chase, MD 1994, no. 24 *** FISKE, PATRICIA, et al. (ed.), From the Far West: Carpets and Textiles of Morocco. Washington, D.C. 1980, no. 58 *** RAINER, KURT, Tasnacht. Graz 1999, no. 10

    Published:
    MAUCH, PETER (ed.), Aus den Gärten des Orients. Teppiche - Bilder einer Ausstellung. Herford 1995, no. 62

  • Ait Ouaouzguite Rug

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    • Lot49
    • OriginNorth Africa, southern Morocco
    • Dimensions236 x 137 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    Comparatively fine in weave, this Berber rug is the work of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribe of the High Atlas region. The blue field displays a diverse design of horizontal bands which vary in ornamentation. – Very well preserved except for one darned area, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    PICKERING, BROOKE & RUSSELL W./YOHE, RALPH S., Moroccan Carpets. London & Chevy Chase, MD 1994, no. 27

    Published:
    MAUCH, PETER (ed.), Aus den Gärten des Orients. Teppiche - Bilder einer Ausstellung. Herford 1995, no. 63

    • Lot50
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Thrace
    • Dimensions232 x 175 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The cherry red field of this Thracian village rug presents two green and one blue trees of life. The trunks are each decorated with four diamonds as well as four lateral, serpentine pairs of branches, each bearing a diamond surrounded by small twigs. Detached short twigs are aligned in the white border. – One major damaged area in the upper section, otherwise well preserved. A fringed trim was attached to both ends at a later date.