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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

246 Lots
    • Lot51
    • OriginNorth Africa, Tunisia
    • Dimensions235 x 213 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Almost square in format, this Berber kilim was woven in the town of Gafsa situated in Central Tunisia. Its design consists of seven wide horizontal stripes decorated with diverse ornamental bands. The particularly wide band at the centre is divided into six rectangular compartments whose designs include five human figures. Two white bands placed at the upper and lower ends depict camel trains moving in opposite directions. Woven in the single weft interlocking technique whereby slits are avoided, this kilim with a soft texture was used as a cover or curtain. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot52
    • OriginNorth America, East Coast
    • Dimensions203 x 205 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,100
    This antique patchwork quilt composed of 25 square compartments displays a design of surprisingly modern appearance. Its kinetic energy and dazzling effects bring to mind the works of 20th century "Optical Art". Empty blue diamonds lie between 25 large octagons comprising nested rings, with a second design layer – white propellers arranged in a grid – superimposed upon them. A hand-written label stitched to the reverse states that the quilt was a gift from John A. Manchester to another person (illegible name) in 1896. – Slight signs of wear, the light brown fabric sections are fragile, good overall condition.
  • Caucasian Pardeh

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    • Lot53
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions210 x 172 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    "Pardeh" is a traditional name for flatwoven covers which were used as wall hangings in the villages of the southern Caucasus and north western Persia. This cover in a geometric, abstract design of diamonds and flat hexagons is one of the most beautiful surviving examples. It is woven on a tricoloured warp in yellow, blue and red. Wefts dyed in analogous shades have been used to achieve a tricoloured division of the surface. The wide red centre is bordered by blue lateral bands resembling columns. Their deeply incised, horizontal parmakli outlines interlock both the red field and the two outer yellow bands. The triad of colours, the power of the composition and the well-balanced proportions are features which make this flatweave particularly attractive. Tiny supplementary motifs have been added in only a few places, so unlike other examples of this group the cover does not appear crowded. Estate of the sculptor Emil Cimiotti. – Very good condition.

    Published:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 42, 20/05/1995, lot 187

    • Lot54
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions291 x 123 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    Corroded dark brown field ground, otherwise very good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Fachralo Prayer Kazak

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    • Lot55
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions150 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    A large blue mihrab form with a re-entrant opening at the bottom and a small arch lies in the red field. The mihrab encloses a red Fachralo cartouche medallion, and the surrounding areas of the field are decorated with palmettes. – Cut and newly overcast sides, a number of repiled areas, signs of age and wear. Both ends retain the original kilim finishes.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 183

    • Lot56
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions286 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    Very fine in weave, this Talish presents a Lenkoran design on a midnight blue field ground and a wide three-band border. The rug retains its full pile and is barely patinated. It was purchased by Heinrich Jacoby in Baku in 1913 and has not been used since. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 58

  • Aydinli Prayer Kilim

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    • Lot57
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Ushak region
    • Dimensions142 x 108 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    A narrow, elongated mihrab form enclosing a delicately drawn tree of life lies in the blue field. The wide, white border comprises hexagons bearing lateral hooks. – Well preserved except for slight damage to the edges and minor darned areas, the braided warps survive at both ends.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 20

    • Lot58
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions149 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,900
    In this Kurdish rug from the Sivas region, a large, light green mihrab lies on the dark red ground of the field. Ending in a stepped arch at the top, the mihrab is filled with pairs of amulets and stars. The orange-ground border contains cartouches lined up in a row. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    TURKISH REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM (publ.), Turkish Handwoven Carpets. Catalog no: 4. Ankara 1990, 0368

    • Lot59
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions160 x 111 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900
    This pretty Bergama is woven in a chequerboard design of horizontal rectangular compartments outlined in white. They enclose octagons in varying ground colours which each contain a large Memling gül in contrasting colours. A narrow border of diagonal stripes and stars. Finely woven kilim finishes of polychrome horizontal stripes at both ends. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repiled areas, the two upper corners of the kilim have been replaced.
    • Lot60
    • OriginEast Anatolia, Malatya region
    • Dimensions308 x 131 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    A brocaded two-panel flatwoven cover produced by Kurds in the Malatya region. The dark brown ground is almost completely covered in small stars arranged to form diagonal bands in varying colours. The distribution of colours results in a composition of nested diamonds. The diamonds woven in brilliant white cotton play a key role in the design, combining into three large frames which extend across the entire length and width of the field. Metal-wrapped yarn has been used for several design details, emphasising the special importance of this example woven with great precision. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Begegnungen mit einer ausklingenden Kultur. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 253