Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

246 Lots
  • Yomut Main Carpet

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    • Lot71
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions271 x 167 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    An early main carpet woven by a Yomut tribal group. It displays three rows of eleven tauk nuska güls and chemche secondary güls drawn in surprisingly diverse colours. The main border shows a Turkmen wavy vine with curled leaves, and the red-ground secondary borders contain offset stepped polygons. Very beautifully drawn trees are aligned side by side in the pile-woven elems. – Obvious signs of age and wear, very low spots in the pile, a number of creases, slightly damaged edges.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 37

    • Lot72
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions322 x 115 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Woven in a long format, this Shahsavan pile rug presents a field design of three rectangles and four wide horizontal panels. The arrow gül design is often encountered in Moghan Shahsavan bag faces. – Good condition, original finishes all around, slightly damaged edges.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback 1987/88. Mannheim 1987, pl. p. 117

    • Lot73
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions211 x 115 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR300
    In this very old, white-ground Moghan rug, two rows of six Memling güls are divided along the central axis by a pole of slanting stripes which is decorated with several nested diamonds in diverse colours. Hooked diamonds are aligned in a row in the golden yellow border. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, the foundation is visible in a number of places; one long, stitched horizontal tear at the centre of the field.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Portland 1992, p. 287, no. 16.4

  • Bakhtiari Kelleh

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    • Lot74
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions430 x 168 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    A Bakhtiari kelleh from one of the villages in the Chahar Mahal region. The midnight blue field contains a directional three-row tree design of cypresses and weeping willows as well as further, less clearly identifiable trees in a strictly symmetrical composition conceived around the central axis. In Persia, this design is known as "bid majnun". The wide border section includes a red-ground main border of rosettes linked by a lively vine. – Original finishes all around, good condition.

    WILLBORG, PETER, Chahâr Mahal va Bakhtiâri, including the Feridân area. Village, workshop & nomadic rugs of Western Persia. Stockholm 2002, no. 319

    • Lot75
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions216 x 153 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR3,800
    In the red field, a dark blue central medallion with pendants is surrounded by light green arabesques and many blossoms; the light blue spandrels contain further arabesques and blossoms. In the dark blue main border, arabesque palmettes and rosettes are linked by an angular vine. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot76
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions154 x 128 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300
    This rare rug is from one of the villages in the mountainous surroundings of the city of Khalkhal, which is situated in Ardabil Province, i.e. north eastern Azerbaijan. The simple field design consists of large eight-pointed stars in restrained shades of red, brown, beige, ochre and blue, arranged in rows on the dark blue ground, and two red panels, each comprising four stars, placed at the ends of the field. A narrow white border of stepped polygons surrounds the field, and a yellow-and-brown border of reciprocal double hooks provides the outer finish. – Very good condition.
  • Luri Bakhtiari Kelleh

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    • Lot77
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions376 x 141 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    This white-ground kelleh with a wool foundation was woven by the Luri Bakhtiari nomads in the wider Zagros area. Geometric, stylised flowering vases arranged in offset rows combine into a repeat in the field. The royal blue main border is decorated with stems bearing pomegranates and small white flowers. It is flanked by two golden yellow secondary borders with a simple vine drawing. A further example of this rare group was published by Herrmann in 1983. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche V. Munich 1983, no. 67

    • Lot78
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions129 x 105 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,700
    The midnight blue field contains a repeat of elongated shield forms, each enclosing a palmette, and slender trees placed between them. The motifs of the four horizontal rows are interconnected by angular red stems. The bottom of a fifth row is just visible at the upper end of the field. Three blue-ground examples of this specific design type have been published by Reinisch, and one of the still rarer red-ground pieces is illustrated in Herrmann. The border of slanting stripes in red and white is a unique characteristic of our Afshar, and its elaborate flatwoven finishes are a further striking feature. – Slight signs of age and wear, very good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    REINISCH, HELMUT UND LISBETH, Von Bagdad nach Stambul. Nomadenteppiche. Graz 1983, nos. 2 - 4 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche X. Munich 1988, no. 80

    • Lot79
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions128 x 70 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR950
    A completely preserved double bag with pile-woven, dark blue faces, a kilim connecting panel in a horizontal stripe design and a kilim back of polychrome horizontal stripes. – Good condition.
    • Lot80
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions183 x 157 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,500
    A large, dark blue central medallion lies in the light red field; the spandrels are white, and the red border shows large blossoms. Woven in the village of Bilverdi, the rug stands out on account of its rare format. – Very good condition, the original finishes survive all around.

    MAUCH, PETER (ed.), Aus den Gärten des Orients. Teppiche - Bilder einer Ausstellung. Herford 1995, no. 13