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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot91
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions379 x 80 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    Half of a large kilim originally in two panels. The predominantly dark brown field comprises a repeat of large blossoms with serrated outlines that are aligned side by side, forming horizontal rows of varying colours. Large gülbudak designs adorn the white border. - Signs of age and wear, a number of missing areas. Mounted onto canvas.
    • Lot92
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Çanakkale region
    • Dimensions141 x 103 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,400
    Two box shapes composed of a central blue square decorated with four arrows and four corner designs take up the red field of this small rug. It was woven in one of the neighbouring villages of Ezine, a small town close to the Aegean Sea. In this type, the main border usually shows a design of geometric devices on a white ground. Here, the main border has a blue ground and is decorated with blossoms placed within a diamond lattice. – Cut sides, replaced selvedges. Otherwise very well preserved, including the original red kilim finishes.

    Literature:
    TURKISH REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM (publ.), Turkish Handwoven Carpets. Catalog No: 1. Ankara 1987, 0015 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 55

    • Lot93
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions200 x 117 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Estimate EUR15,000
    A very rare rug woven in a memorable, abstract geometric design. Narrow vertical, horizontal and diagonal bands of white and brown triangles divide the field into squares composed of two triangles in different colours. This allows the kaleidoscopic design to be read in a number of equivalent ways: one either perceives only the small squares, or larger diamonds composed of four triangles, or still larger squares composed of eight triangles. The border is made up of interlocked triangles enclosing small decorative motifs. First sold by us in A 33 in 1991, the rug was described as a Transcaucasian weaving at the time. It came from the American Speckman Collection and was bought by a Frankfurt collector. In 1998 the carpet was once more offered for sale. In our auction A 50 it was purchased by the well-known collector, Klaus Dieter Kossow. When he began dissolving his collection in 2007 and reconsigned the rug, the carpet was acquired in our auction A 70 by a Swiss collector who died unexpectedly in 2015. So we are now offering this piece for the fourth time. – The absence of any comparative examples makes attribution difficult. Even HALI (58, p. 151) was unable to unravel the mystery of its provenance. In 2007 we believed that it was a weaving from Uzbekistan, as seemed to be indicated by the Turkmen-style field design. Based on current knowledge, the knotting structure and colour scheme again lead us to assume that this is a weaving from the South West Caucasus so that we assign it to the Kazak group. – A number of restored sections, corroded brown, in good condition considering its great age.

    Published:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 33, 11 May 1991, lot 143; A 50, 21 November 1998, lot 197; A 70, 1 December 2007, lot 162

    • Lot94
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions190 x 151 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    Coarsely woven on a white cotton foundation, this rural rug is from one of the villages in the Karaja region in the north of Persian Azerbaijan. In the midnight blue field, three angular medallions are surrounded by stems and flowers. The wide red main border contains an elongated vine with arabesque palmettes and rosettes. – Signs of age and wear, the pile is low but not worn. Both ends slightly reduced, new overcasting along the sides.
  • Khamseh Bag Face

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    • Lot95
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions65 x 56 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A dense design of botehs, star-filled octagons and small blossoms covers the dark blue field, and halved hooked diamonds are aligned along its sides. A green diamond with a white arrowhead attached to each corner, creating a motif of cruciform appearance, is embedded in this basic design. Four large hens are arranged around the diamond. A fine weave, brilliant colours. – Good condition.
  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot96
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions56 x 51 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Half of a Khamseh Shahsavan double bag with a sumakh face and a kilim back. A white box enclosing a Memling gül surrounded by S-figures lies at the centre of the red field, with halved triangles arranged around it in an in-and-out rhythm. Three bands of the white border are decorated with S-figures, while the upper horizontal border shows a design of serrated stars. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – The red kilim back is damaged in places and backed with fabric, slight signs of age and wear.

    Literature:
    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 5

    • Lot97
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions141 x 103 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    A large dark blue shield motif enclosing three octagons and indented in two places lies in a red-ground field. Its wide white outline contains comb-like motifs as well as serrated lines at both ends. The main border of reciprocal trefoils and interlocked hooks is flanked by two secondary borders with serrated designs. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, corroded brown, both ends slightly reduced.
    • Lot98
    • OriginCentral Caucasus, North West Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions197 x 125 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    Fairly unknown in the past, Zakatala rugs come from an eponymous mountain region (modern name Zaqatala) north of Genje. This Zakatala appears unusually bright because both the field and the main border have white grounds. Ten Memling güls, each with a large hooked diamond at its centre, and geometrically stylised animals and dice motifs combine into a repeat of parallel rows. – Corroded and largely repiled brown sections, otherwise in good condition, with the original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 62, 15 May 2004, lot 46

    • Lot99
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions414 x 310cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Estimate EUR18,000
    An antique Heriz with flatly drawn designs in mellow pastel shades. A light red shield-shaped medallion stands alone on a white ground filled with widely spaced stems and flowers. Each end bears a large arabesque palmette, and a light yellow eight-pointed star device lies at its centre. The light yellow spandrels each contain a diagonal palmette surrounded by stems and are separated from the field by a red stepped line. In the red-ground main border, arabesque palmettes, rosettes and sickle leaves are linked by a vine. A Heriz from the Zaleski Collection shows the same design, except for slight variations in style and a different distribution of colours. Purchased by the collector at the Bausback Gallery, Mannheim, in 1998. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30 November 2019, lot 55

    • Lot100
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions305 x 125 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,700
    An antique Sarab presenting a rare design. Thirteen large rosettes within hexagonal surrounds are aligned on the central axis of the camel field. Pentagons arranged in pairs, their interiors filled with diagonal crosses, protrude towards the centre from the long sides. The narrow white main border shows a design of octagons in diverse colours. – Good condition except for slight signs of wear, original finishes all around.