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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot161
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x 174 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    A huge, green-ground shield medallion with a wide white outline takes up the whole of the field, and palmettes of zoomorphous appearance are lined up in the white border. A very similar Sevan Kazak from the Milde Collection was exhibited at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York, in 1971/1972 and illustrated in the accompanying publication, "Kazak". Our Sevan was purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, repaired areas, corroded brown. The original selvedges are partially restored, both ends slightly damaged and reduced.

    Literature:
    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 27 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 59, 16 November 2002, lot 76

  • Afshar Khorjin

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    • Lot162
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions130 x 73 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This completely preserved Afshar double bag is a high-quality weaving by the Qotlu tribal group of the city of Bam, situated to the south east of Kerman. The faces as well as the backs are pile-woven from wool of the finest quality. Each of the dark blue faces is dominated by a red star outlined in white resembling Mamluk designs in shape, surrounded by rosettes and small blossoms as additional ornamentation. The red-ground backs show a brown diamond lattice enclosing nested diamonds. An almost identical bag half has been published in one of the Engelhardt catalogues. The provenance stated there, "Taleghan", is incorrect since Taleghan is situated in Azerbaijan. – Perfect condition.

    Literature:
    ENGELHARDT, TEPPICH- (publ.), Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, no. 560

    • Lot163
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal region
    • Dimensions416 x 352 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR9,500
    In the dark blue field, huge star medallions with a radial interior drawing of palmettes are arranged in offset rows; diagonal crosses composed of four brilliant white serrated leaves emanating from a small rosette are placed between them. Large and very strongly woven rugs of this kind were made in the Bakhtiari villages of the Chahar Mahal region. The variety of their designs is frequently surprising. – Very good condition.
    • Lot164
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions150 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    A small Bijar rug in the traditional zaronim format. A floral design of vertical rows of stems bearing leaves and large colourful flowers covers the midnight blue field, which is framed by a wide three-band border of floral vines. A fine weave, high pile, very beautiful colours. – Excellent condition.

    Literature:
    FORMENTON, FABIO, Das Buch der Orientteppiche. Milan, 3rd ed. 1979, pl. p. 139 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 19, 19 May 1984, lot 87

  • Bijar Kilim

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    • Lot165
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions527 x 118 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    This very long red-ground Bijar kilim has six dark blue diamonds aligned on the central axis of the field and halved diamonds cut by the border offset against them. A light yellow border with serrated outlines surrounds the field. The narrow red main border contains a light green zig-zagging vine, and a border of reciprocal trefoils in dark brown and white provides the outer finish. – Rewoven lower finish, otherwise very well preserved.
    • Lot166
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions250 x 172 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    Three large white-ground diamonds with reciprocal hooked outlines and an interior design of hooked diamonds are aligned on the central axis of the midnight blue field. The surrounding spaces are hermetically covered in flowering shrubs growing from vases, small blossoms, botehs, birds and four-legged animals. Judging by its structure and palette, the rug was woven by the Khamseh, probably one of the Arabi tribal groups. A Rahimlu Qashqa’i from the Kossow Collection is closely related in design. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 77, Kossow Collection. 6 March 2011, lot 58

    • Lot167
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions229 x 132 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    This white-ground Zeikhur shows three large, dark blue diagonal crosses of floral design as well as flowering stems placed in the free spaces. The inner red border contains highly abstract geometric palmettes, the outer border shows a wave design in blue and white. A fine weave, beautiful colours. – Minimal damage along the edges, one small hole. Otherwise in very good condition, with the original finishes all around.
  • Shahsavan Kilim

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    • Lot168
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Zanjan region
    • Dimensions339 x 143 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    The design of this finely woven Shahsavan kilim displays an impressive degree of abstraction. Two striped diagonal bands zig-zag across an open, heavily abrashed, blood-red field, intersecting twice to form one large diamond at the field centre and two halved diamonds open at the ends of the field. A hooked diamond stands alone at the centre of the large diamond. Six large botehs and two smaller diamonds adorn the surrounding areas. The simply drawn border of reciprocal trefoils is a typical feature of these kilims from the Saveh region. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Persian Flatweaves. Woodbridge 2002, pl. 44

    Published:
    SADIGHI NEIRIZ, HAMID & HAWKES, KARIN, Kelims und andere Flachgewebe aus der Sammlung Neiriz. Calbe, no date (2014), no. 48

    • Lot169
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions282 x 156 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,800
    Woven in an unusually large format, this white-ground Perepedil is a top-quality workshop product. A very fine weave resulting in a precisely drawn design. – Preserved almost as new, original finishes all around.
  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot170
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions47 x 54 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,100
    This face of a Khamseh Shahsavan bag originally belonged to a khorjin. Very finely woven in the sumakh technique and with heavily patinated colours, it probably dates as early as the first half of the 19th century. An unusually wide border section surrounds a small central field in which octagons combine into a dense lattice design, with dice placed at the points of intersection. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Signs of age and wear, both ends minimally reduced.

    Literature:
    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. Fürth 1993, ill. 5 *** IL MERCANTE D'ORIENTE (publ.), shahsavan. mafrash & khorjin. Verona 1986, pl. 52