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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
  • Obruk Prayer Kilim

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    • Lot181
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions137 x 106 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A Central Anatolian prayer kilim whose narrow field contains a red mihrab with a white undulating outline. The pointed arch is decorated with hooks and crowned with a large double hook that protrudes far into the olive-green field above it. The "zip fastener" outlines of the borders are a typical feature of Obruk kilims. The double arrow designs of the white inner border are also found in a kilim from the Poppmeier Collection and in another kilim from the Vok Collection woven in the Karaman region further to the south. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection, 10 March 2018, lot 4 *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Anatolia. Kilims und andere Flachgewebe aus Anatolien. Munich 1997, no. 12 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 88, Vok Collection, Selection 2, 12 March 2016, lot 107

  • Innice Prayer Rug

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    • Lot182
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions186 x 122 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The prayer rugs of Innice are a comparatively rare and highly homogenous group. Their wide red mihrab field is always undecorated except for double hooks projecting inwards from the border. Two flowering tulip trees stand in the green area above the stepped arch, and the horizontal panel above it is embellished with long-stemmed tulips, similar to Ladik prayer rugs. The border design of squares decorated with arrows as well as hook devices on a maize-coloured ground is identical in all examples. – Repiled lower right corner, a number of repaired areas, original selvedges, remnants of the kilim finishes survive at both ends.

    Literature:
    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Teppiche aus dem Orient. Wiesbaden, 4th edition 1979, ill. p. 76 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1977, pl. p. 11 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 19, 19 May 1984, lot 76; A 69, 19 May 2007, lot 27

    • Lot183
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Afyon region
    • Dimensions316 x 156 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A village kilim made up of three vertical panels woven in a horizontal stripe design in sunny and diverse colours. The five stripes containing rows of offset diamonds are interspersed with wide bands composed of narrow undecorated stripes in contrasting colours. – Well preserved except for small darned areas, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    BANDSMA, AREND / BRANDT, ROBIN, Flatweaves of Turkey. London 2003, pl. 24

  • Keçimuhsine Cicim

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    • Lot184
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions130 x 105 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    This group of closely related flatweaves is well documented in literature. Woven in the village of Keçimuhsine, they were used in houses as curtains for wall niches and hung in the opposite direction of the ascending design. All the motifs are embroidered in the brocading technique on an ivory wool plainweave ground. Two flat stepped gables extend across the entire width of the field; parts of a third gable at the upper end of the field prove that the design was conceived as an infinite repeat. The ground is filled with rows of tiny botehs arranged in colour diagonals. The composition is strictly symmetrical and derives an ascending movement from the stepped gables. The gables are crowned with a Y-form supporting a cypress. This tree is considered a symbol of eternal life in Anatolia and found in many Turkish cemeteries. In rugs and flatweaves, the cypress is a transitional symbol. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 105 *** ESKENAZI, JOHN J. (publ.), Kilim. Milan 1980, no. 28 *** BANDSMA, AREND / BRANDT, ROBIN, Flatweaves of Turkey. London 2003, pl. 45 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 95, Poppmeier Collection II, 23 March 2019, lot 49

  • Sivrihisar Kilim

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    • Lot185
    • OriginWestern Central Anatolia, Eskisehir Province
    • Dimensions376 x 92 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    The white field of this long Sivrihisar kilim woven in a single piece displays a repeat of blue elibelinde motifs arranged in offset row and each enclosing a hexagon bisected by colour. Diamonds decorated with hooks adorn the brown-ground border. A further example of this group is in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul (inv. no. 994). – A number of large missing areas, damaged sides. Mounted onto canvas.

    Literature:
    ÖLÇER, NAZAN, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art: KILIMS. Istanbul 1989, pl. 20 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback. Mannheim 2000; pl. p. 83

    • Lot186
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions208 x 186 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    This coarsely woven and almost square village rug from the Konya region is a sleeping mat (yatak = bed). Originally its pile would have been higher, and the design of rosettes arranged in colour diagonals which covers the red field would have appeared less clearly defined than it does now. One typical feature of these sleeping rugs is their narrow border, here with a simple design of small diamonds on a yellow ground. Purchased by the collector at the Bausback Gallery, Mannheim, in 2001. – Signs of age and wear, various major restored areas in the field and the border. Corroded red, generally low pile, cut and rebound sides.

    Published:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback. Mannheim 2000, ill. p. 49

    • Lot187
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions373 x 168 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,200
    This white-ground Shirvan kilim with a repeat of serrated stars that is typical of the provenance stands out due to its extraordinary length. The black star border with an outline of small reciprocal crosses is another rare feature. In most Shirvan kilims, the inner sides of the field are only bordered by sharp inward-pointing sawteeth. – All four corners restored, some damage to the edges, otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 307