Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
    • Lot11
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions89 x 40 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000
    This rare Balisht presents an animal design of small brown rams arranged in the red field in horizontal rows of changing directions. – Signs of age and wear, one small hole, slightly damaged edges.

    SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Milan 2007, no. 1

    • Lot12
    • OriginNorth Persia, Saveh region
    • Dimensions335 x 159 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A heavy and comparatively coarse weaving on a dark brown wool warp, this single-panel village kilim is from Khalajastan, a region some 50 kilometres south of the city of Saveh. Khalaj kilims are easily identified by their specific palette and the two-dimensional style of drawing of their designs. Previously published by Sadighi / Hawkes, this example has field design composed of eight wide horizontal stripes that contain large serrated palmettes. Instead of a border, the sides are edged with a comb design of deeply incised parmakli forms. – Good condition.

    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Persian Flatweaves. Woodbridge 2002, pl. 86

    SADIGHI NEIRIZ, HAMID & HAWKES, KARIN, Kelims und andere Flachgewebe aus der Sammlung Neiriz. Calbe, no date (2014), no. 76

  • Ersari Hanging or Sitting Rug

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    • Lot13
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions49 x 151 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000
    A very rare Ersari woven in light and brilliant colours. Judging by its wide and low format, it either served as a decorative hanging or covered one of the brick benches in a house occupied during the winter. In the field, very large opposing forms are offset against one another and separated by white bands studded with small red blossoms. The detail view of a repeat used here is only encountered in a specific group of Ersari door rugs with ikat-style designs (see examples below) and is identical in scale. Always elaborately woven and made from precious materials, the ensis all date from the second half of the 19th century. This piece is attributable to the same period. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile.

    MEYER-PÜNTER, CARL, Der Orientteppich in Geschichte, Kunstgewerbe u. Handel. Zurich 1917, no. 3969 *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 195 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 75, 29 May 2010, lot 225; A 78, 25 May 2011, lot 55; A 84, 31 May 2014, lot 44

    • Lot14
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions47 x 131 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    In this extraordinarily wide Tekke torba, the six large primary güls appear like a design block in the middle of the dark mahogany field because they are placed further from the sides than usual. The lateral free spaces are taken up by chemche secondary güls. – Both sides somewhat reduced and with new overcasting, slightly reduced elem. Otherwise well preserved.
  • Yomut Jolami Fragment

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    • Lot15
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions131 x 53 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,700
    This fragment of a very wide, lavishly decorated Yomut tent band with kibitka motifs may be a weaving by the Igdir tribe of the Mangishlak region and shows similarities to their main carpets. – Damage to the edges in some places, backed with fabric and glued.
    • Lot16
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions81 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    Always very finely and elaborately woven, Tekke ak chuvals were produced in a mixed technique: wide, plain dark red kilim stripes alternate with narrow, white-ground piled stripes containing border designs. One characteristic feature is the wide elem with a cotton ground from which the tree forms stand out boldly. – Very good condition, missing back.

    WALKER, DANIEL, Oriental Rugs of the Hajji Babas. New York 1982, no. 31 *** PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 24

  • Ersari Chuval Fragment

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    • Lot17
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions54 x 132 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    There are only a very few known Ersari weavings presenting this design of blue and green trees arranged in offset rows and crowned with large blue, green and salmon blossoms in a striking starburst design. The primary motifs alternate with small shrubs bearing white flowers. – The upper section of the chuval has been cut off, probably a third of the original height is missing. Otherwise well preserved.

    LEFEVRE & PARTNERS, London, 6 April 1984, lot 5 *** SAMMLUNG HCS, Ausstellungskatalog "Große Taschen, kleine Taschen". Miniaturkunst der Turkmenen aus der Sammlung HCS. Hodenhagen 1997, no. 36 *** EILAND, MURRAY L., Oriental Rugs From Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 150, p. 156 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 55, 16 November 2000, lot 37

    • Lot18
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x 149 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000
    This is an early example of a specific Sevan group in which the green shield medallion surrounded by a wide white outline is a design bar extending across the whole length of the field. Its box-shaped centre encloses a red vertical cartouche, and it ends in octagonal extensions. These octagons are filled with stars in only the oldest pieces. The Turkmen kochanak designs of the main border are a common feature shared by this group. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, a number of old repairs and small repiled sections. The original finishes survive all around.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VII. Munich 1985, no. 28 *** KESHISHIAN, HAROLD M. (ed.), The Treasure of the Caucasus. Rugs from American Collections. Washington 1992, pl. 4 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 49, 23 May 1998, lot 186

  • Chinese Silk Rug

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    • Lot19
    • OriginNorth East China, Beijing
    • Dimensions186 x 94 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    Woven in the early 20th century, this silk rug with a metal-brocaded field ground and five dragons depicted among clouds echoes the tradition of older palace carpets. An inscription band has been incorporated in the wide water-and-waves border at the upper end. – Very well preserved, original finishes all around.
    • Lot20
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions201 x 146 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    The comparatively small red central field contains one dark blue and one sea-green Lesghi star devices; both motifs have white outlines. The very wide border section includes a double vine of geometrically stylised birds in the white main border and two minor borders decorated with octagonal blossoms. A coarse weave, dark blue wefts, a soft texture. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, original finishes all around.