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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
    • Lot21
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions75 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    A Kurdish bag face from the Kermanshah region woven in a horizontal format. A salmon diamond surrounded by four white motifs lies at the centre of a dark brown field framed by three rosette borders. The narrow additional design stripe at the lower end contains cartouches and diamonds. A high pile of lustrous wool, superb colours. – Original sides, slightly reduced lower finish. Good overall condition.
    • Lot22
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions151 x 62 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    This Azeri double bag woven in the single weft interlocking technique is completely preserved, including the connecting panel and the backs in a pattern of horizontal stripes. The abstract geometric design of the faces is striking. The lower section displays vertical bands in contrasting colours with sharply serrated, interlocking outlines that resemble saw blades. In the section above it, the design abruptly changes to horizontal stripes. – Slight signs of age and wear, good condition.
    • Lot23
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions307 x 146 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,400
    A colourful Luri kilim woven in the single weft interlocking technique on a goat hair warp. Three nested diamonds with stepped outlines lie on the central axis of the red field, surrounded by small stepped polygons. Considerably larger nested diamonds which merge at their points of intersection are aligned as halved forms along the sides of the field. The white outlines of the diamonds combine into a framework of zig-zag lines that provides structure in the composition. Both ends terminate in a band of narrow horizontal stripes. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    GALERIE NEIRIZ (publ.), Kelims der Nomaden und Bauern Persiens. Berlin 1990, ill. 55

    • Lot24
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Nigde Province
    • Dimensions390 x 164 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200
    This two-panel kilim woven in a distinctive design and a specific palette is from the village of Yesilova. Two elongated shield medallions with lateral zip fastener outlines and a large double hook at their tips are placed at each end of the aubergine-ground field. They enclose a smaller analogous form in the ground colour of the field. The field centre is decorated with six stepped polygons and small apotropaic symbols. Geometric abstract ram figures are lined up in the blue outer border. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHN & VALCARENGHI, DARIO, Kilim anatolici. Milan 1985, no. 55 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 29, 6 May 1989, lot 39; A 99, 5 December 2020, lot 6

    Published:
    BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 230

    • Lot25
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions262 x 92 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    A repeat of small flowering shrubs adorns the narrow golden-yellow field. The wide border section includes a white main border of rectangles decorated with triangles. – Obvious signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, new overcasting along the sides, a number of creases; the corroded brown sections have been partially repiled, slightly reduced lower end.
  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot26
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions66 x 58 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,300
    The face of a Khamseh Shahsavan bag finely woven in the sumakh technique, formerly part of a khorjin. A diamond lattice enclosing bold cruciform motifs adorns the field; the narrow white-ground border contains a geometrically stylised vine with small star-shaped blossoms and leaves. Beautiful colours. The closure band is preserved at the top, and a remnant of the red kilim back survives at the bottom. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    STONE, PETER (ed.), Mideast Meets Midwest. Ethnographic Rugs from Midwest Collections. Chicago 1993, no. 38 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 89, 28 May 2016, lot 29

  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot27
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions50 x 44 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    A Moghan Shahsavan bag face finely woven in the sumakh technique, formerly part of a khorjin. The field design consists of steep colour diagonals which contain stars, plants and geometric devices drawn to a miniature scale. The mid blue border shows small stars. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Slight signs of age and wear, otherwise well preserved.
    • Lot28
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions282 x 184 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,400
    This large single-panel kilim from the Kuba region displays the traditional design of wide horizontal bands that either contain hexagons enclosing spider güls on a midnight blue ground or diamonds with double hooks on a red ground. They are separated by narrow white dividing stripes of undulating lines. Very similar kilims were also woven by the Azeri groups of Azerbaijan, but these are less fine in weave and differ slightly in palette. – Well preserved except for minimal signs of wear and small repaired areas, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, The Undiscovered Kilim. London 1977, pl. 38 *** KIRDÖK, MUAMMER, Antike Teppiche, Kelims, Textilien. Spring '95 catalogue. Vienna 1995, ill. p. 66

    • Lot29
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x146 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500
    An extra-wide border section of four bands surrounds a narrow sea-green field containing three Lesghi stars. The central blue star is surrounded by four red rectangles which each depict a human figure. The inscription written in a white square at the upper end of the field is hard to read. – Slightly damaged corners, somewhat reduced at the top, original selvedges, high pile.
    • Lot30
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions78 x 72 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600
    In this gorgeous Bokhara bokçe, the blossoms and leaves are embroidered in the basma stitch while the golden stems are in the ilmoq stitch. An eight-pointed star with red outlines lies at the centre of the field. It shows a radial interior drawing of eight floral stems emanating from a red circular blossom. The large shrubs diagonally arranged around it are in full flower and extend as far as the corners of the field. Four smaller shrubs in cooler shades point towards the midpoints of the sides, combining into a cruciform figure. The narrow border contains a vine with small red top-view and side-view blossoms as well as green leaves. Almost always embroidered with great care, these square embroideries were wrapping cloths for the personal items of Uzbek women. Purchased by the collector at Eberhart Herrmann’s gallery, Munich, in 1992. – Very good condition. Mounted onto fabric and stretched over a wooden frame.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Susani. Stickereien aus Mittelasien. Mannheim 1981, ill. p. 32 *** YANAI, YIGAL, Suzani. Central Asian Embroideries. Tel Aviv 1986, fig. 18 *** GRUBE, ERNST J., Keshte. Central Asian Embroideries. New York 2003, no. 14