Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
    • Lot131
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions168 x 127 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,300

    In this Arab Khamseh, three small diamonds are linked by a vertical pole along the central axis of the midnight blue field. The central diamond shows a design of red birds only, while the other two each contain botehs and four birds. The dense basic design consists of different floral and geometric motifs as well as animals, as is always the case in rugs by the Arabi tribes. – Well preserved, original finishes all around.

    • Lot132
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions168 x 118 cm
    • Ageearly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,500

    This gabbeh was probably woven by the Boyer Ahmadi, one of the Luri tribal groups of Fars. Abrashed in several shades of white and beige, the field is surrounded by large black points: a protective wall against evil outer influences. A face appears out of nowhere at the upper end of the field. Only the eyes, the nose and the open red mouth with two rows of teeth are visible – an eerie picture full of symbolic power. Viewed from some distance, the gabbeh appears like a huge ceremonial mask. – Good condition.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Mystik der Gab-Beh. Hamburg 1987, pl. 1

  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot133
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions263 x 190 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500 - 3,500

    This very beautiful Tekke main carpet features 4 x 10 primary güls, kurbaghe secondary güls and a wide main border of octagons in varying ground colours, each containing four stars, with a wide variety of dividing designs placed between them. The pile-woven elems display a rare design of small amulets. The comparatively light colours are an indication that the rug was woven in the area of the Akhal oasis. – Various repaired sections in the whole of the right-hand border, slight damage to the sides, minimally reduced lower finish.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 2

    • Lot134
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions139 x 119 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200 - 2,800

    An antique Tekke door rug woven from velvety wool. The design in the horizontal panel of the hatchlu cross is beautifully drawn. – Cut and rebound sides, repairs in the upper corner areas, somewhat reduced ends, well-preserved pile.

    PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 14

    • Lot135
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions275 x 140 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,000 - 9,000

    A dense repeat of very large, two-dimensional shield palmettes arranged in offset rows covers the deep blue field of this rare Kuba kilim. Drawn in brilliant and diverse colours, the motifs stand out sharply from the dark ground of the field. Their serrated and stepped outlines make the design appear full of energy. A diamond with two long vertical points lies at the centre of each palmette. – Unlike comparable Kuba kilims, this piece is dominated by undecorated sections of colour, creating an impression of clarity and tranquillity in this fascinating example. The narrow white-ground border shows comb motifs aligned in an alternating rhythm. They may represent abstract birds. - Minimal signs of age and wear, good condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. Munich 1992, no. 51

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VII. Munich 1985, no. 19 = VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, no. 11 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 88, Vok Collection. Selection 2. 12 March 2016, lot 91

    • Lot136
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions30 x 74 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,700 - 2,000

    A small tent bag presenting twelve chuval güls. The secondary güls are square cruciforms with an eight-pointed star at their centres and four outer double hooks. - Signs of age and wear, both sides slightly reduced and folded inwards.

    • Lot137
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions40 x 136 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,400 - 1,700

    Although this Chodor rug is woven in the format of a torba, it probably did not serve as a tent bag, but as a threshold rug for the entrance of a tent. Offset hexagons with serrated outlines in dark blue and red brown, each enclosing four ashik güls, combine into a repeat in the white field. The red border shows stepped polygons. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat reduced at the top and bottom, original overcasting along the sides.

    HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 75

    • Lot138
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Turkestan
    • Dimensions84 x 113 cm
    • Agethird quarter 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,400

    An Eagle Group 2 chuval woven by the Göklen Turkmen in a design of nine large primary motifs and chemche secondary güls. The main border is decorated with small diamonds (probably highly abstract flowers), and the guard borders show reciprocal wavy lines (running dog). The five large flowering plants drawn in a distinctive style are one of the identifying features of these chuvals, as is the high format. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, all four corners have been restored, the kilim back has not survived.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 62, Pinner Collection, 15 May 2004, lot 79 *** RAUTENSTENGEL, ANNETTE & VOLKER & AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Studien zur Teppich-Kultur der Turkmen. Hilden 1990, ill. 24 *** PINNER, ROBERT & EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr., Between the Black Desert and the Red. Turkmen Carpets from the Wiedersperg Collection. San Francisco 1999, pl. 30 *** LANGAUER, UDO, Turkmen Collection 2011. Vienna 2011, ill. p. 37

  • Shirvan Marasali

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    • Lot139
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions146 x 122 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,600 - 5,500

    A Shirvan prayer rug with a diamond lattice design on a golden yellow ground. Composed of serrated dark blue leaves, the diamonds contain plants bearing a large diamond-shaped blossom or small flowering shrubs. The area below the curve of the wide bridge-shaped arch is accentuated by eight blossoms in white and red. These Shirvan rugs are attributed to the Marasali group on account of the characteristic abstract birds placed in their arches. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 235 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 66, 19 November 2005, lot 114

    • Lot140
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions211 x 154 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,200 - 6,500

    A rare blue-ground Fachralo Kazak with a field design of two large, white eight-pointed stars enclosing a red cartouche and a red main border of geometric abstract palmettes aligned in a row. Finely woven, meticulously drawn and balanced in proportions, this Kazak is a particularly beautiful collector’s piece. – Slight signs of wear, partially restored selvedges, replaced upper kilim finish, good overall condition.