Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
    • Lot161
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions230 x 158 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Estimate EUR5,000 - 7,000

    The most prominent feature of this rug group is the extra wide border presenting huge jagged devices; described as geometric abstract palmettes in older literature, they were interpreted as animal forms by Herrmann. Their development is easily traced on the basis of the surviving examples. In the oldest examples dating from the 17th/18th centuries, the red field was wider and had an octagon at its centre. Over the course of the next few decades, the field became a narrow panel densely filled with rosettes. Our carpet and two other examples (Bausback 1987, Herrmann 1989) document a later development in which a new field design supplanted the previous one. – Obvious signs of age and wear, very low pile, various older repiled areas, rebound sides.

    SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, KÖNIG, HANS & VOLKMANN, MARTIN, Alte Orientteppiche. Munich 1978, no. 21 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 66. 20 May 2006, lot 97 *** JACOBY, HEINRICH, Eine Sammlung orientalischer Teppiche. Berlin 1923, pl. 25 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback 1987/88. Mannheim 1987, pl. p. 22 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 1. Munich 1989, no. 8

  • Lotto Carpet

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    • Lot162
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Ushak
    • Dimensions167 x 118 cm
    • Agesecond half 17th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500 - 5,500

    A small-format Ushak with a "Lotto" design drawn in an ornamental style. The large scale of the yellow arabesques is striking. The field and the wide border decorated with halved blue medallions along its inner sides show the same red ground colour. An example that compares well, formerly owned by Emil Schmutzler, has been published by Ionescu. In the latter, the arabesque design is offset to one side of the field and lacks a central symmetrical axis. It creates an even stronger impression of viewing a detail from an endless repeat than does our Lotto. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, corroded brown.

    IONESCU, STEFANO (ed.), Die osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. Rome 2006, cat. 47, p. 103

    • Lot163
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions190 x 145 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000 - 7,500

    In this small-format Heriz, a large dark blue central medallion stands alone in the shield-shaped red field. Separated from the field by stepped outlines, the dark blue spandrels are decorated with palmettes and stems drawn in a geometric style. The dark blue central border contains 16 white cartouches with red inscriptions that probably cite verses from Persian poetry. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile.

    • Lot164
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions218 x 138 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 3,600

    Two large white-ground medallions linked at their tips and each enclosing a diamond decorated with four arms take up the whole of the dark blue field. The two large forms and the ground of the field are densely patterned in floral and geometric motifs as well as abstract animals. The style of drawing and knotting structure indicate that the rug was made by the Khamseh nomads. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 63

  • Qashqa’i Kashkuli

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    • Lot165
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions253 x 173 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000 - 8,000

    Very finely woven using purple silk wefts, this Qashqa’i is the work of a Kashkuli tribal group living in the vicinity of Firuzabad. A minutely drawn Herati repeat fills both the field and the dark blue spandrels which are separated from the field by stepped diagonals decorated with hooks. The design owes its name to the East Persian city of Herat, where it can be traced back to the 17th century and from where it spread all over Persia. Here it is drawn in the angular style of Farahan rugs. Five narrow borders surround the field. – The products of the skilled Kashkuli weavers were rated as prestigious objects in Persia and were popular among the upper class. They were probably woven in the khans’ workshops. Herrmann published an almost identical carpet in 1986. – Minimal damage to the edges, very well preserved.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 73

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 92, 25 November 2017, lot 33

    • Lot166
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions249 x 128 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600 - 3,400

    In the light red field, small flowering plants drawn in the kilim style combine into a repeat of colour diagonals. The main border design – stepped polygons lined up in a row on a dark brown ground – also occurs in the rugs of the neighbouring Talish region. – Corroded brown, two repiled sections in the upper area of the field, one crease, original finishes all around, good condition.

    • Lot167
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions272 x 136 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 3,700

    The Goradis rugs made in the southern part of the Karabagh region are a group in their own right. Their repeats of two-dimensional angular devices with accentuated outlines as well as botehs, star-shaped blossoms and small shrubs differs from all other Caucasian weavings. They also have a special status in terms of their palette. – Somewhat sinuous, a number of creases, otherwise very well preserved, original finishes all around.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, nos. 137-139

    • Lot168
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions226 x 158 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,300 - 3,800

    Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, minor repiled areas, the original selvedges survive.

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot169
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions239 x 179 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR30,000 - 40,000

    This Kazak belongs to the rarest Sevan group. A huge deep green shield form with a red central medallion covers almost the whole surface of the red field. It is separated from the latter by a wide white outline containing S-shaped abstract animals. The kochanak hook devices of the border are an ancient Turkmen design that occurs in early Anatolian carpets dating from the 15th/16th centuries. According to its woven date, "1271 A.H.", an almost identical Sevan Kazak published by Herrmann in 1992 was produced in 1855. The Kazak offered here was woven around the same time. A fine weave using white wefts only at the lower end, then they change to blue throughout. – Very good condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. Munich 1992, no. 38 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 179 *** KESHISHIAN, HAROLD M. (ed.), The Treasure of the Caucasus. Rugs from American Collections. Washington 1992, pl. 4 *** TSCHEBULL, RAOUL E., Qarajeh to Quba. Rugs and Flatweaves from East Azarbayjan and the Transcaucasus. London 2019, no. 30

  • Erzurum Kilim

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    • Lot170
    • OriginNorth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions181 x 130 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800 - 5,500

    The tower-like green-ground mihrab field of this antique prayer kilim contains four large plants resembling candelabra and blossoms distributed around them. Due to the restricted width of the field, the pointed triangular arch is small and rather inconspicuous. The red section above it is adorned with rosettes. In the very wide border section, the ochre main border displays devices that are rarely encountered in this kilim type. A number of design details are woven in metal-wrapped threads, a characteristic feature of Erzurum kilims. – Minor restored areas, very good condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 66, 19 November 2005, lot 80