Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
  • Konya Kilim

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    • Lot171
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions363 x 157 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,000 - 4,700

    This large two-panel Hotamis kilim features a rare design of two long rows of merging hexagons in diverse colours that are linked by a red outline decorated with blue hooks. The comparative example published by Davies shows the same basic composition, but it differs in its design details, border and elems, thus it was woven by a different tribal group. – Good condition.

    DAVIES, PETER, Antique Kilims of Anatolia. New York and London 2000, pl. 46

    • Lot172
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions214 x 126 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400 - 2,900

    A Kurdish rug woven in the East Anatolian province of Erzincan, a region situated to the north east of Gaziantep and Malatya. The design consists of three rectangular panels, alternately with a green or a dark red ground and framed by narrow white borders. The central panel is taken up by a large dark blue polygon with stepped sides which encloses a white square decorated with double hooks. The two green rectangles each contain a brown-ground diamond with stepped outlines and lateral arms. Small blossoms and hooked diamonds are distributed around these large motifs. The orange-ground border shows a design of diamonds. – A number of repiled sections, otherwise in good condition, with a high pile and the original finishes all around.

    TURKISH REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM (publ.), Turkish Handwoven Carpets. Catalog no: 5. Ankara 1995, 0546 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER / BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 101 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 33, lot 59

  • Dosemealti

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    • Lot173
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Antalya
    • Dimensions182 x 103 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,300

    Very good condition, with the pile at its original height and the original finishes all around.

  • Ghiordes Prayer Rug

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    • Lot174
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa
    • Dimensions197 x 135 cm
    • Agelate 18th century
    • Estimate EUR14,000 - 17,000

    A classic Ghiordes prayer rug with a white mihrab field and two columns supporting the steep arch. From its apex hangs a bowl filled with flowers which appears like a human skeleton when viewed upside down. It is uncertain whether this effect was intended. In the deep blue corner sections flanking the prayer arch, two red vines form a rectangular surround for various flowers. A horizontal panel has been added at each end of the field. The floral vine designs used in the border are drawn with precision. Their ornamental abundance is in stark contrast to the emptiness of the field. The rugs of this group are also described as "Basra Ghiordes". – A very fine weave, red wefts, lazy lines, a number of design details woven in white cotton. An almost identical rug from the James F. Ballard Collection is now in the Saint Louis Art Museum. – Cut and slightly reduced sides, a number of reknotted sections; the kilim finishes have largely survived, albeit in damaged condition, heavily corroded brown.

    DENNY, WALTER B. & FARNHAM, THOMAS J., The Carpet and the Connoisseur. The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs. St. Louis 2016, no. 25

  • P-Chodor Camel Flank Trapping

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    • Lot175
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions66 x 183 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Estimate EUR17,000 - 20,000

    The red-brown field of this large trapping (jollar) presents three huge "davarza" güls – eight-pointed stars with a concentric interior design of six flat hexagons arranged around a central octagon. In addition, each star contains two trees of life. Eight further trees of life are placed within tower-like surrounds outside the large motifs. Known as “kejebe”, this design had a highly symbolic meaning. – Trappings were made in pairs and adorned the flanks of the bridal camel during the wedding procession. Whereas other Turkmen tribes such as the Yomut, Tekke and Saryk made pentagonal or heptagonal asmalyks for this special purpose, the Salor and Pseudo-Chodor used to weave very long rectangular trappings. Outstanding in terms of quality and beauty, this rare example is one of the best surviving rugs of the P-Chodor tribe. – Minimal signs of age, very good overall condition.

    • Lot176
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions236 x 135 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800 - 3,300

    Two sea-green hooked hexagons are aligned on the central axis of the dark red field, as is a dark blue upright cartouche with an inner, abstract geometric tree form that resembles similar cartouches in Borjalou Kazaks. Two human figures with long arms and oversized hands are depicted in the lower section of the field. – A number of repaired creases, good overall condition, high pile, original finishes all around.

  • Konagkend Orduch

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    • Lot177
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan
    • Dimensions196 x 106 cm
    • Ageca. 1880
    • Estimate EUR1,200 - 1,500

    The red field is almost completely covered by a mid blue shield form outlined in yellow that contains three box shapes, each enclosing a large white-ground octagon with a cruciform interior drawing. The device also contains two trees placed on the central axis and many birds. Kerimov described this Shirvan group as "Orduch Konagkend". The white main border with a "leaf and calyx" design is flanked by two narrow secondary borders of reciprocal trefoils. – Slight signs of age and wear, low pile, a number of old repairs, original finishes all around.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 336

    • Lot178
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions286 x 104 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR600 - 700

    This Talish features a Lenkoran design in the dark brown field and a white main border in which stepped polygons combine into a design chain. A beautiful antique example, finely woven in pretty colours. – Marked signs of age and wear, pile worn away in places, corroded brown, the original selvedges survive.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 58

  • Kazak Kilim

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    • Lot179
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions231 x 169 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500 - 3,000

    Kilims woven in horizontal stripe designs without any borders were produced in several regions of the southern Caucasus. Their exact provenance is often difficult to establish. The clear, brilliant colours and the powerfully drawn devices in the patterned stripes would indicate that this kilim was woven in the Kazak region. – A number of small holes, slightly damaged end finishes, good overall condition.

  • Armenian Apron

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    • Lot180
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions88 x 78 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Estimate EUR4,500 - 5,500

    A rare Armenian apron in an upright rectangular format made in the southern Caucasus. Finely embroidered in wool and silk, with some design details picked out in gold thread. The foundation is a dark blue woollen tabby fabric. – The small blue field at the lower end contains a cross and eight birds arranged diagonally around it, probably a tree of life motif. It is framed by a border of stepped diamonds, and above it there are several horizontal stripes that vary in width and design. The wide border of hooked diamonds only surrounds the lower end and the sides. Above the central field, the border continues and runs on into empty space. – These precious and very elaborately worked textiles were worn by Armenian women exclusively on religious holidays and festivals. A comparative apron is in the History Museum of Armenia, Yerevan (no. 828839). The example offered here was published by Bausback in 1983 (and described as "Aleppo"). – Good condition, mounted on a wooden frame.

    HALI 179, London 2014, p. 100, ill. no. 12 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 38, 15 May 1993, lot 180 *** YOHE, RALPH S. & McCOY JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1968, no. 82

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 91, p. 158