Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
  • Reyhanli Camel Cover

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    • Lot11
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia, Gaziantep
    • Dimensions458 x 161 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800 - 3,600

    The field and the two wide borders of this long and narrow kilim were woven separately and then joined. The rare design in the white field consists of undulating bands in diverse colours, arranged in a mirror-image composition around three hexagons placed at the centre of the field. This kilim was probably woven by a Reyhanli nomad tribal group in the Gaziantep region and served as a camel cover. Böhmer has published a similar example. – Very good condition.

    BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 223

  • Şarköy Kilim

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    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Bulgaria
    • Dimensions265 x 200 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 3,800

    This gorgeous Şarköy kilim was made in one of the villages in the western part of Bulgaria, close to the border of former Yugoslavia. This is why the old trade name for these pieces was "Pirot” kilim. Framed by three borders of geometric and floral motifs, the whole of the red field is filled by a dark blue tree of life drawn in mirror image, with sprawling branches that point upwards. – A number of minor holes, otherwise well preserved, original finishes all around.

    ÖLÇER, NAZAN, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art: KILIMS. Istanbul 1989, pl. 77

    • Lot13
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions176 x 117 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 3,800

    A rare Milas woven the baroque style of the Mecid period. At the centre of the field, a mirror-image design of light blue bands forms a grid decorated with floral bouquets, expanding into a steeply stepped arch at each end: a reminiscence of older Anatolian double niche carpets. The highly unusual border consists of a narrow red band and a wide white band decorated with widely spaced, lively diagonal leaves. Similar borders are known from Şarköy kilims. – Small repiled areas in the field, the corroded brown sections have been restored and the selvedges partially replaced.

    BENSOUSSAN, PAMELA, Melas Rugs from Asia Minor. In: HALI 5, 2. London 1982, no. 13, p. 123 *** ÖLÇER, NAZAN, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art: KILIMS. Istanbul 1989, pl. 78

  • Ottoman Silk Rug

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    • Lot14
    • OriginTurkey, Istanbul
    • Dimensions276 x 188 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Estimate EUR3,500 - 4,500

    This red-ground silk rug is a workshop piece produced in Istanbul. Its design of a central medallion and cartouche borders is guided by classic Persian models of the Salting group. - Signs of wear in the lower border section, otherwise in good condition.

  • Kirsehir Prayer Rug

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    • Lot15
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions149 x 113 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200 - 2,600

    The violet-red mihrab field of this antique Kirsehir prayer rug is dominated by an eight-pointed star with twelve hyacinths branching from it. This memorable designs is very rarely seen in Kirsehir rugs. Outlined in four colours, the steeply stepped arch is crowned with a large arrowhead. The light green area above it contains two ewers and two blossoms. The triple border displays different floral motifs. – Damaged upper left corner, otherwise well preserved, original selvedges and red kilim finishes.

  • Tajik Kilim

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    • Lot16
    • OriginCentral Asia, North Afghanistan
    • Dimensions385 x 182 cm
    • Ageearly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,000 - 2,500

    This large, coarsely woven, single-panel kilim with a geometric design of diamonds along the sides and wide hexagonal cartouches at the centre of the field is the work of a Tajik tribal group in northern Afghanistan. The midpoint of the abstract composition is accentuated by a diamond with a brown outline enclosing nine stepped polygons. – Slight signs of age and wear, very good overall condition.

  • Chub Bash Main Carpet

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    • Lot17
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions458 x 212 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500 - 5,500

    This very large Ersari main carpet by the Chub Bash tribe was probably woven in a village workshop, possibly as a commission. The field design consists of 42 octagonal temirjin güls, arranged in three rows of fourteen motifs each on a burgundy ground. They are interspersed with hooked diamonds, eight-pointed stars, small octagons and other filler motifs. – Very well preserved except for small repaired areas, original selvedges and kilim finishes.

  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot18
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions40 x 126 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800 - 3,400

    A large Tekke torba featuring twelve primary güls, chemche secondary güls and a kochanak border. A very fine weave, thick velvety pile. The light reds indicate that this tent bag was made in the vicinity of the Akhal oasis. – Moth damage and repairs at the lower end, otherwise in good condition, the kilim back survives.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 79, 26 November 2011, lot 107; A 83, 30 November 2013, lot 145 *** TSAREVA, ELENA, Turkmen Carpets. Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries. The Hoffmeister Collection. Stuttgart 2011, no. 49

  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot19
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions47 x 120 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,400

    The deep mahogany field contains twelve large chuval güls, with equally large-scale chemche secondary motifs placed between them. The dark ground colour is an indication of a provenance in the Balkhan area. Outstanding quality, a very fine weave, a cloth-like handle. – Repiled left outer edge, the elem is slightly reduced, the back is missing.

    PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, nos. 29, 30 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 62, Pinner Collection, 15 May 2004, lot 36; A 79, 26 November 2011, lot 239

  • Yomut Horse Cover

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    • Lot20
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Gurgan
    • Dimensions149 x 141 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200 - 1,600

    The Turkmen are an equestrian people, and decorating their horses played an important part in their lives. This pile-woven horse cover was produced by the Jafarbay Turkmen, a Yomut tribal group who lived in the Gurgan border region between North East Persia and South West Turkestan. Drawn with great precision, the design consists of a regular sequence of vertical stripes of varying widths. The wider bands contain ribbon-like designs on a red ground, while the narrower bands inserted between them are undecorated and woven in steel blue, petrol, light red and dark red. In composition and ornamentation, this pile-woven cover resembles the very similar flatwoven examples. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Turkoman Carpets and the Ethnographic Significance of Their Ornaments. Fishguard 1975, no. 41