Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
  • Kurdish Rug (Fragment)

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    • Lot221
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions232 x 105 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400 - 3,000

    An early Kurdish village rug in fragmented condition; the right-hand side is missing. The four-and-one field design of a box-shaped white central medallion and supplementary corner devices can be traced back for centuries in Anatolia, and in addition it has influenced specific South Caucasian rug groups. – Mounted, a number of tears, holes and missing areas.

  • Bayburt Prayer Kilim

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    • Lot222
    • OriginNorth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions165 x 158 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,000 - 7,500

    An unusually wide Bayburt prayer kilim. The sea-green field with multiple abrash and red hooks placed along its inner sides is empty except for one zig-zag line. This line is a symbol of water. The arch, with triple steps along the sides, terminates in a pointed triangle at the top and is crowned with an arrowhead. The red area above it contains rosettes in diverse colours. The yellow main border is embellished with flowering plants. – Two torn areas in the border section at the bottom left, but very good overall condition, original finishes all around. Provenance: Estate of George F. Gilmore

    COOTNER, CATHRYN, Flat-Woven Textiles. The Arthur D. Jenkins Collection. Washington 1981, no. 65

    • Lot223
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions192 x 123 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,200 - 4,800

    In the blue-black field, four large red-ground hexagons that contain either a vase with carnations or a rectangle are arranged in two parallel rows. This rare carpet cannot be assigned to any of the established groups. A striking and possibly singular feature is the elegantly drawn design of its main border: a delicate vine in the Ottoman style bearing red carnations. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    • Lot224
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions284 x 168
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600 - 3,500

    Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, the original selvedges survive.

    FOKKER, NICOLAS, Caucasian Rugs of Yesterday. London 1979, ill. p. 41

    • Lot225
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions192 x 150 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,000 - 9,000

    Judging by its knotting structure and palette, this Kazak presenting a three-compartment design belongs to the Borjalou group. The central compartment has a red ground, while the two outer ones have green grounds. The piece published by Grote-Hasenbalg shows the opposite distribution of colours. One characteristic feature of the group is the frame of white borders surrounding the compartments and their inner border of reciprocal trefoils. The wide red main border of large hooked diamonds placed within octagons is rather rare in this Kazak type. – Small reknotted sections, very good condition, the original selvedges survive.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, vol. 2, no. 29 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 29 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. Munich 1992, no. 42 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 71, 24 May 2008, lot 188

    • Lot226
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions320 x 146 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,600 - 5,400

    Eleven hooked diamonds in diverse colours are linked along the central axis of the midnight blue field. They are flanked by trees on both sides. A dense basic design of small blossoms and other decorative motifs fills the spaces between them. The wide border of five bands includes a white main border of large star-shaped blossoms with four diagonal stems ending in buds. A highly attractive Shirvan in terms of palette and graphic design. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repairs, somewhat reduced ends.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 50, 21 November 1998, lot 238; A 87, 13 June 2015, lot 130

    • Lot227
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions312 x 161 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600 - 2,200

    Three offset rows of large hexagons, each enclosing a hooked hexagon, are connected by vertical poles. The free spaces are covered so densely in small dice arranged in colour diagonals that the dark blue ground of the field is only glimpsed between the primary designs and along the sides. The very narrow border shows abstract animals. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile.

    WRIGHT, RICHARD E., Rugs and Flatweaves of the Transcaucasus. Pittsburgh 1980, pl. 24

    • Lot228
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions339 x 137 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,500

    This early rug from the Kuba region displays an immaculately drawn Harshang field design on a light red ground and a green main border decorated with a white kufic vine; it was published by Eder as early as 1979. - Obvious signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, cut and rebound sides.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 317

  • Bijar Long Rug

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    • Lot229
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions525 x 110 cm
    • Agefirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR3,500 - 4,200

    Seven complete and two halved star-shaped blossoms from which radiate flowering stems lie on the the central axis of the blue-black field. Four-lobed floral medallions that are cut and halved by the border protrude into the spaces between the large blossoms from the sides. This Bijar long rug woven on a cotton warp retains a high pile and is very heavy. – In top condition except for one small repiled area along the left-hand side, original finishes all around.

  • Sarough Farahan

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    • Lot230
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak
    • Dimensions207 x 136 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,600 - 3,200

    Both ends minimally reduced, otherwise in very good condition, the original selvedges survive.