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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot231
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya
    • Dimensions152 x 107 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500 - 3,000

    The white-ground kilims by the Hotamis nomads that display this hexagonal medallion with bold hooked arms emanating from it were usually woven in large formats. Small versions such as our kilim are rare. – Good condition.


    Literature:
    ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (publ.), Near Eastern Art In Chicago Collections. Chicago 1973, no. 30

  • Shirvan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot232
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions145 x 131 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600 - 4,400

    This white-ground Shirvan prayer rug has a diamond lattice design of dark blue leaves that enclose flowering plants as well as a central row of diamond-shaped amulets. Woven in an unusually wide  format. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.


  • Fachralo Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot233
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions180 x 138 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR7,500 - 9,000

    In this Fachralo Kazak, a white prayer field with an arch at the top and a box-shaped re-entrant opening at the bottom covers most of the red ground. It contains a detached blue-ground bar with a red interior and pointed triangular ends decorated with hooks. This striking shape resembles a stretched animal hide, which is why this group is described as "animal fur" Kazak. The design harks back to far older Anatolian models. This Kazak is unusually large for a prayer rug. – Slight signs of age and wear, new overcasting along the sides, minimally reduced ends.


    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 159 *** EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 4

  • Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot234
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions190 x 141 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600 - 4,400

    This red-ground Kazak prayer rug from the Borjalou area is woven in a strikingly large format. - Very good condition, original finishes all around.


    Literature:
    SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, KÖNIG, HANS & VOLKMANN, MARTIN, Alte Orientteppiche. Meisterstücke aus deutschen Privatsammlungen. Munich 1978, no. 50 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 23, 3 May 1986, lot 92

    • Lot235
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba
    • Dimensions130 x 94 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,800 - 4,400

    Typical of the provenance, the repeat in the blue-black field of this small-format Perepedil is immaculately drawn and harmonious in proportions. A fine weave, beautiful colours, top quality. – Good condition, original finishes all around.


    • Lot236
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions290 x 135 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR10,000 - 13,000

    Five detached rosettes lie on the central axis of a narrow red-ground field surrounded by bold green trefoils. A flowering shrub with three cruciform blossoms has been placed at each end of the field. The wide border section consists of three bands, including a dark blue main border of large rosettes alternating with small blossoms. The weaver’s original scheme was a border design of rosettes alternating with diamonds bearing two double hooks, as seen in the lower horizontal border. She then changed her plan. The design of this rare Kazak is obviously influenced by Talish rugs. – Slight signs of age and wear, a number of minor repiled areas, good overall condition. Provenance: Estate of George F. Gilmore


  • Qashqa’i Tent Bag

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    • Lot237
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions140 x 144 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,400

    A flatwoven tent bag by the Qashqa’i nomads in the format of a large chuval. The face shows alternately red and white horizontal stripes decorated with brocaded diamonds and diagonal crosses. The kilim back displays horizontal stripes in diverse colours. – Completely preserved, including the upper closure band and the braided loops; the seams along the sides are missing, very good condition.


    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 158

    • Lot238
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions228 x 129 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,500 - 3,000

    Changing in various shades of red, the field is completely filled by a tree of life placed on the central axis and lateral flowering shrubs with strikingly large fan-shaped flowers. This design is rare in Bijars. The rustic style of the main border, with floral devices drawn in an angular style, suggests that this rug was made at home for domestic use. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.


  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot239
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions58 x 53 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR350 - 400

    The face of a khorjin half woven in the sumakh technique. The field design consists of three horizontal panels: a central one enclosing reciprocal hooked diamonds, and an upper and a lower panel presenting so-called eagle motifs. Reinisch has published a complete double bag of the same group. The upper section is much faded in colour and notably differs from the lower third, probably due to the use of early synthetic dyes which were not "lightfast" at the time. – Slight signs of age and wear.


    Literature:
    REINISCH, HELMUT, Satteltaschen. Graz 1985, no. 25

  • Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot240
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan
    • Dimensions60 x 101 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000 - 1,300

    A side panel of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique. Three large Memling güls adorn the dark blue field. The border ornamentation is a typical feature of weavings by the tribal groups living in the Moghan-Savalan region. – Very good condition.


    Literature:
    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 64 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 84, 31 May 2014, lot 177 *** GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 58