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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
  • Sehna Kilim

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    • Lot241
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions188 x 139 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR700 - 850

    The light brown field of this antique Sehna kilim is hermetically covered in a dense repeat of small botehs arranged in offset rows. A large white diamond with a Herati design, stepped sides and pendants emphasising the tips lies at its centre. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.


  • Shahsavan Kilim

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    • Lot242
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions406 x 167 cm
    • Agedated 1324 = 1907
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 4,000

    This large Shahsavan kilim has a field with a date in each corner and an open red ground abrashed in several shades. It was probably woven by a tribal group who lived in the Saveh area. Three huge hexagons with an interior drawing of massive double hooks surrounding a small hexagonal centre combine into a pole design on the central axis, with pendants attached at both ends. The first and third hexagons have pile-woven centres. The narrow border of reciprocal trefoils in white and brown is a characteristic feature of these kilims. – Well preserved, original finishes all around.


    Published:
    VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, no. 60 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 86, Vok Collection. Selection 1. 11 April 2015, lot 73

  • Borjalou Kazak

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    • Lot243
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions344 x 175 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800 - 3,500

    In the field of this large Kazak, three huge crosses merge to form a bar motif. This powerful open shape and the field share the same ground colour in this item, lacking any colour contrast, so the frame-like effect of the outlines around the bar motif is more pronounced than in other examples of the same group. The interior of the bar is embellished with ten Talish rosettes and a number of smaller designs. The free spaces along the sides contain triangles arranged in pairs. The colours and border design indicate that the Kazak belongs to the Borjalou group. – A number of small restored areas, somewhat reduced lower finish, otherwise in very good condition.


    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1981, ill. p. 27

    • Lot244
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba-Shirvan
    • Dimensions169 x 114 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200 - 1,500

    The very narrow field of this small Chichi contains a repeat of khyrdagyd motifs on a blue-black ground. An unusually wide border section. – Slight signs of age and wear, minimally reduced ends, original selvedges.


  • Kuba Kilim

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    • Lot245
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions278 x 162 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,300

    This large and very fine flatweave belongs to a specific group of red-ground slit tapestries made in the Kuba region. The surviving examples are virtually indistinguishable. Their memorable field design consists of shield forms with jagged outlines arranged in offset rows and small crosses placed between them. The single-panel border – narrow and with a brown ground as is usual in this type – is decorated with a highly abstract geometric vine. – A number of torn areas and holes, damaged corners, corroded brown.


    Literature:
    VOLKMANN, MARTIN (ed.), Alte Orientteppiche. Ausgewählte Stücke deutscher Privatsammlungen. Munich 1985, no. 43 *** COOTNER, CATHRYN, Flat-Woven Textiles. The Arthur D. Jenkins Collection. Vol. I. Washington 1981, no. 44

  • Caucasian Apron

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    • Lot246
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions103 x 89 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,000 - 1,300

    This blue-ground apron with a brocaded design may be an Armenian piece. The wide border only surrounds the field on three sides, ending abruptly in the upper section. A horizontal panel at the bottom depicts four-legged animals and birds. A design of funnel shapes adorns the area above the horizontal border. – Obvious signs of age and wear.


    • Lot247
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Luristan
    • Dimensions290 x 172 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,500 - 2,000

    Very good condition, full pile preserved, original finishes all around.


  • Obruk Prayer Kilim (Fragment)

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    • Lot248
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya
    • Dimensions105 x 142 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Estimate EUR1,500 - 2,000

    The surviving section is the upper third of a prayer kilim which was probably some 250 - 270 cms long and thus unusually large. The green-ground horizontal panel at the lower end of the fragment still shows the tip of the arch, with two large red flowers placed at its sides. Further flowers adorn the ochre panel above it. The wide white main border contains diamonds whose tips are decorated with triangles. The colours, the style of drawing and the small cone-like motifs divided horizontally in the middle suggest that this village kilim was woven in the vicinity of Obruk. – Obvious signs of age and wear, holes and missing areas. Mounted onto a brown fabric.


  • Gaziantep Kilim

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    • Lot249
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions379 x 161 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,500

    A large two-panel kilim woven in a design of wide horizontal panels. Each panel contains three diamonds with stepped outlines and accentuated vertical tips placed side by side. Decorated with six stars, the device is characteristic of these kilims, which were woven by Kurdish tribal groups in the province of Gaziantep bordering North Syria. – Very good condition.


    Literature:
    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 203 *** BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 53

  • Demirci Kula

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    • Lot250
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa
    • Dimensions158 x 137 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600 - 4,200

    The black ground of the field is completely corroded. Very good overall condition with a high pile and the original finishes all around.