Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
  • Tekke Mafrash

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    • Lot21
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions31 x 77 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,200 - 2,700

    A small Tekke tent bag presenting twelve primary güls and chemche secondary designs. A fine weave, colours of outstanding quality. – Slight signs of age and wear, the two upper sides have been repiled, no kilim back.

  • Ersari Trapping

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    • Lot22
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions116 x 178 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,900 - 2,300

    A very large Ersari trapping decorated with horizontal stripes of varying widths. The decorated stripes alternate regularly with plain red undecorated stripes that are likewise pile-woven. In literature this type is described as “chuval”. At least in the case of this example, the large size seems to rule out a function as a storage bag. Moreover, there are no visible traces of a former kilim back. Referring to Tsareva, O'Bannon attributes a comparable example to the Kirghiz in his revised edition of Moshkova’s book, but he also states that the same carpet was described as an Ersari weaving by Moshkova. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile, good overall condition.

    MOSHKOVA, VALENTINA G. Carpets of the People of Central Asia. Tucson 1996 (new edition by O'Bannon & Amanova-Olsen), fig. 58, p. 137

  • Yomut Jolami

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    • Lot23
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions1521 x 39 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500 - 3,300

    A wide Yomut tent band with a dense design of long tree-like devices. - Completely preserved, good condition.

  • Karadashli Torba

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    • Lot24
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions51 x 111 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,800 - 3,400

    A torba by the Karadashli tribe featuring twelve primary güls, chemche secondary güls and the typical border of flowers placed in small square compartments whose ground colour alternates regularly between white and red brown. - Slight signs of age and wear, minor repairs, original finishes all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 100, 29 May 2021, lot 76

  • Karadashli Chuval

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    • Lot25
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions68 x 122 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,400 - 3,000

    In this Karadashli chuval, nine large primary güls alternate with bold star devices enclosing stars. Flanked by two secondary borders of reciprocal trefoils, the main border shows the design of flowers within rectangular compartments that is typical of the tribe. – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile. Original side finishes, somewhat reduced at the top and bottom, the kilim back is missing.

    • Lot26
    • OriginSouth Caucasus
    • Dimensions257 x 107 cm
    • Agedated 1889
    • Estimate EUR2,500 - 3,000

    Seven stepped polygons, each filled with a star, are aligned on the central axis of the narrow, light red field; an eighth design at the upper end has been rendered as a halved form. A golden yellow surround of floral design separates the central field from the wide border. The large, unmissable date "1889" at the upper end of the left-hand vertical border identifies this Karabagh as an Armenian weaving. – Minimally reduced ends, otherwise very well preserved, original selvedges.

  • Tree Kazak

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    • Lot27
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions239 x 129 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR5,000 - 6,000

    Due to its distinctive design of three large, geometrically stylised trees aligned vertically in the red field, this rug ranks among the Tree Kazaks. However, it differs from other examples of the group in its rare main border design of large cross devices whose ends are accentuated by small crosses. The shape of the crosses depicted here suggests that the rug was probably woven in the far north of the Kazak region or in Georgia. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

  • Cihanbeyli

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    • Lot28
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya
    • Dimensions201 x 135 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 4,000

    A brown-ground shield form with a box at its centre and a large octagon at each end extends across the whole length of the red field. It is flanked by four octagons, and small designs drawn in a typically Kurdish style are distributed across the lateral spaces. The design seen in the vertical bands of the dark brown main border is a blue vine decorated with hooks which undulates around small stars, blossoms and symbols; the horizontal bands contain a lattice embellished with diamonds. – This rare rug is a Kurdish weaving from Cihanbeyli in the Konya region or its surroundings. Its design harks back to very old models (see Vakiflar Museum A-321 and A-121, both 15th/16th century). An example in the Orient Stars Collection (OS 172), sold by us in 1999 and dated to the 18th century, shows a later stage in the development. The Cihanbeyli offered here was probably woven around 1800. A closely related example has been published in "Atlantic Collections". – Obvious signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, missing areas, damaged sides and corners.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Teppiche des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1988, pls. 19, 20 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 52, 2 October 1999, lot 70 *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 29

  • Turban Cloth

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    • Lot29
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions90 x 85 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600 - 2,000

    Produced in the format of a bokçe, this square silk embroidery on a foundation of the finest linen is from West Anatolia. It is a cover for a dignitary’s turban. Eight graceful curving stems bearing salmon fan-shaped blossoms and light blue leaves are arranged around a circular medallion with a radial interior drawing of the same blossoms and leaves. Sections embroidered in gold thread in the interior of the floral motifs lend additional splendour to the embroidery. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    ERBER, CHRISTIAN, Reich an Samt und Seide. Osmanische Gewebe und Stickereien. Bremen 1993, S 11/3/2, p. 262 *** TAYLOR, RODERICK, Ottoman Embroidery. Wesel 1993, ill. p. 97

  • Turkish Cloth

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    • Lot30
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama
    • Dimensions80 x 80 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500 - 700

    A square wrapping cloth composed of two halves joined at the centre. Such cloths were used by women to store their personal items. The foundation consists of fine white linen, and cotton yarn was used for the brocaded design of hooked diamonds in blue and red. – One damaged area, otherwise well preserved.