Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

252 Lots
  • Qashqa’i Bag Face

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    • Lot61
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions60 x 73 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR550 - 700

    This blue-ground bag face with a central medallion, two lateral trees and many small animals used to be part of a khorjin. New overcasting along the sides, missing back, good condition.

  • Sivrihisar Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot62
    • OriginWestern Central Anatolia
    • Dimensions102 x 164 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Estimate EUR600 - 800

    A fragment of a Sivrihisar kilim. The surviving section is the upper elem, composed of horizontal stripes decorated with reciprocal triangles, and part of the field with a large green double niche medallion. Its striking parmakli outlines correspond to the parmakli outlines of the dark brown devices placed at the sides. The S-shaped designs above the medallion are probably abstract animals. The white ground of the field is woven in cotton yarn. – A number of missing areas. Mounted onto canvas.

    ESKENAZI, JOHNNY (publ.), Kilim anatolici. Milan 1984, pl. 8 *** TÜRCK, ULRICH, Anatolische Kelim im Schloß Lembeck. Marl 1995, pl. 22

    PLOIER, HELMUT, Gewebte Poesie. Frühe anatolische Kelims. Sammlung Konzett. Graz 1991, no. 71 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection, 10 March 2018, lot 7

  • Bijar Sitting Rug

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    • Lot63
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions77 x 58 cm
    • Agefirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200 - 1,500

    A Herati design covers the red field, the midnight blue spandrels and the light blue diamond-shaped central medallion of this small Bijar, which served as a sitting rug. – S light signs of age and wear, somewhat reduced ends, slight damage to the lower corners.

    • Lot64
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions249 x 120 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 4,000

    The dark blue field contains fourteen Memling güls arranged in rows of two that differ from the traditional type by the large cross placed at their centres. Smaller hexagons with a similarly cruciform interior drawing lie on the central axis. The narrow white main border displays S-shaped abstract birds. – Slight signs of age and wear, corroded brown, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1968; pl. 71 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 83, 30 November 2013, lot 21

  • Kazak Karachov

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    • Lot65
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions268 x 176 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR10,000 - 13,000

    This large Karachov has a blazing red field, a blue main border and two secondary borders of reciprocal trefoils in brown and white. The traditional four-and-one design – a white-ground octagonal central medallion and four hooked squares filled with stars – has been expanded in this Kazak by adding four rectangles enclosing a cruciform decorated with double hooks. This change in the usual concept was necessary to adapt the fixed proportions of the design to the longer format. – Slightly corroded brown, the original selvedges survive, somewhat reduced ends, high pile.

  • Azeri Zili

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    • Lot66
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions207 x 184 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,600 - 4,400

    The high quality and harmonious colours are appealing features in this single-panel flatwoven cover with a brocaded design of 24 compartments and wide dividing bands. The red warps have been tied off into braids at both ends. Wertime illustrates an almost identical example woven in two panels, stating the Shusha district as the place of origin. – Very good condition.

    WRIGHT, RICHARD / WERTIME, JOHN, Caucasian Carpets & Covers. London 1995, no. XVI *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, no. 20 = RIPPON BOSWELL, Vok Collection. Selection 3. A 91, 25 March 2017, lot 263

  • Azeri Shadda

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    • Lot67
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions203 x 156 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,000 - 5,000

    A decorative Azeri cover with a tabby foundation woven on red and dark blue warps. The design is embroidered in the brocading technique. The red field, with blue prongs protruding into it from the sides, contains three horizontal rows of three large diamonds enclosing hooked diamonds. Diamonds decorated with hooks in varying sizes are informally arranged around them. The wide dark blue border showing rows of small four-legged animals, comb motifs, S-forms and diamonds creates the special appeal of this gorgeous cover. – A number of small rewoven areas, very good overall condition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 101

  • Shirvan Kilim

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    • Lot68
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions292 x 151 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,500

    The dark brown field is covered in a dense repeat of hexagons in varying colours that each enclose a diamond decorated with eight triangles. The arrangement of the hexagons in colour diagonals has resulted in a composition of three large nested diamonds placed at the centre of the field. The white border shows a design band of interlocked reciprocal trefoils. – Very well preserved, original finishes all around.

    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL E., Qarajeh to Quba. Rugs and Flatweaves from East Azarbayjan and the Transcaucasus. London 2019, no. 47

  • Qashqa’i Shishboluki

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    • Lot69
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions238 x 130 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,000 - 4,000

    A large Qashqa’i rug of outstanding quality in brilliant colours, very finely woven and thus precise in drawing. The shield-shaped azure field and the brown spandrels are densely covered in a Herati repeat. The central axis of the composition is accentuated by three large diamond-shaped medallions enclosing the characteristic “Qashqa’i gül“. Judging by the knotting structure and the style of drawing, this is a weaving by the Shishboluki tribe. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Woven Gardens. Nomad and Village Rugs of the Fars Province of Southern Persia. London 1979, no. 7

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 92, 25 November 2017, lot 94

    • Lot70
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan
    • Dimensions306 x 121 cm
    • Ageearly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300 - 1,700

    Three large red hexagons, each enclosing an elongated blue diamond with stepped outlines and attached pendants, take up the whole of this Nahawand village rug. The ground of the field is strongly abrashed in several shades ranging between green and blue. – Good condition.