Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2011 at 3 p.m.

105 Lots
Exchange rate
0.866 GBP1 Euro
1.429 USD1 Euro
  • Three Chinese Rank Badges

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    • Lot1
    • OriginChina
    • Dimensionsa = 29 x 61 cm, b = 28 x 56 cm, c = 29 x 62 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,172
    Three Chinese rank badges, each consisting of the front and back. The small, square, silk and gold thread embroideries show representations of different animals: a leopard, water buffalo, and crane, corresponding to the status of the dignitary to whose robe they were attached on the front and back. Such embroideries, also called "Mandarin squares" in literature, served to demonstrate the respective official’s rank. Made in pairs, they were sewn to the chest and back of robes worn by mandarins over their garments. The use of rank badges began under Mongol rule in the 13th century and ended in 1911. – All three pieces are backed with black fabric and framed like pictures. Good condition.
  • Monastir Prayer Rug

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    • Lot3
    • OriginGreece
    • Dimensions160 x 115 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,196
    This Monastir prayer rug showing the typical coarse knotting structure clearly diverges from other Turkish prayer rugs in design and style of drawing. It was not woven in the heartland of Anatolia, but in Macedonia by a Turkish tribal group who only returned to Anatolia after the end of World War I. In this example, the two royal blue side panels flanking the prayer field are a rare feature. – Good condition, with original finishes all around.
    • Lot4
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions77 x 53 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,037
    Somewhat reduced at the top, new overcasting along the sides in places, repiled lower finish, repaired corner top right.
  • Konya Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot8
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions196 x 81 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR1,220
    Panel section from a Konya kilim originally in two panels. First-rate colours. The small decorative motifs in the white field are partially brocaded. – On the long sides, the edges of the border are largely incomplete; a cut at the upper end has been edged with fabric.
    • Lot9
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions228 x 152 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,782
    New overcasting along the sides and minimally reduced upper finish; the original finish of braided warps has survived at the bottom. Uniformly low pile, minor repairs and repiled sections.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 28, p. 112

    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions194 x 127 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    Except for slight signs of wear in the pile, this antique Afshar is well preserved, with the original sides and kilim ends.
  • Bijar Kilim

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    • Lot13
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions538 x 124 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,026
    A very long village kilim of simple design woven in the Bijar region. Four undecorated diamonds in green and dark blue are linked by a pole along the central axis of the red field. – Good condition.
    • Lot15
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions204 x 128 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,196
    The design of this antique Farahan, consisting of arched, sweeping branches on a midnight blue field, is called Mustafi in Persia. – The original finishes have been preserved all around, but are partially damaged. Small repiled sections, otherwise in good condition.

    DILLEY, ARTHUR URBAN, Oriental Rugs and Carpets. A Comprehensive Study. Revised by Maurice S. Dimand. Philadelphia & New York 1959, pl. XVII

  • Two Yomut Chuvals

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    • Lot17
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensionsa = 84 x 113 cm, b = 81 x 112 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,196
    For practical reasons, the Turkmen always wove two chuvals at a time on a common warp, making them up into two separate bags later. In this item, two Yomut chuvals have been preserved as a pair. The brown-ground field shows nine primary güls and hooked diamonds as secondary motifs, a design that is comparatively rare in chuvals. The white-ground main border contains stepped polygons decorated with small triangles. A plain elem. – Well preserved pile, the kilim backs have survived. Slight signs of wear, small holes, several restored areas along the sides.
  • Karapinar Yastik

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    • Lot18
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions107 x 63 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,416
    This yastik shows a miniature version of the same design seen in larger Karapinar carpets – two green cruciform medallions on a brown-red ground and hooked triangles (see Brüggemann & Böhmer). – In good condition except for slight signs of wear and several repairs along the sides.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 16