Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
Exchange rate
0.810 GBP1 Euro
1.298 USD1 Euro
  • Luri Gabbeh

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    • Lot1
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions73 x 44 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR610
    A miniature format gabbeh, with two stepped white diamonds of unequal size merging at the tips in a sand-coloured field. The purpose of the small rug is uncertain, it may have been a seating mat. – Well preserved, minimally reduced at the bottom.
  • Azeri Khorjin

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    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions54 x 155 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR854
    This double bag in kilim technique is probably the work of the Azeri ethnic group. The simple design of the face in just two colours, white and dark blue, consists of vertical bands decorated with sharply toothed outlines reminiscent of serrated leaves; horizontal stripes adorn the back. A comparative piece bearing an Armenian inscription illustrated by Wertime and Wright is attributed to the Tbilisi region. – Signs of wear, several stains.

    WRIGHT, RICHARD & WERTIME, JOHN, Caucasian Carpets & Covers. The Weaving Culture. London 1995, pl. 41

  • Tekke Chyrpy

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    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions108 x 84 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,159
    Known as chyrpy, such cloaks were worn by Turkmen women to cover the head and shoulders, thus they did not serve as coats. Production of these elaborately patterned silk embroideries was extremely time-consuming, requiring great skill. Consequently, chyrpys were prized possessions, and were handed down among members of a family. This example of a deep green, almost black ground colour was worn by a young unmarried woman. – Very good condition.
  • Konya Cicim

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    • Lot5
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions172 x 136 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,586
    Woven in the Central Anatolian region surrounding the town of Konya, this flatweave displays a specific brocading technique that lends a relief-like surface structure to the hermetic, dense design of offset, interlocked hooked diamonds. Such items are known as cicim or zili. This cicim as well as the two comparative pieces published by Eskenazi and Bausback probably served as curtains covering a wall niche that was used as a cupboard in homes. – Minimal signs of wear and small repairs, good overall condition.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J. (publ.), Kilim. Milan 1980, no. 27 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 87 *** BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 106

  • Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh region
    • Dimensions46 x 100 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,200
    A side panel of an antique Khamseh Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique from first-rate wool using harmonious natural dyes. Four Lesghi stars adorn the light red field, which is framed by a white-ground main border containing abstract birds lined up in a row (syrga design). – Good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 28

  • Luri Bakhtiari Bag

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    • Lot7
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions86 x 112 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,830
    An antique bag face in sumakh technique, with a piled design stripe added at the lower end. It once belonged to one of the large double bags used by the Luri and Bakhtiari during their migrations. Good quality, a beautiful palette. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.

    HOUSEGO, JENNY, Tribal Rugs. An introduction to the Weavings of the tribes of Iran. London 1978, pl. 40

  • Fachralo Prayer Kazak

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    • Lot9
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions145 x 113 cm
    • Age1321 A.H. = 1903 A.D.
    • Result EUR2,250
    The red-ground field is dominated by a white mihrab with a steep, towering arch and a sea-green, box-shaped central design that is surrounded by hooked diamonds. The two small white boxes seen above the arch are inscribed with the Islamic date 1321 (1903). Tschebull has published a comparative piece. – Minimally reduced at the bottom, new overcasting along the sides. Good overall condition.

    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 12

    • Lot10
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions198 x 118 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,026
    A so-called forked leaf Shirvan, with a repeat of four red flowers framed by white chevrons aligned along the central axis of the dark blue field. A leaf-and-calyx vine adorns the white main border. – Original sides and upper finish, somewhat reduced at the bottom. Signs of age and wear, several repairs, uniformly low pile.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 311

    • Lot11
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions310 x 116 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,026
    Slight signs of wear in the pile, corroded brown sections. Original flatwoven selvedges. The warps, tied off in a net, have survived at both ends.
  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions190 x 165 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR13,420
    This Sevan Kazak belongs to a particular sub-group in which the central shield form is decorated with large lateral wings. The width of the field allows the motif to fully unfold. A fine weave and a beautiful palette. – Original selvedges and upper finish, the lower finish has been restored. Signs of age and wear in the pile.

    FOKKER, NICOLAS, Caucasian Rugs of Yesterday. London, Boston & Sydney 1979, pl. p. 122