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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
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0.810 GBP1 Euro
1.298 USD1 Euro
  • Ersari Ensi

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    • Lot175
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions206 x 162 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,538
    Judging by its comparatively large dimensions, this ensi was probably woven by settled Ersari Turkmen for use in a house. The field design of offset güls resembling ornamental plates has been drawn in the ikat style. Herrmann has published another example of this rare group. – Original finishes all around, several restored sections, slight signs of wear in the pile.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Lotto bis Tekke. Seltene Orientteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Munich 1978, no. 76

  • Kermina Suzani

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    • Lot176
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions218 x 171 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,100
    This magnificent Suzani from Kermina features a diamond lattice of green diagonal leaves, its compartments densely filled with cruciform floral clusters and flowering twigs. The elegantly drawn panicles seen in the wide main border are striking. The Suzani has been in the possession of American millionaire Edwin S. George of Detroit, Michigan, since the early 20th century. – Several small holes, slightly reduced all around, otherwise very well preserved.

    Literature:
    VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Suzani. Eine textile Kunst aus Zentralasien. Munich 1994, no. 12 *** BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Embroidered Flowers From Thrace To Tartary. London 1981, no. 22

    • Lot179
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions147 x 107 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR5,368
    This antique Bijov showing a generous design layout and a rich palette of mellow patinated colours is obviously a fairly early example. Two small gables have been suggested at the upper end of the field. – Somewhat reduced ends, cut sides, replaced selvedges. Corroded brown, uniformly low pile.

    Literature:
    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Woven Stars. Rugs And Textiles From Southern California Collections. Los Angeles 1996, no. 5 *** SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 79

    • Lot181
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions210 x 108 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR10,370
    A classic Talish showing a midnight blue met hane field, its inner surround outlined in reciprocal trefoils, and a white-ground border of rosettes. – Damaged lower finish, several stitched vertical tears. Full pile preserved, good condition.

    Literature:
    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Band 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 174 *** SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 53

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  • Qashqa’i Gabbeh

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    • Lot182
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions279 x 141 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    An authentic white-ground gabbeh woven for home use, with three rows of rectangular compartments enclosing diamonds divided by wide design bars. All the designs are drawn in the kilim style. - Minimally reduced ends, slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.
  • Bakhtiari Pictorial Rug

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    • Lot183
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions203 x 149 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,636
    The midnight blue field is completely filled by a lady facing the viewer with a grave expression. She is wearing an elegant dress with a vertical stripe design; the hems of her jacket and skirt are trimmed with a border reminiscent of carpets. A small basket hangs from her bent right arm, and she is holding a rose in her right hand. At the lower end of the field, two yellow vases contain trees whose flowering branches cover the upper end of the field. Two birds (parrots?) facing the lady perch on branches near her head. The carpet probably portrays the wife of a Bakhtiari khan. Pictorial carpets of this kind were a phenomenon of the Qajar period, and may have been woven on the basis of photographs. – New overcasting along the sides, minimally reduced ends. Good overall condition.

    Literature:
    KONSTHALLEN GÖTEBORG (publ.), Mönstrets Mysterier. Orientaliska Mattor & Textilier. Gothenburg 1999, pl. p. 15

  • Karapinar Kilim

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    • Lot184
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Region Konya
    • Dimensions335 x 155 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR4,880
    A two-panel kilim woven in a horizontal stripe design. In the central section, patterned bands alternate with plain sand-coloured stripes. Wide elems of dense design are seen at both ends. Beautiful transparent colours. – Small rewoven areas, very good overall condition.
  • Fethiye Kilim

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    • Lot185
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions356 x 140 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR6,710
    A Fethiye kilim woven in a single panel. Six diamonds with massive serrated outlines are seen both above and below the centre of the red field, which is decorated with nine smaller serrated motifs. Both ends have wide elems of horizontal stripes. The composition of a decentralised design that does not accentuate the centre of the field, as well as the format suggest that this nomad kilim served as a camel cover. – Good condition, backed with canvas.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 72, 29/11/2008, # 86 *** ESKENAZI, JOHN J. (publ.), Kilim anatolici – Anatolian kilims. Milan 1984, pl. 17

    • Lot186
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions220 x 99 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,342
    This unusual village rug from the Hamadan region was exhibited at the Gewerbemuseum, Basel, as early as 1980. The field is covered in narrow vertical stripes containing diagonal colour bands aligned towards the centre, combining into an overall picture of gable shapes. The basic design is interrupted by a vertical blue band decorated with a double row of botehs, running along the central axis like a trench. – Minimally reduced ends, cut sides, replaced selvedges.

    Published:
    GEWERBEMUSEUM BASEL (publ.), Alte Teppiche aus dem Orient (exhibition catalogue). Basel 1980, ill. p. 87

  • Yomut Abdal Chuval

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    • Lot190
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions83 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,562
    The proportions, ribbed weave, typical palette and distinctive border identify this chuval as a weaving by the Abdal tribe, a member of the Yomut confederation. – One major old repair at the top left-hand side, otherwise in good condition; remains of the lower kilims have been preserved. The back is missing.

    Literature:
    HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 60