Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
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    • Lot192
    • OriginEast Turkestan
    • Dimensions165 x 88 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR14,640
    Only a very few antique carpets from the Khotan oasis in East Turkestan have survived. Particularly rare, this small-format example with a red field and wonderfully patinated colours displays two disc medallions, each filled with a lotus blossom and surrounded by four sickle-shaped leaves. Two stepped polygons with hooked outlines are halved by the lateral borders. The yellow spandrels are outlined in scrolled hook contours. – Small restored areas, low spots in the pile. In good condition considering its age.
    • Lot193
    • OriginEast Turkestan
    • Dimensions138 x 97 cm
    • AgeLate 18th century
    • Result EUR36,600
    An extremely rare rug from the oasis of Khotan showing an abstract design. White bands decorated with red diamonds form the chequerboard design of the field. The yellow, red, rose and brown squares, arranged in colour diagonals, are speckled with colourful dots positioned to produce funnel shapes. The rug was published by Herrmann in 1986 and an analogous example published by Battilossi in 1989. A Khotan showing the field design of this rug in the border is in an Italian collection. – Signs of age and wear, low pile. Original selvedges, both ends somewhat reduced.

    BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquarito. Catalogo IV. Turin 1989, no. 25 *** CONCARO, EDOARDO & LEVI, ALBERTO, Sovrani Tappeti. Il tappeto orientale dal XV al XIX seculo. Milan 1999, no. 136

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 8. Munich 1986, no. 112

    • Lot196
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions188 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR6,100
    Judging by its structure and comparatively coarse weave, this rug belongs neither to the Shirvan nor the Kuba groups, but was probably woven in the Daghestan region further to the north. Colourful palmettes in tasteful colour variations form a repeat in the narrow, royal blue field. The most striking feature is the wide, white-ground main border, which displays an extremely rare design of blue pole and chevron forms, diamonds and pairs of arrows outlined in red. – Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear.
  • Sivas Prayer Rug

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    • Lot197
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions155 x 105 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,026
    This rare Sivas prayer rug shows the typical border of the region – five narrow bands containing floral vines and amulet forms. In the green field, a cochineal mihrab with a steep stepped arch, its inner outline decorated with blue double hooks, encloses three hooked diamonds. There are obvious formal similarities to Kirsehir prayer rugs, but the palette, structure and border design suggest a provenance in Sivas. – Restored lower finish, several repiled sections.
  • Bakhtiari Pictorial Rug

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    • Lot200
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions189 x 156 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR5,612
    This rare white-ground Bakhtiari pictorial rug portrays four Qajar dynasty princes (identified as such by their crowns). Arranged in pairs in two tiers, they flank a large tree that forms the vertical axis of the composition, facing the centre. The princes are dressed in splendid robes of state, their hands clasped around a curved dagger attached to their belts (khanjar). Judging by the comparatively fine weave and the flexible structure that differs from other Bakhtiari weavings, the rug was probably woven in the Henegoon region. A red-ground comparative piece was exhibited in Malmö in 1999. – Both ends somewhat reduced, slight signs of age, otherwise well preserved.

    KONSTHALLEN GÖTEBORG (publ.), Mönstrets Mysterier. Orientaliska Mattor & Textilier. Gothenburg 1999, pl. p. 21

  • Qashqa’i Gabbeh

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    • Lot201
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions224 x 144 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    A large dark green rectangle depicting a crouching lion, with a body of diagonal stripes, has been placed at the centre of the blazing red field. A flowering tree planted in a bowl and flanked by two birds is seen at each end of the field. Tanavoli has attributed a comparable lion gabbeh to the Shishboluki tribe. This example displays the typical knotting structure of old gabbehs, with alternately white and brown wefts, producing a striped appearance on the reverse. – Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear.

    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ & AMANOLAHI, SEKANDAR, Gabbeh. The Georges D.Bornet Collection, part 2. Zug and Wesel, no date, no. 76 *** TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Lion Rugs. The Lion in the Art and Culture of Iran. Basel 1985, no. 48

    • Lot202
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions208 x 131 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR1,464
    In this Bakhtiari made in one of the villages of the Chahar Mahal region, the large scale of the designs woven in very beautiful colours is striking. The field is decorated with a three-row chequerboard design and floral motifs. The wide, royal blue border contains large star-shaped blossoms linked by a thin rectilinear vine. Willborg has attributed a comparative piece to the village of Komitak. – Well preserved, with the original finishes all around.

    WILLBORG, PETER, Chahâr Mahal va Bakhtiâri, including the Feridân area. Village, workshop & nomadic rugs of Western Persia. Stockholm 2002, ill. 67, p. 94

  • Borjalou Kazak

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    • Lot204
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions229 x 132 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR14,640
    An early Borjalou of powerful presence, a heavy piece with a full pile and brown wefts – obviously an example made for home use rather than for sale. The narrow red field is decorated with small flowers. The white-ground main border of characteristic width contains offset halves of bold hooked diamonds. Octagonal flowers appear in the two brown-ground secondary borders. – Original finishes all around, the upper kilim is incomplete. Damaged sides, minor repairs. The dark brown sections are completely corroded in two places. A vertical tear in the upper border section. Good overall condition, with a high pile.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Band 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 41

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot213
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions232 x 172 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR17,080
    An early Sevan Kazak woven in light, transparent colours. The huge two-dimensional shield medallion fills the field almost completely. The dot design of the medallion and the stylised trees outside the medallion are typical features of this sub-group. – Slight signs of wear in the pile of the upper section of the field, otherwise in good condition, including the original selvedges.

    THOMPSON, JON, Carpet Magic. The art of carpets from the tents, cottages and workshops of Asia. London 1983, pl. p. 115 *** KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart & London 1993, no. 14

  • Fachralo Prayer Kazak

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    • Lot216
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions126 x 98 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,342
    Somewhat reduced lower finish, original selvedges, signs of wear in the pile.

    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Orientteppiche der Sonderklasse. Sammlerexemplare aus dem alten Rußland. Heidelberg 1990, ill. p. 25