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
  • Shahsavan Khorjin

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    • Lot217
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Bijar region
    • Dimensions96 x 37 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,392
    A completely preserved double bag, finely woven in the sumakh technique by a Shahsavan tribe inhabiting the Bijar region. The small, square fields of the two faces are each decorated with a distinctive cross shape, while the border is embellished with large flowers. This lovely collector’s piece has been published by Tanavoli. – Good condition.

    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Shahsavan. Flachgewebe aus dem Iran. Herford 1985, no. 201

    • Lot220
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions215 x 138 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR14,640
    In this extremely rare village rug from the Bergama region, a re-entrant design has been suggested by blue lines in the light red field, its central axis accentuated by a light green pole motif. The wide main border decorated with a geometric, stylised floral vine is striking. – Original finishes all around, remains of the kilims survive at both ends. Uniformly low pile, the corroded brown sections have been partially repiled.
  • Karakecili Kilim

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    • Lot221
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Balikesir region
    • Dimensions262 x 91 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    Half of a kilim that once consisted of two panels, woven by the Karakecili Yörük in the mountainous Balekesir region east of Bergama. Due to continuous reciprocal effects and colour distribution, the design of large motifs decorated with scrolled hooks appears confusingly complex and reads less clearly than comparable Karakecili kilims. This may be an indication for an earlier date – an assumption supported by the rich palette and the superb quality of the colours. – Corroded brown, signs of age and wear. Backed with fabric.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flatweaves of the Vakilflar Museum Istanbul. Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 48 *** PLÖTZE, KARL-MICHAEL, Welt der Kelims. Barsinghausen 2001, nos. 74, 74 and 78

  • Karaja Long Rug

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    • Lot222
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions345 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,320
    The mid-night blue field presents a classic Karaja design of large, diagonal cruciform floral clusters in light green and cochineal as well as rosettes of varying sizes. A fine weave, a dense pile and a rich variety of harmonious colours. – Original sides, both ends somewhat reduced.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922. Vol. III, no. 64 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, p. 217

    • Lot224
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions203 x 141 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR3,660
    This blue-ground Tabriz woven in the dozar format shows a rare design of columns and arcades as well as an eight-pointed central medallion, surrounded by flowers and with a star-shaped interior drawing. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot225
    • OriginNorth West China
    • Dimensions240 x 155 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR13,420
    An antique Gansu with a silk pile woven on a cotton foundation. The field design of a central lotus seat disc medallion, with pomegranate designs loosely arranged around it and Chinese-style meandering lattice spandrels, occurs in a similar form in carpets from neighbouring East Turkestan to the north, such as Khotans, while the border design is typical of Gansu rugs. – Good condition, original end and side finishes, only slight signs of age.
    • Lot229
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions220 x 142 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR2,806
    A Kerman rug with a repeat of lively botehs arranged in offset rows and interspersed with cypresses and flowering branches. The same motifs have been used in a different arrangement to create the border design. A fine weave and a harmonious palette. – Slight signs of wear, new overcasting along the sides.
  • Medallion Ushak Fragment

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    • Lot230
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions215 x 152 cm
    • AgeCa. 1600
    • Result EUR3,538
    A fragment of a large, red-ground medallion Ushak; the surviving section constitutes part of the field. The classic style of drawing and brilliant colours, including clear yellows and greens, suggest a date around 1600. – Signs of age and wear, several old repairs.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J. (ed.), Il Tappeto Orientale dal XV al XVII secolo. London 1981, pl. 12

  • Aydinli Kilim

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    • Lot231
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions502 x 169 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR3,416
    This large kilim was woven by Aydinli tribal women in a village of the Konya region. It consists of three panels – the field and the two borders, which were woven separately and attached later. This procedure avoided the pattern displacement along the central axis that occurs in almost all two-panel kilims. The huge, hexagonal primary motif, here repeated five times in the white field, is striking on account of its closed form and bold outlines of scrolled hooks. Light and transparent colours. – In very good condition, except for several small holes.

    TÜRCK, ULRICH, Anatolische Kelim im Schloss Lembeck. Marl 1995, no. 2 *** ESKENAZI; JOHN J. & VALCARENGHI, DARIO, Kilim anatolici. Antichi tappeti tessuti della Turchia. Milan 1985, no. 39 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, no. 21

    • Lot232
    • OriginSouth Caucasus
    • Dimensions293 x 107 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR15,860
    Twelve hooked stepped polygons, with eight-pointed stars at their centres, have been arranged along the central axis of the otherwise plain tomato red field, which is framed by reciprocal trefoils in red and green. The narrow, white-ground main border contains diagonal cruciform flowers. – One stain, otherwise in very good condition.