Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
Exchange rate
0.810 GBP1 Euro
1.298 USD1 Euro
  • Shushtar Kilim

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    • Lot237
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions318 x 102 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,660
    An antique Bakhtiari Shushtar kilim displaying three small diamond medallions in the blazing red field, which is surrounded by striking trefoils. The main border contains reciprocal trefoils. – Very well preserved, except for small repaired areas.

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 357

    • Lot238
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions180 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,320
    A classic Konagkend of impressive graphic design: a complex, interlocked white lattice arranged on the midnight blue field encloses small stepped polygons and a plethora of tiny ‘S’-motifs. The main border displays a kufi vine design drawn in an exemplary style. – Good condition, original finishes all around, corroded brown sections.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 104 *** ENGELHARDT, EVA, Orientteppiche der Sonderklasse. Sammlerexemplare aus vergangener Zeit. Heidelberg 1982, pl. p. 83

    • Lot247
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions275 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,880
    Original sides and kilim finishes at the upper and lower ends. Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, several repiled sections, damaged sides.
    • Lot249
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions215 x 125 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    An antique chichi with a Kirdaghyd design of octagons and hooked diamonds in a midnight blue field and a wide border section of five bands showing designs typical of the provenance. Their dense design of small-format ornaments make chichis some of the most elaborately decorated Caucasian rugs. – New overcasting along the sides, repiled ends, uniformly low pile.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 352

    • Lot250
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions288 x 115 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,270
    Unlike their flatweaves, the pile-woven rugs of the Shahsavan tribes of North West Persia and the South East Caucasus have been insufficiently studied. In this splendidly coloured, red-ground rug, the field is dominated by two huge palmettes and a star-shaped medallion – motifs that are well known from numerous Karaja carpets. We have attributed this rug to the Shahsavan on account of its knotting structure and for stylistic reasons, including the colour combinations seen in the bird’s head border. – Various repaired areas, low pile.
  • Shahsavan Khorjin

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    • Lot256
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Hashtrud region
    • Dimensions70 x 33 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,586
    A small-format double bag by the Hashtrud Shahsavan, its faces woven in the sumakh technique. Red flowering plants have been arranged in offset rows in the blue field; the white-ground border contains stepped polygons. Red kilim backs. Meticulously woven in beautiful colours. Fully preserved, including the closure bands. – Good condition.
    • Lot258
    • OriginSouth Caucasus
    • Dimensions372 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,784
    The original selvedges have survived, but have been repaired in places. The outermost border has been replaced at the bottom. Signs of age and wear, several old repairs.
  • Lakai Suzani

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    • Lot259
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions246 x 170 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800 or earlier
    • Result EUR1,952
    A very old Suzani composed of seven panels. Heavily patinated, the cotton ground has assumed a light brown colour over the decades. Judging by the format and composition, the Suzani may have been made in Samarkand, but then again the mushroom-shaped leaves decorating the green vines are a typical feature of Suzanis from Shakhrisyabz. The cross motifs seen in the four circular blossoms in the corners and at the centre of the narrow field are a design that is always associated with the Lakai tribe. Moreover, only the Lakai appear to have used wool yarn for the light red sections. – Original finishes all around, several missing areas, tears and old repairs. The foundation is brittle. Backed with fabric.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Susani. Stickereien aus Mittelasien. Mannheim 1981, pl. p. 37

  • Beshir Jollar

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    • Lot260
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions45 x 155 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR793
    A large trapping showing a field design of geometric, stylised, palmette-like motifs surrounded by serrated bands. A wide border of red diamonds. – Full pile preserved, original upper and lower finishes, cut and newly overcast sides.
  • Shirvan Kelleh

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    • Lot265
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions385 x 145 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,760
    The midnight blue field displays an Afshan design drawn in an exemplary style in harmonious pastel shades and a red-ground main border showing a kufi vine. This large kelleh is a classic example of its group and almost identical to an example published by Grote-Hasenbalg in 1923. – Restored sides, the original kilim finishes survive at both ends. Slight signs of wear in the pile, good overall condition.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922. Vol. II, pl. 33