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
    • Lot266
    • OriginSouth Caucasus
    • Dimensions169 x 130 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,660
    An antique Karabagh displaying a field design of three Fachralo-like cartouches on a red ground, interspersed with stars, stepped polygons and animals. Eder has published another example of this rare group, however her piece has a field design of six cartouches that the author describes as Genje. The typical knotting structure and black-brown wefts indicate that our carpet was definitely woven in Azerbaijan. – Minimally reduced ends, various old repairs, well-preserved pile.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Band 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 145

  • Alpan Kuba

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    • Lot268
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions164 x 95 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,928
    Known as Alpan, this group of Kuba rugs displays a field design that appears to derive from older Caucasian silk embroideries. The five star medallions, alternating between red and white, are densely surrounded by diagonal cartouches, each decorated with four serrated leaves to suggest a gyrating movement. – Minimally reduced at both ends, original selvedges. Corroded brown, small repiled areas.
    • Lot270
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions270 x 117 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,320
    A loosely assembled tree design has been aligned along the central axis of the salmon field; the white-ground border contains the so-called crab design composed of star-shaped blossoms with diagonal arms. – Repiled upper and lower finishes, the original selvedges have been mended in places. Various repiled and repaired sections.
  • Cappadocian Kilim

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    • Lot271
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions400 x 160 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Result EUR8,540
    This two-panel kilim presents a design of four compartments containing huge, comb-like motifs of vertical and horizontal bars with ‘zip fastener’ outlines and double hooks. Evidently a very old piece dating from the 18th century, it was probably woven in Central Anatolia. – Obvious signs of age and wear, holes and missing areas, the original finishes are missing all around. Backed with canvas.

    TÜRCK, ULRICH, Anatolische Kelim im Schloss Lembeck. Marl 1995, no. 28

  • Baluch Balisht

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    • Lot272
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions78 x 51 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR793
    The midnight blue field has three octagons embedded in a dense design of stars, rosettes and serrated diagonal leaves, with additional representations of small four-legged animals. A narrow border of quadrupeds frames the field. The main border shows small diamonds with stepped outlines. A fine weave and silky, lustrous wool. – Damaged sides and corners.
  • Appliqué Wall Hanging

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    • Lot273
    • OriginNorth Africa, Egypt
    • Dimensions415 x 321 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR854
    An extremely large cotton wall hanging ornamented with designs in appliqué technique. Such decorative textiles have been used in Egypt for a long time, serving either as wall hangings in homes or mosques, or as partitions in tents. – Good condition.
    • Lot274
    • OriginNorth India, Kashmir
    • Dimensions195 x 97 cm
    • Age20th century
    • Result EUR1,159
    A light-brown shawl woven from finely spun pashmina wool, edged with a delicate border of tiny botehs. Known as shahtoosh (king of wool), such cloths produced from the world’s most expensive material (the wool is taken from the fleeces of Capra ibex, wild mountain antelopes inhabiting the Himalayas at over 4000 metres of altitude) were woven by Kashmiri men. Thin, light as a feather, yet very warm and only available in small quantities, they have always been status symbols par excellence. – Very good condition.
  • Arkilla Munga

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    • Lot275
    • OriginWest Africa, Mali
    • Dimensions439 x 129 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR3,294
    This large wool and cotton flatweave is composed of vertical bands woven separately and then joined. The ground displays an indigo and white chequerboard design as well as horizontal panels in white, blue, yellow and red-brown. Known as arkilla munga, such textiles were woven by the women of the Fulani tribe. They served as wedding blankets and were hung in front of the bridal bed in single-room huts to separate that area. As the Fulani maintained trade relations with the Saharan tribes, arkillas are also encountered among the Tuareg nomads. – Good condition.

    GILLOW, JOHN, African Textiles. Colour and Creativity across a Continent. London 2003, ill. p. 49 *** HALI, issue 105, London 1999, cover

  • Designer Rug

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    • Lot276
    • OriginEurope
    • Dimensions208 x 108 cm
    • AgeDated 1964
    • Result EUR2,318
    Dated 1964, this modern knotted rug was produced to an artist’s design in a European workshop. To date we have been unable to establish the country and place of origin. An inscription in the bottom left-hand corner provides two names C. Lauer and W. Dreczko, as well as the date, 1964. – Perfect condition.
  • Ningxia Saddle Cover

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    • Lot277
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions116 x 60 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,342
    A saddle cover depicting five Fo dogs on a rosewood ground, with the mountain-and-waves design added at both ends. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile.