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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
Exchange rate
0.810 GBP1 Euro
1.298 USD1 Euro
    • Lot279
    • OriginNorth East China
    • Dimensions367 x 195 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,540
    A decorative workshop carpet made in Beijing. A disc medallion has been placed at the centre of the cream field and a symmetrical design of flowering twigs, butterflies, Fo dogs and smaller disc medallions arranged around it. The field is surrounded by a pink meandering vine; the main border contains flowering twigs and bats. – New overcasting along the sides, minimally reduced ends. Slight signs of wear and repiled areas, good overall condition.
    • Lot283
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions167 x 129 cm
    • Ageum 1900
    • Result EUR1,830
    The midnight blue field shows a lattice of large yellow diamonds enclosing flowering trees. – Well preserved, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, no. 12.14, p. 224

  • Qashqa’i Miniature Rug

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    • Lot285
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions80 x 57 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR5,490
    A small Qashqa’i rug featuring two box-shaped inscription cartouches containing religious invocations, surrounded by flowers. A very fine weave including silk warps, with several design details woven in silk. Formerly owned by James Opie. Black & Loveless have published a comparative piece. – Several rewoven areas in the field. Original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Woven Gardens. Nomad and Village Rugs of the Fars Province of Southern Persia. London 1979, no. 11

    • Lot288
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions193 x 120 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,660
    The light red field presents a repeat of large star-shaped blossoms arranged in offset rows and framed by diagonal serrated leaves and poles. The spacious composition, still more generous in the main border design, is a stylistic feature of the comparatively rare Shirvan group. – Slight signs of age and wear, both ends minimally reduced, original selvedges.

    Literature:
    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Band 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 252

  • Varamin Bag

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    • Lot289
    • OriginNorth Persia
    • Dimensions80 x 68 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,830
    This large single bag made in the Varamin region has been elaborately woven in a mixed technique, with knotted horizontal design stripes standing out like reliefs from the plainweave ground. The kilim back is decorated in blue, red, green and brown horizontal stripes. – Very well preserved, including the the upper closure band.
  • Sleeping Rug

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    • Lot293
    • OriginSouth Tibet
    • Dimensions146 x 77 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR915
    A high-pile Tibetan sleeping rug (tsu truk) woven in the characteristic looped pile technique. Especially popular in meditation carpets, the distinctive two-tone chequerboard design appears in red and white in this piece. - Good condition.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, CHRISTIAN, Alte Teppiche aus Tibet. Meditationen in Wolle. Mannheim 1989, pl. 15

  • Ningxia Pillar Rug

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    • Lot296
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions253 x 104 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR2,562
    A pillar rug in which various Chinese symbols and animals, including a white rat, have been arranged in the dusky pink field. The wide lower finish is decorated with the mountain-and-waves design, while three demon’s masks and strings of pearls are seen at the top. Placing the rug around a pillar of suitable diameter results in a continuous design at the top and bottom. – Very good condition.
  • Gyantse Khaden

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    • Lot298
    • OriginSouth Tibet
    • Dimensions160 x 89 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR915
    A seating or sleeping rug featuring a geometric repeat of small, cruciform clusters of squares in white and midnight blue as well as larger stepped polygons. Associated with meditation, this type was woven without borders, perhaps to emphasise the flowing, inifinite character of the design. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, CHRISTIAN, Alte Teppiche aus Tibet. Meditationen in Wolle. Mannheim 1989, pl. 18

  • Bijar Kilim

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    • Lot300
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions199 x 130 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,342
    A Bijar kilim with a midnight blue field. The white central medallion is filled with abstract flowers, while further flowers are dispersed around it. The kilims of this specific group stand out on account of their Baroque designs that probably derive from French fabrics. Almost indistinguishable, they only differ in colouring. A typical example of the group are the “lazy lines” in the ground weave that form a subtle diamond lattice in the field ground. – Good condition, only slight signs of wear, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    DENNY, WALTER B. & WALKER, DANIEL, The Markarian Album. Cincinnati 1988, pl. 85 *** PLÖTZE, KARL-MICHAEL, Welt der Kelims. Barsinghausen 2001, no. 100

    • Lot301
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions263 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,904
    A Khamseh boteh rug with a white field and a red-ground border, drawn in an exemplary style. Comparatively large, finely woven and of rather formal composition, such items were probably made for sale in the workshops of the winter villages. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 103