Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
Exchange rate
0.810 GBP1 Euro
1.298 USD1 Euro
    • Lot13
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions474 x 334 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR6,100
    This large Esfahan carpet, of extremely fine weave, perfect draughtsmanship and tastefully co-ordinated colours, is a typical example of the prevailing taste of the late Pahlavi period. – Minimal signs of wear along the sides, good overall condition.
    • Lot15
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions200 x 135 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR3,416
    Cut and newly overcast sides, somewhat reduced ends. All four corners have been repiled.
  • Sarab Long Rug

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    • Lot16
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions395 x 105 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,538
    Replaced selvedges, various repiled areas, corroded dark brown sections.
    • Lot17
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions221 x 140 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,586
    A village rug produced in the cottage industry of the Bijar region, with a firm weave, natural dyes and a wool warp. The midnight blue field and the red, shield-shaped medallion are densely covered in a geometric, stylised Herati design. The floral design of lively, colourful palmettes in the royal blue main border provides a contrast to the style of the field. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot18
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions302 x 205 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,636
    A white-ground Sarough displaying an elegant tile design derived from 17th century Kerman vase carpets. A repeat of large diamonds outlined in lively two-tone contours covers the field; the compartments enclose various tree forms in subtle pastel shades, some of them aligned towards one end of the field and some towards the other. The composition, mirrored along both the vertical and horizontal axes, and the reciprocal alignment of the trees combine to produce a remarkably complex overall picture. Thompson has published a Ziegler vagireh of the same design in Carpet Magic. – New overcasting along the ends, uniformly low pile.

    THOMPSON, JON, Carpet Magic. The art of carpets from the tents, cottages and workshops of Asia. London 1983, pl. p. 138

  • Baluch Balisht

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    • Lot20
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions83 x 45 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR732
    A Balisht by the Salar Khani tribe, finely woven and carefully drawn. – Good condition, the kilim finishes survive at both ends, the back is missing.
  • Dokhtar-i-Ghazi Prayer Rug

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    • Lot21
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions146 x 113 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    A rare prayer rug of the Dokhtar-i-Ghazi tribe that is almost identical to an example illustrated by Craycraft and another sold by us in May 2012. – Good condition, the original finishes and kilim ends have survived. The brown sections of the design are partially corroded.

    CRAYCRAFT, MICHAEL, Belouch Prayer Rugs. From the exhibition at Adraskand Gallery. Point Reyes Station 1982, no. 14 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 80, 19/05/2012, # 161

    • Lot23
    • OriginCentral Persia, Esfahan
    • Dimensions319 x 109 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR976
    A figural wall hanging, with the design partially printed and partially painted on an extremely thin cotton cloth. Such textile pictures have survived in especially large numbers from the Qajar period (1788 - 1925). Known as Qalamkar-e Tasviri, their provenance is usually Esfahan. This piece depicts two scenes arranged one above the other: the bottom scene shows a female dancer and four musicians, while the top scene portrays a shah seated on the floor, in conversation with a kneeling member of his court, with three princes standing around a tree above him. According to Nabholz-Kartaschoff, the Swiss expert for such textiles, large Qalamkar pictures of narrative character were hung on walls in private homes or public spaces. In art historic terms, they are associated with Qajar oil paintings and provide insights into the imagination and fashion of the period. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.
  • Four Cartoons

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    • Lot24
    • OriginSweden, Skåne
    • Dimensionsdiverse
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR1,098

    Collection Per Axel Hylta

    These four cartoons showing drawings of compositions were put up behind a loom, serving as a guide for the weavers. The design has been drawn onto paper and hand-coloured. Coloured wool threads have been attached to the lower edge and numbered; the numbers appear in the various motifs. Thus neither the design nor the colour scheme was left to the weaver’s discretion, but were pre-determined.

    • Lot25
    • OriginSouth Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions96 x 50 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Result EUR732
    This carriage cushion in the rölakan technique was probably woven in the district of Oxie. The light-brown field shows two large, eight-pointed stars that merge into one another, with a cross at their centres and smaller, eight-pointed stars arranged around them. This design is often encountered in the districts of Albo, Färs and Gärds. – Slightly damaged sides, good overall condition.

    Hansen, no. 60