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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
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1.298 USD1 Euro
    • Lot47
    • OriginSouth Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions96 x 47 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR634
    A carriage cushion woven in the rölakan technique, preserved with the original plain red fabric back. The light red field is decorated with an octagonal lattice design of white lines and stepped polygons placed at the points of intersection; the compartments contain eight-pointed stars. A harmonious, mellow palette. – Damaged and repaired corners.
    • Lot50
    • OriginSouth Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions94 x 50 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR3,660
    This carriage cushion woven in the flamskväv technique was made in the district of Torna in south western Skåne or the district of Harjagers. The black-brown field depicts a Christian iconographic subject – two representations of the Annunciation in which Mary, the angel and the dove are portrayed in a round medallion framed by a wreath. The two medallions are surrounded by flowers, a winged angel hovers above them. An almost identical example in the Khalili Collection shows the two figures of the Annunciation reversed left to right. – Very good condition, including the original brown back.

    Literature:
    Malmö, issue 5, fig. 217 (Torna) and fig. 270 (Harjagers) *** Hansen, no. 3

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    • Lot52
    • OriginSouth Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions392 x 45 cm
    • AgeCa. 1830
    • Result EUR915
    A long bench runner, embroidery in rosengång and other techniques on a kilim ground. The probable provenance is the district of Herrestads. The design consists of compartments alternating between an ochre and a brown ground, arranged one above the other; they contain various geometric motifs such as diamonds, rectangles, cross and arrow shapes. One of the brown compartments contains six birds. The design sections are separated by narrow white borders. – Minor darned areas, good condition.

    Literature:
    Malmö, issue 3, fig. 146

    • Lot54
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions316 x 214 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR3,660
    A highly decorative Mahal showing a mina khani repeat on a light red field. The white-ground border contains a vine and palmettes drawn in the style of Sehna rugs. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot55
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions205 x 134 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR4,636
    New overcasting along the sides, original kilim end finishes. Slight signs of age and wear.
    • Lot57
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions628 x 404 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR9,760
    Very good condition, with the pile at its original height. A firm, board-like weave and heavy weight. Original finishes all around.
    • Lot58
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions288 x 140 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR8,540
    This yellow-ground Daghestan displays a repeat of Kirdaghyd designs drawn to a large scale; the inner sides of the field are decorated with horizontal ‘S’-forms, polygons, diamonds and animals. A wide border section of three panels. Original finishes all around, slight signs of age and wear, corroded brown.
    • Lot59
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions402 x 95 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,490
    A Karabagh displaying a polychrome design of diagonal stripes in beautiful colours and a main border of small octagons. A white-ground stripe at the upper end contains a number of symbols that appear Armenian. – Many repaired sections, the selvedges have been partially replaced and the ends somewhat reduced.
    • Lot60
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions175 x 110 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,930
    A rug in splendid colours woven in the north eastern Caucasus. In the field, a hexagonal diamond lattice of light blue lines encloses spider güls drawn in the kilim style and arranged to form colour diagonals. The diverse colours of the motifs provide a rich contrast to the black-brown ground of the field. The border design of stepped ‘S’-forms in the main border and colourful diagonal stripes in the two secondary borders appears in identical form in Kuba rugs. – Repiled finishes all around, several older repairs.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 22

    • Lot62
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions144 x 127 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,930
    For reasons that are difficult to reconstruct, the small-format rugs woven by the Tekke have long been overshadowed by their main carpets, but the outstanding quality and beauty of this example show that this has been unjustified. The primary design consists of three times seven chuval güls drawn in an exemplary style; the chemche secondary motifs are linked by fine vertical lines. Similar versions of the open border design – octagons filled with stars interspersed with pairs of chevrons – are seen in the earliest surviving Tekke main carpets. A nearly square format, a very fine weave, a flexible handle, velvety wool, light and transparent colours. – Slight damage to the sides and corners, otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    TZAREVA, ELENA, Teppiche aus Mittelasien und Kasachstan. Leningrad 1984, no. 33 *** STRAKA, JEROME A. (ed.), The Oriental Rug Collection of Jerome and Mary Jane Straka. Washington, D.C. 1978, no. 27