Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
Exchange rate
0.810 GBP1 Euro
1.298 USD1 Euro
  • Marasali Prayer Rug

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    • Lot63
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan region
    • Dimensions123 x 91 cm
    • Age1281 A.H. = 1865 A.D.
    • Result EUR8,540
    A white-ground Marasali prayer rug displaying botehs shaped like honeycombs, their outlines decorated with tiny triangles. The upper end of the botehs appears like the head and neck of a bird, thus the botehs may probably be interpreted as abstract birds. Each boteh is filled with serrated lines drawn in contrasting colours; their colour scheme within the repeat creates an arrangement of concentric ovals. Dated 1865, this item is of artistic significance and holds a special magic that is hard to put into words. The rug used to be in the Paris Bechirian Collection. – New overcasting along the sides; the fringe at the top and bottom is a later addition; uniformly low pile.

    KAFFEL, RALPH, Caucasian Prayer Rugs. London 1998, no. 84

  • Talish Prayer Rug

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    • Lot65
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions109 x 72 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,891
    This blue-ground Talish prayer rug, with a field design of flowers arranged in offset rows and a bridge-shaped mihrab, stands out on account of its unusually small format. An example showing an identical border has been published by Engelhardt. Schürmann described a piece of the same field design as a Lesghi. – New overcasting along the sides, uniformly low piles.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 131 *** ENGELHARDT, EVA, Orientteppiche der Sonderklasse. Sammlerexemplare aus vier Jahrhunderten. Heidelberg 1980, pl. p. 58

  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot67
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions377 x 155 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,026
    This two-panel kilim was woven by Hotamis Turkmen in a village in the Konya region. The white field is largely filled by three powerful hexagons from which extend long double hooks and hooked arms, creating an appearance of huge spiders. The free lateral spaces contain smaller hooked hexagons. Red-ground elem panels, which always occur in this type, have been added to the border section at both ends. Compared to other published Hotamis kilims of this design, the perfectly drawn forms of the primary motifs are striking. The aggressive effect of the field design is toned down by the harmonious, heavily patinated palette. – Obvious signs of age. Original sides and ends, damaged sections, backed with fabric in places.

    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Anatolische Kelims. Nuremberg 1982, ill. 17 *** TÜRCK, ULRICH, Anatolische Kelim im Schloss Lembeck. Marl 1995, pl. 3 *** DAVIES, PETER, The Tribal Eye. Antique Kilims of Anatolia. New York 1933, pl. 27

  • Bakhshaish

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    • Lot68
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions410 x 285 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR15,250
    A powerful white shield shape enclosing a dark blue, flat, oval medallion has been placed on the red ground; its outline of leaves is notched at the top and bottom. The wide red outline of the medallion consists of the dotted bodies of four snakes whose heads appear above and below the medallion, arranged into diagonal pairs. Their wide-open jaws appear to disgorge the designs of the spandrels: leaves and twigs, animals, demons and devil’s masks. – New overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced, signs of age and wear, corroded brown, low spots in the pile.
  • Pao Tao Pictorial Rug

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    • Lot70
    • OriginNorth East China
    • Dimensions169 x 276 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR1,098
    Woven in a horizontal format, this Pao Tao with a beige-ground field still follows the tradition of an older pictorial type, the Hundred Antiques rugs. Objects pertaining to the worlds of art, learning and meditation have been depicted in a nearly symmetrical composition – a jade sceptre lying on a flat table placed at the bottom, a teapot and two cups arranged above it, a vase containing pictorial scrolls on the right and a vase filled with twigs on the left. Two stands holding bells are seen in the lower corners, while vases and books appear in the top corners. – Somewhat reduced at the top and bottom, original sides. Minor repairs and repiled sections.
  • Ningxia Seat Cover

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    • Lot71
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions131 x 65 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,586
    Both ends backed with fabric tape. Original selvedges, full pile preserved, good condition.
  • Konya Kilim

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    • Lot72
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions420 x 160 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Result EUR4,270
    This large, single-panel kilim with a design of wide and narrow horizontal stripes was woven in the Konya region and probably dates before 1800, as suggested by the quality of the colours and weave as well as the confident style of the large designs. – Obvious signs of age, the brown sections are completely corroded in places, missing sections, damaged sides, tears.
  • West Anatolian Kilim

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    • Lot73
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa region
    • Dimensions323 x 177 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,440
    A West Anatolian kilim composed of two panels, its tomato red field divided into two square compartments by a horizontal design bar showing large carnations identical to those seen in the wide border. Each compartment contains a huge, white-ground design of totemistic appearance with a hooked outline and a cruciform interior drawing, surrounded like satellites by four hexagons enclosing hooked diamonds. Generous in composition and resplendent in bright colours, this kilim is a masterpiece. It may have been woven by a Turkmen tribe in the surroundings of Manisa. An almost identical example (displaying three compartments) is illustrated in Yayla. – Very well preserved.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, no. 18

  • Azeri Cover

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    • Lot77
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions185 x 168 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,586
    A nearly square, white-ground flatwoven Azeri cover, composed of two panels and decorated with brocaded designs. The field contains a repeat of rows of squares alternating in colour, each enclosing a stepped polygon. – Several small stains, otherwise very well preserved, with the original finishes all around.
  • Cappadocian Long Rug

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    • Lot78
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions325 x 106 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    This yellow-ground rug was made in Cappadocia, an old cultural landscape east of Konya. The field displays large box shapes, their corners emphasised by dotted triangles, each enclosing a hooked diamond aligned along the central axis. A similar example used to be in the Orient Stars collection. – Heavily damaged, holes and missing areas, backed with fabric.

    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart & London 1993, no. 137