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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
  • Lori Pambak Kazak

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    • Lot91
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions217 x 171 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,514
    In this red-ground Lori-Pambak, powerful octagons with hooked outlines have been embedded in three huge cross designs. – Original sides, signs of age and wear.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 71

  • Kuba Sumakh

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    • Lot92
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions289 x 205 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR10,004
    A large sumakh from the Kuba region, with three octagons taking up the entire width of the red-ground field. The main designs has been surrounded by a brown line resembling a box, its inner outline decorated with trefoils. A frieze of Talish rosettes frames the field. The light blue main border shows a rare design of stylised dragons, hooked diamonds and filler motifs. – Major rewoven sections, the net-like finishes at both ends have been replaced.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1976, pl. p. 93

    • Lot93
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions314 x 102 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR7,320
    Based on their stylistic idiosyncrasies and technical features, rare Kuba rugs of this kind, with a Khirdaghyd design in a yellow field and a characteristic border section, probably belong to the Zeikhur group. The few published examples, most of them in the runner format, resemble each other so closely that it is considered certain they share the same provenance. – Replaced selvedges, several restored areas.

    Literature:
    TKF-WIEN (publ.), Antike Orientteppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Vienna 1986, no. 59 *** WILLBORG, PETER, Textile Treasures from five centuries. Stockholm 1995, no. 26 *** SOTHEBY'S New York, "The Sailer Collection" auction, 1/19/1998, # 83

  • Yomut Igdir Chuval

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    • Lot95
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions110 x 74 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,220
    A brown-ground nine-gül chuval of the Igdir tribe showing chemche secondary designs and ornaments resembling butterflies in the border. – Original sides and upper finish, somewhat reduced at the bottom, the back is missing. Uniformly low pile.
  • Sultanabad

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    • Lot102
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions225 x 157 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR3,660
    New overcasting along the sides, original kilim finishes at both ends. Good condition.
  • Petag Tabriz

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    • Lot103
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions381 x 301 cm
    • AgeCa. 1925 - 1940
    • Result EUR4,148
    A carpet from the factory of PETAG (Persische Teppich Gesellschaft A.G. – Persian Carpet plc) of Tabriz, reliably identified by the company’s cintamani “signature”, here seen in the top left corner. Established in 1911 by Heinrich Jacoby, this German company specialised in high-quality reproductions of classic Persian models. The Clam Gallas carpet (Herat, late 16th century), now in the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, served as the model for this example. – Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear in the pile.

    Literature:
    VÖLKER, ANGELA, Die orientalischen Knüpfteppiche im MAK. Wien, Cologne & Weimar 2001, no. 85

    • Lot104
    • OriginCentral France
    • Dimensions212 x 208 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,148
    A square Aubusson with a light brown field, a circular central medallion and a border of cartouches. The balanced composition and mellow pastel shades make this French rug a very elegant textile for interior design. – Good condition.
  • Indian Embroidery

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    • Lot106
    • OriginNorth India, Rajastan
    • Dimensions190 x 99 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR244
    Silk embroidery with mirror work on a linen ground. The design has been divided into eight square compartments enclosing large white-ground stars. - Slight signs of age.
  • Bessarabian Kilim

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    • Lot109
    • OriginSouth East Europe
    • Dimensions225 x 170 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,416
    Woven in a village household for home use, this kilim is from Bessarabia, which belonged to the Czarist Empire from 1812 to 1917. It displays the characteristic coarse weave and a simple floral design of flowering twigs in pastel shades that have been arranged in offset rows; the black border shows a linear garland decorated with blossoms. – Minimal signs of wear, good condition.
  • Pskent Suzani

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    • Lot111
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions256 x 195 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    A six-panel silk embroidery on a blazing red ground. The entire surface has been embroidered, a typical feature of Suzanis from the oasis of Pskent. The field design consists of huge octagons and smaller rectangles outlined in yellow; the octagons contain stars enclosing a central sun design. Only the central octagon is seen in its complete form; the seven outer ones are cut by the narrow border, which is decorated with a vine of diagonal green leaves, a characteristic feature of Pskent Suzanis. – Minimal repairs, slight signs of age, good overall condition. The edges have been backed with fabric.

    Literature:
    LINDAHL, DAVID & KNORR, THOMAS, Uzbek. The textiles and life of the nomadic and sedentary Uzbek tribes of Central-Asia. Lörrach-Tüllingen 1975, pl. 23