Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

108 Lots
Exchange rate
0.855 GBP1 Euro
1.293 USD1 Euro
  • Karakecili

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    • Lot1
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama region
    • Dimensions266 x 200 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR3,172
    The Karakecili tribe inhabited the mountainous hinterland of the Bergama region during the 18th and 19th centuries. The piece offered here is exemplary of their distinctive rugs. Generous in composition, woven in brilliant colours and with a cartouche border influenced by 17th century Transylvanian rugs, this Karakecili appears to be of great age. According to the consignor, the rug was acquired from Bernheimer, the Munich art dealer, prior to World War I and has been in the family’s possession ever since. Bausback published an almost identical comparative piece in 1978. – Heavily damaged, large old repiled sections. Several holes and missing sections; the sides have been cut and reselvedged.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Anatolische Knüpfteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mannheim 1978, pl. p. 39

  • Yomut Chuval

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    • Lot3
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions104 x 66 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR488
    A nine-gül Yomut chuval with an aubergine ground, a secondary design of erre-güls and small stepped polygons in the vermilion border. The rare elem shows four abstract trees growing from a vase. – Somewhat reduced at the top and bottom, signs of wear in the pile, the kilim back has not survived.
  • Yomut Torba

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    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions40 x 83 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR537
    In this Yomut torba, a white ak su lattice design surrounds dark blue compartments enclosing cross motifs. – Good condition, including the original back. The long fringe at the lower end may constitute a later addition.
    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions266 x 119 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    This very rare Baluch was sold by Lefevre & Partners in London as early as 1983. Its long format and white ground colour are striking features. The field contains three parallel rows of straight-lined trees, their trunks decorated with diamonds and serrated diamonds. The lateral branches end in star-shaped blossoms. In the dark brown main border, cross designs alternate with pairs of triangles. – The original selvedges are preserved; remains of the kilim finishes have survived at both ends. Signs of wear in the pile.

    LEFREVRE & PARTNERS, auction of 4 March 1983, # 53

  • Yomut Ensi

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    • Lot7
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions180 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,196
    This Yomut tent door rug displays the typical hatchlu cross in the field, here with the horizontal panel shifted towards the lower end. The four segments are densely patterned with diamond-shaped ornaments. Two white-ground syrga borders and a central red panel of stepped polygons surround the field. Whereas many Yomut ensis have two elems of equal width as the lower finish, this piece has a dominant horizontal panel containing large tree forms in diverse colours. – Original finishes all around, good condition.
  • Pope, Arthur Upham & Ackerman, Phyllis

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    • Lot8
    • OriginA Survey Of Persian Art
    • Dimensionsca. 39 x 29 cm
    • AgeLondon and New York 1938 / 1939
    • Result EUR2,074
    This reference work on the art of Iran is indispensable for any scientific study of the subject. Published by the Oxford University Press between 1938 and 1939 in six volumes, it was subtitled “From Prehistoric Times To The Present”. Vol. I (1938): Text, Pre-Achaemenid, Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian Periods; Vol. II (1939): Text, Architecture, The Ceramic Arts, Calligraphy and Epigraphy; Vol III (1939): Text, The Art of the Book, Textiles, Carpets, Metalwork, Minor Arts; Vol. IV (1938): Plates 1 – 510; Vol. V (1938): Plates 511 – 980; Vol. VI (1939): Plates 981 – 1482. The book covers show signs of wear and stains, the blue linen binding has faded in places; damaged corners.
  • Lessing, Julius

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    • Lot9
    • OriginAlt-Orientalische Teppiche
    • Dimensions52 x 36 cm
    • AgeBerlin 1877
    • Result EUR671
    Julius Lessing’s famous publication, “Alt-Orientalische Teppiche nach Bildern und Originalen des XV.-XVI. Jahrhunderts”, is considered the first rug book. It was published in three instalments (instalment I, 24 text pages and 10 colour plates; instalments II and III, 10 colour plates each). Professor Lessing, at the time the Director of the Berlin Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Art and Industry), compiled the designs from representations of carpets in old master paintings. The coloured grid drawings, constituting reconstructions rectifying shifts in perspective and projected onto the two-dimensional plane, were of his own making. In the portfolio offered here, the three sets have been placed into a sturdy, dark red cardboard folder with an embossed cover, a special design produced by Herzog book binders of Leipzig (according to the attached label). – Slight abrasions and stains on the folder, very good overall condition, complete.
    • Lot11
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions224 x 165 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR6,100
    The provenance of this very rare, green-ground carpet is probably the Dazkiri region of South West Turkey. Finely woven and with a complex, precisely drawn field design, it constitutes a workshop piece. The white kufi vine in the red main border occurs as early as the older “Holbein” carpets while the geometric, stylised animal motifs of the guard stripes go back to even earlier models. Another example in the same group is in the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. (TM R 34.12.6), and a further example has been published in the book on the “Orient Stars” Collection. – Repiled finishes all around, signs of age and wear, various old repairs.

    YOHE, RALPH S. & McCOY JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1968, no. 22 *** KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars – A Carpet Collection. Catalogue of the Hamburg und Stuttgart exhibitions. Stuttgart – London 1993, no. 171

    • Lot16
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions252 x 104 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,540
    In the narrow field, a repeat of offset rows of angular pairs of botehs is interspersed with small diamonds, botehs and squares. This kind of field design is rather rare in Talish carpets. A golden yellow border divides the field from the wide border section, with a white-ground main border of Talish rosettes. – The selvedges are in need of repair in places. Very good overall condition, with the original finishes all around.
  • Lori Pambak Kazak

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    • Lot18
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions298 x 165 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR4,758
    A Lori Pambak Kazak drawn in an exemplary style, with three huge octagons enclosing a large cross design each. – Partially restored sides, both ends repiled. Good overall condition.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L’Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 71