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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 25. May 2013 at 3 p.m.

108 Lots
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0.855 GBP1 Euro
1.293 USD1 Euro
  • Shahsavan Sumakh Mafrash

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    • Lot69
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions50 x 109 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    A side panel of a mafrash by the Moghan Shahsavan, finely woven in the sumakh technique. Wertime has published a complete mafrash that is almost indistinguishable from our side panel in design and palette. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 59

  • Reyhanli Kilim

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    • Lot70
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions182 x 106 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,952
    A small, colourful kilim from South East Anatolia near the border with North Syria. A dense repeat of diamonds arranged in offset rows covers the white field. Elibelinde motifs divided in two by colour change are aligned in the wide brown-ground border, several of them accentuated by outlines woven in yarn of a different colour. – Original finishes all around, good condition.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 6. Munich 1984, no. 4

  • Bergama Heybe

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    • Lot71
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions125 x 40 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    A saddle bag (heybe) from the Bergama region in its original condition, including the colourful braids and decorative tassels. The two white-ground knotted faces show a tile-like design of four octagons divided by a cross; in the four segments, small diamonds and triangles combine to form larger cross and star shapes. Brüggemann ascribes this complex design to Timurid architectural ornamentation (cat. 69, p. 248). The long, plainwoven connecting panel with a vertical slit is a characteristic feature; in this item it is decorated with horizontal stripes in red, green and aubergine. A parallel piece has been published by Brüggemann and Böhmer.

    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Munich 1982, cat. 86

  • Bakhtiari Gabbeh

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    • Lot73
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions212 x 152 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR7,320
    An antique Bakhtiari gabbeh with a chequerboard design. The distribution of colours results in a composition of concentric stepped polygons, combining into two large, eye-catching designs outlined in white. Woven in clear and brilliant colours, the purely abstract design is an example of the art of surface decoration using simple but highly effective means. The three zig-zag borders are a characteristic feature of Bakhtiari gabbehs. – Good condition, with the original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    GALERIE NEIRIZ (publ.), Gabbehs. Stammesteppiche der Bergnomaden am Zagros. Berlin 1991, ill. 54

  • Qashqa’i Gabbeh

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    • Lot74
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions264 x 123 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR10,980
    Published on several previous occasions, this gabbeh presenting a bold design of three stepped diamonds that have been perfectly fitted into the field in a balanced composition, framed by a striking, meander main border, is an elite example of its kind. The representations of small human and animal figures in the first and third medallions lend the gabbeh a folkloristic touch. An analogous piece was published by Kailash Gallery. – Only minimal signs of wear, very good overall condition, including the original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    AMPE, PATRICK & RIE, Textile Art. A personal choice (Kailash Gallery). Antwerp 1994, no. 4 *** EILAND JR., MURRAY L.(ed.), A World Of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 42, p. 109 *** POHL-SCHILLINGS, HANS E., Aussergewöhnliche Orientteppiche. Bilder einer Ausstellung V. Cologne 1991, no. 23

    Published:
    HALI 35, London 1987, p. 104 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 1. Munich 1989, no.34 *** OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, ills. 10.11 & 10.12, p. 178

  • Qashqa’i

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    • Lot76
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions102 x 58 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,270
    A small-format pile rug by the Kashkuli nomads, members of the Qashqa’i confederation. Kashkuli weavers are considered particularly talented in Iran, and accordingly their work was highly regarded. The field displays an iridescent repeat of red and white zig-zag bands; the red-ground border is decorated with a vine of large leaves. The few published examples of this type closely resemble one another. Their purpose is uncertain; Herrmann, who published the item offered here in 1983, assumed that they served as tool bags. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    EILAND JR., MURRAY L.(ed.), A World Of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 34, p. 101

    Published:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 5. Munich 1983, no. 61

    • Lot83
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions358 x 191 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,708
    A large Ersari with a brick-red field presenting a repeat of geometric, stylised fan palmettes arranged in rows, alternating with stylised botehs resembling bottle shapes. Large-format Ersari carpets of this kind were used in the houses of the winter quarters or offered for sale in the bazaars of the oasis towns. – Obvious signs of age and wear, creases, holes, moth damage.
  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot84
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions40 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,159
    An antique Tekke torba with a design of six large primary güls and chemche secondary motifs, as well as a border of kochak hooks. – Cut vertically along the centre and rejoined, somewhat reduced at the upper and lower ends, damaged sides.
    • Lot85
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions265 x 130 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR4,148
    Finely woven from velvety wool, with a flexible handle and rich, luminous colours, this Ersari showing a vertical stripe design on an aubergine ground is probably one of the oldest weavings of the tribe. The sharply serrated or dotted outlines of most of the ornaments are a striking stylistic feature. – Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile is very low in places.

    Literature:
    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 92

  • Nurata Suzani

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    • Lot87
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions234 x 145 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,562
    This Nurata Suzani has large, diagonal flowering trees placed into the corners. Unlike the usual style, however, the centre of the field has not been accentuated by a central motif; instead it contains flowering trees and long panicles arranged side by side or offset against one another. All the ornaments of the field design are small and delicate. Fourteen miniature birds have been distributed across the field. In the border of circular flowers and palmettes linked by an elongated vine of green lancet leaves, the larger scale of the designs is striking. – Two damaged corners, various tears and holes, backed with fabric.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Susani. Stickereien aus Mittelasien. Mannheim 1981, pl. p. 29 *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Suzani. Eine textile Kunst aus Zentralasien. Munich 1994, no. 20