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
  • Tekke Chuval

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    • Lot143
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions76 x 122 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,416
    The ornamentation of this early Tekke chuval shows the influence of Salor models. The brick-red field contains three complete primary güls and six that are halved by the border, interspersed with large cruciform designs outlined in stars. The wide elem displays flowering plants arranged in offset rows. A fine weave and a dense velvety pile. – Original upper finish, remains of the kilim back survive at the bottom. Cut and somewhat reduced sides, the flatwoven bands have been replaced.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 9 *** DENNY, WALTER B., Oriental Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1979, pl. 21

    • Lot146
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions385 x 290 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,710
    The special feature of this antique Heriz rug is the large inscription cartouches that surround the rug in a wide, additional outer border. This feature suffices to prove that Heriz rugs were not exclusively made for export, as is often stated nowadays, since the Persian inscriptions (probably containing verses from Persian poetry) only made sense to Oriental viewers. – Original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced. Slight signs of wear in the pile.
  • Qashqa’i Kashkuli

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    • Lot147
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions194 x 130 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR18,300
    A Kashkuli of captivating beauty, woven in brilliant colours and with a perfectly balanced design. The red, diamond-shaped central medallion, outlined in a serrated contour and enclosing a golden yellow diamond surrounded by flowers, has been placed on a cobalt blue ground. It is framed by a vine with large attached palmettes. Several small animals have been scattered across the ground. Separated from the field by a curved outline, the red spandrels are decorated with white arabesques. The golden yellow main border contains palmettes interspersed with sickle leaves. The excellent condition is explained by the fact that in Persia, rugs of this kind used to be an investment and were not destined for use. – Very good condition, original finishes all around; the original braided warps have been preserved at the upper end.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 17 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 4. Munich 1982, no. 91

  • Kordi Khorjin

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    • Lot148
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions84 x 38 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,105
    A fully preserved double bag woven in the kilim technique by the Khorasan Kurds. The midnight blue faces show a repeat of diagonal crosses and small polygons. The border consists of a narrow white-ground band containing small diamonds with diagonal arms. In this khorjin, the exceptional quality of the materials is striking. The light blue and cochineal crosses have been woven in silk. – Small repaired areas, good condition.
  • Shahsavan Shadda

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    • Lot150
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions200 x 161 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR42,700
    Finely woven in the sumakh technique, this extremely rare cover (shadda) by the Moghan Shahsavan is a masterpiece of nomad textile art. It consists of two panels woven separately and joined at the centre. Bands decorated with small plants bearing star-shaped blossoms meet at the central axis, forming flat triangular gables and combining into an infinite repeat. Midnight blue and cochineal stripes create rhythm in the design of subtle pastel shades, with white cotton sections providing additional highlights. – Slight signs of wear, good condition.
    • Lot153
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions191 x 125 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR9,028
    A white-ground Farahan presenting a zil-i-sultan design, very finely woven and with a dense, velvety pile. Highly elegant and produced in attractive colours, rugs of this kind were especially popular among the Persian upper class, who commissioned them from master workshops. – New overcasting along the right-hand side, very good condition.
  • Shakhrisyabz Suzani

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    • Lot157
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions250 x 183 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR43,920
    Composed of five panels, this silk embroidery from Shakhrisyabz in the Emirate of Bokhara originally served as a bedcover or wall hanging. Its glowing colours and exquisitely drawn floral designs make it a particularly beautiful example. The field is divided into a diamond lattice by deep green vines. In the compartments, large flowers with long stems decorated with fan-shaped poppy blossoms, palmettes and star-shaped blossoms form an ascending design. A second design layer drawn to a distinctly smaller scale consists of further flowers, including purple irises, and delicate blossoming twigs. In the wide main border, the large circular blossoms are surrounded by light blue twigs and linked by a lively wavy line of deep green vines. – The lower left-hand corner is damaged; several stains, very good overall condition. Backed with ivory fabric.
  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot158
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions278 x 187 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR12,200
    A Tekke main carpet presenting 10 x 4 primary güls and large chemche secondary motifs, a detailed border design and wide kilim finishes. The light palette, glossy pile wool and fine weave make it an example of outstanding quality. – Three restored areas in the lower section of the field; in addition, three of the kilim corners have been rewoven. Very good overall condition, with the pile at its original height.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 4. Munich 1982, no. 89

    • Lot161
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions317 x 122 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,540
    The splendid, vibrant colours as well as the smooth reverse indicate the great age of this rare rug from the Moghan steppe, probably a Shahsavan weaving. In the midnight blue field, serrated diamond medallions framed by four horizontal serrated leaves and two chevrons are interspersed with palmettes arranged in pairs. Spaciously conceived, this type of field design is little known. – Most of the outer trefoil border has been repiled and several sections have been restored. The sides have been backed with fabric.
    • Lot162
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Region Kuba
    • Dimensions209 x 101 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    A very old Bijov with heavily patinated colours. The dark brown field shows the characteristic repeat of large jagged designs, all derived from the repertoire of older Caucasian silk embroideries. The white-ground meander border is drawn in the style of Zeikhur rugs. – Original finishes all around. Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, heavily corroded brown sections.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Woven Stars. Rugs And Textiles From Southern California Collections. Los Angeles 1996, no. 5