Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 30. November 2013 at 3 p.m.

140 Lots
Exchange rate
0.830 GBP1 Euro
1.359 USD1 Euro
  • Shishboluki Qashqa’i Bag Face

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    • Lot1
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions61 x 59 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,037
    The face of a large, knotted single bag by the Shishboluki tribe, with six star-shaped blossoms on a red ground and a narrow, white-ground floral border. – Original sides and upper finish, remnants of the blue kilim back are preserved at the bottom. Good condition.
    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions216 x 154 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,440
    In this repeat, the colourful vertical stripes are decorated with small botehs and the narrow dividing bands contain delicate vines. The white-ground main border displays geometric, stylised birds. – Old repiled sections, repairs and damaged areas, especially along the sides; the upper right-hand corner has been repiled. Residues of glue on the reverse.
    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions400 x 151 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    Three massive designs of multiple nested hexagons with huge hooked outlines take up the brilliant white cotton field. The border contains hooked diamonds set in box shapes. The kilim was woven in two panels and joined at the centre. Cochineal can be identified among the colours employed. Balpinar has attributed a comparative piece in the Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul (Y. 81-79), to the Hotamis Turkmen. She points out that the design she describes as turtle motif is considered a typical ornament of the Aydinli tribe, surmising that there may be links between the two. – The outsides of the borders are not quite complete and have been backed with fabric.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 38

    • Lot5
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions117 x 39 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,159
    Known as heybes, the double bags used in Anatolia differ from Persian khorjins in their very long connecting panels that are often elaborately decorated in geometric stripe designs. This beautiful example was previously published in a monograph on heybes and attributed by the authors to the Kilaz, a tribe settled in the west of the Bergama region. – Very good condition.

    PAZYRYK GESELLSCHAFT (publ.), Heybe. Traditionelle Doppeltaschen aus Anatolien. Traditional Saddlebags from Anatolia. Sammlungen Hugo und Marita Becker, Ludwig Reichert. Bad Homburg 2004, no. 18

    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions194 x 139 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,952
    An authentic village rug from the Bergama region that may have been used as a yatak (sleeping rug). A red shield form enclosing a central hooked octagon occupies the entire dark green and dark blue field. In the wide border section, the central border shows a design of diagonal stripes, while the outer borders contain rosettes alternating with crosses. A coarse weave, with many wefts inserted between the individual rows of knots. – Good condition except for slight signs of wear, complete with the wide, flatwoven original selvedges and the striped kilim ends.
    • Lot7
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions417 x 107 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,416
    A yellow-ground Konya village rug knotted in a long format that is characteristic of the region. Seven large Memling güls have been aligned vertically in the narrow field. The inner sides of the field are decorated with red triangles, creating an impression of large octagonal surrounds separating the main designs when viewed in conjunction with the ground. The aubergine-ground inner border contains diamonds, while the yellow-ground outer border shows diagonal serrated leaves. The elems of shield forms are a typical feature of this rug group. – Several restored sections, the corroded black-brown outlines have been largely rewoven; otherwise in good condition, with the original finishes all around.
  • Ningxia Meditation Mat

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    • Lot8
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions75 x 74 cm
    • AgeLate 18th century
    • Result EUR1,708
    Woven in Ningxia for one of the Buddhist monasteries in western China or Tibet, this small square mat probably served as a meditation mat for a priest. The only motifs adorning the rosewood field are a powerful dorje cross, one of the most important Buddhist emblems, a sceptre and a leadership symbol representing purity, energy and indestructibility. – Minimally reduced at the top, original sides and lower finish. Heavily patinated colours, low spots in the pile, several areas of moth damage.
    • Lot9
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions70 x 72 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,037
    A backrest cover for a throne used by a Buddhist priest in one of the monasteries of western China. A front view of a blue dragon is depicted in the yellow field. The border shows a floral vine, and the mountain and waves design appears at the lower end. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile.
    • Lot11
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions62 x 62 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR732
    A square seat cover that used to belong to a bench runner. A diamond outlined in blue enclosing a small disk medallion takes up the entire field. Eight peony blossoms have been incorporated into the swastika border. – The original selvedges are largely preserved along the sides. Slight signs of age and wear; the rosewood sections are corroded.
    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions55 x 55 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,098
    Half of a double bag woven in the sumakh technique. The field design consists of steep diagonal bands in green, red, white, brown, yellow and blue decorated with so-called double “S”-motifs, which probably represent highly stylised animals. A narrow border of red and green reciprocal trefoils surrounds the field. Wertime has published two comparative examples, surmising that flatweaves of this specific type were Armenian weavings from Karabagh, an ancient Armenian area of settlement. – Good condition, the striped kilim back is preserved.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, nos. 122 and 123