Major Spring Auction

Saturday 13. June 2015 at 3 p.m.

107 Lots
Exchange rate
0.724 GBP1 Euro
1.126 USD1 Euro
  • Chichi Double Bag

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    • Lot1
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions127 x 46 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,464
    A rare and completely preserved chichi double bag. The pile-woven faces display hooked stepped polygons surrounded by a carnation border. The kilim backs and connecting panel present stripe designs. A fine weave, white wefts. – Original finishes all around, minimal signs of wear.
  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot2
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions103 x 107 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR854
    This bag face by the Jaff Kurds stands out on account of its unusually large size. Originally it may have been part of a camel saddle bag. – Slight signs of wear, the upper closure band is preserved, remains of a brocaded flatwoven finish survive at the bottom.
  • Qashqa’i Decorative Band

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    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions86 x 23 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR915
    A rare Qashqa’i decorative animal band, finely woven in the sumakh technique. The design consists of steep red, blue and white diagonal stripes decorated with tiny flowers. – Very well preserved.
  • Shahsavan Bag Half

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    • Lot4
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions64 x 72 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,928
    Half of a Khamseh Shahsavan khorjin, very finely woven in the sumakh technique. – Good condition, the plain red kilim back is preserved.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 20

    • Lot6
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions488 x 366 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,830
    Obvious signs of wear. Several holes, tears and missing sections, low spots in the pile. Some damage to the sides, reduced ends.
    • Lot7
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions353 x 270 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,270
    The antique large-format carpets woven in the Heriz region of North West Persia feature simple yet powerful compositions of two-dimensional designs drawn in a geometric style and warm harmonious colours. These rugs were especially popular in late 19th century Europe and America, resulting in large numbers being produced in the villages and small towns of the region. In this item, a massive blue-ground central medallion with an inner star design fills the shield-shaped red field. The white-ground spandrels contain quarter sections of a different medallion type. – Original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced. Signs of wear in the pile.
    • Lot11
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions297 x 167 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,026
    Large elongated botehs are arranged into offset rows in the white field; the red main border shows a lively vine decorated with rosettes, palmettes and botehs. The ornamentation as a whole harks back to Sehna models. West Persian rugs often served as models for the weavers of the South West Persian nomad tribes. – Slight signs of wear in the pile, both ends somewhat reduced, several creases. New overcasting along the sides. Good overall condition.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 103

  • Karachov Kazak

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    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions226 x 179 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,928
    In this red-ground Karachov, a massive octagonal central medallion enclosed in a square with a chequerboard design is accompanied by four designs filled with stars. The blue-ground main border displays a leaf-and-calyx design. – Slight signs of age and wear, several repaired areas.
    • Lot13
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions144 x 127 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,806
    A repeat of large flowers adorns the brick-red field while the wide, midnight blue main border is decorated with an angular red vine of star-shaped blossoms and stems bearing three white flowers each. – Uniformly low pile, several holes caused by moth damage. Original end finishes, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot15
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions248 x 148 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    Three large Chelaberd sunburst medallions take up most of the red field. A fourth design has been merely suggested at the top end. The composition is framed by three narrow borders. In this item, the main border is not accentuated either by its size or its design. – Both ends somewhat reduced, otherwise in good condition, with a high pile and the original flatwoven selvedges.