Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28th May 2016 at 3 p.m.

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  • Grote-Hasenbalg


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    • Lot1
    • OriginBerlin
    • Dimensions26 x 26 cm
    • Age1922
    • Result EUR197
    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. 3 volumes. Berlin 1922 – An early standard work, clothbound edition. Vol. I: Text pages, 21 colour plates, 139 b/w illustrations, pattern drawings, a map of carpet weaving areas. Vols. II and III: 60 colour plates each in postcard format, mounted onto card. – Signs of age and wear, complete.
  • Ten Herrmann Exhibition Catalogues

    Ten Herrmann Exhibition Catalogues

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    • Lot2
    • OriginMunich
    • DimensionsN/A
    • Age1980 - 1990
    • Result EUR584
    Catalogues of the annual exhibitions at Galerie Eberhart Herrmann, Munich, dating from 1980 to 1990, ten books in total. Condition as new. Individual copies: Von Konya bis Kokand. Seltene Orienttteppiche III (1980); Seltene Orientteppiche (SOT) IV (1982); SOT V (1983); SOT VI (1984); SOT VII (1985); SOT VIII (1986); SOT IX (1987); SOT X (1988); Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst (ATT) vol. 1 (1989); ATT vol. 2 (1990)
  • RIPPON BOSWELL Auction Catalogues

    RIPPON BOSWELL Auction Catalogues

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    • Lot4
    • OriginWiesbaden
    • DimensionsN/A
    • Age1992 - 2010
    • Result EUR517
    Rippon Boswell Wiesbaden auction catalogues dating from 1992 to 2010, 38 catalogues in total, some of them with hand-written notes, good condition. Individual copies: A 37, 14/11/1992; A 38, 15/05/1993; A 39, 13/11/1993; A 40, 14/05/1994; A 41, 12/11/1994 (2 x); A 42, 20/05/1995; A 43, 18/11/1995; A 44, 11/05/1996; A 45, 28/09/1996 (auction by court order); A 46, 16/11/1996; A 47, 24/05/1997; A 48, 22/11/1997; A 49, 23/05/1998; A 50, 21/11/1998; A 51, 15/05/1999; A 52, 02/10/1999 (Orient Stars special auction); A 53, 20/11/1999; A 54, 20/05/2000; A 55, 18/11/2000; A 56, 19/05/2001; A 57, 17/11/2001; A 58, 11/05/2002; A 59, 16/11/2002; A 60, 17/05/2003; A 61, 15/11/2003; A 62, 15/05/2004 (Pinner Coll. special auction); A 63, 15/05/2004; A 64, 20/11/2004; A 65, 28/05/2005; A 66, 19/11/2005; A 67, 20/05/2006; A 68, 18/11/2006; A 70, 01/12/2007; A 71, 24/05/2008; A 72, 29/11/2008; A 75, 29/05/2010; A 76, 04/12/2010
    • Lot6
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions213 x 151 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR861
    A garden design of cypresses, weeping willows, flowering plants and V-shaped stems has been symmetrically conceived in the light red field. – Slight signs of age and wear, slightly reduced at the bottom, damaged sides.
    • Lot7
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions86 x 78 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,845
    Finely woven in a thick velvety pile and a tasteful palette, this small-format rug was produced in one of the Kashan master workshops. The cream field is dominated by a midnight blue, diamond-shaped central medallion in which a floral design radially surrounds a central star. The rug still shows the stylistic influence of older Mohtashem weavings. – Very good condition.
    • Lot8
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions212 x 151 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR1,230
    Finely woven on a silk foundation, this white-ground Esfahan was produced in one of the master workshops of this famous weaving centre. The field shows an asymmetrically conceived garden design; in the wide red-ground main border, large cartouches with representations of animals alternate with flowers and palmettes. – Good condition.
    • Lot9
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions63 x 81 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR554
    In this red-ground Farahan poshti woven in a horizontal format, a small midnight blue medallion with two vertical points is surrounded by floral garlands. The white spandrels are separated from the field by arabesque outlines. The main border design consists of small blossoms shown in top view and side view and interspersed with leaves. The subdued palette of harmoniously coordinated colours is a characteristic feature of old Farahan weavings. – Slightly reduced upper finish, otherwise in very good condition.
    • Lot10
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions460 x 342 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR1,353
    Large-format carpets made in the village workshops of the Heriz area were highly popular export products in the early 20th century, and were woven in large numbers in different qualities, designs and colours. In this item, a huge, dark blue central medallion lies on a red-brown ground embellished with geometric, stylised floral designs in subdued colours. The white spandrels brighten the overall picture. The main border contains a spaciously conceived vine design on a red-brown ground. – Signs of age and wear; slight damage to the corners as well as the side and end finishes.
  • Kerman Embroidery

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    • Lot11
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions219 x 147 cm
    • AgeDated 1282 AH = 1867 AD
    • Result EUR3,321
    A gorgeous Kerman wall hanging (pardeh), very finely embroidered in wool on a white wool ground. In the open field topped by a sweeping pointed arch, a huge cypress is flanked by two smaller cypresses, and two peacocks are seen at the lower end of the picture. The border and upper spandrels are densely patterned in convoluted botehs. An inscription within a small diamond placed at the foot of the central cypress states that the piece was produced in the workshop of Mohammed Keshani in Kerman and completed in 1282. An almost identical Kerman wall hanging published in the catalogue, "Pfauen, Blüten und Zypressen" was described as a "Meisterwerk kermanischer Stickkunst" (masterpiece of Kermani embroidery) by Nabholz-Kartaschoff, the Swiss textile expert. – Very good condition.

    NABHOLZ-KARTASCHOFF, MARIE-LOUISE, Pfauen, Blüten & Zypressen. Persische Textilien der Qajaren-Zeit (1788 - 1925). Zurich 2005, no. 31

  • Prayer Kazak

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    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions122 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR830
    The red field is almost entirely taken up by a green mihrab form, with a box-shaped re-entrant opening at the bottom and a bridge-shaped niche that almost touches the upper horizontal border. The red cartouche-shaped central motif and the “leaf and calyx” drawing of the white-ground main border are often associated with Fachralo. Since prayer Kazaks from different provenances always present the same designs – like components taken from a construction kit used by many – regional classification and attribution of names seems a questionable approach. – Low pile, both ends reduced, cut sides, replaced cords.

    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 9