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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 03. December 2016 at 3 p.m.

241 Lots
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0.838 GBP1 Euro
1.067 USD1 Euro
    • Lot1
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions44 x 103 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,500
    Only a very few torbas of this rare group have been published to date. One example is illustrated in Loges, a second one was sold by us and a fragment published by Elmby. – In the brown-red field, large flowering trees are arranged into three horizontal rows, with only a section of a fourth row visible at the top. Their large palmette-shaped crowns with sprawling feathered outlines constitute the most striking feature. Each palmette is topped by a delicate steel-blue stem bearing three white blossoms. According to recent insights, the torba may be attributed to the pseudo-Chodor group. It is very finely woven in an asymmetric knot open to the right and slightly depressed. – Signs of age and wear, moth damage, the back has not survived. Several areas of slight red discolouration in the white sections were probably caused by external factors.

    Literature:
    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 55 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 55, 18th November 2000, # 28 *** ELMBY, HANS, Antikke Turkmenske Tæpper III. Copenhagen 1996, no. 31

    • Lot2
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions86 x 120 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,200
    This large Saryk chuval displays twelve primary güls and chemche secondary designs in a dark red field. The main border contains diagonal crosses and hooked diamonds; the wide elem is hermetically covered in a dense design of small trees. The white sections seen in the quarters of the primary güls are woven in white cotton, silk is not present. – Cut and newly overcast all around, the kilim back is missing. Several major repairs, pile in good condition.
    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions210 x 143 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,000
    This antique red-ground Chondzoresk is entirely filled by two immaculately drawn medallions in dark brown and light green, each enclosing the design of a central rectangle and eight snake-like shapes in white and red that is typical of the provenance. Described as cloudbands in the past, the designs are now considered stylised representations of dragons. Serrated diamonds, small stars, four-legged animals and birds are arranged around the two primary motifs, and in addition a human figure has been incorporated. The border is decorated with large boxes bearing double hooks – a motif often seen in Akstafa rugs. The mellow, harmonious palette and massive impact of the design allow us to date this "Cloudband Kazak" to the pre-commercial period. – Slight signs of age and wear, new overcasting along the sides; the corroded brown sections have been reknotted.

    Literature:
    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 83 *** SEVI, DANIELE, Kazak. Selezione di tappeti dell'ottocento. Milan 1982, pl. p. 27

    • Lot5
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions134 x 115 cm
    • AgeMid 18th century
    • Result EUR2,200
    In the sand-coloured field, three small vases have been placed between four slim red pillars with pedestals at both ends. The wide, likewise sand-coloured border is decorated with large, alternately blue- ground or red-ground cartouches each containing a flowering twig. The design echoes the tradition of Ladik double niche column rugs, albeit in a highly simplified form – a rural version, as it were. An example of identical field design published by Ionescu is in the National Museum of Transylvanian History in Cluj-Napoca (inv. no. F. 6720). A Ladik published by Bausback provides an example of the type which served as the model. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, various repairs, repiled outer border all around. Backed with fabric.

    Literature:
    IONESCU, STEFANO (ed.), Die osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. Rome 2006, p. 196, cat. 257 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Anatolische Knüpfteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mannheim 1978, pl. p. 91

    • Lot7
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions286 x 133 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR500
    Five large rosettes with serrated outlines are aligned on the central axis of a grey-blue field very densely filled with floral and geometric designs and animals. The narrow main border contains a diagonal stripe design while both secondary borders show an unusual design of arrows and diagonal crosses. Of nomadic appearance, this rug is probably a Shahsavan weaving. – Cut and newly overcast sides; both end finishes have been rewoven and a fringe attached. Thin low spots in the pile, various repaired sections.
    • Lot9
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions191 x 118 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR1,000
    Minor repairs, all the corners have been restored, otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 127 *** EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 269

    • Lot12
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions149 x 105 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,500
    This blue-ground Bijov with a white border has many small animals incorporated into the design of its field. – Original side and end finishes, slight signs of wear, one crease at the lower end.
    • Lot14
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions153 x 99 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,600
    The original finishes are largely preserved – blue selvedges and warps tied off into nets at both ends. Two strips have been reknotted at the long sides. Partial repiling in the corroded dark brown sections; otherwise the pile is in good condition.

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

    • Lot15
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions356 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,800
    This blue-ground Kazak is filled by five large Memling güls placed within octagonal surrounds; ten squares with a cruciform interior drawing are arranged in pairs in the spaces between these primary motifs. Small decorative designs are scattered randomly across the field, and two human figures can be seen at the upper end. The white-ground main border contains boxes decorated with triangles. – Slight signs of wear in the pile, original selvedges and lower finish, restored upper finish.
    • Lot19
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions48 x 120 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,300
    In this large torba by the Tekke tribe, twelve primary güls with cruciform centres are interspersed with chemche secondary güls in a brown-red field. The main border contains kochak hook designs. The very fine weave allows a detailed and extremely precise rendition of the design. – The kilim finish is missing at the top; outstanding overall condition, complete with the lower fringe.

    Literature:
    PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 29