Saturday 10. March 2018 at 3 p.m.

83 Lots
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    • Lot11
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions148 x 127 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR1,353
    This rare niche kilim may be a Yürük weaving from the Denizli region. Coarsely woven, sparing in the use of designs and limited to just a few colours, the item is very rustic in appearance. The indigo ground of the field provides a wide frame for the large salmon mihrab terminating in a flat stepped arch at the top. Bold trefoils with yellow outlines separate the sides and lower end of the field from the blue ground. The mihrab field contains widely spaced, light brown comb shapes, and the arch section is accentuated by three stepped polygons. – Several missing sections, old repairs. Backed with fabric.
    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions177 x 121 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,706
    A two-panel kilim cover with a rust-red ground and sand-coloured finishes. The field is brocaded in small designs and protective symbols in light colours; a fixed structure was obviously not intended by the weaver. The use of cotton warps suggests a provenance in South West Anatolia, probably the surroundings of Çal. – Good condition.
    • Lot13
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions420 x 171 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR3,075
    This long two-panel kilim presenting a composition of horizontal stripes is finely woven and meticulously worked. The designs of the two panels align almost perfectly, as is seldom the case in striped kilims. It is a very rare example. We were unable to find any comparative pieces in the publications available to us. Two wide panels of open design in red and blue, each containing six large hooked diamonds, mark the centre of the field. The sections above and beneath them, which take up the largest part of the surface, are decorated with a wealth of narrower stripes, creating an effect of huge elems. Several bands display designs reminiscent of Yüncü kilims. The kilim was probably woven in the area between Kütahya and Eskisehir. – Good condition.
    • Lot14
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Cappadocia
    • Dimensions130 x 70 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Result EUR11,070
    This small fragment is from a very old kilim probably woven by Hotamis Turkmen in the Nigde region. Like the readily comparable example published in our auction catalogue no. 72, it is likely that the kilim originally consisted of two long panels. The surviving fragment is a section of one panel. Four hexagons in aubergine, green, red and blue lie on the white ground, each bearing four large hooks with curled ends extending far to the sides; there are also remnants of the lateral border and elem finish. The outstanding quality of the vibrant colours and dense weaving structure are certain indications of an early date. - Mounted onto canvas.

    HASSON 2007 Tf. S. 57 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 72, Lot 156 *** BALPINAR/HIRSCH 1982, Tf. 39 *** COOTNER/MUSE 1990, Tf. 38

    • Lot15
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa Province
    • Dimensions413 x 154
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR8,610
    The red field of this large single-panel kilim is dominated by six huge box-shaped medallions, each enclosing a hooked design of totemistic appearance placed on a white ground. The kilim was probably woven by a Turkmen tribal group in the area between Manisa and Ushak. The reciprocal crenellations placed at the sides of the field represent a mural crown. Brüggemann has published a different example of this rare group with a field design composed of two medallions. – Several missing sections, mounted onto canvas.

    BRÜGGEMANN 1993, Nr. 18

    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 60

    • Lot16
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions341 x 142 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Result EUR7,995
    A great many kilims presenting horizontal stripe designs were woven in Central Anatolia. They were not cult objects, but served as textiles for home use for a variety of purposes. In this early example in bold colours, white-ground bands containing small geometric symbols alternate with multi-coloured stripes decorated with parmakli devices. – Major missing sections and damage to the sides, mounted onto canvas.

    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 64

    • Lot17
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions244 x 153 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,952
    Woven in a design of abstract effect, with a very few geometric motifs placed in a large empty space, this kilim is from a village in the surroundings of the town of Çal in Denizli Province. A large nested diamond with parmakli outlines lies at the centre of the red field, with four smaller diamonds of analogous shape arranged around it as accompanying motifs. In Anatolia, such four-and-one compositions look back on an ancient tradition. Sections of thin monochrome stripes have been used to divide the field from the yellow-ground elems, which are decorated with parmakli designs. – Small rewoven areas.

    KOLL 2011, Tf. 1

    KONZETT 1986, Nr. 3

    • Lot18
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Balikesir region
    • Dimensions365 x 172 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,920
    Woven in a single panel, this Yüncü kilim presents a typical design of the tribe – three rows of geometric, abstract offset trees whose branches take the shape of long horizontal hooks. The exceptionally long format is striking. The wide, red-brown lateral sections offer an effective contrast to the light red centre of the field. The outlines of the designs are accentuated by embroidered lines in a different colour, primarily white. Almost perfectly preserved, the kilim appears to have been a presentation piece that was rarely used.

    PETSOPOULOS 1991, Nr. 18 *** BLACK/LOVELESS 1977, Nr. 11 *** ÖLÇER 1989. Tf. 5

    PLOIER 1991, Nr. 11

    • Lot19
    • OriginWestern Central Anatolia, Eskisehir Province
    • Dimensions204 x 105 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Result EUR10,455
    The white field of this kilim, probably woven in a village between Sivrihisar and Kütahya, is completely filled with very large elibelinde figures in red, light blue, apricot, grass green and brown. Arranged in offset rows, the motifs are closely spaced and combine with the field ground to form reciprocal hooks. The closed form of the primary motif seen here is rarely encountered; it probably represents the older type of this prominent motif, which in most elibelinde kilims appears as a figure divided in two halves. – Several missing sections, fragmented along the sides and corners. Mounted onto canvas.

    MELLAART/HIRSCH/BALPINAR 1989, Vol. I, Nrn. 25 und 26 *** BALPINAR/HIRSCH 1982, Tf. 64

    • Lot21
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia, Mersin Province
    • Dimensions340 x 158 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,460
    Judging by its structure, specific palette and ornamentation of simply drawn devices, this single-panel kilim woven in a horizontal stripe design was probably made in the Mut region at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. The wide horizontal bands contain two types of hexagon arranged on light red, salmon and green grounds. A wider brown-ground panel decorated with large double hook designs marks the centre of the field. – Incomplete sides and ends, several missing sections, mounted onto canvas.

    RAGETH 1990, Tf. 22