Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot1
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions50 x 58 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR184
    A bag face by the Jaff Kurds. The field shows the obligatory repeat of hooked diamonds closely spaced in offset rows, the white border contains stars. A high pile of superb glossy wool. – Cut and newly overcast sides, somewhat reduced lower finish with new overcasting.
  • Two Persian Bags

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    • Lot4
    • OriginWest and South Persia
    • Dimensionsa= 60 x 66 cm, b= 60 x 70 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR184
    Two bag halves with the original kilim backs, slight signs of wear. A = Kurdish, Bijar region, B = Afshar, Kerman region.
    • Lot6
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions200 x 155 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR2,337
    Woven by sedentary Afshars, this rug displays a version of the Persian garden theme based on urban models which is only known to have been used in the Neyriz region. The boughs of a mighty three-trunked tree flanked by two vases fill the whole of the sulphur-yellow field. Birds perch in its branches, and four small goats are seen at the lower end of the field. The wide blue border is decorated with diagonal botehs. – Slight signs of age and wear, the sides and upper finish are original but show minor damage. The lower finish is somewhat reduced.

    EDWARDS, A. CECIL, The Persian Carpet. London 1975, no. 325 *** HALI 34, London 1987, cover *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 1. Munich 1989, no. 42 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Geneva, auction of 31 May 1987, # 31

  • Akstafa Prayer Rug

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    • Lot7
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions195 x 93 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,460
    A white-ground Akstafa prayer rug in the characteristic long and narrow format. The field design consists of angular botehs arranged in offset rows; the bridge-shaped arch enclosing a comb motif has been placed high up and touches the horizontal border. The black-brown main border displays an ascending design of triangles in diverging colours aligned vertically and each decorated with two bird’s heads. – Slight signs of age and wear, one major repair at the centre and several minor repairs. Uniformly low pile. Slightly reduced at the bottom, remains of the original kilim survive at the top.
  • Alpan Kuba

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    • Lot9
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions169 x 115 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,198
    The Alpan design has been drawn to an impressively large scale in the midnight blue field of this Kuba. The design appears to have been firmly established among carpet weavers in the Kuba region by the 19th century. It obviously derives from Caucasian silk embroideries. Almost literal translations of older textile designs into knotted rugs are a phenomenon often observed in the Caucasus. – Original finishes all around, only slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile, corroded brown, good overall condition.
  • Shirvan Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot11
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions191 x 167 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR553
    A fragment of a Shirvan kilim with a design of horizontal stripes; about half of the original length has survived. – Good condition.
  • Genje Prayer Rug

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    • Lot12
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions131 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,460
    A rare prayer rug from the Genje region. The field shows a design of wide diagonal stripes randomly decorated with double S-motifs, small crosses and chevrons. A yellow mihrab has been superimposed on the basic design at the upper end. The white-ground main border displays diagonal serrated leaves and triangles (“leaf and calyx” border). In palette and style, the rug is reminiscent of Kazaks, but deviations in structure suggest that it was woven in the Genje area. – Signs of age and wear. Repiled end finishes, restored sides, uniformly low pile.
    • Lot13
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba
    • Dimensions164 x 122 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,353
    In this Perepedil, the large scale of the motifs used in the field design is striking. The white-ground main border contains stylised geometric rosettes – a typical design of the Kuba region, although it is as rare in rugs of the Perepedil group as are the reciprocal hooked bands (running dog) seen in the secondary borders. – The original kilim finishes survive at the top and bottom, new overcasting along the sides. Uniformly low pile.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 367

  • Daghestan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot14
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions169 x 104 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,428
    Slight signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, new overcasting along the selvedges in places.
  • Lesghi Long Rug

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    • Lot15
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions313 x 102 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,551
    In this densely patterned Leshgi woven in a long format, seven of the star medallions that are typical of the provenance take up most of the narrow, dark brown field. The weaver has expressed a great love of the narrative by inserting 27 small human figures in the free spaces along the inner sides. The white-ground main border is decorated with hexagons in rich colour variations, each enclosing a diamond surrounded by solid crosses. – Slight signs of age and wear, corroded brown, original finishes all around.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 435