Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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    • Lot167
    • OriginNorth China, Suiyuan Province
    • Dimensions132 x 90 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR2,460
    Surrounded by a narrow dark blue border, the open sand-coloured field contains a central circular medallion in which the Chinese zodiac signs (rat, buffalo, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) are arranged around a small circle enclosing a highly stylised Fo dog. The pile wool and knotting structure suggest that this astrology rug belongs to the Pao Tao group. The much older example of comparable iconography published by Herrmann was woven in Ningxia. – Good condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 5. Emmetten 1995, no. 108

  • Banya Luka Wall Hanging

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    • Lot170
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Bosnia
    • Dimensions180 x 120 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR1,353
    A wool and silk wall hanging embroidered on a wool felt foundation. The baroque-style design typical of the late Ottoman period features a curved prayer arch supported by two columns as well as a large flowering vase. The border is densely filled with vases and blossoms. – Slight signs of wear, several large stains. Backed with a red fabric.

    ORENDI, JULIUS, Das Gesamtwissen über antike und neue Teppiche des Orients. Vienna 1930. Vol. 1, pl. 1

    • Lot172
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions165 x 116 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,706
    This gorgeous prayer rug by the Dokhtar-i-Ghazi tribe was previously published in the book on the Wisdom Collection. An example published by Craycraft and two examples sold by us in 2012 are virtually identical. – Good condition, the original finishes and kilim ends have survived. Only slight signs of wear.

    CRAYCRAFT, MICHAEL, Belouch Prayer Rugs. From the exhibition at Adraskand Gallery. Point Reyes Station 1982, no. 14 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 80, 19 May 2012, # 161 and A 81, 24 November 2012 # 21

    WISDOM, GARY A., Baluch Tribal Weavings. The Wisdom Collection. Tubac, Arizona 2008, pl. 52

    • Lot173
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions112 x 59 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR1,476
    Unusually fine in weave, this Balisht has a midnight blue field in which a centrally placed gül is flanked by large box motifs. This design bar is accompanied by birds all around. A chain of stars and rosettes surrounds the field at a further distance, and small four-legged animals have been placed around the very outside. This Balisht was probably woven in the surroundings of Sarakhs. Comparable examples have been published by Boucher and Herrmann. – Very good condition, no back.

    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 41 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 97 b

    • Lot174
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions173 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,610
    This gorgeous suzani in the nim format was made in Kermina. Finely embroidered in the ilmoq chain stitch throughout, it belongs to the same type as an example in the Vok Collection; we refer readers to our comprehensive discussion in that catalogue. Both items have the same field design and identical colours, but there are differences in the ornamentation of their single-stripe borders. Here, fifteen large, alternately top-view and side-view blossoms are framed by sweeping green leaves. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition. Backed with canvas.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 91, Vok Collection, Selection 3. 25 March 2017, # 224

    • Lot175
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan, Emirate of Kokand
    • Dimensions144 x 109 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR5,166
    This gorgeous decorative ikat hanging was previously published by Herrmann. Its black field appears like a dark window illuminated by the blazing design of white and red forms. The wide red-ground border contains spaciously conceived motifs in white, yellow, green and aubergine. This impressive textile is from the Ferghana valley which still belonged to the Emirate of Kokand at the time it was made, i.e. before the Russian invasion. – One horizontal tear in the lower right border, otherwise very well preserved. Backed with a fine linen fabric.

    KIRDÖK, MUAMMAR, Ikat. Textilkunst von der Seidenstraße. Vienna 1993, no. 9

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 2. Munich 1990, no. 68

  • Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot176
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions42 x 52 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR861
    A side panel of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique. The dark blue field contains one complete and one truncated Memling gül. The border ornamentation is a characteristic feature of the weavings by the tribal groups who live in the Moghan-Savalan area. – Very good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 64 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 65, 28 May 2005, # 73 and A 84, 31 May 2014, # 177

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 44, 11 May 1996, # 22

    • Lot178
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions224 x 133 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR5,535
    A brown-ground Karabagh with a well-drawn, large-scale Lenkoran field design and the characteristic narrow star border of the provenance. – Very good condition.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Woven Stars. Rugs And Textiles From Southern California Collections. Los Angeles 1996, no. 6

    • Lot179
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions31 x 30 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR522
    A small knotted shoulder bag of the Qashqa’i nomads. The field design consists of undulating, red and white stripes, the yellow border contains flowers. At the upper end, the design and colours change in the field as well as the border; maybe the piece was completed by a second weaver. Original kilim back with colourful horizontal stripes. – Good condition.
    • Lot183
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions190 x 136 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,353
    A pictorial Kashan rug featuring a garden design. The white field topped by a wide upper arch is completely filled by a large tree flanked by two smaller trees. A lion appears at the lower end of the field, and birds perch in the densely leafed branches laden with fruit. Inscribed in beautiful calligraphy, the border surrounding the field probably cites traditional verses from the rich repertoire of Persian poetry. – Damage to the lower left corner, torn upper right corner, sides curled inwards, slightly damaged selvedges. Pile in good condition.