Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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    • Lot184
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions158 x 104 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR2,706
    Very finely woven in the saronim format on a polychrome silk warp, this Esfahan has an elegant design drawn on the white ground of the field. – Perfect condition.
    • Lot185
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan region
    • Dimensions176 x 162 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR615
    This old Malayer with a repeat of various flowers and geometric, abstract vines in the light red field stands out on account of its unusual, almost square format. – Slight signs of age and wear, both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot186
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions390 x 279 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR4,305
    A large Bijar workshop carpet, finely woven on a cotton warp. A huge sand-coloured shield form placed on the burgundy ground of the field contains a central medallion with a floral interior design, surrounded by stems, palmettes and flowers. The carpet was purchased from Galerie Bausback in 1987 and published in its catalogue at the time. – Very good condition, a high pile, original finishes all around. One corner has been restored.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback 1987/88. Mannheim 1987; pl. p. 134

    • Lot187
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions360 x 167 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR7,995
    Carpets by the Jaff tribe of Central Kurdistan woven in this large kelleh format are a rarity. Here, the field is divided chequerboard-style into rectangular compartments containing large Memling güls in varying colours. A Jaff kelleh published by Burns is comparable but lacks the gridlines. The small rosettes in the minor borders are characteristic Jaff designs encountered time and again in the large number of surviving bags. – Slight signs of age and wear, both ends somewhat reduced, good overall condition.

    BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. London 2002, no. 15

    • Lot188
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions315 x 173 cm
    • AgeMid 20th century
    • Result EUR123
    Obvious signs of age and wear, both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot189
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions273 x 118 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,075
    In the dark blue field, four large star-shaped blossoms with a radially conceived interior design of leaves, blossoms and stepped polygons alternate with pairs of octagons, each enclosing four abstract animals. This field design is rather rare in Talish rugs. In the white-ground main border, stepped polygons in alternating colours combine into a continuous design chain. – Good condition, a high pile. The blue, flatwoven original selvedges are slightly damaged in places, minor repairs, a number of stitched tears.
    • Lot193
    • OriginNorth East China
    • Dimensions348 x 310 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR4,674
    An elegant carpet from the Beijing workshops. In the early 20th century, these worked exclusively for export to Europe and America where such decorative large-format weavings had come to be greatly in demand. A round medallion composed of two circling phoenixes lies at the centre of the open blue field. In each corner, a dragon with widely extended wings is standing before a square lattice. The field is surrounded by an inner floral vine and peonies. The main border is decorated with a swastika meandering vine. – Cut sides, replaced cords. Otherwise very well preserved.
    • Lot194
    • OriginSouth West Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions157 x 54 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR676
    Woven without lateral borders in a rare technique which produces a ribbed texture, this long cushion face may have been made in the Bara district. The design of the black field, which appears very precise, consists of a lattice of octagons with white outlines containing large eight-pointed stars. Red stepped diamonds enclosing stepped polygons have been placed at the intersections of the lattice. – Very good condition.
    • Lot195
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions240 x 134 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR15,990
    Blue-ground pillar rugs with dragon designs are far more rarely encountered than examples with a yellow, brown, salmon or red ground. In blue-ground rugs the dragons’ bodies are woven in light colours to achieve the intended contrast against the ground. The design layout only makes sense when the rug is wrapped around one of the wooden pillars of a Tibetan monastery hall: the dragon is then seen as a coherent figure winding around the pillar, and the horizontal design bands merge seamlessly as well. The iconography of dragon rugs follows a fixed pattern: the dragon always chases the flaming pearl hovering before him, its jaws wide open, and the clouds show that this event takes place at a lofty height – above a raging sea whose foaming waves form a wide frieze along the lower end of the field, with Mount Meru depicted at the centre. The canopy of masks and strings of pearls seen at the upper end of the field is another integral part of the iconography of this rug group. The masks portray Jiao Tu, one of the dragon’s nine sons. – A very well preserved collector’s piece of high quality.

    RIPPON BOSWELL (publ.), Antique Chinese Carpets. Masterpieces From the David Te-Chun Wang Collection. Basel 1978, pls. 7 and 8 *** NATSCHLÄGER, HELGA & VÖLKER, ANGELA, Knüpfteppiche aus China und Ostturkestan. Die Sammlung des Österreichischen Museums für

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    • Lot196
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions39 x 35 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,198
    One narrow side of a sumakh mafrash woven by the Shahsavan of the Moghan-Savalan region. The tile-like repeat of small diamonds, each enclosing a cruciform flower, is drawn in subtle and wonderfully patinated pastel shades. A rare collector’s piece. - Minimal signs of age, good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, nos. 86 and 87