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Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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1.119 USD1 Euro
    • Lot197
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions41 x 43 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,829
    A small Shahsavan bag face with a white foundation in warp-faced plain weave. The field design of 25 large eight-pointed stars alternating with miniature stars is woven in the reverse sumakh technique. The field is divided into five bands by fine vertical lines. The yellow-ground border shows a delicate design of tiny stepped polygons. Herrmann has published another example of this very rare group. – Slight signs of age and wear, small rewoven areas, all the corners have been restored.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IX. Munich 1987, no. 41 b

    • Lot198
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions289 x 169 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,690
    In the chestnut field of this antique Yomut main carpet, a repeat of immaculately drawn kepse güls is arranged in colour diagonals. The white-ground main border features the “boat“ design surrounded by a wavy vine, and the red minor borders are decorated in a mosaic design of tiny stepped polygons. Erre güls adorn the wide knotted elems. Finely woven in the symmetrical knot, a thick brush-like pile, brilliant colours. – New overcasting along the sides, a number of old restored areas in faded colours along the sides. Good overall condition.

    Literature:
    ELMBY, HANS, Antikke Turkmenske Tæpper IV. Antique Turkmen Rugs. Copenhagen 1998, no. 19

    • Lot199
    • OriginCentral Asia, East Turkestan
    • Dimensions189 x 99 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,840
    A fragment of a multiple prayer rug (saf) from the Kashgar oasis. The surviving section consists of four mihrab fields which are still connected and show three different types of interior drawing on a green, red, dark blue and another red ground. Each field is surrounded on all sides by a narrow yellow border of floral motifs drawn in a geometric style. The number of mihrabs originally present in the saf can no longer be established. – Signs of age and wear, old repairs and missing areas, the vertical outer border on the right has been repiled. Mounted onto canvas.

    Literature:
    SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, Die Orientteppiche im Museum für Islamische Kunst Berlin. Munich 1987, no. 135 *** NATSCHLÄGER, HELGA & VÖLKER, ANGELA, Knüpfteppiche aus China und Ostturkestan. Die Sammlung des Österreichischen Museums für angewandte Kunst in Wien. V

    • Lot200
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions43 x 127 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,845
    A rare brown-ground Chodor trapping. The field contains a repeat of two types of tree which differ in drawing, with white or red crowns and arranged in diagonal rows. A diamond lattice covers the field. – Minor repiled areas along the upper finish, original sides, slight signs of wear in the pile.
    • Lot204
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Gurgan region
    • Dimensions305 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,722
    A flatwoven Yomut cover woven in a horizontal stripe design. Wider bands of stepped gables embellished with brocaded designs alternate with narrow, monochrome dividing stripes in blue, teal, brown and red. The white sections are woven in cotton to accentuate the design. The Turkmen consignor informed us that kilims of this kind were spread over the deceased in his village. – Signs of wear, the brocaded motifs are worn away in places, original finishes all around.
    • Lot205
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions167 x 141 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,460
    Original finishes all around, minimal signs of wear in the pile, good overall condition.
    • Lot206
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions31 x 71 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR738
    The amulet motif known as aina kochak, placed within a compartment quartered by colour change, was particularly popular among the Tekke in the 19th century. Almost always it is incorporated into a grid and used as a hermetic repeat in bag faces of all sizes, sometimes even small rugs. In this mafrash, the rich glow of the vibrant colours, the precious pile material and the extremely fine weave are striking qualities. The use of white cotton for the kochak outlines is a characteristic feature. – Both sides somewhat reduced and reselvedged. Original upper finish; the ivory kilim has been folded back at the bottom. Good overall condition, with the pile at its original height.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 62, Pinner Collection, 15 May 2004, # 34

    • Lot209
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Romania
    • Dimensions292 x 191 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,674
    This single-panel, blue-ground kilim with a floral field design of flowering stems, horizontally aligned plants and birds was woven in Oltenia (Lesser Wallachia). As in Sarkoy kilims, eccentric pattern wefts have been inserted in many places to portray the curvilinear outlines of the leaves and flowers in a natural way. The vermilion main border is adorned with stems and plants in blue, dark red and various pastel shades. – Several rewoven sections in the blue field, original finishes all around. Good overall condition.

    Literature:
    EILAND, MURRAY L., Chinese and Exotic Rugs. Boston 1979, ill. 166

    • Lot210
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions269 x 117 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,797
    Five large, seemingly winged medallions are aligned on the central axis of the dark blue field; stars, blossoms and protective symbols are distributed around them. The outer side of the field is surrounded by a chain of stepped polygons. The stepped polygons lined up in the main border are a common border design of Talish rugs. In this item they have been elaborately embellished with minute details. A comparative piece in the Armenian Museum of Yerevan woven at a later date proves that the design was also known in the Karabagh region. A fine weave, brilliant colours. – Very good condition, original finishes all around, slightly corroded brown.

    Literature:
    KERIMOW, LJATIF, et al., Kaukasische Teppiche. Leningrad 1984, no. 93

    • Lot211
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions223 x 129 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR984
    Slight signs of age and wear, two major stains. Partially repiled upper finish, slightly reduced at the bottom, original selvedges.