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Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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    • Lot212
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions158 x 105 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR2,091
    A small blue-ground sumakh from Daghestan. The field contains a dense repeat of offset rows of cup palmettes, and the wide four-band border section includes a white central band decorated with ashik güls. The colours are slightly faded. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repairs, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot213
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions178 x 153 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,599
    A red-ground sumakh from one of the workshops of the Kuba region. Three diamond medallions with hooked outlines and lateral arms are aligned on the central axis of the field, flanked by an offset arrangement of geometric, stylised flowers and diamonds. The rare border design is drawn on a brown ground. – Signs of age and wear, several holes and darned areas have been secured with backing fabric. Damage to the sides, the ends retain the original warps tied off into nets.
    • Lot215
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions228 x 111 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR307
    Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around, partial new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot217
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions254 x 190 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,952
    This Tekke main carpet originally had a field design of four x ten primary güls, however it has been cut horizontally and rejoined along the upper end. The uppermost row of güls has been lost in the process. The lateral outer borders are missing, as are the kilim finishes at both ends. The pile shows slight signs of age and wear.
    • Lot223
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions431 x 294
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,214
    The large size of this Chodor and its precise execution suggest that it was made on commission. A repeat of ertmen güls arranged in colour diagonals densely covers the aubergine-ground field; the serrated diagonal bands which are typical of the provenance have been inserted between them. A hooked Turkmen wavy vine undulates around ashik güls in the white main border, and the piled elems are embellished with rows of small ashik motifs arranged in colour diagonals. – Replaced selvedges, signs of wear in the pile, various minor repiled sections.

    Literature:
    PINNER, ROBERT & EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr., Between the Black Desert and the Red. Turkmen Carpets from the Wiedersperg Collection. San Francisco 1999, pl. 50 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo I. Turin 1985, pl. 26

    • Lot226
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions138 x 77 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,968
    Extremely fine in weave, this early prayer rug from the Torbat-e-Haydari region has a camel field with a tree-of-life design and a box-shaped mihrab flanked by two shrubs. The trunk of the tree of life is drawn more boldly than usual and appears like a pillar. In contrast, the seven branches ending in a star-shaped blossoms growing from it at an angle are thin and delicate. Plants and animals greatly reduced in scale complete the main design. Possibly a weaving by the Jan Beghi tribe. – Good condition, the kilim finishes survive, minimal damage along the edges.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 61, 15 November 2003, # 186 and A 82, 25 May 2013, # 171

    • Lot227
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions243 x 140 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,353
    This coarsely woven village rug from the Konya region belongs to the so-called "Yellow Group", a name conceived by Friedrich Spuhler. The yellow field contains eight very large Memling güls arranged in rows of two, with nested diamonds linked by thin vertical poles inserted between them. The narrow brown-ground border shows a diamond design, the elems display the typical shield forms of the provenance. – Low pile, extensive repiling. Original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, nos. 116 and 117

  • Hotamis Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot230
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Karapinar region
    • Dimensions202 x 71 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Result EUR922
    This fragment is part of the field of an early Hotamis kilim whose reddish-brown central section was decorated with hexagons and funnel shapes. The kilim may have been similar in composition to an example in the Poppmeier Collection so it, too, would have had densely patterned sections at both ends. The very beautiful palette and fine weave are certain indications of age. – Major missing areas, mounted onto canvas.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 95, 23 March 2019, # 24

    • Lot231
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions217 x 89 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR1,476
    A fragment of a Sivas kilim finely woven in a saf design. The arches are decorated with long parmakli outlines, and four stars are seen above each niche. The wide design panels are separated by dividing bands which vary in ground colour and contain large, immaculately drawn gülbudak devices. – Mounted onto canvas. Several missing areas, corroded brown.
  • Shahsavan Khorjin Half

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    • Lot232
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions65 x 52 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,599
    A Shahsavan sumakh bag half with diagonal stripes which contain stars and dragon symbols. – Good condition, includes the original back.

    Literature:
    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Shahsavan. Flachgewebe aus dem Iran. Herford 1985, no. 215, p. 336