Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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1.119 USD1 Euro
    • Lot17
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions186 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,722
    Signs of age and wear, uniform pile, several old repairs, both ends somewhat reduced, both sides reselvedged.
    • Lot18
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions158 x 99 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,722
    The green field displays a rare repeat of so-called "frog" motifs; the main border contains a vine composed of offset stylised birds. – Signs of age and wear. Restored sides and ends, uniformly low pile.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Caucasian Rugs. London 1978, ill. p. 13

    • Lot19
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions55 x 60 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR615
    The face of a knotted Afshar single bag. In the white field, two palmettes and two abstract dragon figures resembling chevrons are interspersed with rosettes and small flowers. The closure band is elaborately woven in the sumakh technique. A remnant of the striped kilim back is preserved at the bottom. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IX. Munich 1987, no. 64 a

    • Lot22
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions387 x 96 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,460
    Signs of age and wear, both side finishes repiled; remains of the kilim finishes survive at the top, somewhat reduced. Several old repairs and repiled sections.
    • Lot23
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions51 x 57 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR430
    In the pile-woven face of this Afshar bag, twigs and a large blossom edged in leaves are arranged asymmetrically on a light red ground. The border is very narrow. The plain red kilim back contains a pile-woven border stripe and a rectangular panel decorated with a diagonal flower. The seams along the sides have come undone so the piece now looks like a rug sampler (vagireh). – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repairs. The upper closure band has survived.
    • Lot25
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan
    • Dimensions137 x 112 cm
    • AgeDated 1294 AH = 1878 AD
    • Result EUR4,182
    Brilliantly coloured botehs of diverging interior design with deeply serrated outlines form a dense repeat of offset rows in the midnight blue field; a wide prayer arch has been incorporated into the design at the upper end. The white-ground main border of abstract birds is flanked by secondary borders of small star-shaped blossoms attached to a red vine. The characteristic shape of the botehs, the fine weave and silk wefts indicate that this Shirvan prayer rug belongs to the Marasali group. – Signs of age and wear. Both sides and both ends rewoven, uniformly low pile.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 239 *** FOKKER, NICOLAS, Caucasian Rugs of Yesterday. London, Boston & Sydney 1979, pl. p. 107

    • Lot26
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions174 x 104 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,920
    The midnight blue field shows a two-row tree design; the main border is decorated with star-shaped blossoms, each with four diagonal arms bearing buds. Densely patterned in diagonal stripes, the secondary borders are wider than usual and thus take on a prominent role in the appearance of this colourful Shirvan rug. – Both end finishes restored, new overcasting along the selvedges. Good overall condition.
    • Lot27
    • OriginSouth and West Persia
    • Dimensionsdiverse
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR738
    Five knotted bag halves from different provenances which include the original kilim backs. Good condition. All stuffed to make cushions.
    • Lot29
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions59 x 60 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR338
    Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile. The original back in a horizontal stripe design is preserved.

    COHEN, JAMES, Jaf. Milan 2009, no. 14

    • Lot30
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh
    • Dimensions54 x 55 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR356
    The face of a white-ground sumakh bag, formerly part of a khorjin. In the field, four wide horizontal stripes showing different designs are interspersed with narrow dividing bands. – Signs of age and wear; both the lower corners are damaged. The upper closure band is preserved.