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Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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    • Lot32
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensionsa = 58 x 55 cm, b = 58 x 96 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR738
    Two Jaff bags with a design of hooked diamonds. A = Half of a khorjin, original kilim back of horizontal stripes. B = Chuval format with a white border. The kilim at the back is a later addition. – Slight signs of age and wear. Good overall condition.
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    • Lot33
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions143 x 110 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,936
    Original sides, remnants of the red kilim finish are preserved at the bottom. The outer secondary border has been repiled at the top. Slight signs of age and wear.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Konya bis Kokand. Seltene Orientteppiche 3. Munich 1980, no. 20

    • Lot35
    • OriginNorth West Turkey
    • Dimensions203 x 187 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,166
    Published by Herrmann as early as 1984, this red-ground village rug from the Bergama region features a central medallion in the shape of a huge diagonal cross and halved diamond medallions at the ends of the field. This memorable design harks back to Ushak models, such as the Ushak from the Graf Dönhoff Collection sold by us in 1991. A further example of this rare group was formerly in the McMullan Collection and is now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, heavily corroded brown. The original selvedges survive, both ends slightly reduced.

    Literature:
    McMULLAN, JOSEPH V., Islamic Carpets. New York 1965, no. 69 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 33, # 131 *** DENNY, WALTER B. & FARNHAM, THOMAS J., The Carpet and the Connoisseur. The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs. St. Louis 2016, no. 15

    Published:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 9

    • Lot36
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions270 x 153 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,845
    A coarsely woven village kilim from the Kurdish area surrounding Bijar. In the uniformly blue field, a huge shield form encloses a completely empty, central shield medallion only defined by its white outlines; small stepped polygons in diverse colours are distributed around it in a mosaic pattern. Like the central motif, the spandrels are empty blue triangles. The particular effect of this cheerful kilim results from the appealing contrast between the undecorated and densely patterned spaces. – Very good condition.
    • Lot41
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions64 x 69 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR6,396
    A dragon with a spiralling body surrounded by blue leaves takes central place in the yellow field of this small sitting rug. The blue meandering lattices placed in the corners and open to the inside serve a function similar to a frame, drawing the eye to the central motif. As is always the case in early Chinese rugs, the design composed of just a few ornaments only appears simple at first glance. Its perfect balance and high degree of sophistication are only revealed in meditative contemplation. – Several areas of moth damage, otherwise well preserved.
    • Lot44
    • OriginNorth West Turkey
    • Dimensions205 x 131 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,214
    A very finely woven sofreh with an intensely blood-red field. The eye is caught by the stepped four-armed diamond placed at its centre. – Minor rewoven areas in the middle of the field, slight damage along the sides. Original finishes all around, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, 100 Kelims. Meisterwerke aus Anatolien. Munich 1991, no. 12

    • Lot46
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Baku region
    • Dimensions298 x 148 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR4,920
    The deep blue field contains three elongated medallions with stepped outlines – two in red and a central one in light blue –which each enclose a central flower and smaller blossoms. The field ground is covered in large star-shaped blossoms and palmettes, angular Afshan forms and many flowers. The design of red and white diagonal stripes in the narrow main border is an identifying feature of Khila rugs, as are the white cotton selvedges. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot48
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions244 x 135 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR15,375
    Made in the Shirvan region judging by its structure, this finely woven rug is a knotted version of a Kuba kilim and a literal translation, as it were, of its design, style and colour scheme. In the blue-black field, large geometric abstract palmettes with jagged outlines combine into an offset repeat. The serrated band composed of S-forms in the narrow white border is another feature adopted from kilim models. A rare collector’s piece. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19.Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 28 *** BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Caucasian Rugs. London 1978, ill. p. 55 (example of a kilim)

    • Lot49
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions183 x 130 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR6,150
    The great age of this Mujur prayer rug can be deduced from the superb colours and the quality of the drawing in the confidently proportioned design. Only a very small number of such early examples woven around 1800 have survived. – Obvious signs of age and wear. Six small inserted areas and one large repiled section in the border at the bottom left. Both ends incomplete and damaged, sides damaged.
    • Lot51
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions80 x 54 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,353
    This Kirsehir yastik shows a green double mihrab on a red ground as well as polychrome shield forms in the orange-ground elems. The dyes are all natural and of good quality. – Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.