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Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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0.883 GBP1 Euro
1.119 USD1 Euro
  • Three Ningxia Cushion Panels

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    • Lot87
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensionsdiverse
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR615
    These three cushion panels woven in different sizes and designs were once components of long bench runners used in western Chinese and Tibetan monasteries. – Signs of age and wear, damaged sides.
    • Lot91
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions200 x 129 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR3,690
    An oversized vase stands in the white field topped by a tall pointed arch, its flower-laden stems extending up to the apex of the arch. Two green cypress trees placed at the sides are cut and halved by the border. The floral motifs of the deep blue main border are drawn in a similarly bold and vigorous style as those of the field. – About half of the border section has been repiled at both ends, and there is a further repiled section at the bottom right. New overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot94
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions241 x 170 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,995
    In this classic Borjalou, three nested hooked hexagons are aligned on the central axis of the red field and halved forms offset against them. The extra-wide border contains huge halves of hooked diamonds in an offset arrangement, with a white vine running between them. – Slight signs of age and wear in the pile, minor creases, original selvedges. Good overall condition.
    • Lot97
    • OriginSouth West Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions93 x 56 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR1,476
    Woven in the rollakan technique and comparatively small in size, this carriage cushion (agedyna) features two huge eight-petalled rosettes, each enclosing an eight-pointed star. The mustard yellow ground of the field is decorated with diagonal stepped lines in red, green and blue arranged to form halved or quartered diamonds. A further example of this rare group is published in "Flatweaves from Fjord to Forest". Both pieces were made in the district of Ingelstads, possibly in the village of Selshög. – Very well preserved, mounted onto fabric and framed.

    Literature:
    BLACK, DAVID, LOVELESS, CLIVE & WILLBORG, PETER, Flatweaves From Fjord To Forest. London 1984, no. 22

    • Lot98
    • OriginSouth West Sweden, Skåne
    • Dimensions210 x 133 cm
    • AgeDated 1806
    • Result EUR4,182
    Composed of two panels, this gorgeous flatweave in the rollakan technique is a bröllopstäcke, meaning a bedcover for a bridal couple. It was made in the Gärds or Villand district of North East Skåne. The field design consists of 28 octagons in alternating ground colours. The initials of the bridal couple, “T S E S” and a date, “1806” are woven into the first row at the bottom. The black-and-red border divided by a white zig-zag band is decorated with stars on the inside and small birds on the outside. Very finely woven in clear and brilliant colours, this is a masterpiece of Swedish folk art. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback 1987/88. Mannheim 1987, p.17 *** WILLBORG, PETER, Skånsk Allmogevävnad 1700-1850. Stockholm 1989, no. 42 *** HANSEN, VIVEKA, Swedish Textile Art. Traditional Marriage Weavings From Scania. London 1

    • Lot99
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions476 x 87 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR1,168
    This white-ground Hotamis kilim has three huge hexagonal medallions with widely extended arms in the field and a brown-ground border. The surviving panel is one half of an originally two-panel kilim. The panel has been cut along the centre, but very little is missing from the design. An excellent example in terms of drawing and colour.
    • Lot100
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa Province
    • Dimensions175 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 17th century
    • Result EUR17,220
    This red-ground double niche carpet of the Transylvanian group presents a floral blue-ground central medallion and a cartouche border. An appealing collector’s piece in terms of colour and drawing. – Very low pile, both ends somewhat reduced, the original selvedges are largely preserved.

    Literature:
    IONESCU, STEFANO (ed.), Die osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. Rome 2006, cat. nos. 118 - 120

    • Lot101
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions204 x 131 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,230
    A finely woven Ghiordes prayer rug with a red central field, two columns studded with flowers and a triple arch at the upper end. The light blue section above it is decorated with filigree stems. The wide, dark blue main border shows the palmettes, rosettes, sickle leaves and flowers that are typical of the provenance. – Signs of age and wear, very low pile, damaged sides, somewhat reduced ends.
  • Yomut Main Carpet Fragment

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    • Lot102
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions196 x 149 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,906
    A fragment of an early Yomut main carpet, finely woven in superb colours. The field design consists of chuval güls interspersed with smaller dyrnak güls. In the white-ground main border, ashik designs are framed by an angular vine in the vertical bands and short bars in the horizontal bands. The piled elems show a rare design of tree forms placed in offset rows. – Cut horizontally in a stepped shape and rejoined, considerably reduced in length. Low pile, cut and newly overcast sides.
    • Lot103
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions152 x 157 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,706
    Obvious signs of age and wear, several older repiled sections and darned areas, stitched tears. Both ends somewhat reduced, the blue flatwoven selvedges are partially damaged.