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
  • Çanakkale

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    • Lot114
    • OriginNorth West Turkey, Dardanelles region
    • Dimensions184 x 156 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,845
    The red field is dominated by two huge white octagons which each contain a dark blue, eight-pointed star device. This distinctive design goes back to far older models. Carpets featuring similar devices were depicted in panel paintings and book illuminations by European artists as early as the 15th century. An almost identical example from the McMullan Collection is now in the New York Metropolitan Museum; another one is illustrated on the jacket of the Danker Collection catalogue. – Signs of age and wear, various stitched areas, very low spots in the pile. Remnants of the original red kilims survive at both ends. The sides have been cut and secured.

    McMULLAN, JOSEPH V., Islamic Carpets. New York 1965, no. 103 *** NASSAUISCHER KUNSTVEREIN (publ.), Meisterstücke orientalischer Knüpfkunst. Sammlung Anton Danker. Wiesbaden 1966, no. 4

  • Mujur Prayer Rug

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    • Lot115
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions164 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,845
    Slight signs of age and wear, repiled upper finish; remnants of the kilim finish survive at the bottom, the selvedges are largely original.
  • Kirsehir Prayer Rug

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    • Lot116
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions153 x 96 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR338
    Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, several darned areas. Both ends reduced, two corners are fragmented. The original green flatwoven selvedges have partially survived.
  • Lenkoran Long Rug

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    • Lot117
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions326 x 93 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,968
    A blue-ground Lenkoran in a long rug format featuring four huge palmettes and four box motifs. The main border shows reciprocal trefoils in red and white. – Obvious signs of age and wear, very low pile, repaired areas. Both ends somewhat reduced, the sides have been cut and newly overcast.
    • Lot118
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions171 x 165 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,337
    In this unusual, nearly square Kazak, two complete and one halved hooked diamonds fill most of the red field. The weaver has inserted many small animals in the free spaces at the sides to achieve a narrative effect. The white main border of large star-shaped flowers and buds attached to four diagonal stems is very wide. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile. Both ends reduced, cut and newly overcast sides.
    • Lot119
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions237 x 167 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,182
    The rare design of this large red-ground Kazak shows typical devices of the Karachov and Fachralo groups in a combination seldom encountered. The rug is thus a reference piece proving that in addition to the commonly known groups, further sub-groups existed in Caucasian weaving, with little information currently available on their exact provenances. – Original finishes all around, partially damaged selvedges. Low pile, heavily worn in places.
    • Lot120
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions124 x 84 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR442
    This rare and early red-ground Shirvan shows a box-shaped central medallion flanked by two green cartouches at the top and bottom. Talish rosettes are arranged around it. The white main border displays a leaf-and-calyx design. – Distinct signs of age and wear, the brown sections are completely corroded. The outer border is missing all around. The sides have been cut and reselvedged.

    GALERIE SAILER (publ.), 10 Jahre Galerie Sailer Salzburg. Salzburg 1986, ill. 9

  • Lesghi Sumakh

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    • Lot121
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions276 x 132 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,107
    The very format of this sumakh indicates that it was woven for home use. The blue field contains a central row of diamonds, with two abstract animal forms attached to each of their lateral points, and is densely filled with palmettes, serrated hexagons and many small designs. The palette and style of the border designs suggest a provenance in Daghestan. The sumakh was probably made in a village inhabited by Lesghians. – Obvious signs of age and wear, minor holes. Original end finishes with the warps tied off into nets; the blue original selvedges are damaged in places.
  • Bakhtiari Shalamzar

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    • Lot122
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions207 x 151 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR590
    Slight signs of age and wear, minor moth damage, somewhat reduced upper finish.
    • Lot123
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions300 x 154 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR615
    The heavily corroded, dark brown field contains three complete and one truncated Lesghi stars within rectangular surrounds; small hooked diamonds and colourful dots are distributed around the primary motifs. Originally from the eastern Caucasus, the Lesghi stars – here, oversized and angular in drawing – have been translated into the style of the coarsely woven Kazaks. A golden yellow inner border with geometric, abstract blossoms and diagonal leaves surrounds the field, while the outer border is decorated with reciprocal hooks in blue and white. - Obvious signs of age and wear, large sections of the foundation are visible in several places; repairs and stitched areas.