Major Spring Auktion

Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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    • Lot124
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions258 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,968
    Three large rectangles separated by horizontal borders of Talish rosettes take up the field. Due to lack of space, a fourth rectangle at the upper end could only be added as a halved form. Each rectangle is filled to full format by large hooked diamond with a dense, floral interior design and diagonal hooked shapes in the corners. In the main border, the star-shaped flowers with four diagonal arms ending in buds are drawn to a strikingly large scale. Unlike Karabagh rugs woven at a later date on dark brown wefts, this example dating from circa 1850 has red wefts. Very beautiful colours. – Signs of age and wear, corroded brown, several worn areas. Both ends somewhat reduced, the original selvedges show repairs.
    • Lot125
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions264 x 147 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,182
    At each end of the red field covered in large arabesque palmettes and sickle leaves, a square with a yellow frame contains red snake figures surrounded by red dots. Although this field design – a combination of Persian and Turkmen devices – is very rarely seen, it is not surprising in Beshir rugs which often display design influences from Herat. – Distinct signs of age and wear, low pile, one major repiled section. New overcasting along the sides, damage to the kilim ends, badly soiled.
  • Daghestan Fragment

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    • Lot126
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions137 x 88 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR492
    Heavy damage due to age, several stitched tears and inserted sections. Cut horizontally across the lower area and rejoined.
  • Kurdish Rug

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    • Lot127
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions341 x 138 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR4,920
    Two hexagons and a central shield form fill the red field of this very rare rug, which is probably a Kurdish weaving from the border region between North West Persia and the South Caucasus. The strongly depressed weave using red wefts is reminiscent of early Kazaks. A hooked vine in the style of East Anatolian rugs meanders through the dark brown border whose ground is heavily corroded. – Obvious signs of age and wear, very low pile, various repaired areas. Somewhat reduced ends, damaged sides.
  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot128
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions210 x 180 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,214
    A Tekke main carpet with four x eleven primary güls, kurbaghe secondary motifs and a densely patterned border area. Extraordinarily fine in weave, a velvety pile, first-rate colours. – Reduced in width, a vertical cut across the whole of the field has been rejoined along the cutting edges. There are additional cuts. New overcasting along the sides, somewhat reduced ends.

    COHEN, JAMES, Turkoman. Milan 2011, no. 28

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot129
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions255 x 188 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,840
    This large Sevan Kazak with a powerfully drawn shield design, a cartouche border and intensely luminous colours is one of the early examples of this group of village rugs. – Signs of age and wear, several creases, a number of stitched vertical tears. Corroded brown, repairs, the selvedges are still partly original.

    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 29 *** KESHISHIAN, HAROLD M. (ed.), The Treasure of the Caucasus. Rugs from American Collections. Washington, DC 1992, pl. 4 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VII. Munich 19

  • Karachov Kazak

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    • Lot130
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions320 x 136 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,968
    A Karachov of this particular sub-group, with box medallions and red polygons in a green field, was published as early as 1922 in the three-volume work by Grote-Hasenbalg. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, several creases. Original selvedges, remnants of the kilim finishes have survived.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, vol. 2, pl. 27

  • Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot131
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions161 x 99 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR799
    Obvious signs of age and wear, very low spots in the pile, new overcasting along the sides, original upper finish, somewhat reduced at the bottom.
  • Luri Long Rug

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    • Lot132
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions315 x 113 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,045
    The midnight blue field contains a dense repeat of twenty Memling güls arranged in horizontal rows by colour. The free spaces are very densely filled with hooked diamonds and tiny crosses. In the two-stripe border, the inner band shows a diagonal stripe design of polygons in the style of Luri flatweaves and the outer one, abstract birds perched on a vine. – Very good condition, original kilim ends, slightly damaged selvedges.
    • Lot133
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions260 x 137 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR676
    Three octagonal güls resembling ornamental plates with yellow outlines are aligned on the central axis of the red field; small, irregularly drawn hexagons in blues and greens, each enclosing a central blossom, are distributed around them. The border design consists of red stars with yellow hooked outlines within rectangular compartments. – Signs of age and wear, low pile. The flatwoven original selvedges are preserved, both ends somewhat reduced.