Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

119 Lots
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    • Lot117
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama region
    • Dimensions200 x 160 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR11,685
    This village rug in mellow patinated colours was woven in the mountainous region of Yuntdag situated south of Bergama and north of Manisa. A number of antique examples were discovered in local mosques. The various designs of the group were often used by Harald Böhmer as models for the rugs of his Dobag project. Here, six large box shapes in different colour combinations, each with a cross motif at its centre, lie in a burgundy field. The light appearance of the rug is created by the large number of white rosettes and the equally white main border, which contains a floral vine drawn in the distinctive Yuntdag style bearing geometric, stylised palmettes and diagonal leaves. A very similar example was published by Schürmann as early as 1960. – Good condition, a high pile, original finishes all around.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Bilderbuch für Teppichsammler. München o. J. (1960), Tf.17

    • Lot118
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions222 x 127 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR5,904
    A Konya village rug of the "Yellow Group". The golden yellow field contains two rows of eight massive Memling güls framed by octagonal surrounds; their ground colours change between cobalt blue, apricot, white and red without any recurring pattern. The earth-brown border is decorated with circular blossoms, simply drawn in an almost Pointillist style and some of them linked by poles. The red-ground elems present the arrow shapes that are characteristic of the Konya region. – Small restored areas, heavily corroded brown. Good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, Nrn.115-117 *** CONCARO, EDOARDO & LEVI, ALBERTO, Sovrani Tappeti. Il tappeto orientale dal XV al XIX seculo. Mailand 1999, Nr.38 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IX. München 1987, Nr.8

  • Karachov Kazak

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    • Lot120
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions214 x 163 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,936
    A Karachov of this particular sub-group using box medallions and red polygons in a green field was published in Grote-Hasenbalg’s work as early as 1922. The field is bordered by a chequerboard pattern surround which forms a bridge-shaped arch at both ends. The design of the main border – confronting halves of hooked diamonds and a white vine zigzagging between them – is reminiscent of Borjalou Kazaks. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile, minor repiled areas. Original selvedges.

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

  • Zeikhur Sumakh

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    • Lot122
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions312 x 112 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,904
    A sumakh woven in a rare long format. In the golden yellow field, a hexagonal lattice design of delicate serrated leaves encloses eight-pointed stars. The lattice is drawn with great care and is self-contained, meaning that it is not conceived as an infinite repeat. Two rows of small fan palmettes have been placed between each of its ends and the horizontal borders. The sides of the field are decorated with minute trefoils. The wave design of the border provides the decisive clue indicating that this sumakh belongs to the Zeikhur group. Finely woven with a great love of detail, superb quality. – Very good condition.
    • Lot123
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions460 x 280 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR22,140
    The floral repeat seen in the white field of this antique Serapi portrays an abundant flowering garden in a geometric, abstract style. Very large palmettes in varying shapes and colours are attached to rectilinear red stems which undulate left and right. Parrots with colourful plumage can be made out among the dense network of stems. Small herringbone-style trees and leaves complete the design. In the light blue border, palmettes with arabesque outlines, rosettes and botehs are linked by a vine. – Signs of age and wear, minimally reduced ends, original selvedges.
    • Lot124
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions320 x 263 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR17,220
    The dark red, shield-shaped field is filled to its full extent by a large green medallion with a cruciform interior drawing. The pink spandrels contain stems and flowers, and the red main border is decorated with arabesque palmettes, rosettes and sickle leaves. - Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original selvedges.
    • Lot125
    • OriginNorth Persia
    • Dimensions302 x 220 cm
    • AgeCa. 1910
    • Result EUR20,910
    In Tehran, the capital of the Persian Empire during the reign of the Qajar dynasty, the local workshops produced elegant, high-quality carpets to suit the tastes of the court and upper class. From around 1920, many workshops closed their doors because wages had become too high, relocating to different places. This Tehran featuring an elaborate design – an oval blue central medallion in a white field and dark red spandrels – is very finely woven and has a dense velvety pile. – Good condition.
    • Lot127
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba-Shirvan region
    • Dimensions305 x 119 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR8,610
    This unusually large Chichi was made in the border area of two East Caucasian regions, Kuba and Shirvan. The comparatively fine weave, the structure without warp displacement, the soft handle and the white cotton overcasting along the sides are characteristic Shirvan features. On the other hand, the dense Khyrdagyd repeat of small sharp-edged designs drawn in a particular style which adorns the midnight blue field, and the white kufic vine seen in the green-ground main border are typical of Kuba rugs. Seeing that the lines between the main groups are fuzzy, it is often impossible to clearly distinguish the various Caucasian provenances; this example is another case in point. Very good quality, brilliant colours. – The pile survives at its original height, original selvedges.
  • Shirvan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot129
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions179 x 94 cm
    • AgeDated 1320 AH = 1903 AD
    • Result EUR3,936
    This very finely woven, white-ground Shirvan prayer rug shows a precisely drawn diamond lattice design enclosing large palmettes. Two red hands ("Hand of Fatima"), two combs and many small animals are depicted next to the bridge-shaped arch positioned high up. The long and narrow format of this group clearly deviates from other prayer rugs made in the Shirvan area. – Good condition, original finishes all around, slight damage to the selvedge at the bottom left.

    GANS-RUEDIN, ERWIN, Orientteppiche des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. München 1975, Tf. S.183

  • Çanakkale

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    • Lot131
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Dardanelles region
    • Dimensions237 x 160 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,840
    The red field is dominated by two large diamonds with mosaic-style designs and box-shaped centres placed on the central axis. Two halved medallions of a different type with stepped outlines protrude into the field from the sides, while quarter sections of the same medallions accentuate the corners. – A similar version of the distinctive primary design appears in an early carpet depicted in one of the paintings by the Florentine Renaissance painter Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448-1494). Many examples from various periods bear testimony to the fact that carpets featuring "Ghirlandaio" medallions were woven in Anatolia for a very long time. An example published by Herrmann (17th century) features the medallion as a solitary motif, while the two-medallion carpet illustrated by Erdmann (also 17th century) shows the same composition as the 19th century example offered here. The knotting structure, palette and characteristic border design suggest that it was woven in the city of Çanakkale north west of Bergama. – Slight signs of age and wear, replaced selvedges on both sides, good overall condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche X. München 1988, Nr.13 *** ERDMANN, KURT, Europa und der Orientteppich. Berlin & Mainz 1962, Nr.13 *** BERNHEIMER, OTTO, Alte Teppiche des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts der Firma L. Bernheimer. München 1959, Bild 24 *** TKF-WIEN (Hrsg.), Antike anatolische Teppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Wien 1983, Nr.25 *** BESIM, ADIL (Hrsg.), Mythos und Mystik. Alte und antike Textilkunst. Band 1 Wien 1998, Nr.3