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Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

119 Lots
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  • Kurdish Rug

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    • Lot132
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions185 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    This rare rug was probably woven in a Kurdish village in East Anatolia. The tree seen in the narrow, fir green field is very simply drawn, consisting only of outlines. The four bands of the wide border section are embellished with double arrows, octagonal blossoms, stars and diamonds. – Well preserved except for slight signs of wear in the pile, original finishes all around.
  • Luri Khorjin

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    • Lot135
    • OriginWest Persia, Luristan
    • Dimensions106 x 48 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,107
    This double bag is completely preserved, including the connecting panel and kilim backs. Judging by its coarse weave, palette and the specific style of its designs, it was probably woven by a West Persian Luri tribal group. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot136
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions51 x 53 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR984
    This bag half with a knotted face and a striped kilim back originally belonged to a khorjin. It is probably a Kurdish weaving from the Bijar area. The simply drawn design seen on the face, vertical stripes containing a vine, is rarely encountered. – Good condition, the original upper kilim closure band survives.
  • Shahsavan in a Marasali design

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    • Lot138
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions232 x 87 cm
    • AgeDated 1311 AH = 1894 AD
    • Result EUR10,455
    Judging by its comparatively coarse, slightly irregular weave and glossy pile wool, this very rare rug was probably made by Shahsavan in the Moghan region. The weaver must have known one of the finely woven Marasali prayer rugs from the adjacent Shirvan region which lay to the north. While faithfully rendering its field and border designs, she has translated them into a long format unknown in Marasali rugs. Very good condition, a high pile, original selvedges.
    • Lot139
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions200 x 163 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR10,455
    A Kazak of the three-compartment type. The wide, white main border shows star-shaped blossoms bearing four diagonal stems and buds. All the Kazaks in this comparatively rare group present the same composition of two red compartments and a central green one, framed by a border all around and surrounded by an inner outline of reciprocal trefoils. The compartments are either empty or sparsely decorated in some examples, while others feature rather dense designs. In this item all three compartments contain rosettes. The oldest example known to date was published by Herrmann in 1990. - Good condition, only small repiled sections in the field. The pile has survived at its original height. Restored upper left corner; the original flatwoven selvedges have been restored in a number of places.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 2. München 1990, Nr.21 *** Ders., Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. München 1992, Nr.42 *** OSTLER, HERBERT & GEISSELMANN, ÄGIDIUS, Die Teppichkunst des Orients und die Kunst der Moderne. München 1980, Abb. S.52 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 34, 16.11.1991, #42 und A 71, 24.05.2008, #188

  • Two Shahsavan Bag Faces

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    • Lot141
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions107 x 62 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,091
    Cut along their lower ends and now joined at the centre, these two bag faces finely woven in the sumakh technique originally belonged to a Khamseh Shahsavan khorjin. The dark blue fields are decorated with a hexagonal lattice of thin red lines which surround large hooked box shapes. The white main border shows syrga motifs lined up on a pole. Wertime has published a completely preserved double bag of this group. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, Nr.11

  • Karachov Kazak

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    • Lot144
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions224 x 165 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR13,530
    The four-and-one medallion design of this large Karachov Kazak with a blazing red field is not only perfectly drawn down to the smallest detail, but also harmoniously balanced. It is surrounded on all sides by small double hooks aligned in a row. The cobalt blue main border featuring star-shaped blossoms and diagonal leaves is flanked by two brown-and-white secondary borders of reciprocal trefoils. A masterpiece of Caucasian weaving. – Corroded brown, good condition, original side and end finishes.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Braunschweig 1978, Tf. S.199

  • Kordi Baluch

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    • Lot145
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions178 x 196 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,968
    The camel field, which changes to a lighter shade in the upper section, contains three rows of eight Turkmen güls and cruciform blossoms placed between them as secondary motifs. The design of the narrow, red main border is also composed of Turkmen designs. The comparatively coarse weave and style of drawing suggest that this rug is the work of a Kurdish weaver. – Slight signs of age and wear, replaced selvedges, somewhat reduced at the lower end.
  • Kordi Baluch

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    • Lot146
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions163 x 95 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR2,337
    The Kurds and Baluchi living in Khorasan in north eastern Persia have mutually influenced each other’s rugs. To date, the way in which this exchange took place has not been studied; that it did take place is a fact proven by many examples. The coarse weave, firm structure and field design of large serrated diamonds on a camel ground suggest that this rare rug is the work of a Kurdish weaver. The diamonds linked by a vertical pole in the central row are larger, not quartered by colour and combine into a tree. The design of the white-ground main border – cruciform floral clusters arranged diagonally – and the kilim finishes were adopted from Baluch carpets. – Good condition.

    Published:
    SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Mailand 2007, Nr.10

    • Lot147
    • OriginNorth India, Rajastan
    • Dimensions353 x 238 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR27,060
    The city of Agra in Rajastan, North India, was an important carpet weaving centre from the mid 19th century onwards. The local workshops usually produced large-format carpets woven in a very firm structure which are easily identified by their distinctive style and particular palette. Design types prescribed by long-standing traditions, such as those of Persia, did not exist in Agra. This explains their astounding variety of compositions and motifs. In this Agra, a lattice of very large diamonds covers the light yellow field. Only the two diamonds placed on the central axis are depicted as complete motifs, whereas the ten adjoining diamonds are cut by the wide border section. Each diamond contains a star-shaped medallion surrounded by sickle leaves, botehs and four cloud bands. The wide main border in changing shades of green is decorated with palmettes and rosettes attached to an angular vine. – Several inserted sections, new overcasting along the sides. Pile in good condition, original end finishes.