Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

119 Lots
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    • Lot149
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions191 x 124 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    The carpets woven in the city of Perepedil in the Kuba region are characterised by their dense, small-pattern designs and high knot density. The repeat of this finely and very meticulously woven example is set against a midnight blue ground. It consists of ram’s horn motifs, star-shaped blossoms, many animals and further small devices. Seven borders featuring minutely drawn designs typical of the provenance make up the wide surround. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Mailand 1968, Tf.CXXXIII

    • Lot150
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions293 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR11,685
    This large red-ground Kazak is unusually fine in weave. In the open field surrounded by an inner outline of reciprocal trefoils, three diamonds with a mosaic-style interior design alternate with three large rosettes on the central axis; twelve considerably smaller rosettes are distributed around them. The midnight blue main border is decorated with even larger rosettes, and nine small cruciform flowers arranged into grid shapes lie in the spaces between them. The two white-ground secondary borders are embellished with stars and double hooks. The design approach of both the field and main border evokes associations with Talish rugs. – Good condition, slightly corroded brown, original selvedges.
    • Lot151
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal
    • Dimensions230 x 167 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    A Saman Bakhtiari of outstanding quality, woven in rich luminous colours from the finest wool. The weave is firmly depressed and the carpet thus surprisingly heavy. Compartment designs were particularly popular among the Bakhtiari and are encountered in many different variations. Here, offset rows of large hexagons in three ground colours create an impressive repeat. The four white compartments depicting flowering trees stand out particularly on account of their light colour. – Very good condition, a full pile, minimally reduced ends.

    WILLBORG, PETER, Chahâr Mahal va Bakhtiâri, including the Feridân area. Village, workshop & nomadic rugs of Western Persia. Stockholm 2002, Nr.240

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 65, 28.05.2005, #153

    • Lot154
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions257 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    The bold field design of three huge red-ground palmettes outlined in white, with blue horizontal cartouches drawn in the characteristic Lenkoran style inserted between them, derives from older Caucasian silk embroideries. It occurs not only in Lenkoran rugs, but was also widespread in the Karabagh region and North West Persia. The narrow, white-ground main border displays a design of reciprocal trefoils rarely encountered in this type. A comparative example has been published by Benardout. – Good condition, the original selvedges survive.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Caucasian Rugs. London 1978, Tf. S.63

    • Lot156
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions180 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,765
    Six large Lesghi star devices in changing colour combinations have been arranged into a design bar in the midnight blue field. Many small flowers, birds and horsemen depicted in a miniature format fill the ground. The field is surrounded by a narrow border adorned with a meandering band and a white border of stepped polygons in diverse colours. The main border is embellished with diagonal stripes and flanked by two guard stripes. A very fine weave typical of Shirvans, white cotton selvedges. – Good condition, slightly corroded brown, original selvedges.

    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Caucasian Rugs. London 1978, Abb. S.37

    • Lot158
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions261 x 104 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR4,428
    Three rosettes stand alone in the open, brilliant red field. Two animals placed next to the lowermost rosette have merely been suggested by a number of lines. The white main border decorated with elongated stepped polygons is flanked by an inner secondary border of diamonds quartered by colour change and an outer one of reciprocal trefoils in red and green. – Talish rugs presenting an empty field are described as the "met hane" type. However, this striking design concept is not a unique feature of the provenance since most of the surviving Talish rugs display dense small-pattern field designs. – Damage to the edges along both sides, somewhat reduced ends. Corroded dark brown sections, minor repairs.
    • Lot159
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions60 x 62 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,460
    Namakdan is the Persian term for a salt bag. Used by herdsmen to carry rock salt for their animals, these textile containers were usually produced in a flatweaving technique. At the upper end, there is a box-shaped extension resembling a bottleneck which opens at the top, while the sides and upper end are sewn together. In this gorgeous example finely woven in the sumakh technique, a chequerboard design of white gridlines covers the red field, and its compartments are filled with hooked diamonds in diverse colours. – Very good condition.

    MacDONALD, BRIAN W., Tribal Rugs. Treasures Of The Black Tent. Woodbridge 1997, Tf.80

    • Lot160
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions166 x 89 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR1,968
    The white field shows a repeat of vertical bands containing diagonal, cruciform floral clusters and separated by thin lines. The left and central bands each contain complete motifs, while only halved forms are seen in the right band. Viewed from a distance, this decidedly graphic design appears like a grid. The drawing of the similarly white-ground main border – rectilinear bars divided by small diamonds into sections of different colour, with double hooks attached horizontally – is extremely rare in Baluch rugs. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Mailand 2007, Nr.8

    • Lot161
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions78 x 41 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,722
    The camel field shows a three-row tree design, with a large blossom placed at the centre and top of the field, each surrounded by geometric, abstract stems. The dark red border contains a two-dimensional vine and flowers. A fine weave, silky pile wool. A comparative piece can be found in the book by Black/Loveless. – Slightly reduced ends, otherwise well preserved.

    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Rugs of the Wandering Baluchi. London 1976, Nr.16 *** SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Mailand 2007, Nr.61