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Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

119 Lots
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  • Qashqa’i Khorjin

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    • Lot13
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions107 x 53 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,968
    A completely preserved double bag by the Qashqa’i nomads. The deep blue pile-woven faces are each almost completely filled by a large red hexagon enclosing a "Qashqa’i gül" which stands out on account of its quality of drawing. The surrounding areas are decorated with twigs and small scattered motifs. The narrow border features the characteristic bird vine on a white ground. The finely woven, light green kilim back is partially decorated with ochre horizontal stripes. – Very well preserved.

    Literature:
    COLLINS, JOHN J., Shiraz. Newburyport 1987, Nr.43

  • Luri Khorjin

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    • Lot14
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions117 x 54 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,658
    This complete Luri double bag woven in the Fars region was published by Black/Loveless as early as 1979. The pile-woven, midnight blue faces are filled to their full extent by a red diamond with hooked white outlines which is surrounded by four birds and several flowers. The design of the white border – a vine decorated with highly abstract birds – is frequently encountered in Qashqa’i weavings. Judging by the knotting structure, pile material and style of drawing, the bag can be attributed to the Luri. The closure bands, flatwoven in a herringbone design, have been worked with particular care. The two-tone kilim backs featuring a large, central set of nested diamonds as well as smaller diamonds are a remarkable feature. An illustration of the back can be found in "Woven Gardens". – Very good condition.

    Published:
    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Woven Gardens. Nomad and Village Rugs of the Fars Province of Southern Persia. London 1979, Nr.42

  • Fachralo Prayer Kazak

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    • Lot15
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions148 x 103 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR11,070
    Surrounded by a narrow blue border, the dark green mihrab drawn with a box-shaped re-entrant opening at the bottom and a small, pointed triangular arch at the top stands alone in the red field, surrounded by octagons enclosing hooked diamonds. The red cartouche placed in the mihrab is a characteristic design of Fachralo Kazaks, whereas the four white boxes with an interior design of large double hooks stem from the repertoire of Karachov Kazaks. A rare collector’s piece woven in top-quality, brilliant colours. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Shirvan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot17
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions139 x 97 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR29,520
    In this gorgeous white-ground Shirvan prayer rug, a blue hexagonal lattice design placed beneath a bridge-shaped prayer arch encloses large, perfectly drawn palmettes in different colour combinations. The very fine weave, confidently proportioned design and brilliant colours are indications of an early date. – Signs of age and wear, damage to the left-hand side in several places. Original end finishes with the tied-off warps, the original selvedge survives on the left.
  • Elmadag Prayer Rug

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    • Lot18
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions181 x 135 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    This very rare rug stands out due to its kilim-style design; it is a knotted version of a prayer rug, as it were. Judging by its specific palette of pale greens and light reds, it was probably woven in the town of Elmadag east of Ankara or its surroundings. A comparative example has been published by Reinisch. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    REINISCH, HELMUT UND LISBETH, Von Bagdad nach Stambul. Nomadenteppiche. Graz 1983, Nr.32

  • Kula Prayer Rug

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    • Lot19
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Manisa province
    • Dimensions184 x 132 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR13,530
    The workshops of the West Anatolian town of Kula specialised in prayer rugs woven in precisely drawn column designs. The type harks back to older Ottoman models. – A triple-niche arch is supported by two white columns embellished with flowers which stand out strikingly against the open red ground of the field. The central niche is considerably larger and has a floral bouquet suspended from its apex. The broad panel placed above the arch structure is light blue and densely filled with carnations in dusky pink and red brown. A narrow panel of stylised animal figures placed above it completes the field. In the dark blue main border, the flowering shrubs drawn in pastel shades are positioned upside down, a feature that is not unusual in these carpets. – Extraordinarily well preserved in view of its great age, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    DIMAND, MAURICE S., The Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs in the City Art Museum of St. Louis. St. Louis 1935, Tf.XLI *** IONESCU, STEFANO (Hrsg.), Die osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen. Rom 2006, Kat.225, S.173

    • Lot20
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Mugla province
    • Dimensions150 x 83 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,444
    In this Megri, a deep blue double niche decorated with four large blossoms takes up almost the whole of the narrow field. The lower arch is straight-sided while the upper one has stepped sides. The yellow spandrels contain red triangular forms enclosing arrow motifs. The border design – three bands in green, golden yellow and white – is typical of the provenance. Brilliant colours. – Slight signs of wear in the pile, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    YOHE, RALPH S. & McCOY JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1968, Nr.56 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Anatolische Knüpfteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mannheim 1978, Tf. S.109

    • Lot22
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions196 x 132 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,428
    A classic 19th century Sehna, very finely knotted on a silk foundation and with the pile cut short. The cloth-like handle is a characteristic feature of such workshop pieces. A dense and delicately drawn Herati design covers the beige-ground field terminating in arch shapes at both ends as well as the midnight blue, hexagonal central medallion and spandrels. The muted palette of several pastel shades lends this carpet an appearance of noble elegance. – Uniformly low pile, reselvedged on both sides, original end finishes.

    Literature:
    HAWLEY, WALTER A., Oriental Rugs. Antique And Modern. New York 1913, Tf.23

    • Lot23
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions195 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR9,225
    This white-ground Kerman with a very narrow border shows an elegant repeat of large, lively botehs placed in offset horizontal rows and all aligned to the left. The rug is strikingly fine in weave and its pile has been cut short, resulting in a leathery handle. The field design is modelled on the botehs seen in the end panels (pallu) of North Indian Kashmir shawls woven around 1830 – not on the Kerman termeh weavings where the botehs are arranged in facing pairs. Often produced on commission for the Persian upper class, workshop rugs of this outstanding quality were coveted prestige objects during the Qajar period. – Very good condition, except for minimal signs of wear at the corners.

    Literature:
    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Persian Carpets. Vol.1. Katalog Teppich-Museum Teheran. Teheran 1977, Nr.30

  • Kurdish Rug

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    • Lot24
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions126 x 105 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,091
    A large blue-ground diamond with a cruciform interior drawing lies in the burgundy field of this village rug, which was probably woven by Azerbaijani Kurds. The central motif is surrounded by four truncated brown polygons with stepped outlines. The inner blue border is decorated with small offset birds. The upper horizontal border is similarly filled with animals. To our knowledge, a comparative piece has not been published. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original selvedges.