Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

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    • Lot26
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions195 x 118 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR3,198
    In this Baluch from the Torbat-e-Haydari region, the velvety pile wool and first-rate colours are captivating features. The extraordinarily fine weave has resulted in a very precise drawing. Elongated hexagons in two different ground colours combine into a lattice design of steep colour diagonals in the field. The hexagons each enclose a gül-like motif with a central diamond. Harking back to Turkmen models, the wavy vine undulating around highly stylised palmettes in an in-and-out rhythm – particularly accomplished in this item – is a characteristic feature of the Torbat-e-Haydari Baluch rugs. – One major missing section at the lower left side. Good overall condition, includes the original selvedges and elaborate flatwoven end finishes.

    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Rugs of the Wandering Baluchi. London 1976, Nr.26 *** MacDONALD, BRIAN W., Tribal Rugs. Treasures Of The Black Tent. Woodbridge 1997, Tf.152

  • Chakhansur Main Carpet

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    • Lot27
    • OriginSouth West Afghanistan, Sistan region
    • Dimensions235 x 199 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,920
    This unusually large carpet in deep glowing colours was woven for the khan of a Baluchi tribal group living close to the town of Chakhansur in the Sistan border region. Eight huge two-dimensional palmettes drawn in three different styles are arranged in rows of two in the midnight blue field, which is surrounded by a wide three-band border. The design of the carpet employs motifs of the Timuri and Mushwani tribes, placing them into a new compositional context. It is thanks to Thomas Cole that Chakhansur weavings – summarily attributed to the Timuri in the past – can now be identified. – Good condition, original selvedges and striped kilim ends.

    COLE, THOMAS, Raising the Bar. In: HALI 128, London 2003, Abb. S.83 *** BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, Tf.59 *** WISDOM, GARY A., Baluch Tribal Weavings. The Wisdom Collection. Tubac, Arizona 2008, Tf.19

    SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Mailand 2007, Nr.30

    • Lot28
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions126 x 77 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,968
    A prayer rug of the "head-and-shoulders" type woven by the Jan Begi tribe. The camel field below the bridge-shaped arch contains a large, exactly symmetrical tree of life with angled branches ending in large star-shaped blossoms. It is flanked on the left and right by a very slender tree. The flowering plant in the box-shaped prayer niche is surrounded by written characters. Two small trees fill the camel-coloured upper rectangles placed next to the arch. A very beautiful antique example, finely woven from velvety pile wool. – Good condition, includes the original selvedges and striped kilim finishes.

    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, Tf.1

    • Lot30
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions176 x 146 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,610
    This unusual suzani embroidered in the yurma stitch was probably made by a Lakai tribal group in the Kermina area. The foundation is a beige four-panel cotton fabric which may have been imported from India. The broadly conceived field design lacking a fixed structure appears unorthodox and full of movement. It consists of blossoms in varying sizes, shapes and colours; green curved stems which do not combine into a coherent lattice; and very thin gold vines. The individual devices, the style of drawing and the specific colour combinations seen in various motifs suggest the Lakai provenance. – Good condition, fabric backing on the reverse.
    • Lot31
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions187 x 34 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,428
    This cochineal silk velvet ikat panel from Bokhara shows two rows of white and yellow oval forms which differ in design and are arranged in an alternating sequence. Small diamonds have been placed in the spaces left undecorated by the main design. Intensely luminous colours. – Original selvedges at the sides, cut at both ends. Good condition. Mounted and attached to a wooden frame.
    • Lot32
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions139 x 33 cm
    • AgeSecond third 19th century
    • Result EUR5,166
    The workshops of Bokhara were famed for their precious and sumptuous silk velvet ikats. The long and narrow fabric panels were later made up into coats for men and women of high social standing. Preserved in its original width, but reduced in length, this ikat is captivating due to the intensity of its luminous, jewel-like colours. A complete coat decorated with a similar design of hexagons is illustrated in the book on the Goldman Collection. – Mounted and attached to a wooden frame, very good condition.

    FITZ GIBBON, KATE & HALE, ANDREW, Ikat. Silks of Central Asia. The Guido Goldman Collection. London 1997, Nr.159

    • Lot33
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions203 x 152 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    A red-ground Karachov woven in a four-and-one medallion design using blue wefts. The very large, octagonal central motif enclosing a smaller green octagon shows a rare interior drawing of double hooks. The design of the white-ground main border – halved diamonds with serrated outlines in an alternating rhythm, separated by diagonal hooked vines – is only encountered in Karachovs as a matter of exception. – Signs of age and wear, major repairs and repiled sections; the sides and ends have been largely repiled.
    • Lot35
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions52 x 108 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,706
    The exact purpose of this miniature pile rug woven in a rare horizontal format is unknown. It may have been the face of a mafrash whose remaining sections were flatwoven. The field is hermetically filled with dots and tiny squares, and a central diamond and two elongated honeycomb-shaped hexagons enclosing tree motifs are superimposed on this basic design. The honeycomb motifs and border drawing suggest that this rug belongs to the Borjalou Kazak group. – Slight signs of wear, the corroded brown sections in the border have been partially repiled.

    STONE, PETER (Hrsg.), Mideast Meets Midwest. Ethnographic Rugs From Midwest Collections. Chicago 1993, Nr.7 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 68, 18.11.2006, #75 *** TSCHEBULL, RAOUL E., Qarajeh to Quba. Rugs and Flatweaves from East Azarbayjan and the Transcaucasus. London 2019, Nr.36

  • Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot36
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions48 x 94 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,444
    A side panel of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique. The wide central band contains three large Memling güls embedded in white octagons, with small animals and tiny blossoms distributed around them. The border configuration is identical in all the pieces of this special group: the white main border featuring abstract animal figures is always flanked by two borders of interlocked S-forms. A narrow side of the same mafrash was sold by us in 2014. – Small repaired areas, otherwise well preserved.

    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Shahsavan. Flachgewebe aus dem Iran. Herford 1985, Nr.85 *** GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, Abb. S.58 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 84, 31.05.2014, #177

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 65, 28.05.2005, #73

    • Lot37
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions171 x 126 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR5,658
    The red field is filled to its full extent by a large, diamond-shaped central medallion with a cruciform interior drawing. Its two gables as well as the inner outlines of the field are decorated with yellow hooks. The wide, dark brown main border contains a geometric, stylised floral vine and large palmettes alternating with diagonal shapes. These rugs from Kirsehir are easily identified by their brilliant and diverse colours in particular combinations and their characteristic medallion. Small-format examples are rare; the design was usually employed in long rugs. The outstanding quality of the colours and drawing suggests considerable age. – Uniformly low pile, a number of repiled areas.

    LEFEVRE, JEAN & PARTNERS, Turkish Rugs from the 16th to the 19th century. London 1977, Nr.19