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Zaleski Collection

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    • Lot51
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions206 x 148 cm
    • AgeLate 18th century
    • Result EUR9,225
    Two huge octagons with hooked outlines, each filled to its full extent by a large central star, are aligned on the central axis of the red field. Two halved diamonds at the sides of the field and four triangles in the corners are similarly decorated with long hooks, creating a relationship with the two primary designs. The wide border is composed of two bands, an inner one of shield motifs on a white ground and an outer one of double hooks aligned in rows and placed in variously coloured compartments. Closely related examples are a Konya from the "Orient Stars" Collection identical in design, a Konya published by Battilossi and the Aksaray offered as lot 63 in this catalogue. – Small rewoven sections, partially restored sides, remains of the original kilim finishes survive at both ends.

    Literature:
    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, Nr.183 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo V. Turin 1990, Nr.5

    • Lot52
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama region
    • Dimensions96 x 80 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,444
    Known as "ceyrek" in Anatolia, this small format is typical of carpets woven in the village of Kozak north of Bergama which can differ widely in terms of design. Produced in light colours that create a cheerful appearance, this example shows a honeycomb-shaped double niche at the centre of the apricot field. The tips of its arches are decorated with red double hooks, and two panels placed at its sides contain a sequence of small interlocked mihrabs. A further example of this group was comprehensively discussed by Brüggemann. – Very well preserved, the red kilim ends are somewhat reduced.

    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER/BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hannover 1980, Nr.79 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 58, 11.05.2002, #109 *** ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche - Die Bilder des Orients. Heidelberg 1977, Nr.81

    • Lot53
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Mugla province
    • Dimensions133 x 80 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,075
    Three geometric, abstract trees rooted in a bowl stand in a midnight blue shield form outlined in yellow which takes up most of the brown field. Their angled branches bear star-shaped blossoms. This pretty woven picture is framed to good effect by a yellow inner border of serrated leaves and blossoms and an outer white-ground border of slanting carnations. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    Published:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. München 1984, Nr.6

  • Bakhshaish

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    • Lot54
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions191 x 152 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR7,380
    An early small-format Bakhshaish woven in transparent colours. Separated from the azure spandrels by steep stepped gables, the light red, shield-shaped field contains a dark blue, hexagonal central medallion with a smaller white-ground hexagon nested within it. All the examples cited below display the same composition. The austere geometric style of drawing and the high proportion of undecorated spaces are a characteristic feature of these rural rugs made in the villages of the Bakhshaish region. Their closeness to the neighbouring Caucasus is manifested in the design of the white main border, which shows a double vine decorated with abstract birds. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, a number of small repiled areas. Both ends minimally reduced, original selvedges.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IV. München 1982, Nr.52 *** ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Mailand 1983, Nr.164 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 71, 24.04.2008, #244

    • Lot55
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions360 x 287 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR14,760
    The central medallion design of this antique Heriz is largely woven in pastel shades. A discrete white shield form with stepped outlines lies on a dusky pink ground filled with spaciously arranged, geometric stems and flowers. The red-ground, hexagonal central medallion has two pendants composed of large, light green leaves and four red palmettes branching away from its sides. It contains a smaller, light blue medallion with an arabesque outline and a cruciform floral interior drawing. In the red-ground main border, large two-dimensional palmettes are linked by a straight-lined vine. – Slight signs of age and wear, small repairs and inserted sections, good overall condition in view of its age.
  • Meshkin Long Rug

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    • Lot57
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions380 x 106 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,428
    Meshkin rugs were made in the surrounding villages of Meshkin Shar, a small town situated between Tabriz and Ardabil. Antique examples have now almost completely disappeared from the market. The white field of this Meshkin is decorated with six vertical rows of small rounded trees placed upside down. The narrow, dark red main border contains slanting rhomboids, each decorated with two hooks resembling claws, and box and cone shapes inserted between them. The superb glossy pile wool greatly enhances the brilliance of the colours. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Kurdish Kilim

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    • Lot58
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Cappadocia
    • Dimensions398 x 166 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR10,455
    Probably made in a village inhabited by Kurds in the area between Kayseri and Nigde, this large kilim consists of a white field and two wide borders which were woven separately. It belongs to the same group as two kilims from the Orient Stars and Vok Collections sold by us. However, an example published by Petsopoulos and described by the author as an Aydin kilim from West Anatolia is even closer in terms of design. – The white field is decorated with small brocaded blossoms arranged to form colourful horizontal rows as well as eight large, superimposed hooked diamonds. In the vertical borders, pairs of rectangles enclosing hexagons and drawn with lateral parmakli outlines are separated by dark brown horizontal stripes which each contain two white S-motifs. A frieze of perfectly drawn elibelinde figures adorns the elems. Finely woven with meticulous precision, this kilim displays a rich range of strong and brilliant colours that add to its charm. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 86, Vok Collection I, 11.04.2015, #4 *** A 52, Orient Stars, 02.10.1999, #43 *** PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. München 1980, Nr.133

  • Marasali Prayer Rug

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    • Lot60
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan region
    • Dimensions170 x 135 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    A repeat of small flowering plants in restrained colours hermetically covers the midnight blue field of this rare Marasali prayer rug. The inconspicuous prayer niche with a triangular apex is only perceived upon closer inspection. A decisive factor in attributing this very finely woven Shirvan to the Marasali group is the design of the narrow white-ground main border of abstract birds. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot61
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions199 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,765
    This immaculately drawn chichi presents the wide border section that is typical of the provenance, here composed of seven bands. No other Caucasian rug group has borders woven in designs as elaborate as this. The narrow, midnight blue field is hermetically covered in a dense Khyrdagyd repeat of hooked stepped polygons and small octagons embedded in a lattice of serrated leaves. The appeal of this finely woven example lies in its rich range of unfaded colours. – Two small rewoven areas along the upper and lower finishes, good overall condition, original selvedges.

    Literature:
    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, Band II, Tf.31 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Konya bis Kokand. Seltene Orientteppiche III. München 1980, Nr.40

    • Lot62
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions195 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,182
    This red-ground village rug from the Karapinar region features a dark green, hexagonal central medallion with attached pendants enclosing a massive, white cruciform blossom. A brown box shape diagonally protrudes into the blue spandrels which are separated from the red field by stepped yellow lines. The composition, ornamentation and specific stylistic features indicate that this Karapinar group echoes the tradition of the far older so-called animal fur rugs. This distinctive type is frequently encountered in long formats where several medallions are aligned in a row. The elems contain the shield motifs characteristic of Konya rugs. – Completely preserved, including the original selvedges and red kilim finishes. Slight signs of wear in the pile, heavy corrosion in the brown sections.

    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. München 1982, Nr.20 *** BAUSBACK, FRANZ (Hrsg.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, S.31 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. München 1986, Nr.12

    Published:
    BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo V. Turin 1990, Nr.20