Zaleski Collection

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    • Lot63
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions205 x 153 cm
    • AgeLate 18th century
    • Result EUR15,990
    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. In the orange-red border, geometric stylised animal figures are depicted at a very large scale to emphasise their iconographic significance. The distinctive appearance of this Central Anatolian carpet derives from the brilliant colours and the design of massive, powerfully drawn devices. Closely related examples are a Konya from the "Orient Stars" Collection with the same field design of two star-filled octagons and a rug with four octagons in the field published by Battilossi. However, the animal border occurs in neither of these two examples. – Various repiled sections, restored side and end finishes.

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

  • Obruk Long Rug

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    • Lot64
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions288 x 102 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,198
    The blazing red field of this Obruk long rug contains large elongated diamonds decorated with massive, blue hooked outlines. Three diamonds are represented as whole forms. The infinite nature of the repeat is emphasised by the halved fourth diamond seen at the upper end of the field. Truncated by the border, hooked diamonds with light green hooked outlines protrude into the intervening spaces from the sides. Stepped polygons alternate with pairs of blossoms in the wide apricot border. A further long rug of this rare type has been published in a catalogue on the Gülgönen Collection. – Signs of age and wear, a number of large repiled sections. The original selvedges and remains of the kilim finishes survive.

    GÜLGÖNEN, AYAN, Konya Cappadocia Carpets from the 17th to 19th centuries. Istanbul 1997, Nr.14

  • Karapinar Prayer Rug

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    • Lot65
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions135 x 96 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,428
    The distinctive field design of this prayer rug consists of six simply drawn, stepped gables in a vertical arrangement, their tips decorated with a double hook. Each gable contains two lateral stars. The ascending movement inherent in the composition has a transitory meaning based on religious beliefs. A number of comparative pieces have been published. The oldest example is the prayer rug published and analysed in detail by Herrmann in 1987. Almost identical in field design, the various examples only differ in their border schemes. – Good condition, the original finishes survive all around.

    NEUGEBAUER, RUDOLF & ORENDI, JULIUS, Orientalische Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1909, Nr.68 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IX. München 1987, Nr.7 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER/BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hannover 1980, Nr.46 *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L.,JR. (Hrsg.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, Nr.57 *** ASLANAPA, OKTAY, One Thousand Years of Turkish Carpets. Istanbul 1988, Tf.120

    • Lot66
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions192 x 128 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,840
    A classic white-ground Sehna presenting a repeat of large botehs arranged in offset rows and interspersed with floral stems. In the blue-black border, small palmettes, flowers and sickle leaves are linked by a vine drawn in the typical, slightly angular style of the provenance. The extremely fine weave on a polychrome silk warp, tasteful palette and perfectly drawn design make this a masterpiece of Persian weaving. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Persian Carpets. Vol.1. Katalog Teppich-Museum Teheran. Teheran 1977, Nr.6 *** AZADI, SIAWOSCH & MEISTER, P.W., Persische Teppiche. Ausstellung im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg und im Museum für Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt am Main. Hamburg 1971, Nr.58

  • Karachov Kazak

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    • Lot70
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions225 x 152 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR13,530
    This green-ground Karachov features a four-and-one design, a golden yellow main border and two minor borders of reciprocal white and red trefoils. A comparison of green-ground Karachovs reveals that there are various sub-groups which differ in ornamentation and palette, hence they must have been woven in different villages. This example with a grass-green field presents somewhat lighter colours than other Karachovs, with a higher proportion of white and yellow. The central medallion decorated with three box shapes and hook motifs is aligned vertically rather than horizontally, and its ground is studded with many small flowers. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 61, 15.11.2003, #60

    • Lot71
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions223 x 160 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR14,760
    This antique Chelaberd shows two complete and one truncated sunburst medallions in a brilliant red field. In the past, the carpets of this distinctive group were described as Eagle Kazaks in the rug trade, although most of them originate from the Karabagh region. The main motif was drawn from the design repertoire of older Caucasian workshop weavings; here it is seen in a greatly enlarged form in an autonomous composition. The Chelaberd published by Engelhardt which compares well was woven by Armenians, as proven by the inscription in the upper horizontal border. – Very good condition, original finishes all around, a high pile.

    TEPPICH-ENGELHARDT (Hrsg.), Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, Nr.627

  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot72
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions47 x 55 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,690
    The four-and-one medallion design of this very finely woven, blue-ground sumakh bag face belonged to the traditional design repertoire of the Moghan Shahsavan. Several comparative examples found in literature illustrate the homogeneity of this specific group. Bag faces of this kind, often true masterpieces created by anonymous artists, are now in great demand among collectors due to their pictorial character and enigmatic symbolism. Always very similar in field design, the surviving examples mainly differ in the configuration of their borders. – Small rewoven areas, good condition.

    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. Fürth 1993, Nrn.19, 20 *** TKF-WIEN (Hrsg.), Antike Orientteppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Wien 1986, Nr.76 *** STONE, PETER (Hrsg.), Mideast Meets Midwest. Chicago 1993, Nr.42 *** KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, Nr.36 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A-47, 24.05.1997, #162; A 89, 28.05.2016. #195

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A-49, 23.05.1998, #188

  • Borjalou Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot74
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions170 x 138 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    This immaculately drawn, red-ground Borjalou Kazak prayer rug displays a re-entrant motif at the bottom of the field and a narrow, bridge-shaped arch at its very top. The two green diamonds with the typical hatched outlines placed on the central axis are flanked by two honeycomb shapes with an interior drawing of trees, while four distinctly smaller honeycombs lie in the corners of the field. Four stars and two stepped polygons complete the design. An almost identical example was sold by us in 1986. – Small repiled areas in the field, corroded brown. Good overall condition, original selvedges.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 23, 03.05.1986, #92

    • Lot75
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions210 x 150 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,380
    Three large medallions, their octagonal centres surrounded by abstract animal figures, take up most of the blazing red field. The third medallion is cut by the upper border. Small animals, blossoms and stepped polygons in a seemingly spontaneous distribution complete the field design. In the white main border, hexagonal cassettes combine into a design chain. The reciprocal design could also be read as facing pairs of inward-pointing double hooks. In the middle of the left-hand band, the rhythm is suddenly interrupted by a box motif that looks like a salt bag. – Good condition, the original selvedges survive.

    TABIBNIA, MOSHE, Kazak del XIX Seculo. Mailand 1995, Tf.33 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 80, 19.05.2012, #155 *** TEPPICH-ENGELHARDT (Hrsg.), 75 Naturperlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1973, Nr.232

    • Lot76
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions157 x 107 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR5,412
    This white-ground Zeikhur presents a Khyrdagyd repeat in light pastel shades and three narrow borders that are typical of the provenance. Its proportions and the style of its field design, with comparatively large devices spaced more widely than in later examples, indicate an early date around 1850-1870. – Original finishes all around, including the warps tied off into nets at both ends and the light blue selvedges. Slight signs of wear in the pile, a number of short tears at both ends, sides in need of repair.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1981, Tf. S.57