General Carpet Auction

Saturday 09. May 2020 at 3 p.m.

146 Lots
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    • Lot1
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions151 x 89 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,353
    In this yellow-ground Kuba, offset rows of shield forms and palmettes which appear like stylised animals ("frog" motif) are arranged into a repeat. The main border contains angular S-forms, possibly abstract dragon figures. – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile. The two upper corners and one strip along the right-hand side have been repiled.

    LEVI, ALBERTO, Antica Arte Tessile – Antique Textile Art. Milan 2000, no. 13

  • Meshkin Kelleh

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    • Lot2
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions344 x 164 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR344
    This blue-ground kelleh presents a three-row repeat of large palmettes interspersed with smaller octagons arranged in horizontal rows of five. – Signs of age and wear, the pile is very low in places. Cut sides, replaced selvedges, somewhat reduced at the top, partially repiled lower finish.
    • Lot3
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions154 x 100 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR308
    The narrow field contains six Memling güls with hexagonal surrounds separated by dividing stripes decorated with cruciform motifs. The wide border section includes a main border in a diagonal stripe design. – Signs of wear, uniformly low pile. Largely replaced selvedges, both ends slightly reduced. Colours patinated with age.

    OSTLER, HERBERT & GEISSELMANN, ÄGIDIUS, Die Teppichkunst des Orients und die Kunst der Moderne. Munich 1980, p. 112

    • Lot4
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions230 x 106 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR492
    The light red field is decorated with a two-row repeat of octagons enclosing a large hooked diamond, with smaller designs and animals placed between them. The green-ground main border contains a white, immaculately drawn kufic vine. Judging by the high degree of patination of the colours, this rug probably dates from the mid-19th century. – New overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced, signs of wear in the pile.
    • Lot5
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions205 x 97 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR738
    The blue field features a two-row repeat of twelve Memling güls which differ from the usual design type due to their large central crosses. Large abstract birds stylised to S-forms are lined up in the narrow, white-ground main border. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1968; pl. 71

  • Shahsavan Sumakh Bag Face

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    • Lot6
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions56 x 56 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR923
    Half of a Moghan Shahsavan double bag woven in the sumakh technique. The memorable field design consists of octagons in alternating colours, arranged in offset horizontal rows and each enclosing a so-called spider gül. – The kilim back is from a different bag. Stuffed to make a cushion. Good condition.
  • Kolyai Bag

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    • Lot7
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions57 x 54 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR197
    This Kurdish bag half has a knotted face with a brown-ground field mostly decorated in large rosettes. The change in the field and border designs seen in the upper section is unusual. It is likely that this bag from the Kolyai region was knotted by two women rather than a single weaver. – Good condition, even the plain red kilim back is preserved.
  • Kuba Konagkend

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    • Lot8
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions120 x 99 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR504
    A blue-ground Kuba presenting a white Konagkend lattice design and a brown-ground kufic border. – Signs of age and wear, a dark palette, low pile, both ends repaired.
  • Three Afshar Bags

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    • Lot9
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensionsa = 57 x 76 cm, b = 54 x 78 cm, c = 65 x 81 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR443
    These three Afshar bags with knotted faces and the original kilim backs are all halves of double bags. – Signs of age and wear, slightly damaged sides, good overall condition.
  • Two Luri Bags

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    • Lot10
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensionsa = 67 x 77 cm, b = 52 x 63 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR123
    Two Luri bags in different sizes and designs, each with the original back preserved. They probably constitute halves of double bags. – Slight signs of age and wear.