Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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    • Lot1
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions120 x 98 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,677
    A classic Khyrdagyd repeat adorns the mustard yellow field; the white main border contains a leaf and calyx vine, and the secondary borders show a dense design of diagonal stripes. An early example, finely woven in transparent colours. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, creases, damaged edges and ends.
  • Shahsavan Mafrash

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    • Lot2
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions41 x 51 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR372
    A narrow side of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique in a horizontal stripe design. Colours of superb quality, the designs are drawn with a high degree of perfection. – Three corners and the left-hand side are incomplete, otherwise well preserved. Mounted onto fabric.

    GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 37 *** TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Shahsavan. Flachgewebe aus dem Iran. Herford 1985, no. 46

  • Azeri Mafrash

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    • Lot4
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensionsa = 57 x 106 cm, b = 52 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR682
    Two long sides of an Azeri cargo or storage bag woven in the kilim technique in a horizontal stripe design. In the wide central band, offset hexagons enclosing serrated diamonds are placed on a dark blue ground, and the same designs are aligned in rows in the two distinctly narrower red bands. Brocaded diamonds adorn the upper finish. Clear and brilliant colours. – Good condition.

    GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 67

    • Lot6
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions145 x 102 cm
    • AgeDated 1247 = 1832
    • Result EUR7,500
    A dark blue rectangle containing humans and animals lies at the centre of a yellow field densely covered in small botehs. The field design includes four tiny human figures added at the sides, and two horsemen have been incorporated into the star border. Dated 1247 (= 1832 AD), this Daghestan is an important reference piece of early Caucasian village rugs woven in the pre-commercial period; information on these is sketchy due to the small number of surviving examples. – Obvious damage due to age, reduced ends, darned areas.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 74, 05/12/2009, lot 1

  • Karapinar Kilim

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    • Lot7
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions341 x 142 cm
    • AgePre 1800
    • Result EUR4,712
    In Central Anatolia, many kilims were woven in horizontal stripe designs. They were not cult objects but everyday textiles used for various purposes. In this early example drawn in bold colours, white-ground stripes of small geometric symbols alternate with multi-coloured stripes of parmakli devices. – Major missing sections and damaged edges, mounted onto canvas.

    KONZETT, PAUL/PLOIER, HELMUT, Gewebte Poesie. Frühe anatolische Kelims. Graz 1991, no. 64 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection, 10/03/2018, lot 16

  • Sauj Bulag

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    • Lot9
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions234 x 126 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR465
    In the field, offset rows of diamonds enclosing a striking gül-like design decorated with hooks and polygons combine into a repeat without intermediate spaces. The white-ground main border displays a leaf and calyx vine drawn in the Caucasian style as well as rosettes; the white and yellow secondary borders each contain a vine attached to bird’s heads. - Burns has published another example of these Kurdish rugs which he attributes to the Shakak tribal group in the area west of Lake Urmia. He interprets the primary design as a representation of a tortoise. - Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile is heavily worn in places.

    BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. London 2002, no. 64 *** WILLBORG, PETER, Textile Treasures from five centuries. Stockholm 1995, no. 32

  • Kurdish Saddle Cover

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    • Lot10
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions78 x 94 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR558
    A Kurdish saddle cover woven in a design of narrow vertical stripes in diverse colours decorated with floral vines, surrounded by a narrow blue border. There is a crescent-shaped cut for the cantle at the centre of the field and an elongated opening for the pommel at the top. – Signs of age and wear. Uniformly low pile.
    • Lot11
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions197 x 121 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,322
    In the narrow green field, a design of stars, diamonds and chevrons is freely distributed around a row of larger hooked diamonds placed on the central axis. A wide three-band border; the red main border contains a variety of hooked diamonds. – Slight signs of age and wear, corroded brown, good overall condition.
    • Lot12
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions190 x 145 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,960
    Two huge octagons with hooked outlines, each filled with a large, eight-pointed central star, dominate the light red field which is surrounded by a light blue inner band decorated with hooks. The white main border contains box motifs studded with eight small triangles which create an appearance of stars. The brilliant colours and powerful design suggest an early date. - Signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places, the original selvedges are partially damaged.

    KIRCHHEIM, E. HEINRICH, Orient Stars. Eine Teppichsammlung. Stuttgart-London 1993, no. 183 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo V. Turin 1990, no. 5 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 63

  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot13
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions111 x 81 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR682
    This yellow-ground Qashqa’i kilim woven in a miniature format probably served as a sitting rug. A stepped polygon with two attached diamonds lies at the centre of a blue shield form, surrounded by four smaller diamonds. Halved diamonds offset in opposite directions cover the yellow ground, leaving only a wide undecorated zig-zag line. The elems are brocaded in design stripes. – Slight signs of age and wear.