Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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  • Ningxia Throne Seat Cover

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    • Lot135
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions129 x 65 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,604
    This completely preserved, red-ground throne seat cover consists of a square seat and a backrest ending in an arch shape. The two sections are analogous in iconography and were woven on a continuous warp. In the field of the seat cover, four blue dragons depicted in side view circle an equally blue dragon seen in front view. The cloud and wave border surrounding Mount Meru is aligned towards the field on all sides. The backrest cover shows three dragons, and the wave design appears as a frieze at the lower end. The eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism are lined up in the border. – Very good condition.

    LARSSON JR., LENNART, Carpets from China, Xinjiang & Tibet. London 1988, no. 97

    • Lot136
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions108 x 56 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,356
    Particularly beautiful in terms of palette and graphic design, this yastik is a Kurdish weaving made in East Anatolia. Various motifs of the design are woven in the offset knotting technique which is often encountered in Sarkisla rugs. It is thus possible that the yastik originates from that region. The field design of nested hooked diamonds is identical to that of Kurdish weavings made by the Jaff tribes of West Persia, but the border ornamentation is typical of Anatolian rugs. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    MOREHOUSE, BRIAN, Yastiks. Cushion Covers and Storage Bags of Anatolia. Philadelphia 1996, no. 134

  • Kagizman Long Rug

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    • Lot139
    • OriginNorth East Anatolia, Kars Province
    • Dimensions403 x 97 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,860
    The rare field design of this red-ground long rug woven in the Kurdish area bordering Armenia consists of a succession of box shapes in varying sizes, designs and colour schemes. The two rectangles framed by a white outer surround catch the eye. In the orange-ground border, squares with striking hooked outlines are aligned in a row. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile in some places, original finishes all around.
  • Kashan Mohtashem

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    • Lot145
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions473 x 304 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR9,920
    The field design of this large, very finely woven Mohtashem Kashan is a repeat of offset, dark blue and red ogival medallions which contain a flowering tree growing from a vase. Cartouches with a cruciform interior drawing are lined up in a row in the dark blue main border. – Signs of age and wear, very low pile, both ends slightly reduced.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche II. Munich 1979, no. 61

    • Lot147
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions604 x 386 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR3,500
    A very large Bijar woven on a cotton warp. An immaculately drawn Herati design adorns the midnight blue field; however, it does not cover the whole of the surface, but is interrupted in some places so that a number of design units remain detached, leaving small areas of the ground undecorated. This rare feature adds an individual touch to the carpet. The red border, with a spaciously conceived vine connecting two-dimensional palmettes and blossoms, provides an effective contrast to the dense field design. – Good condition, only minimal signs of wear.
  • North West Persian Rug

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    • Lot149
    • OriginAzerbaijan
    • Dimensions203 x 129 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,208
    The spaciously conceived repeat in the white field consists of three parallel rows of two different types of rosettes which alternate regularly. They are each attached to four diagonal arrow-shaped leaves that intersect to form a lattice. The blue leaves are interlaced like knots at the points of intersection. Subtle yellow lines linking small blossoms create a second, less conspicuous lattice in the background. The light red border flanked by two white secondary borders is unusually wide. It is decorated with large dark blue crosses and fine yellow stems bearing small flowers and leaves placed in between. – Published by Herrmann as early as 1979, this particularly rare carpet could be an early Heriz. This is suggested by the knotting structure (cotton foundation, single weft structure, symmetrical knots), the light colours and the style of drawing of the rosettes. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, both ends slightly reduced.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche II. Munich 1979, no. 62

    • Lot151
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions208 x 129 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR13,640
    Two large sunburst medallions take up the whole of the light red field, but the weaver of this pretty Chelaberd dispensed with any additional ornamentation. – Good condition, high pile, the original finishes have survived all around.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1976, pl. p. 55 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 50

  • Genje Long Rug

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    • Lot152
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions239 x114 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR3,000
    A hexagonal lattice of striped lines extends across the brilliant, golden yellow field and encloses stars arranged into colour diagonals. The border displays motifs from both Chajli and Talish. The fact that the rug was woven in the Central Caucasian region surrounding Elisabethpol, the old Khanate of Genje, can be deduced from the style of drawing, the knotting structure and the specific palette. – Partial new overcasting along the sides, the finishes are repiled in places, otherwise in very good condition.

    EDER, DORIS, Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 155 *** ENGELHART, EVA, Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, no. 625

  • Daghestan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot153
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions178 x 84 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,100
    This prayer rug belongs to the same group as an example illustrated in Schürmann’s book on Caucasian rugs. The white field is decorated with offset rows of palmettes surrounded by a hexagonal diamond lattice. Schürmann attributes this rare type resembling Akstafa prayer rugs to the Daghestan region. The extra long format, the palmette design, the border of small diamonds decorated with bird’s heads and the specific palette are characteristic features of the group. – Good condition, original side and end finishes.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 125

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 43, 18/11/1995, lot 82

    • Lot154
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions222 x 114 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,968
    A block of nine small stars lies at the centre of a blue met hane field surrounded by yellow trefoils. The wide, white-ground main border presents the typical design of the provenance – large Talish rosettes alternating with either six or four square blossoms. A reciprocal trefoil border in brown and blue provides the outer finish. – Slight signs of age and wear, original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced.