Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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    • Lot155
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions265 x 136 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,096
    This antique Genje features a two-row design of Memling güls and a rare main border in which elibelinde-like devices, each surrounded by four small triangles, lie on a white ground. This design is often encountered in the rugs and flatweaves of the Khorasan Kurds but is rarely seen in the Caucasus. - Signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places. Repiled areas, repaired selvedges.

    BAUSBACK, FRANZ (publ.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, pl. p. 99

  • Borjalou Kazak

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    • Lot158
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions206 x 180 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,920
    In the red field, three large Memling güls within octagonal surrounds are accompanied by small, lateral octagonal blossoms. The very wide, white-ground border presents the design of halved hooked diamonds arranged in offset rows that is characteristic of this Kazak group. – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, new overcasting along the sides, original end finishes.
  • Afshar Ru Khorsi

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    • Lot159
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions112 x 109 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR1,364
    This flatwoven cover presenting an impressive graphic design was used by Afshars in the Sirjan area to cover a brazier of red-hot charcoal. Such textiles are known as ru khorsi. A red rectangle with a nested diamond at its centre stands alone in the open red field, surrounded by a wide yellow band serrated along the sides. The colours seem to allude to the purpose of the fire blanket. The small white flowers woven in the brocading technique at both ends of the cover are a characteristic feature of these Afshar weavings. – Very good condition.

    HULL, ALASTAIR & LUCZYC-WYHOWSKA, JOSE, Kilim. The Complete Guide. London 1993, no. 427

  • Bakhtiari Gabbeh

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    • Lot161
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal
    • Dimensions290 x 190 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR3,224
    A large and very heavy Bakhtiari gabbeh knotted on a cotton foundation and typically coarse in weave. The field contains a chequerboard design of 45 squares in brilliant and diverse colours with brown outlines which combine into a grid. A chain of diamonds adorns the red border. Such floor rugs made for home use were known as "khersak" among the Bakhtiari. - Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.

    WILLBORG, PETER, Chahâr Mahal va Bakhtiâri, including the Feridân area. Village, workshop & nomadic rugs of Western Persia. Stockholm 2002, no. 184

    • Lot165
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions460 x 315 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR5,750
    A repeat of large sweeping arabesques in muted colours adorns the midnight blue field. The border is composed of three bands almost equal in width as well as two minor borders. Woven on a cotton warp using brown wool wefts, this large Bijar is an extremely heavy carpet. – Very good condition, full pile preserved, original finishes all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 69, 19/05/2007, lot 12

    • Lot166
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions207 x 142 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR3,224
    This blue-ground Bijar rug combines a well-drawn large-scale Harshang field design with a comparatively narrow border section. A very firmly woven and heavy rug of the finest quality in brilliant colours. – Good condition.
  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot169
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions321 x 200 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR10,168
    This main carpet displays four by ten primary güls, kurbaghe secondary güls as well as a wide border section with a design rich in detail. Perfectly drawn and finely woven in fresh, barely patinated colours, this is a particularly beautiful example that was evidently never exposed to daylight for any length of time. – High pile, original selvedges, largely intact kilims, a number of minor repiled areas.
  • Ersari Main Carpet

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    • Lot170
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions282 x 142 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,712
    This classic Ersari main carpet shows two rows of six large gülli güls on a tomato red field ground. Hooked diamonds constitute the secondary motifs. This indigenous Ersari design type remained almost unchanged over a long period of time. Based on radiocarbon dating, an early example published by Rageth was woven as early as the 16th or 17th century. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repiled areas. Good overall condition, the original selvedges and long striped kilim ends are preserved.

    RAGETH, JÜRG, Turkmenische Teppiche. Ein neuer Ansatz. Basel 2016, volume 1, no. 31 *** REUBEN, DAVID M., Gols and Guls II. London 2001, no. 10

  • Rasht Embroidery

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    • Lot171
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Gilan Province
    • Dimensions203 x 142 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,096
    Rasht, the capital of the Persian province of Gilan on the Caspian Sea, was an important centre of the silk industry. The city looked back on a long tradition of patchwork embroidery production. The field grounds were made up from multi-coloured sections of wool flannel which was imported from Britain. The floral or figural designs were finely embroidered in silk and wool in the chain stitch technique. Depending on their sizes and designs, these distinctive textiles were used as wall hangings, prayer mats, blankets or tablecloths as well as saddle cloths and cushions. Even tents with walls made of Rasht patchwork embroideries are known to exist. – In this embroidery, a blue ogival medallion lies at the centre of a red field, surrounded by sweeping branches decorated with blossoms and leaves as well as four parrots. The composition, with arches at the ends of the field and curved sides creating a shield-shaped field outline, is a concept derived from Persian codex covers. A vine bearing palmettes, rosettes, smaller blossoms and leaves and teeming with parrots adorns the red main border. The four corners each depict a quartered sun motif, known as "khorshid khanoom" (smiling sun lady) in Persia. – Slight signs of age and wear, some of the seams are undone. Edged with a red felt all around and backed with a blue fabric.
  • Tajik Kilim

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    • Lot172
    • OriginNorth Afghanistan
    • Dimensions475 x 209 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR3,100
    Woven in a single piece on a goat hair warp, this very large kilim was made for home use by Tajiks in northern Afghanistan. A chequerboard design of huge red, yellow, green and blue rectangles with striking serrated outlines fills the white field. The compartments are empty spaces except for an S-shaped motif placed at their centres. The Tajiks used these heavy kilims as floor rugs in their houses. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.