Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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  • Konya Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot173
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions220 x 72 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR7,740
    A fragment of an early Konya kilim, originally woven in two panels in a double niche design. The surviving piece, a section of one of the two panels, shows five halved niches decorated with striking parmakli designs within horizontal bands which vary in ground colour. Kilims presenting horizontal double niches are often described as "saf", but this is misleading because they did not constitute multiple prayer rugs. Very beautiful colours. – Mounted onto canvas.
  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot174
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Karapinar region
    • Dimensions400 x 170 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,720
    The white field of this large kilim contains two vertical rows of cartouches in five different colours, each enclosing a cross motif, and three vertical rows of blue hooked diamonds. The diamonds also run between the cartouches in horizontal rows, creating a grid effect. Associated with Lotto carpets by Brüggemann, this memorable field design is encountered in the kilims of various Anatolian tribal groups. Our kilim was probably woven by the Sabanli nomads, members of the Turkmen Hotamis tribes who lived in the area south of Karapinar. The field and the two wide borders were woven separately, so the kilim is in three sections. – The whole of the horizontal border is missing at one end, the sides are partially damaged, otherwise well preserved.

    ESKENAZI, JOHNNY (publ.), Kilim anatolici. Milan 1984, no. 14 *** BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 24 *** ÖLÇER, NAZAN, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art: KILIMS. Istanbul 1989, pl. 29

  • Aksaray Kilim

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    • Lot176
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions366 x 154 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR2,976
    A two-panel kilim presenting eight large hexagons in a red-ground field. The vertical bands of the white border contain stylised animal forms in an alternating rhythm; in the horizontal bands, a vine twines around large blossoms with serrated outlines. An early example in clear and brilliant colours. – Obvious signs of age and wear, various missing sections have been backed with a red fabric in the field and with a white fabric in the border. Mounted onto canvas.
  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot179
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Aksaray region
    • Dimensions418 x 176 cm
    • AgeCa. 1850
    • Result EUR4,216
    The field of this kilim, probably woven by Hotamis Turkmen, displays a meticulously drawn design of large gülbudak motifs arranged in sets of four in horizontal rows of varying colours. The white ground of the field combines with the primary motifs to establish a second, reciprocal design layer of large intersecting figures and horizontal dividing lines. The field was woven in one piece to avoid the misplacement of the design along the centre which often occurs in two-panel kilims; the brown-ground borders were woven separately and then sewn on. – Very good condition.

    DAVIES, PETER, The Tribal Eye. Antique Kilims of Anatolia. New York 1933, pl. 12

  • Bergama Prayer Rug

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    • Lot181
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions128 x 110 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,728
    In this small red-ground prayer rug, the mihrab field is framed by white cartouches along the sides and bottom. The flat triangular arch is decorated with green hooks. The tree placed on the central axis expresses a transitional belief; the grey-green box shapes which flank it represent stylised lamps, and two water jugs are depicted at the top. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot184
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba
    • Dimensions162 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,057
    A Zeikhur of excellent quality in brilliant colours, woven in a design based on a French Aubusson model. A. Levi has published a Zeikhur vagireh similar in style and palette. – Very good condition, with the pile at its original height. The netted warp threads have survived at both ends.

    LEVI, ALBERTO, Antica Arte Tessile – Antique Textile Art. Milan 2000, no. 14

  • Afyon Kilim

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    • Lot187
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions416 x 123 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,108
    This large single-panel kilim features a field design of three huge nested hexagons decorated with mighty double hooks all around. They alternate with two horizontal panels which each contain a pair of large hook motifs. The lateral borders are missing except for a small remnant at the lower right-hand corner. – Signs of age and wear, mounted onto canvas.
  • Kütahya Kilim

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    • Lot188
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions230 x 138 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR11,160
    Woven in a single piece, this small slit tapestry presents a field design of seven horizontal stripes, each comprising three serrated diamonds, and elaborately interlocked border devices. It belongs to a rare group of closely related pieces which are almost indistinguishable in terms of drawing and differ from other Kütahya kilims in their use of brilliant and diverse colours. It was published on the cover of a Lefevre catalogue as early as 1982. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 47, 24/05/1997, # 118

    LEFEVRE & PARTNERS, London. Auction of 23/04/1982, cover - lot 2

  • Konya Kilim

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    • Lot189
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions364 x 140 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800, or older
    • Result EUR13,640
    In this two-panel kilim, the lateral borders are merely suggested by halved red hook forms. Three huge hexagons with wide blue outlines lie on the central axis of the field. Their white-ground interiors create an effect of frames superimposed on the white field. Each hexagon encloses a nested baklava diamond, and smaller analogous motifs fill the lateral areas. Two wide elems woven in a rare design complete the kilim. – Petsopoulos published the kilim as early as 1980. Türck has published a fragment of the same group and underlines the outstanding quality of the colours in his detailed discussion. The bold, brilliant and harmoniously coordinated colours of this completely preserved kilim are equally impressive and can be considered a certain indication of age. - Slight signs of age and wear, damaged sides and ends.

    TÜRCK, ULRICH, Anatolische Kelim im Schloß Lembeck. Marl 1995, pl. 7 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, pl. 63 *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Anatolia. Kilims und andere Flachgewebe aus Anatolien. M

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 137

  • Aleppo Prayer Kilim

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    • Lot191
    • OriginNorth Syria
    • Dimensions115 x 75 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,178
    Aleppo had been an important centre of textile production for centuries. Many pilgrims travelling to Mecca visited that North Syrian city. They would often purchase prayer kilims such as this pretty example, fine as a cloth and with a light blue mihrab on a white-ground field. – Good condition.