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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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    • Lot208
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions67 x 68 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR4,216
    An early Ningxia seat cover woven in very beautiful colours. The field and border are excellently drawn and complement each other to create a harmonious overall image that maintains a perfect balance between tranquillity and momentum. Another example of this comparatively rare group was sold by us in 2001. However, it lacked the white disc medallion with a yin-yang centre which is superimposed on the lattice of this piece. The rug formerly belonged to the Danker Collection, Wiesbaden. – Both ends minimally reduced, otherwise in very good condition.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 56, 19/05/2001, lot 167

    • Lot210
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions86 x 134 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR3,100
    This early Saryk chuval from the Merv oasis, with twelve large primary güls and chemche secondary motifs arranged into a spacious composition, compares well with the example from the Bogolyubov Collection published by Dodds/Eiland. The border is decorated with kochak motifs, while offset rows of flowers adorn the elem. The white sections are cotton, silk is not found in the pile of this chuval. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, a tear in the upper finish. New overcasting along the sides, somewhat reduced at the top and bottom, no back.

    Literature:
    STONE, PETER (ed.), Mideast Meets Midwest. Ethnographic Rugs from Midwest Collections. Chicago 1993, no. 55

    • Lot212
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions158 x 109 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,720
    A very pretty nim suzani made in Bokhara. In the field, a slightly irregular diamond lattice composed of green leaves, with small rosettes placed at the points of intersection, encloses various blossoms and flowering stems drawn in top view and side view as well as blue irises. The same leaves, although drawn in a sweeping curvilinear style, form a vine in the border which undulates around circular blossoms and palmettes. – Slight signs of age and wear, backed with calico.
    • Lot216
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions138 x 98 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR13,640
    This small-format Tekke wedding rug was woven with love and the greatest care by a young bride. During the celebrations, the newly wed couple would be seated on this rug, after which the precious piece would not be used again. – The field is hermetically covered in a dense design of square compartments enclosing cruciform motifs. The fact that every other compartment is regularly outlined in white and thus accentuated has resulted in diagonal, vertical and horizontal relationships in the tile-like design. The delicate grid is embellished with minutely detailed, five-spot dice. A horizontal border and a narrow elem complete the sitting rug at both ends. Thompson has illustrated another example of this rare group. – Very well preserved, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    THOMPSON, JON, Timbuktu to Tibet. Exotic Rugs & Textiles from New York Collections. New York 2008, pl. 36

    • Lot217
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions41 x 121 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR40,920
    This Salor trapping features a cassette design of 64 compartments identical in size which each hold an octagon enclosing an eight-pointed star. A fine, dark blue outline separates the compartments from the red ground of the field which is just visible between them, resulting in a square grid. In some compartments the ground is woven in ruby silk that is now heavily corroded. The ground of the main border also consists of corroded ruby silk. Consequently, the white butterfly forms and the red-and-blue rectangles of the border design stand out in relief. Hooked diamonds with centres likewise woven in silk are lined up in the elem. – This small-format jollar is one of the rarest surviving Salor weavings. It compares best to the fragment published in Rageth’s book, which was assigned a date in the 17th/18th century by radiocarbon analysis, and the jollar from the Jenkins Collection (see Mackie/Thompson). The example published by Thompson in "Carpet Magic" seems considerably later in date. – Signs of age and wear, slightly reduced all around, the original width is only partly preserved on the right.

    Literature:
    RAGETH, JÜRG, Turkmenische Teppiche. Ein neuer Ansatz. Basel 2016, volume 1, no. 10 *** MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington 1980, no. 13 *** THOMPSON, JON, Carpet Magic. London 1983, ill. p. 90

    • Lot223
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions73 x 94 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR750
    A large Baluch bag face with a dark field in which a central star motif is surrounded by a wide star border. – Both upper corners restored, otherwise in good condition, original sides and ends.

    Literature:
    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pls. 33 and 35

    • Lot224
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions213 x 120 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,224
    The Baluch adopted the mina khani design from East Persian urban carpets and translated it into their own geometric style of drawing. This large rug was probably woven in the Kashmar region. In the dark field, the 21 white blossoms appear like brilliant stars in the night sky. A wide vine bearing rosettes, smaller blossoms and many hook shapes adorns the red main border. The foundation is strongly depressed. High pile of glossy and silky wool. – The original selvedges are damaged in one place, the kilim finishes have not survived, otherwise in very good condition.

    Literature:
    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, Rugs of the Wandering Baluchi. London 1976, no. 30 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 95

  • Lakai Joynamoz Suzani

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    • Lot227
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions136 x 102 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,240
    This prayer design suzani was embroidered by members of the Lakai tribe who had become settled and probably lived in the vicinity of Shakhrisyabz or Kitab. The foundation is a sheer purple silk. The wide field topped by a flat horseshoe-shaped arch is empty. In the border and the narrow section above the arch, six large botehs and a circular blossom are linked by eight large stems. Very finely embroidered in the yurma technique and minutely detailed, the motifs are impressive in terms of their splendid colours and quality. – The foundation is damaged and stained in a number of places. Backed with fabric.

    Literature:
    FLING, RUSSELL S., Khans, Nomads & Needlework. Suzanis and Embroideries of Central Asia. Columbus, Ohio 2012, no. 22

    • Lot228
    • OriginCentral Asia, North East Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions104 x 65 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,720
    This small suzani with a niche design is a prayer mat (joynamoz). Ten large, circular poppy blossoms without any interior design and surrounded by green leaves fill the lateral borders; in the typical way, these are not closed at the bottom, but run on into empty space. An even larger poppy blossom crowns the small pointed arch above the mihrab field, which contains three poppy blossoms linked by three thin stems to form a tree-like design. – Slight signs of age and wear, no fabric backing.
  • Borjalou Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot230
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions175 x 121 cm
    • AgeDated 1340 AH = 1922 AD
    • Result EUR3,720
    In this red-ground Borjalou Kazak prayer rug, four blue honeycomb shapes are arranged around a central hooked diamond. The date 1340 (= 1922) seen below the bridge-shaped prayer arch proves that this well-known type was still woven in good quality and in the traditional design during the 20th century. – Very well preserved, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 74, 5/12/2009, lot 149