Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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    • Lot231
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions280 x 142 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,976
    Three large sunburst medallions in a blazing red field, a white-ground border of small star-shaped blossoms. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor repiled areas, replaced selvedges on both sides.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 205

    • Lot233
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions205 x 167 cm
    • Age1345 AH = 1927 AD
    • Result EUR2,232
    In the red field, a very large white-ground octagon encloses the green-and-red cruciform device that is characteristic of Lori Pambak Kazaks as well as two hooked hexagons. The white main border shows a leaf and calyx design, the secondary borders each contain a thin, spaciously conceived vine and crosses. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot234
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions156 x 84 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,232
    Offset rows of small trees in varying shapes and colours combine into a repeat in the midnight blue field. The border of three stripes which differ in width includes an outer band of blue and brown reciprocal trefoils. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. A Historical Legacy of Woven Art. London 2002, no. 7

    • Lot235
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions171 x 161 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,300
    This nearly square flatweave with an open red field and wide borders expanding into panels at the top and bottom is a sofreh, i.e. a cover spread on the floor for serving food. The brocaded design is embroidered on a warp-faced plainweave ground which is either blue, red or purple. The use of red and blue warps is a typical feature of such Azeri covers, as well as those woven in a similar style by the Moghan Shahsavan and the Tat. While only a row of five small animals and several combs are depicted in the field, the borders and panels are decorated with a profusion of animals in different sizes and colours plus many small ornamental motifs. – Small repaired areas, good overall condition.
    • Lot238
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions133 x 59 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR930
    A complete Khamseh Shahsavan double bag. The faces are finely woven in the sumakh technique, the backs and connecting panel are coarsely woven, plain red kilims. The horizontal stripe design of the fields shows syrga motifs in the two narrow white bands and offset hooked diamonds in the wide central band. Cross and chevron devices adorn the yellow border. – Good condition.

    REINISCH, HELMUT, Satteltaschen. Graz 1985, no. 18

    • Lot241
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions54 x 98 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,032
    A side panel of a Shahsavan mafrash from the Hashtrud-Mianeh region, rather coarsely woven in the sumakh technique. The self-contained field design – four hooked diamonds and a small serrated diamond placed at the centre of the blue field, surrounded by a white border of serrated forms – suggests that this is the face of a cargo bag whose other three sides were woven in the kilim technique. A remnant of the kilim base survives at the bottom. – Good condition, somewhat reduced at the top.
    • Lot244
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions267 x 158 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR4,712
    This very finely woven Qashqa’i kilim is a masterpiece of graphic design. A huge red diamond lacking any interior decoration, its tips touching the ends of the field, extends beyond the boundaries of the field at the sides. It is separated from the green spandrels of equally open design by a finely stepped triple outline. The white border shows a zig-zag design of halved diamonds. The end finishes consist of three narrow horizontal bands in which short horizontal stripes are aligned in opposite directions to form interlocking chevrons. Purchased at Galerie Brückenstrasse, Cologne, in 1994. – Very good condition.

    POHL-SCHILLINGS, HANS, Persische Flachgewebe. Bilder aus Iran. Cologne 1994, no. 13

    • Lot245
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions488 x 217 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,364
    This blue-ground kelleh presents a repeat of large, red and yellow diamonds arranged in offset rows and decorated with floral vines encircling a central star-shaped blossom. The ground of the field revealed between the diamonds is adorned with flowering vines. The narrow, red main border contains an angular floral vine drawn in the Bijar style. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile; the foundation is brittle in places, old repairs, new overcasting along the sides.
    • Lot247
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions236 x 144 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,356
    This beautiful Khamseh is a typical weaving of the Baharlu/Ainalu tribal group. Terminating in a gable shape at both ends, the field is decorated in fine, blue and white, vertical stripes. At its centre, a light red diamond-shaped medallion with attached pendants encloses a characteristic gül motif which was also employed by the Qashqa’i. Small double arrows adorn the red spandrels, and stems bearing pomegranates are lined up in the wide, light red border. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 93 *** COLLINS, JOHN J., Shiraz. Newburyport 1987, pl. 17

    • Lot248
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions281 x 111 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR531
    In the dark blue field, five large hexagons with quartered hooked diamonds at their centres are flanked by lateral halved diamonds. The white main border shows a small-pattern design of serrated forms. – Signs of age and wear, repiled edges along the sides, slightly reduced ends.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 25