Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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    • Lot249
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions186 x 125 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,488
    In the white field, a hexagonal lattice design of serrated leaves encloses flowering shrubs and tulips. Drawn in shades of blue, green and pink, the vine design of the dark red main border is reminiscent of Zeikhur rugs. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1968, pl. 52 *** GANS-RUEDIN, ERWIN, Orientteppiche des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Munich 1975, pl. p. 143

  • Daghestan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot250
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions161 x 85 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR477
    The white field of this Daghestan prayer rug contains a repeat of offset rows of palmettes and cone shapes which probably represent the trunks of trees. The hexagonal lattice of serrated leaves commonly found in this type has only been suggested here. The blue arch at the top of the field encloses a house-like form and a comb. Two quadrupeds and two small trees are placed beside it. The red main border shows a vine and abstract birds. – Obvious signs of age and wear, badly soiled, low pile, somewhat reduced ends.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Orientteppiche. Ein Bildband. Wiesbaden, no date (1965), ill. p. 62

  • Azeri Shaddah

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    • Lot251
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions258 x 158 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR406
    A large Azeri cover in warp-faced plainweave on red and blue warps. The brocaded cassette design consists of 36 compartments enclosing diamonds, stars and animals. The comparatively wide bands of the grid are decorated with hooked diamonds. – A number of inserted sections, minor repairs; otherwise well preserved, original finishes all around.
    • Lot252
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions122 x 102 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,000
    In the midnight blue field, a white Konagkend lattice design is surrounded by a frame of small flowers in diverse colours. The wide, green main border shows a white kufic vine and star-shaped blossoms. – Signs of age and wear, repiled ends and sides.
    • Lot255
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions375 x 112 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,290
    This unusual rug differs widely from all other Baluch weavings in terms of its long format and its Persian field design of botehs and narrow vertical stripes, which is influenced by the tribal rugs woven in the Fars region of South West Persia (Luri, Khamseh). – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, the original selvedges and the kilim finishes at both ends are preserved.
  • Shakhrisyabz Suzani

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    • Lot258
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions263 x 208 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,968
    This yellow-ground suzani composed of several panels was produced in Shakhrisyabz or Kitab, probably in one of the Emir’s workshops. Only one half of this truly huge embroidery originally measuring some 420 x 310 centimetres has survived. Moreover, the horizontal border is missing at one end. The entire surface is embroidered in the satin stitch technique known as "iroki" with a huge, circular central medallion of floral design and large circular blossoms enclosing white stars. In the wide blue main border, white diamonds with curved outlines have been placed between diagonal yellow leaves. This monumental embroidery was probably used as a wall hanging in the Emir’s palace. Adapted in size to fit the dimensions, the devices are impressive on account of their powerful impact and splendid, radiant colours. A saddle cover comparable in technique and style is published in the book on the Wolf Suzani Collection. – Slight signs of age, good overall condition.

    TSCHEPELEWEZKAJA, G.L. & SUCHAREWA, O.A., Susani Usbekistans. Hamburg 1991, no. 27 *** GRUBE, ERNST J., Keshte. Central Asian Embroideries. The Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection. New York 2003, no. 37

  • Tekke Sitting Rug

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    • Lot259
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions95 x 88 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,984
    The red field contains a repeat of eighteen small chuvals güls arranged in rows of three; the secondary motifs are diamonds quartered by colour change with double hooks attached to their corners. The borders and elems show designs seen in Tekke main carpets. This approximately square miniature rug was probably a wedding gift for the bridegroom. – Very good condition.
  • Tekke Ensi

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    • Lot260
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions139 x 111 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,612
    A Tekke door rug woven in the characteristic hatchlu cross design. Blue insi kush abstract birds fill the four segments of the brick-red field which has a small gable placed at the upper end. A tree with pairs of birds adorns each of the lateral main borders, and a border of crosses decorated with lateral double hooks constitutes the outer finish. The wide elem consists of two panels, an inner one with offset rows of shrubs on a red ground and a lower one of small blossoms on a light brown ground. – Good condition.

    JOURDAN, UWE, Orientteppiche. Volume 4: Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1989, no. 60

  • Silk Tabriz

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    • Lot261
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions190 x 137 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR3,096
    The dark red field of this figural Tabriz silk carpet shows a large tree with several representations of animals in its branches; at the lower end, two princes are riding towards two kings. A palatial building is depicted above the top of the tree. The wide border section consists of a midnight blue main border flanked by three secondary borders on both sides. – Strong abrash in the upper section of the field, signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, damaged edges.
  • Bakhtiari Gabbeh

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    • Lot262
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions134 x 142 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR1,677
    This square Bakhtiari gabbeh features an abstract design of polychrome rectangles and monochrome stripes. The open cream field is framed by a border of squares; a box shape with a chequerboard design lies at its centre. Four monochrome stripes make up the wide outer surround. The high pile of lightly twisted wool creates a slightly blurred appearance. – Good condition.