Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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  • Karaja Long Rug

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    • Lot263
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions374 x 94 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,116
    A classic Karaja long rug with a repeat of large, diagonal, cruciform floral devices in the narrow, midnight blue field. The brown-red main border shows a geometric, stylised vine bearing palmettes and star-shaped blossoms. – The original blue selvedges survive, both ends slightly reduced. Minor repaired areas, slight signs of wear in the pile.
    • Lot264
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions203 x 124 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR625
    A repeat of vertical stripes in diverse colours decorated with small octagons. The five narrow borders echo the stripe design of the field and almost seem to merge with it at the sides. The supplementary design stripe of blue-and-white domino motifs added at both ends is a common feature in the rugs and kilims of Fars. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, new overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced.
  • Bakhtiari Khorjin

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    • Lot265
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Chahar Mahal region
    • Dimensions135 x 64 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR709
    A completely preserved Bakhtiari double bag. The faces are woven in the sumakh technique in a diamond lattice design while the pile-woven lower finishes show large Memling güls. Bags produced in this format were placed across a horse’s back; camel bags are considerably larger. Willborg has published a comparable khorjin. - Very good condition.

    WILLBORG, PETER, Chahâr Mahal va Bakhtiâri, including the Feridân area. Village, workshop & nomadic rugs of Western Persia. Stockholm 2002, no. 16

  • Afshar Mafrash

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    • Lot266
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions73 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR806
    The piled face of a large cargo bag. In the dark blue field, two red and one white upright botehs drawn in the typical Afshar style alternate with slender trees. Cartouches are lined up in the white border. – New overcasting along the sides, a remnant of the kilim base survives at the bottom, good condition.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 195 *** ENGELHARDT, TEPPICH- (publ.), Perlen unter den Teppichen des Orients. Mannheim 1976, no. 580

  • Azeri Zili

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    • Lot267
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions205 x 164 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,440
    Published by Herrmann as early as 1985, this flatwoven cover with a brocaded design was made in a single piece. Fifteen large compartments fill the surface, with wide stripes of small squares enclosing diamonds placed between them. While Azeri zilis of this kind usually have red or blue warps, this item is woven on brown warps. – Good condition, original side and end finishes. Backed with a dark red fabric.

    LANDREAU, ANTHONY N. & PICKERING, W.R., From the Bosporus to Samarkand. Flat-Woven Rugs. Washington, D.C. 1969, no. 70

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 7. Munich 1985, no. 16

  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot269
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions60 x 60 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,612
    A bag face finely woven in the sumakh technique, formerly part of a large Shahsavan khorjin. The three-band horizontal stripe design of the field comprises a white central band of abstract birds and two narrower guard stripes of syrga devices lined up on a pole. A white star border. – Very good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 22 *** HEGENBART, HEINZ, Seltene Webtaschen aus dem Orient. Sammlung Adil Besim. Munich 1982, no. 31

  • Kuba Sumakh

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    • Lot270
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions220 x 190 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR992
    Three large, dark blue diamond medallions with octagonal central motifs lie on the midline of the brick-red field; eight palmettes drawn in two different variations are offset against them at the sides. The green border contains an elongated vine bearing palmettes, rosettes and angled stems. The highly stylised, geometric drawing of the floral design is a characteristic feature of Caucasian sumakhs. – Good condition, the original finishes survive all around.
    • Lot271
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions142 x 114 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,860
    In the dark blue field of this Shirvan, an Afshan design of white forked leaves is arranged in mirror image around two red rosettes placed on the central axis. The ground is filled with angular flowering stems which connect blue palmettes and star-shaped, red and beige-ground blossoms. The truncated motifs seen along the sides of the field prove that the design was conceived as an infinite repeat. The red-ground main border contains a white kufic vine. – Slight signs of age and wear, the original finishes survive all around.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Meisterstücke orientalischer Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1975, pl. p. 143

  • Armenian Karabagh

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    • Lot272
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions263 x 130 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR279
    A large shield form takes up the whole of the red field; it contains cartouches and diamonds decorated with hooks as well as tree forms. A narrow border of blossoms and stepped polygons. – Obvious signs of age and wear, a number of creases.
  • Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot273
    • OriginSouth Caucasus
    • Dimensions160 x 115 cm
    • AgeDated 1319 AH = 1901 AD
    • Result EUR1,935
    The house-like white arch placed at the upper end of the field of this red-ground prayer rug encloses a form that is hard to interpret and always appears in this position in this type. The centre of the field is dominated by a white box outlined in hooks which contains a central cruciform blossom surrounded by four hooked triangles. The surviving examples of the group are virtually indistinguishable. They are modelled on older prayer rugs woven in the Kuba/Shirvan knotting structure, such as the piece illustrated by Eskenazi. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 156 *** HASSON, RACHEL, Caucasian Rugs. L.A. Mayer Memorial Institute for Islamic Studies. Jerusalem 1986, no. 10