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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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1.121 USD1 Euro
  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot276
    • OriginNorth West Afghanistan
    • Dimensions123 x 85 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR806
    The dark ochre field contains a geometric, stylised design of three trees decorated with box shapes and pairs of branches. The tree motif is repeated in the two panels placed next to the square mihrab arch. Craycraft who has published another example of the group states that the provenance is Farah, a town situated between Shindand and Chakhansur. A fine weave, silky pile wool, small details knotted in silk. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    CRAYCRAFT, MICHAEL, Belouch Prayer Rugs. From the exhibition at ADRASKAND GALLERY. Point Reyes Station 1982, no. 25

  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot277
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions138 x 87 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR516
    This Baluch prayer rug of the head and shoulders type originates from the Sarakhs region. A geometric, stylised tree of life is symmetrically arranged in mirror image along the central axis of the camel field; its branches, alternately short and long, bear flowers at their ends. The fact that the two compartments next to the square arch are knotted in a darker shade of brown than the field is an unusual feature. – Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, the original selvedges and remains of the kilim finishes survive.

    Literature:
    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 38

  • Indian Door Hanging

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    • Lot279
    • OriginCentral India, Burhanpur
    • Dimensions127 x 87 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR372
    An Indian cotton textile with a padded and quilted bottom. The perfectly drawn design is printed onto the fabric and painted in minute detail. A large architectural portal, its flat roof decorated with delicate points, frames a white field topped by an arch which contains an arrangement of seemingly weightless flowering shrubs. An example of artistic merit. – Obvious signs of age and wear, brittle, both ends badly damaged.

    Literature:
    KARTASCHOFF, MARIE-LOUISE & LANGER, AXEL, Pfauen, Blüten & Zypressen. Persische Textilien der Qajaren-Zeit (1788 - 1925). Zurich 2005, no. 64

  • Ait Ouaouzguite

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    • Lot281
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco
    • Dimensions105 x 147 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,984
    The Berber tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite confederation lived in the Jebel Siroua, a volcanic massif south of Marrakesh. It is the provenance of this rug. A blue box motif filled by a large sun symbol lies at the centre of a light yellow field decorated with stars and small animals. Large diagonal crosses surround the field like a border. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    EILAND, MURRAY L. & EILAND, MURRAY III, Oriental Carpets. A Complete Guide. 4th edition, Boston, New York, Toronto, London 1998, no. 347, p. 349

  • Sarkoy Kilim

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    • Lot283
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Thrace
    • Dimensions202 x 135 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR7,740
    The appeal of this small-format Sarkoy kilim lies in its well-drawn design of five house-like forms arranged in a four-and-one composition in the dark blue field. The single device positioned at the centre and further accentuated by its size holds a tree and two water jugs. A striking panel of stems and serrated leaves is seen at each end of the field. The wide olive border contains triangles decorated with long lateral hooks. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Gafsa Kilim

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    • Lot284
    • OriginNorth Africa, Tunisia
    • Dimensions219 x 191 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR2,728
    This nearly square Berber kilim was woven in the city of Gafsa in Central Tunisia. The light red field presents a chequerboard design of cheerful and playful appearance, composed of 64 remarkably diverse compartments arranged in a layout reminiscent of mosaics. Only the four compartments depicting humans and animals deviate from this design principle. Woven in the single weft interlocking technique whereby slits are avoided, this kilim with a soft texture was used as a blanket. – Both ends edged with fabric, very good condition.
    • Lot286
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions280 x 148 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR124
    The narrow, dark blue field terminating in a gable at both ends is hermetically covered in a dense design of small botehs. The design was adopted by the Afshar from termeh fabrics woven in Kerman. The central design panel is framed to good effect by a wide band of multi-coloured diagonal stripes in a layout which matches the gables at both ends of the field. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, new overcasting along both sides; remains of the kilim finishes survive at both ends.
    • Lot287
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions176 x 131 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR193
    The dark blue field contains a repeat of small rounded botehs arranged in offset rows in changing directions. The narrow, blue main border shows octagons filled with stars. – Signs of age and wear, a crescent-shaped cut at the bottom, inserted areas, somewhat sinuous.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Uschak bis Yarkand. Seltene Orientteppiche II. Munich 1979, no. 74

    • Lot288
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions209 x 145 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR258
    This rug was not produced in one of the urban workshops of Isfahan; it is a home-made weaving from one of the surrounding villages, rather coarsely knotted and thus rustic in appearance. Three vases stand in the lower section of a white field bordered by two lateral halved cypresses, with a large floral bouquet growing from the central vase. The brown spandrels are filled with a network of small blossoms. – Slight signs of age and wear, original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced.
    • Lot290
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions212 x 136 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR193
    The white field of this old village rug woven in the Hamadan region contains a hexagonal, dark blue central medallion decorated with a Herati design, its pole-shaped pendants extending as far as the ends of the field. Further medallions of the same type offset against it are cut and halved by the vertical borders, creating the stepped outline of the field. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, new overcasting along the sides, original kilim finishes at both ends.