Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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  • Karachov Kazak Fragment

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    • Lot24
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions136 x 139 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,625
    This early green-ground Karachov Kazak of the double niche type is greatly reduced in length. The vertical design bar of the field is missing two red polygons and one white box motif (the original appearance of the composition is illustrated by a comparative example published in our catalogue of the Zaleski Collection). Extending across the entire width in the upper section of the field and along the lower end, the two cuts have been stepped to conceal the breaks in the flow of the design. The original horizontal border has been re-attached at the bottom. – Obvious signs of age and wear, pile worn away in places, damaged sides.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 45

  • Shahsavan Long Rug

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    • Lot25
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions341 x 99 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,232
    This finely woven long rug was made by a Shahsavan tribal group in the Hashtrud-Mianeh region. The foundation is made of wool. Four massive, honeycomb-shaped palmettes, their outlines either serrated or decorated with poles, are aligned on the central axis of the red field and surrounded by rosettes and six squares patterned in a chequerboard design. Rosettes alternate with serrated diamonds in the narrow, white main border. A particularly rare example of archaic appearance. – Uniformly low pile, now in good condition following expert restoration.
  • Zarand Kilim

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    • Lot26
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Gazvin region
    • Dimensions442 x 161 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR248
    Offset rows of palmettes drawn in mellow pastel shades combine into a dense repeat in the midnight blue field of this large kilim. The white border contains large blossoms linked by short diagonal stems. A reciprocal trefoil border provides the outer finish. Most of the motifs have finely stepped outlines to avoid long slits in the weaving. Ford/Pohl-Schillings have published a kilim which compares well, stating the village of Buyin Sara as the place of origin. – Signs of age and wear, various missing sections, mounted onto canvas.

    FORD, J. & POHL-SCHILLINGS, H., Persische Flachgewebe. Bilder einer Ausstellung. Cologne 1987, no. 28

  • Kurdish Bag Face

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    • Lot27
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions70 x 56 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR186
    A blue-ground bag face presenting a floral field design, an orange-ground border and a blue additional stripe at the bottom which contains four large octagons. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile.
  • Bakhtiari Vagireh

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    • Lot28
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions141 x 102 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,860
    This Bakhtiari vagireh is the pair of lot no 29. – Slight signs of wear, good condition.
  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot31
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions234 x 160 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,240
    The strongly patinated colours and the design focusing on essentials create an impression of great age in this Qashqa’i kilim. A large nested diamond composed of eight colour rings with finely stepped outlines stands alone at the centre of the sand-coloured field. Short poles emanating from the points of the central medallion end in green hexagons enclosing light red hooked diamonds. The same design has been used to mark the centre of the diamond, thus it is repeated five times. The sides of the field are decorated with halved diamonds. The border design of reciprocal trefoils and stepped undulating lines is an identifying feature of kilims from Fars. – Obvious signs of age and wear, several missing sections, incomplete edges. Mounted onto canvas.

    PARHAM, CYRUS, Masterpieces of Fars Rugs. Tehran 1996, no. 110 *** BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, The Undiscovered Kilim. London 1977, pl. 51

  • Konya Fragment

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    • Lot32
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions115 x 133 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR219
    This fragment is the lower left corner of a yellow-ground Konya village rug featuring large Memling güls. The proportions of the design suggest that the carpet was a sleeping rug (yatak) rather than a long rug. – Obvious signs of age and wear, mounted onto canvas.
  • Afyon Kilim

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    • Lot33
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Afyon-Kütahya region
    • Dimensions394 x 144 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR1,860
    This large, single-panel kilim with a baklava design was woven in a village in the Afyon-Kütahya-Eskisehir region. Huge sets of interlocked diamonds composed of colour rings are closely spaced in a hermetic offset arrangement; their serrated outlines create an appearance full of energy. The design, which derives its structure from the white sections, extends beyond the boundaries of the field. Remnants of the elems survive at both ends; lateral borders do not exist in this type known in various regions. – Signs of age and wear, minor holes, mounted onto canvas.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 3 *** KELIM-CONNECTION AACHEN (publ.), Kultkelim. Ausgewählte anatolische Flachgewebe. Aachen 1999, no. 12 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 88, Vok Collection Selection 2, 12/

  • Gaziantep Kilim

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    • Lot35
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions393 x 161 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR248
    A two-panel kilim woven in the Gaziantep region. The field design consists of six wide horizontal panels in different ground colours, each comprising three stepped diamonds attached to two small diamonds, which are separated by white stripes. This striking design is an identifying feature of the group, as are the small six-pointed stars enclosed within them and also seen as filler motifs in many areas of the ground. An elongated vine decorated with carnations undulates through the white border. The impressive effect of this finely woven kilim derives from its rich range of beautiful colours. – Severely damaged, missing sections and holes, corroded brown.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection II, 23/03/2019, lots 17 and 23 *** FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 53

  • Nigde Kilim

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    • Lot36
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions391 x 123 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR6,200
    This impressive kilim was bought by Herrmann at a Lefevre auction held in London in 1982 and exhibited the following year at his Munich gallery (published in SOT V), where it was purchased by the consignor, Professor Ferdinand Erblich, now deceased. The long and narrow, white-ground kilim consists of two panels identical in design which have been conceived and woven with such precision that the pairs of cartouches and the diamonds with two long lateral double hooks, also arranged in pairs between them, match up without any misalignment. – Good condition, both sides backed with a brown fabric.

    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 30

    LEFEVRE London, auction of 23/04/1982, lot 5 = HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche V. Munich 1983, no. 18