Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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    • Lot37
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions216 x 143 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,712
    A white box shape enclosing a blue octagon with a hooked rectangle at its centre takes up the middle of the blue field. Highly abstract animals and small blossoms are arranged around the octagon. Eight Memling güls in diverse colours fill the two sections of the field above and below the central medallion. The blazing red main border shows large palmettes and white dividing stripes which contain the same star-shaped blossoms as the two white secondary borders. This Kazak type is comparatively rare and cannot be assigned to any of the known groups. – Signs of age and wear, extensive repiled sections and repairs.

    GANS-RUEDIN, ERWIN, Orientteppiche des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Munich 1975, pl. p. 88 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. Munich 1993, no. 45

  • Qashqa’i Decorative Animal Band

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    • Lot38
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions149 x 8 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR112
    A fragment of a narrow, decorative animal band finely woven in the warp-faced plainweave technique. A stripe design of stepped triangles in diverse colours. - Signs of wear, a number of damaged areas.
  • Shahsavan Mafrash

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    • Lot39
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions53 x 114 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR387
    A side panel of a Shahsavan mafrash woven in the sumakh technique, probably by one of the tribal groups in the Moghan-Savalan region. The design of three wide horizontal bands used to extend around all four sides of this large cargo or storage bag. In the white-ground central band, four flat, alternately dark blue and light red octagons are separated by abstract green trees. The two red-ground bands each contain six stylised animals which may represent peacocks. - Obvious signs of age and wear, moth damage, old repairs, damaged right-hand edge.

    GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 76

  • Shahsavan Mafrash

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    • Lot40
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan region
    • Dimensions40 x 48 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR281
    A narrow side of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique in a design of horizontal stripes. Two light red diamonds with hooked outlines adorn the dark blue ground of the central band; the two red bands contain smaller diamonds with parmakli outlines; the four white guard stripes show red blossoms. High-quality weave and colours. – Good condition.
    • Lot41
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions116 x 86 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR500
    This small Luri features a rare chequerboard design of 88 compartments in varying ground colours which each contain an angular boteh. The arrangement of the colours produces diagonal design bands aligned to the right. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, small holes, several damaged areas.
  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot42
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions282 x 151 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,364
    This antique Qashqa’i kilim featuring an abstract tile design in light patinated colours is woven in the single weft interlocking technique. A white diamond lattice of stepped lines covers the field like a net. The composition appears slightly chaotic because the weaver did not follow a fixed pattern in her choice of colours for the diamonds – for instance, one that would have created diagonal relationships – but merely made sure that adjoining diamonds were never identical in colour. – Slight signs of age and wear, small rewoven areas, minimally damaged ends, good overall condition.

    AMPE, PATRICK & RIE, Textile Art. A personal choice (Kailash Gallery). Antwerp 1994, no. 8

  • Konya Kilim

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    • Lot43
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions375 x 168 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR5,208
    This two-panel Konya kilim is a particularly colourful example of this rare group. It has already been displayed at two exhibitions and illustrated in the accompanying publications. – On the white ground, nine design bars composed of three narrow horizontal bands embellished with stars make up a design sequence conceived in symmetrical colours and centred on the unit at the midpoint of the field. The sides are decorated with inward-pointing pinnacles. – Obvious signs of age and wear, missing sections, old repairs, corroded brown.

    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 25

    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, The Undiscovered Kilim. London 1977, pl. 8 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Form und Farbe in türkischer Textilkunst. Frankfurt 1993, no. 49

    • Lot44
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba Region
    • Dimensions119 x 82 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,419
    A blue-ground Chichi presenting a Khyrdagyd repeat and a white main border embellished with small star-filled diamonds. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low and partially very worn pile.
  • Bakhshaish Fragment

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    • Lot45
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions118 x 122 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR580
    A fragment of an antique Bakhshaish. The surviving section is the lower end of a carpet probably some three metres in length. In the midnight blue field, offset rows of very large botehs alternate with slender trees. The design of the main border consists of diagonal stripes in diverse colours, the two white secondary borders contain geometric, stylised flowering vines. – Signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places, the original selvedges are partially damaged.
    • Lot47
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan region
    • Dimensions273 x 132 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,960
    This blue-ground Akstafa displays four star medallions as well as eight white peacocks inserted between them. Six human figures depicted in front view stand out among the many motifs of the secondary design. The two figures at the beginning of the field may represent women while the four figures standing on horses are probably men. The white main border is decorated with double hooks and flanked by two reciprocal trefoil borders. The style of drawing, the wealth of variations seen in the designs and the first-rate colours are indications of an early date. - Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile is very worn in places.