Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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    • Lot48
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions153 x 103 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,712
    This very old Chichi displays a Khyrdagyd repeat in a blue, strongly abrashed field and a wide border section. A comparative example has been published by Schürmann. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides. Partial repiling in the corroded dark brown sections, repiled lower left corner.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 110

    • Lot49
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions190 x 178 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR16,120
    Four white box shapes with slanted corners are aligned on the central axis of the red field. The lateral sections each contain three large, alternately white or green trees arranged vertically to which the type owes its name, "Tree Kazak". Due to the almost square size of the rug, the sprawling branches of the trees can extend freely. The composition goes back to older garden carpets produced in North West Persian workshops and has been adapted to the abstract geometric style of the Caucasus. The white squares probably represent the water basins placed on the central axis of their models. Herrmann published a very similar example with the same green border of rosettes in 1980. – Well-preserved pile, several repiled areas. The blue and black-brown serrated outer band has been repiled all around.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Konya bis Kokand. Seltene Orientteppiche III. Munich 1980, no. 28 *** EILAND, MURRAY L., Oriental Rugs From Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 212

    • Lot50
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions262 x 235 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR9,920
    A classic main carpet woven by the Saryk Turkmen. Four by eight large octagonal temirjin güls are arranged in a spacious composition on the brick-red ground of the field. The secondary motifs are Memling güls with a green or blue hooked outline and a central eight-pointed star. The design of the white-ground main border consists of stepped, red straight-armed crosses filled with delicate, cruciform floral clusters and separated by four short angular devices. This border motif of archaic appearance is also found in the oldest Ersari and Salor main carpets. The two mosaic-style secondary borders composed of small multi-coloured triangles are a typical feature of temirjin rugs dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Even older examples, such as the piece dated to the 17th century exhibited in Hamburg, have no secondary borders at all. – Until a few decades ago, Saryk temirjin rugs were considered particularly rare. Since then, quite a number of additional pieces have surfaced and been published in specialist literature or auction catalogues. This previously unpublished Saryk is from an old German private collection. It largely resembles the temirjin rug published by Herrmann in 1978, although the design of the latter, with nine güls per row and flatter Memling güls, appears more crowded. The question of whether this rather minor difference signifies that the two carpets differ in age, or whether it merely reflects artistic liberty expressed by their respective weavers, must remain unanswered. – Signs of age and wear, low and partially damaged pile, minor old reknotted areas. The original flatwoven selvedges have survived on both sides, the long kilim ends have been lost.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Lotto bis Tekke. Seltene Orientteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Munich 1978, no. 73 = VOLKMANN, MARTIN (ed.), Alte Orientteppiche. Ausgewählte Stücke deutscher Privatsammlungen. Munich 1985, 82 *** HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKU

    • Lot51
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions259 x 197 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR5,456
    The great age of this Tekke main carpet dating from the pre-1800 period can be deduced from a number of factors: the güls are considerably larger than in 19th century examples; the main border is accompanied only by narrow gyak stripes; and the weave is comparatively coarse, almost like that of very old Ersari main carpets. All the chemche secondary güls are lined up on a pole in the vertical direction, a feature which is rather rarely encountered. The light colours suggest that the carpet was made in the Akhal oasis. – Obvious signs of age and wear, several repairs and repiled areas, cut and newly overcast sides, both ends somewhat reduced.

    PINNER, ROBERT & EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr., Between the Black Desert and the Red. Turkmen Carpets from the Wiedersperg Collection. San Francisco 1999, pl. 11 *** MYERS, HAROLD R., Four Exhibitions at ACOR in Seattle: Pacific Northwest Collections, etc. Seattl

    • Lot52
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions70 x 102 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR9,920
    The very proportion of height to width indicates the great age of this Tekke chuval, probably woven in the Akhal oasis. The sixteen small, octagonal primary güls are well-known secondary motifs in Tekke main carpets, but only very rarely appear in Tekke chuvals. They are interspersed with chemche secondary güls. In the main border, diagonal crosses ending in long double hooks are separated by short bars of arrow motifs. The very beautiful elem displays spaciously arranged flowering trees. Finely woven in a ribbed structure. – Slight signs of age and wear, both sides cut and reselvedged, somewhat reduced at the top and bottom, no back.
    • Lot53
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions76 x 116 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR5,418
    A large Tekke tent bag of the ak chuval type. Always very finely and elaborately woven, such pieces were produced in a mixed technique: wide, plain red kilim stripes alternate regularly with narrow knotted border stripes whose white ground is woven in cotton. The wide elem, also knotted on a white cotton ground from which the large trees decorated with ashik motifs stand out strikingly, is a characteristic feature. Outstanding in quality, this example from the private collection of Heinrich Jacoby was purchased in Leningrad in the early Sixties. – Very good condition, no back.

    WALKER, DANIEL, Oriental Rugs of the Hajji Babas. New York 1982, no. 31 *** MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington D.C. 1980, no. 33 *** PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, nos.

    • Lot56
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions228 x 178 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,100
    A blue-ground nomad rug woven by the Shekarlu tribe in the typical hermetic garden design and a white ashkali border. – Several major repiled areas, original upper finish and selvedges, minimally reduced at the bottom.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 60

    • Lot57
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions300 x 110 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR5,208
    In this Kurdish rug from the mountainous region surrounding Lake Urmia, a repeat of box-shaped octagons with four arms lies on the central axis of the white field. They are framed by diagonal crosses composed of very large, two-dimensional leaves emanating from small rosettes. The brown-red main border contains a double vine of geometric, stylised birds. According to Burns who has published an almost identical example, the field design is known as "sikh kababi" in Persia. – New overcasting along the sides, original end finishes, good condition.

    BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. A Historical Legacy of Woven Art. London 2002, no. 51

    • Lot61
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions301 x 127 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,472
    This immaculately drawn Akstafa displays four eight-pointed star medallions enclosing cruciform motifs and pairs of large white Akstafa birds. A wealth of smaller designs covers the dark blue ground almost completely. – Reselvedged in places, otherwise in very good condition.
    • Lot63
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions186 x 133 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR9,920
    This Sehna kilim is almost identical with the Vok kilim CP 70 sold by us in 2016, not only in terms of design, but also with regard to the extremely fine weaving structure, pile wool and palette. Perhaps the two kilims were produced as a pair. – Perfectly preserved except for two short stitched tears and one small hole at the centre of the field.

    VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, CP 70 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 88, Vok Collection, Selection 2. Wiesbaden 2016, lot 168