Major Spring Auction

Saturday 27. June 2020 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
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  • Azeri Verneh

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    • Lot82
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions196 x 104 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,092
    A small blue Azeri cover with a warp-faced plainweave foundation. Woven in the sumakh technique like the whole of the border, the field design of trees arranged in offset rows is a representation of a garden. The trees are interspersed with tiny S-forms and diamonds which were apotropaic symbols intended to ward off evil. Burns has illustrated a white-ground example. - Good condition, original finishes all around.

    BURNS, JAMES D., The Caucasus. Traditions in Weaving. Seattle 1987, ill. p. 48

  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot86
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions71 x 54 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR682
    A typical diamond design woven in muted colours, with an additional design stripe of three stars at the lower end. Small diamonds are aligned along a pole in the narrow white border. Excellent quality wool, brilliant colours. – Good condition, the upper closure band survives, no back.
  • Qashqa’i Kashkuli

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    • Lot87
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions142 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR22,320
    Very finely woven using rose silk wefts and velvety pile wool, this Qashqa’i is a superb weaving by the Kashkuli tribe. It may have been made as a gift or in payment of tribute to a khan. The field is hermetically covered in a dense design of narrow horizontal zig-zag bands in diverse colours. It has been skilfully adapted to accommodate the dark blue spandrels, which each contain a large boteh drawn in the typical Kashkuli style and a peacock. The design of undulating lines symbolises water that was of vital importance for the survival of nomadic tribes. – Very good condition, the original finishes survive all around.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, ill. p. 27 *** ID., Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, ill. 10.20, p. 185 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 19

    • Lot89
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions201 x 141 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR2,976
    This old Bijar village rug woven in the dozar format has a red shield-shaped field which contains angular stems and a rounded central medallion in dusky pink and light blue. Elongated green arabesques adorn the midnight blue corners. The blue border shows small palmettes in an alternating rhythm. Finely woven, thick pile, cotton structure, heavy weight. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1979, ill. p. 71

  • Garahgozloo

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    • Lot90
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan region
    • Dimensions187 x 132 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR750
    A Kurdish rug woven by the Garahgozloo tribe in the north western part of the Hamadan region. A red, diamond-shaped central medallion with a Herati design and elongated by two small diamonds lies on the vertical axis of the strongly abrashed, blue-black open field. White spandrels; a serrated inner outline surrounding the field. Very good quality, a fine weave, first-rate pile wool. – The weavings of the Garahgozloo tribe have largely disappeared from the market. This pretty example was purchased in Switzerland as early as 1937. – Minimally reduced upper and lower ends, new overcasting along the selvedges in places. Well-preserved pile.
    • Lot95
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions173 x 128 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,612
    Woven in a small rug format, this Tekke with three by seven large primary güls and chemche secondary motifs appears like a main carpet in miniature. The light and brilliant palette, including salmon, steel blue and petrol, creates an almost colourful effect. – Moth damage, repairs in the lateral areas, partially damaged edges; the kilim ends survive, pile in good overall condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, The Lesley and Robert Pinner Collection of Turkmen Rugs. A 62, 15/05/2004, lot 14

  • Kordi Baluch

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    • Lot96
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions193 x 103 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR496
    This blue-ground rug woven by Khorasan Kurds displays a rare design of erre and chuval güls arranged in two vertical rows and separated by a slender tree placed on the central axis. While the field design uses Yomut Turkmen devices, the three-band border section shows a strong Baluch influence. – Good condition, original end and side finishes, small reknotted areas, slight signs of wear in the pile.
  • Çumra Prayer Rug

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    • Lot97
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions113 x 99 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR682
    Most of the weavings produced in Çumra, a small town situated south east of Konya, were prayer rugs knotted in simply conceived designs. Their characteristic features are their red and green colour schemes and the sparse decoration of their surfaces. In this example, the red mihrab is positioned at the very bottom of the field. The flat arch is topped with a huge cusp which extends far into the upper green area above it and, moreover, is crowned with a white hook. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, restored areas, one stitched tear, original selvedges, both ends slightly reduced.
  • Daghestan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot98
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions147 x 97 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,100
    In this white-ground Daghestan prayer rug, flowering plants are surrounded by a hexagonal lattice design of dark blue serrated leaves, its points of intersection decorated with small crosses. The house-like form placed below the prayer arch may represent a shrine. The S-shaped devices seen in the red main border are highly abstract birds. Lustrous pile wool, a fine weave, very good colours. – All the four corners and a small area in the upper finish have been repiled, otherwise very well preserved.

    KAFFEL, RALPH, Caucasian Prayer Rugs. London 1998, no. 56

    • Lot99
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions155 x 91 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,728
    A hexagonal lattice of yellow serrated leaves encloses flowering plants in the narrow, dark blue field. The white main border of large star-shaped blossoms, their four diagonal arms each bearing a bud, is flanked by two secondary borders of multi-coloured diagonal stripes. The field is framed by an inner reciprocal trefoil border in white and red, and a further reciprocal trefoil border in yellow and red provides the outer finish. A fine weave, depressed foundation, very beautiful palette and lustrous wool. – Cut sides, new cords. Both ends slightly reduced, replaced fringe.