Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
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0.903 GBP1 Euro
1.216 USD1 Euro
  • Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot1
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions145 x 107
    • AgeDated 1312 = 1895
    • Result EUR5,000
    In this red-ground Kazak prayer rug, a large, dark blue mihrab takes up the whole of the field. It encloses a powerful straight-armed star surrounded by four white stars and several rosettes. The Islamic date 1312 appears in the very small prayer arch. This rare example featuring unusual motifs cannot be assigned to any of the established Kazak groups. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Sailer, Salzburg, in 1981. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Shirvan Kilim

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    • Lot2
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions362 x 178 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,250
    This unusually large Shirvan kilim shows a dense design of horizontal bands which vary in width and ornamentation. They are separated by monochrome dividing stripes in blue, red, green and dark brown. The sharp, comb-like serrations at the long sides are a typical feature of these kilims which were always woven without borders. Finely woven, superb colours. – Very good condition except for minimal damage along the edges.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 94

  • Sarkoy Kilim

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    • Lot4
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Thrace
    • Dimensions154 x 108 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,750
    A small-format Sarkoy kilim with a tree of life in the cherry-red field. The serrated border in blue and red is decorated with small snake motifs. – Both ends minimally reduced, good overall condition.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 99

  • Yesilova Kilim

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    • Lot6
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Nigde Province
    • Dimensions325 x 165 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,000
    This two-panel kilim woven in a distinctive design and a specific palette is from the village of Yesilova. In the aubergine-ground field, six shield medallions decorated with arrows at their tips are vertically arranged in pairs. They each enclose a smaller, analogous form in the ground colour of the field which is open at the sides; as a result, the large devices appear as if composed of two halves. The orange-ground inner border shows a design of hooked diamonds and small S-forms, while the blue outer border contains a row of geometric, abstract ram figures. – Good condition.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN & VALCARENGHI, DARIO, Kilim anatolici. Milan 1985, no. 55 *** BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Begegnungen mit einer ausklingenden Kultur. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 230

    • Lot7
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions218 x 102 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,750
    The field design of large, alternately red- or blue-ground square forms, each containing a powerful cross device decorated with four arrows, belonged to the standard repertoire of the East Anatolian Kurds. The dominant device, a large arrow gül design, may have been a kind of tribal gül, although similar designs also occur in Shahsavan bag faces from Azerbaijan. The border of hooked stepped polygons drawn on an apricot ground is a distinctive feature of this rug group. – Signs of age and wear, replaced selvedges. Small missing areas, holes and tears. A number of old repiled sections which differ in colour. Original upper finish, somewhat reduced at the bottom.

    NEUGEBAUER, RUDOLF & ORENDI, JULIUS, Orientalische Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1909, pl. VI *** YOHE, RALPH S. & JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D. C. 1968, no. 65 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, nos. 97 and 98 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 94, 17/11/2018, lot 103

    • Lot10
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions135 x 115 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR7,500
    In the apricot field, very beautifully drawn elibelinde designs in dark red and blue combine into a repeat of steep colour diagonals. The wide, dark red main border contains large blossoms in the horizontal bands and diagonal crosses composed of S-motifs in the vertical bands. A further example of this very rare group of Konya village rugs was selected by Brüggemann & Böhmer as the cover illustration of the book on the 1980 Frankfurt exhibition. The design harks back to older predecessors, such as a carpet in the Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul (inv. no. 130) and an even older example in the Türk ve Islam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul (inv. no. 350). – The upper left corner is missing, otherwise well preserved with a high pile.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 1 *** TURKISH REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM (publ.), Turkish Handwoven Carpets. Catalog no: 1. Ankara 1987, 0059 and vol. 2, 0123

  • Karaja Long Rug

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    • Lot11
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions480 x 109 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,375
    As in the majority of antique Karaja long rugs, the field design consists of a succession of different medallions on a midnight blue ground. Typically fine weave and high-quality pile wool. Grote-Hasenbalg illustrated an example of the group as early as 1922. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile. The original selvedges survive, both ends minimally reduced.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, vol. 2, pl. 43 *** EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 194 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 85

  • Qashqa’i

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    • Lot12
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars region
    • Dimensions90 x 55 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,625
    The purpose of this delightful Qashqa’i miniature rug is unknown. The narrow white field contains a repeat of henna plants, and the wide four-band border shows floral vines. A very fine weave. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.
  • Sevan Medallion Bijar

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    • Lot14
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions224 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR9,375
    This very unusual village rug from the Bijar area, probably a one-off, is woven in a long and narrow format and surrounded by a secondary border of floral design. The camel field contains a huge shield medallion with a large star-filled octagon attached at each end. Why the Kurdish weaver came to choose the characteristic medallion of Sevan Kazaks for her rug, and how she knew about it, remains a mystery. She added her own folkloric touch by incorporating four large female figures and two henna plants into the medallion. Four further female figures as well as rosettes and botehs are depicted outside the medallion. – Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.
    • Lot17
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions203 x 148 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,000
    The red original selvedges survive on both sides, remnants of the kilim finishes are found at both ends. Slight signs of age and wear, several minor repiled areas, corroded brown.

    BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo III. Turin 1988, no. 15