Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
Exchange rate
0.903 GBP1 Euro
1.216 USD1 Euro
  • Pao Tao Saddle Rug

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    • Lot147
    • OriginNorth East China, Suiyuan Province
    • Dimensions144 x 64 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR938
    A dark blue Pao Tao saddle bottom composed of two trapezoid halves. The centre is accentuated by a yellow bar with hooked outlines edged in red, and the field design of the two halves is conceived in mirror image along this axis. Outstanding quality, the velvety pile wool is from Mongolia. – Very good condition.
  • Ningxia Throne Rug

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    • Lot148
    • OriginWest China
    • DimensionsA = 69 x 67 cm, B = 70 x 69 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,000
    This red-ground throne rug woven in a dragon design consists of a square seat cover and a backrest cover ending in an arch at the top. Now separated, the two sections were originally joined and woven on a continuous warp in a single operation. Their field designs are identical in iconography, but they have different borders. In the seat cover, four blue dragons circle an equally blue dragon depicted in front view. The cloud and waves border featuring Mount Meru is oriented towards the field on all sides. The backrest shows three dragons and the wave design as a frieze along the lower end. In the border, auspicious Buddhist symbols are aligned in a row. – Very good condition.

    LARSSON JR., LENNART, Carpets from China, Xinjiang & Tibet. London 1988, no. 97

  • Two Ningxia Seat Covers

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    • Lot149
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions162 x 80 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,000
    Two undivided sections from one of the long bench runners produced in Ningxia for the Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. Each of the red-brown fields displays a disc medallion enclosing two fo dogs of different sizes and colours as well as clouds. It is framed by a meander border with accentuated corners. The wide, golden yellow main border comprises flowering stems and a number of Buddhist symbols. - Very good condition.
    • Lot154
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions181 x 127 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,250
    In the midnight blue field, offset rows of boteh forms composed of many small blossoms combine into a dense repeat. The wide border section consists of seven stripes. – Good condition, original selvedges, minimally reduced ends.
  • Sarab Niche Carpet

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    • Lot157
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions148 x 102 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR10,000
    This extraordinary Sarab niche carpet, very finely woven on a cotton warp using silk wefts, was probably produced as an individual one-off for a client. As far as we are aware, there are no immediately comparable examples in literature. The perfectly balanced design is based on a master draughtsman’s cartoon. The field is framed by two borders, an inner one with a delicate floral vine drawn on a white ground and an outer one of cartouches enclosing red stars on a dark blue ground. Terminating in a flat arch at the top, it resembles a large portal and may represent the entrance to a mosque. Its light brown ground is covered by a fine red diamond lattice filled with cruciform flowers. The white area above the arch is decorated with flowering stems, with the three fan palmettes above the tip of the arch as a striking feature. The narrow, brown outer border drawn in the typical Sarab style provides the decisive clue for establishing the provenance. – Very good condition.
  • Fachralo Kazak

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    • Lot158
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions250 x 162 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,500
    Two large Fachralo cartouche medallions as well as several stars, small birds and two sizeable diamonds at the upper end of the field adorn the brilliant red ground. The wide border section consists of a white central band of stepped polygons and pairs of triangles as well as two secondary borders of reciprocal, curled double hooks. – Good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Star Kazak

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    • Lot159
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions224 x 152 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR30,000
    According to terminology established by Franses & Pinner as early as 1980, the white-ground Star Kazaks are divided into various sub-groups. The distinctive Kazaks of the "explosion" design type, as described by Herrmann, are particularly prized by collectors. Not many antique examples exist, so that various reproductions and forgeries have appeared in the market in recent decades. – Our Star Kazak is an original dating from the first half of the 19th century. The blue main border containing diagonal S-figures classifies it as group C. The carpet was purchased by the collector at Galerie Eitzenberger in 1996 (we have seen the invoice). It was first published by Eitzenberger in Weltkunst magazine in 1995 and is almost identical to an example published by Herrmann in 1993. – Obvious signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile. Many repiled areas, the original selvedges have partially survived, in other areas they have been replaced.

    FRANSES, MICHAEL/PINNER, ROBERT, Star Kazaks. In: HALI 3, vol. 1. London 1980, pp. 17 - 26 *** GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, vol. 2, pl. 30 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 22, 16/11/1985, lot 102; A 34, 16/11/1991, lot 116; A 87, 13/05/2015, lot 154 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VII. Munich 1985, no. 27 *** IDEM, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhunderts. Munich 1993, no. 42 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo II. Turin 1987, no. 4

    Advertisement of Hans Eitzenberger in Weltkunst no. 21, 1st November 1995

  • Talish Kilim

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    • Lot160
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions349 x 156 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,000
    This colourful slit tapestry was woven in the region between Baku and Lenkoran. The population group which produced it can no longer be established with certainty. The group is usually described as “Talish”. The tile-like repeat consists of nested serrated diamonds in an offset arrangement. They immediately adjoin one another, hermetically covering the surface. The interplay of colours created by the geometric forms, drawn with great precision and in minute detail, results in a remarkably complex overall picture that can be read in a number of ways. Seeing that such kilims were woven without a cartoon, the artistic merit of this item is nothing less than admirable. Purchased by the consignor at Galerie Neiriz, Berlin. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. Munich 1992, no. 52 *** WRIGHT, RICHARD & WERTIME, JOHN, Caucasian Carpets & Covers. London 1995, pl. XIII, p. 88 *** PLÖTZE, KARL-MICHAEL, Welt der Kelims. Barsinghausen 2001, no. 34 *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, no. 7

    SADIGHI NEIRIZ, HAMID & HAWKES, KARIN, Kelims und andere Flachgewebe aus der Sammlung Neiriz. Calbe 2014, no. 30

  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot161
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions228 x 154 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,250
    This gorgeous Qashqa’i kilim displays a dynamic design of finely stepped concentric diamonds composed of numerous narrow colour rings and extending into infinity. Three empty diamonds aligned on the central axis constitute the symmetrical axis of the field; the centres of the diamonds offset against them at the sides are cut by the border. The explosive design of zig-zag lines is highly expressive and a masterpiece of abstract effect. – Very good condition.
  • Ningxia Pillar Rug

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    • Lot162
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions198 x 94 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,625
    A comparatively small pillar rug presenting the traditional dragon design in a bright pink field. Surrounded by a number of Buddhist symbols, the scaly blue dragon is chasing the flaming pearl, its jaws wide open. The colours show no patination, so this example was probably not exposed to daylight. – Good condition.