Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
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  • Ningxia Seat Cover

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    • Lot164
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions74 x 74 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,250
    A blue dragon is depicted in front view at the centre of the yellow field, encircled by four dragons in side view which are chasing a flaming pearl hovering between them. Mount Meru rises eight times from the waves and clouds of the comparatively narrow border. – Slightly reduced upper finish, good overall condition.
  • Bokhara Suzani

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    • Lot166
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions201 x 155 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR22,500
    The embroidery of fine gold threads in the field is so dense that it originally covered the whole of the white ground. An eight-pointed floral star outlined in red lies at the centre, its four large pendants aligned to the four points of the compass. Each pendant encloses a red fan palmette. The elegance and perfection of drawing seen in this central medallion is rarely encountered in suzanis. A number of delicate stems bearing green lancet leaves are distributed all around the medallion. As in Nurata suzanis, each corner of the field contains a large flowering shrub. One rare feature is the main border design of large cruciform flowers in very light colours (beige, light yellow, orange) with striking dotted outline, interspersed with red cruciform floral clusters. The two alternating motifs are framed by light green, diagonal leaves. The collector purchased the suzani at David Black’s London gallery in 1992. – The golden ground shows signs of wear, leaving the foundation visible in places. Similarly, the interior of the central medallion now lacks some of the basic embroidery. Good overall condition, mounted onto canvas.
    • Lot167
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions185 x 124 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR17,500
    This red-ground rug woven in a village in the Karapinar area is in surprisingly good condition. It appears to have never been used. The pile survives at its original height, and the side finishes and kilims are still original. The published examples of the group are broadly similar. A huge, white, straight-armed cross lies at the centre of the field within a large green diamond; the characteristic outline of the field harks back to the far older, so-called animal fur rugs. Our rug was purchased in Turkey during the Seventies, together with the Bogner Karapinar we sold in 2011. It is probable that both rugs were produced by the same weaver.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Munich 1982, no. 20 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo V. Turin 1990, no. 20 *** BAUSBACK, FRANZ (publ.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Mannheim 2000, p. 31 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 79, 26/11/2011, lot 32 (Bogner Karapinar); A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30/11/2019, lot 62

  • Afyon Kilim

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    • Lot168
    • OriginWestern Central Anatolia
    • Dimensions320 x 177 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,750
    Woven in a single piece, this kilim in a design of nine horizontal stripes comprising large parmakli motifs is from a Yerli village in the surroundings of Afyon. It was sold to a well-known Vienna collector at our second auction of the Ignazio Vok Collection (A 88) in 2016 and is now being reoffered. We refer readers to our comprehensive discussion in the catalogue published at the time. – Signs of age and wear. Several rewoven areas, especially in the lateral sections and the lower finish.

    MELLAART, JAMES & HIRSCH, UDO & BALPINAR, BELKIS, The Goddess from Anatolia. Adenau 1989. Vol. I, pl. VII, no. 4, p. 29 *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Anatolia. Kilims und andere Flachgewebe aus Anatolien. Munich 1997, no. 32 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 88,

    • Lot173
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions211 x 143 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,875
    This elegant Sehna rug displays a floral "gol-i-bulbul" repeat in a golden yellow field and a white main border decorated with roses and green leaves. A very fine weave on a seven-colour silk warp. – Both ends minimally reduced. Good overall condition, full pile preserved, the original purple silk selvedges survive.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Persian Carpets. Vol. 1. Catalogue of the Tehran Carpet Museum. Tehran 1977, no. 10 *** EDWARDS, A. CECIL, The Persian Carpet. London 1975, ill. 118

  • Silk Kashan

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    • Lot174
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions207 x 138 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR8,125
    This elegant Kashan workshop carpet with a lustrous silk pile is woven in the souf technique. Its pile stands out in relief from the flatwoven, light blue ground of the field and the white main border. The elegant, perfectly drawn design of cloud bands, palmettes, rosettes, numerous flowers and leaves linked by lively stems is strikingly large in scale. – Two short horizontal tears at the centre of the field, very good overall condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot175
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions192 x 127 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,625
    A white-ground Sehna finely woven on a seven-colour silk warp. The field is covered in a lively repeat of densely leaved, green stems bearing botehs of varying sizes. Classic Sehna border of palmettes and rosettes surrounded by an angular vine. – Both ends minimally reduced, otherwise in good condition.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, ill. 9.17

    • Lot177
    • OriginNorth Persia, Tehran region
    • Dimensions547 x 373 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR2,500
    This large carpet was woven in a village workshop in the Varamin region situated south of Tehran. The field is covered in a dense mina khani design, with a large medallion placed at its centre. The red main border of arabesque palmettes, rosettes and sickle leaves drawn in the Herat style is a typical feature of these Varamin carpets. – Very good condition.
  • Bakhshaish Long Rug

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    • Lot178
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions280 x 101 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR2,500
    The red field contains a hexagonal central medallion from which extend two extraordinarily long poles ending in points. Small hexagons, botehs and blossoms are widely spaced across the field. However, the most interesting feature of this antique village rug from the Bakhshaish area is the fourteen large human figures portrayed in front view and in traditional costume. They are associated with small four-legged animals which underline the folkloristic character of the image. – Cut and newly overcast sides, one inserted area, otherwise in very good condition, with the original end finishes.
    • Lot180
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions212 x 144 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR5,500
    The repeat of light green, delicately drawn arabesques, light brown cloud bands, star-shaped blossoms, palmettes and other brilliantly coloured floral designs stands out with great clarity against the dark red ground of the field. Outstanding quality. – Very good condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 21, 03/05/1986, lot 34