Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
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1.216 USD1 Euro
  • Silk Kashan

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    • Lot182
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions206 x 132 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,750
    This precious, antique silk Kashan displays a central medallion design, an extraordinarily wide border section, elegant pastel shades and a fine weave. According to information supplied by the consignor, it has been family-owned since the early 20th century. – Good condition, original selvedges, minimally reduced at the upper end.
  • Yomut Main Carpet

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    • Lot184
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions288 x 153 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,250
    This Yomut main carpet features large dyrnak güls spaciously arranged in the red-brown field, an elongated syrga main border and pile-woven elems decorated with abstract trees. The format, very fine weave, superb pile wool and glowing colours suggest a date in the first half of the 19th century. – Cut and newly overcast sides; the pile is well preserved in some areas and low in others, with the foundation visible in several places.

    PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 47

  • Igdir Ensi

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    • Lot186
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions170 x 133 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,000
    A colourful hatchlu design door rug woven by the Igdir tribe. The four segments of the field are densely patterned with small diamonds composed of two halves. All three borders contain syrga designs. A comparative piece was exhibited in Hamburg in 1993. – Well preserved, the upper finish and the red-and-blue flatwoven selvedges are original, minimally reduced at the bottom, only insignificant signs of wear.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 42 *** HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 3

  • Ersari Chuval

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    • Lot187
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions92 x 136 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR531
    A nine-gül Ersari chuval. At a first glance, the palette and ornamentation suggest a Saryk weaving, but the knotting structure and softer pile wool prove that it was produced by the Ersari. – The kilim back is missing. Original finishes all around, obvious signs of age and wear. One hole at the bottom left in the border area, damaged and repaired upper left corner, damaged upper right corner.
  • Saryk Torba

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    • Lot189
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions42 x 122 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,000
    This extremely rare Saryk torba displays a dense design of güls arranged in offset rows without any secondary güls. The piece shows the characteristic light colours of early Saryk weavings, including pale apricot and petrol. The white sections are cotton, and several details inside the güls are knotted in ruby silk. The extra-wide format and comparatively low height raise questions regarding the purpose of these pieces: were they really torbas, or perhaps decorative hangings? An early chuval of analogous design is in the German HCS Collection. – Original upper finish, reduced elem. Both sides reduced and newly overcast, a major missing section at the bottom has been backed with a red fabric.

    HALI 2, 4. 1980, p. 309, ill. 17 *** MOSHKOVA, VALENTINA G. Carpets of the People of Central Asia. Tucson 1996, fig. 80, p. 194 *** HOFFMEISTER, PETER, Turkoman Carpets in Franconia. Edinburgh 1980, no. 48 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche IX. Munich 1987, no. 86 a *** SAMMLUNG HCS, exhibition catalogue "Große Taschen, kleine Taschen". Miniaturkunst der Turkmenen aus der Sammlung HCS. Hodenhagen 1997, no. 8 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 62, Pinner Collection. 15/05/2004, lot 75

  • Aydinli Kilim

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    • Lot193
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions168 x 100 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,125
    A small-format kilim woven by the Aydinli nomads, with a narrow red field and a design emphasising the borders. – Good condition, only slight signs of wear.

    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM & FRANTZ, KLAUS, Anatolische Gebetskelims. Nuremberg 1978, ill. 11 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim 1977, pl. p. 16

    • Lot194
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions161 x 144 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR3,500
    The field design of this village rug woven in the Bergama region is a repeat of 16 Memling güls embedded in white octagons. The narrow, white border shows cruciform flowers. A fine weave, a high pile of lightly twisted wool, striped kilim finishes. Good condition, original selvedges.

    MICHEL, THOMAS, 100 Jahre Teppichkunst 1899-1999. Wiesbaden 1999, ill. p. 6

  • Mohtashem Kashan

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    • Lot196
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions202 x 131 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,875
    This pictorial rug was probably woven to commission in the workshop of the master weaver, Mohtashem. Its theme is the Persian love story of Layla and Majnoun, here portrayed in a rare image including large animals at the lower end of the field and a madrassa at the upper end. – Strong multiple abrash. Slight signs of wear, the original purple silk selvedges survive, both ends minimally reduced.
  • Malatya Kilim

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    • Lot200
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions278 x 141 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,500
    This red-ground slit tapestry woven in a single piece was made by a Kurdish tribal group in the Malatya region. Large stepped diamonds in diverse colours are arranged in offset rows and spaced so closely as to almost cover the whole of the surface. Their interior drawing consists of a small diamonds from which emanate lateral double hooks and extensions ending in blossoms. Tiny crosses are distributed around them. The narrow border shows rectangles in changing ground colours which each enclose a diamond. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot201
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions208 x 169 cm
    • AgeDated 1312 = 1895
    • Result EUR8,750
    In the blue field stand two red trees with perfectly straight trunks and large, grid-like crowns, their angular red branches hung with small yellow fruit. In the foreground, i.e. before the trees and partially overlapping them, two huge yellow snakes confront one another, hissing at each other with wide-open jaws. Two red dragons are depicted at the sides of the lower section of the field. The iconography of the field design is mysterious. The four-band border displays conventional Kazak motifs. – Signs of age and wear, several repiled areas. The outer border is missing at the lower end, somewhat reduced at the top. The original selvedges are present but repaired in places. Corroded brown.