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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
    • Lot215
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions266 x 122 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,000
    Five octagons in green, red, white, red-brown and blue fill the narrow field studded with tiny dice. Each octagon encloses a large palmette decorated with long hooks, creating a zoomorphous, beetle-like appearance. The white main border of star-shaped blossoms is flanked by two secondary borders of reciprocal trefoils. – Slight signs of wear, several reknotted sections, original finishes all around.
    • Lot216
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions169 x 101 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,500
    In this Kazak with a blazing red ground, the small format and the two-row design of hooked diamonds drawn in the kilim style are unusual features. A very narrow border of reciprocal trefoils in brown and white. – Good condition, the original polychrome selvedges survive, remnants of the kilim ends remain at the upper and lower finishes.

    Literature:
    STRAKA, JEROME A. (ed.), The Oriental Rug Collection of Jerome and Mary Jane Straka. Washington, D.C. 1978, no. 118 *** JOSLYN ART MUSEUM (publ.), A Rich Inheritance. Omaha, Nebraska 1974, pl. p. 44

  • Fachralo Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot217
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions154 x 109 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR938
    A prayer Kazak with a towering white mihrab form, a pointed arch and a central box medallion. – Good condition.

    Published:
    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche. Die Bilder des Orients. Vol. II. Heidelberg 1978, no. 324

    • Lot219
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions215 x 119 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,000
    Partially damaged or restored selvedges. The original flatwoven finish survives at the top, the lower finish is somewhat reduced, the two lower corners have been rewoven. The pile is well preserved except for slight signs of wear; corroded brown in the outer border.
  • Azeri Kilim

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    • Lot220
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions258 x 187 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,875
    This Azeri kilim presents the characteristic design of wide horizontal stripes in red, green and dark blue which alternately contain spider güls and diamonds decorated with double hooks. A pretty example in beautiful colours. – Good condition.

    Literature:
    BESIM, ADIL (publ.), Mythos und Mystik. Alte und antike Textilkunst. Vienna 1998, no. 35 *** SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, pl. p. 81

    • Lot221
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions260 x 126 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR7,500
    The Bijov repeat in the midnight blue field is framed by a border of small star-shaped blossoms. The main border design of star-shaped blossoms and diagonal bars is rarely encountered in Bijovs. - Good condition, the original finishes survive all around.

    Published:
    MICHEL, THOMAS, 100 Jahre Teppichkunst 1899-1999. Wiesbaden 1999, ill. p. 11

  • Shirvan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot222
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions142 x 114 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR5,000
    The field design of geometric, stylised vines and animal forms, diamonds decorated with rays and Talish rosettes is frequently seen in longer Shirvan formats, but only occurs as a matter of exception in smaller rugs (see example in RB) and prayer rugs. The white prayer arch and the white main border are embellished with Marasali abstract birds. – Slight signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, the corroded brown ground of the outer border stripes has been partially repiled. Original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 22, 16/11/1985, lot 58 *** LEFEVRE, JEAN & PARTNERS, Caucasian Carpets from the 17th to the 19th century. London 1977, cat. no. 34

  • Sehna Horse Cover

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    • Lot223
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions188 x 185 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,000
    An unusually large horse cover with a precisely drawn Herati design on a red ground and a yellow border. A very fine weave. – Excellent condition, the original purple silk selvedges survive.
  • Zarand Kilim

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    • Lot225
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions269 x 137 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,000
    Two red and one green horizontal panels are decorated with serrated diamonds in varying sizes and colours. They are separated by sets of two wide blocks of plain horizontal stripes in brown and dark blue. A narrow border of brown and white reciprocal trefoils surrounds this rustic, coarsely woven kilim from one of the villages in the Zarand region. – Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 336

    • Lot226
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions194 x 146 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR875
    The blue field contains a large red shield form with three points at each end. It encloses a blue-black form with stepped outlines and three diamonds placed on its central axis. The ground of the field is covered in blossoms, diamonds and tree forms. A fine weave, beautiful colours. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original selvedges and flat-woven end finishes.

    Literature:
    COLLINS, JOHN J., Flowers of the Desert. Newburyport 1989, no. 34