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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
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  • Kecimuhsine Zili

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    • Lot43
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Obruk region
    • Dimensions175 x 125 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR8,750
    This yellow-ground zili woven in the village of Kecimuhsine is one of the oldest surviving examples of its group. The design – a succession of wide stepped gables, each crowned with an abstract Y-shaped tree, as well as many geometric filler motifs – is woven in the brocading technique. A comparative example is in the Dodds Collection. – Signs of age and wear. Fragmented corners, several holes and tears in the field.

    Literature:
    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L. JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 55

  • Kiz Bergama

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    • Lot46
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions116 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,750
    This small square rug from the Bergama region was produced in one of the villages inhabited by Turkmen Yagcibedir. It is finely woven from first-rate wool and free from synthetic dyes. The high quality is a characteristic feature of these pieces, known as "Kiz" Bergama and made by the bride as a wedding gift for her groom. Herrmann has published an analogous example and traces the design back to Transylvanian carpets. – Minor repiled areas, otherwise very well preserved, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 10 *** TEXTILE MUSEUM WASHINGTON (publ.), Turkish Rugs. The Rachel B. Stevens Memorial Collection. Washington, D.C. 1972, pl. 1 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo IV. Turin 1989, no. 5 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 94, 17/11/2018, lot 155

  • Ait Ouaouzguite Rug

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    • Lot48
    • OriginNorth Africa, southern Morocco
    • Dimensions221 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR2,500
    Comparatively fine in weave, this Berber rug is the work of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribe of the High Atlas region. Its memorable field design consists of black-brown stepped polygons arranged in offset rows; the pale yellow ground studded with small, light red squares remains visible between them, creating a diamond lattice. A striking fact when comparing the published examples of the group is that they are always woven in a long and narrow format and usually lack any borders, whereas the field of our rug is surrounded by a narrow, two-tone border with a serrated design. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    PICKERING, BROOKE & RUSSELL W., YOHE, RALPH S., Moroccan Carpets. London & Chevy Chase, MD 1994, no. 24 *** FISKE, PATRICIA, et al. (ed.), From the Far West: Carpets and Textiles of Morocco. Washington, D.C. 1980, no. 58 *** RAINER, KURT, Tasnacht. Graz 1999, no. 10

    Published:
    MAUCH, PETER (ed.), Aus den Gärten des Orients. Teppiche - Bilder einer Ausstellung. Herford 1995, no. 62

  • Ait Ouaouzguite Rug

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    • Lot49
    • OriginNorth Africa, southern Morocco
    • Dimensions236 x 137 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR2,500
    Comparatively fine in weave, this Berber rug is the work of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribe of the High Atlas region. The blue field displays a diverse design of horizontal bands which vary in ornamentation. – Very well preserved except for one darned area, original finishes all around.

    Literature:
    PICKERING, BROOKE & RUSSELL W./YOHE, RALPH S., Moroccan Carpets. London & Chevy Chase, MD 1994, no. 27

    Published:
    MAUCH, PETER (ed.), Aus den Gärten des Orients. Teppiche - Bilder einer Ausstellung. Herford 1995, no. 63

  • Sarkoy Kilim

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    • Lot50
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Thrace
    • Dimensions232 x 175 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,000
    The cherry red field of this Thracian village rug presents two green and one blue trees of life. The trunks are each decorated with four diamonds as well as four lateral, serpentine pairs of branches, each bearing a diamond surrounded by small twigs. Detached short twigs are aligned in the white border. – One major damaged area in the upper section, otherwise well preserved. A fringed trim was attached to both ends at a later date.
  • Patchwork Quilt

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    • Lot52
    • OriginNorth America, East Coast
    • Dimensions203 x 205 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,625
    This antique patchwork quilt composed of 25 square compartments displays a design of surprisingly modern appearance. Its kinetic energy and dazzling effects bring to mind the works of 20th century "Optical Art". Empty blue diamonds lie between 25 large octagons comprising nested rings, with a second design layer – white propellers arranged in a grid – superimposed upon them. A hand-written label stitched to the reverse states that the quilt was a gift from John A. Manchester to another person (illegible name) in 1896. – Slight signs of wear, the light brown fabric sections are fragile, good overall condition.
  • Caucasian Pardeh

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    • Lot53
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions210 x 172 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,500
    "Pardeh" is a traditional name for flatwoven covers which were used as wall hangings in the villages of the southern Caucasus and north western Persia. This cover in a geometric, abstract design of diamonds and flat hexagons is one of the most beautiful surviving examples. It is woven on a tricoloured warp in yellow, blue and red. Wefts dyed in analogous shades have been used to achieve a tricoloured division of the surface. The wide red centre is bordered by blue lateral bands resembling columns. Their deeply incised, horizontal parmakli outlines interlock both the red field and the two outer yellow bands. The triad of colours, the power of the composition and the well-balanced proportions are features which make this flatweave particularly attractive. Tiny supplementary motifs have been added in only a few places, so unlike other examples of this group the cover does not appear crowded. Estate of the sculptor Emil Cimiotti. – Very good condition.

    Published:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 42, 20/05/1995, lot 187

    • Lot54
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions291 x 123 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,750
    Corroded dark brown field ground, otherwise very good condition, original finishes all around.
  • Fachralo Prayer Kazak

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    • Lot55
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions150 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,375
    A large blue mihrab form with a re-entrant opening at the bottom and a small arch lies in the red field. The mihrab encloses a red Fachralo cartouche medallion, and the surrounding areas of the field are decorated with palmettes. – Cut and newly overcast sides, a number of repiled areas, signs of age and wear. Both ends retain the original kilim finishes.

    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 183

    • Lot56
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions286 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,000
    Very fine in weave, this Talish presents a Lenkoran design on a midnight blue field ground and a wide three-band border. The rug retains its full pile and is barely patinated. It was purchased by Heinrich Jacoby in Baku in 1913 and has not been used since. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 58