Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 05. December 2020 at 3 p.m.

162 Lots
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    • Lot87
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions163 x 127 cm
    • AgeDated 1310 = 1893
    • Result EUR4,375
    An antique Bijar rug woven in a rare format. A Harshang repeat adorns the midnight blue field ground; the red main border contains arabesque palmettes. – Slight signs of age and wear, both end finishes partially repiled.

    MARTIN, HEINZ, Orientteppiche. Munich 1981, ill. 13 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 98, 27/06/2020, lot 166

  • Ersari Chuval

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    • Lot90
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions96 x 132 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,500
    This large Ersari chuval presents fifteen primary güls arranged in rows of three and dyrnak secondary güls that are almost the same size as the primary designs. The main border shows white rosettes. Light and brilliant colours. – Signs of age and wear, reduced and newly overcast sides and upper finish, the elem is reduced and backed with fabric.
  • Yomut Ensi

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    • Lot91
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions162 x 127 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR11,875
    Published in "Atlantic Collections" in 1996, this ensi from the DeCredico Collection was admired by many visitors at the exhibition of the 8th ICOC in Philadelphia. Its appeal lies in its excellent material quality, with a very fine weave and lustrous pile wool, which lends the colours a particular richness. One rare feature is the lower elem, where tree forms in unusually diverse colours are seen against a dark blue ground. – The red, flatwoven original selvedges are slightly damaged, otherwise in very good condition.

    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L. JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 196

  • Konya Prayer Rug

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    • Lot93
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions117 x 109 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,875
    A cruciform medallion lies at the centre of a red mihrab field, surrounded by numerous blossoms. The wide arch is stepped multiple times, and the section above it has a green ground. The yellow border shows geometric, stylised rosettes. – Slight signs of age and wear, the red flatwoven selvedges have been renewed in places, the lower finish is partially restored.
    • Lot94
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Bergama region
    • Dimensions118 x 89 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,000
    This Kozak village rug displays a rare design of six vertical bands in which box shapes topped with an arrowhead are lined up in rows and interlocked by double hooks. The weaver has added three small muska symbols in the upper red kilim finish. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, original finishes all around.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 79

  • Bakhtiari Kilim

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    • Lot95
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions286 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR4,000
    This very beautiful, red-ground kilim woven by the Shushtar group features a trefoil design along the sides of the field and gables at both ends. The field design is unusual: five diamonds of different sizes, two yellow bowls and two pentagonal brown motifs depicting a face are lined up on the central axis. Known as "khorshid khanoom" (smiling sun lady), the motif is based on Persian mythology. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 357

  • Qashq’ai Kilim

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    • Lot96
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions227 x 156 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR10,625
    The empty ivory field with a shield-shaped outline notched by triangles protruding from the sides contrasts sharply with the equally undecorated, crimson spandrels. The tension thus created is impressive. Very finely woven, superb wool. Estate of the sculptor Emil Cimiotti. – Very good condition except for small stains in the field, original finishes all around.

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 382

  • Shigatse Khaden

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    • Lot98
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions143 x 73 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,750
    A sitting or sleeping rug (khaden) whose sea-green field contains a blue diamond lattice decorated with small blossoms at the points of intersection. The large diamond blossoms within the lattice compartments combine into colour diagonals. Two narrow, dark blue borders comprising white pearls and a white meandering vine separate the field from the wide red border, which is adorned with a polychrome meandering vine drawn to perspective. – Slight signs of age and wear, good condition.

    HARRER, HEINRICH, MAUCH, PETER & FORD, JIM, Tibeter-Teppiche. Innsbruck 1987, ill. p. 61

  • Tekke Flatweave

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    • Lot99
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions366 x 196 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,250
    This red-ground, single-panel flatweave is brocaded in a design of steel blue ram’s horn devices and green diamonds linked in the style of a lattice. It is a superb Tekke Turkmen weaving which displays a remarkable perfection of craftsmanship. Tiny white diamonds accentuate the exceptionally dense repeat. These large flatweaves were described as "pallas" in older publications. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 171 *** TKF-WIEN (publ.), Antike Orientteppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Vienna 1986, no. 123 *** COOTNER, CATHRYN, Flat-Woven Textiles. The Arthur D. Jenkins Collection. Vol. I. Washington 1981, no. 36

  • Saryk Main Carpet

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    • Lot101
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions246 x 214 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR8,750
    A classic Saryk main carpet. 4 x 9 large octagonal temirjin güls are arranged in a spacious composition on the burgundy ground of the field. The secondary motifs are Memling güls with petrol or steel blue hooked outlines and a central eight-pointed star. The design of the white-ground main border consists of stepped, red, straight-armed crosses. - This Saryk was published by Herrmann in 1978, then sold to the collector, Heinrich Kirchheim, and exhibited at the Munich Völkerkundemuseum in 1985. At our auction A 53 in 1999 it was knocked down to a New York collector who has now reconsigned the carpet. A very similar example featuring 4 x 8 primary güls, lot 50 in this year’s Spring Auction A 98, is described in detail in that catalogue. - Slight signs of age and wear, minor repiled areas. Good overall condition, original brown flatwoven selvedges, remnants of the original long kilim finishes survive at both ends.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 98, 27/06/2020, lot 50

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Von Lotto bis Tekke. Seltene Orientteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Munich 1978, no. 73 = VOLKMANN, MARTIN (ed.), Alte Orientteppiche. Ausgewählte Stücke deutscher Privatsammlungen. Munich 1985, no. 82 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 53, 20/11/1