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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

117 Lots
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  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot1
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions50 x 40 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,108
    The face of a rare Shahsavan bag woven in the sumakh technique, formerly part of a khorjin. Offset cruciform motifs combine into a repeat in the red field, which is framed to good effect by a border of reciprocal trefoils in brown and white. – Good condition.
    • Lot2
    • OriginEastern Central Anatolia, Sivas Province
    • Dimensions202 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,348
    This Kurdish rug is from the surroundings of Sarkisla, a town in the province of Sivas. The dense repeat of diamonds arranged in offset rows, their hooked outlines bearing small white blossoms, is as characteristic of the group as are the reciprocal, closely interlocked hook designs of the border. A white-ground example was published by Grote-Hasenbalg as early as 1922. In this item, the field design is drawn on a salmon ground. – The kilim finishes survive at both ends, new overcasting along the sides, corroded brown, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, volume II, pl. 23 *** KREISSL, RAINER, Infinite Variety. Unendliche Vielfalt. Anatolia. Munich 2000, no. 17

    • Lot3
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions227 x 174 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,224
    This early Kazak cannot be assigned to any of the known design groups. Decorated with hooked diamonds in varying shapes and sizes, the sea-green field is completed at each end by a wide, white horizontal panel which contains two huge diamonds with four attached double hooks. Two red box shapes embellished with small trees protrude towards the field centre. A wide yellow frame comprising trees, diamonds and blossoms surrounds the field. The narrow white main border with geometrically stylised rosettes is flanked by two reciprocal trefoil borders. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low and partially worn pile, new overcasting along the sides, both ends slightly reduced.
  • Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot5
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions55 x 53 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,612
    A narrow panel of a Shahsavan mafrash from the Moghan-Savalan region, finely woven in the sumakh technique. A repeat of flat hexagons in varying ground colours contains stepped polygons studded with tiny blossoms. A vine bearing star-shaped blossoms and diagonal leaves adorns the white border. The two red kilim finishes at the ends prove that this is not a bag face, because the upper finish of a bag would be a closure band. Wertheim has published a bag half identical in design. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Slight signs of age and wear, repaired areas in the upper kilim.

    Literature:
    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 92 *** IL MERCANTE D'ORIENTE (publ.), shahsavan. mafrash & khorjin. Verona 1986, pl. 45

    • Lot7
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions296 x 215 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR7,440
    This rare medallion carpet from one of the Tabriz master workshops shows a design in a striking geometric style that creates a more modern effect than other rugs produced in Tabriz during the first half of the 20th century. It was probably a commission woven to a cartoon by a designer who felt bound by tradition on the one hand, but on the other hand wished to explore new approaches. A fine weave, outstanding pile wool, small details knotted in silk, a beautiful palette. – Very good condition.
    • Lot9
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions187 x 126 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,356
    In this rare Kerman woven in the dozar format, an ogival, burgundy central medallion encloses blue arabesques that encircle a smaller dark blue medallion filled with blossoms. The spandrels of the white field contain pomegranate trees with birds perched on their branches. The most striking feature is the design of the wide white main border: slender cypress trees alternate regularly with guards standing between them and presenting their swords. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, new overcasting along the sides, both ends reduced.
  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot10
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions54 x 58 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,984
    A Khamseh Shahsavan bag face finely woven in the sumakh technique, formerly part of a khorjin. In the field, two red and one central blue-green horizontal bands of equal width contain mythical creatures and trees aligned in rows. The white-ground border displays abstract syrga birds linked by a pole. The archaic style of drawing and heavily patinated colours are indications of great age. In most bags of this particular type, the central band is narrower and deviates in design. The closure band is still preserved at the top, and remnants of the red kilim back survive at the bottom. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Slight signs of age and wear, rewoven areas in the upper finish, otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. Fürth 1993, no. 36

  • Baluch Balisht

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    • Lot11
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions89 x 40 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,108
    This rare Balisht presents an animal design of small brown rams arranged in the red field in horizontal rows of changing directions. – Signs of age and wear, one small hole, slightly damaged edges.

    Literature:
    SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Milan 2007, no. 1

  • Ersari Hanging or Sitting Rug

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    • Lot13
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions49 x 151 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR5,208
    A very rare Ersari woven in light and brilliant colours. Judging by its wide and low format, it either served as a decorative hanging or covered one of the brick benches in a house occupied during the winter. In the field, very large opposing forms are offset against one another and separated by white bands studded with small red blossoms. The detail view of a repeat used here is only encountered in a specific group of Ersari door rugs with ikat-style designs (see examples below) and is identical in scale. Always elaborately woven and made from precious materials, the ensis all date from the second half of the 19th century. This piece is attributable to the same period. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile.

    Literature:
    MEYER-PÜNTER, CARL, Der Orientteppich in Geschichte, Kunstgewerbe u. Handel. Zurich 1917, no. 3969 *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 195 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 75, 29 May 2010, lot 225; A 78, 25 May 2011, lot 55; A 84, 31 May 2014, lot 44

  • Tekke Ak Chuval

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    • Lot16
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions81 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,860
    Always very finely and elaborately woven, Tekke ak chuvals were produced in a mixed technique: wide, plain dark red kilim stripes alternate with narrow, white-ground piled stripes containing border designs. One characteristic feature is the wide elem with a cotton ground from which the tree forms stand out boldly. – Very good condition, missing back.

    Literature:
    WALKER, DANIEL, Oriental Rugs of the Hajji Babas. New York 1982, no. 31 *** PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, no. 24