Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

117 Lots
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0.858 GBP1 Euro
1.214 USD1 Euro
  • Talish Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot145
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions49 x 83 cm
    • AgeDated 1315 AH = 1898 AD
    • Result EUR2,064
    This very rare knotted mafrash face shows blossoms in varying shapes and sizes on a midnight blue ground. The style of drawing of the designs suggests a provenance in the Talish region. A date, "1315", appears in the upper right corner. The other three sides of this mafrash were probably woven in the kilim technique. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, cut and rebound sides.
  • Bakhshaish

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    • Lot146
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions183 x 168 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR18,600
    This nearly square rug was published by Herrmann in 1991 and identified as a Bakhshaish. It is obviously a one-off. A huge octagonal medallion with a turquoise ground and a red feathered outline lies at the centre of an empty deep blue field. Reminiscent of Khila rugs, its interior design consists of five rosettes in soft pastel shades and horizontal floral chains which form a grid in the background. The very narrow border with a light blue vine on a light brown ground seems superimposed as the blue field continues beyond it. The description published in AT & T 3 throws an entirely new light on the iconography of the design. Purchased by the collector at Eberhart Herrmann’s gallery, Munich, in 1991. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile, the original finishes survive all around.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 3. Munich 1991, no. 30

  • Fachralo Prayer Kazak

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    • Lot151
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions132 x 111 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,216
    This prayer Kazak of the Fachralo group shows a dark blue mihrab form in a field with a light red ground. The prayer field, with a re-entrant opening at the bottom, contains a large hooked hexagon and several amulets and stars. The white main border displays a leaf and calyx design. – Good condition, high pile, original selvedges.
  • Afshar Sofreh

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    • Lot155
    • OriginSouth Persia, Kerman region
    • Dimensions90 x 90 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR1,364
    This square Afshar pile rug was probably used as a table cover (sofreh). Its rare design is a striking feature. In the light red field, a central block composed of diamonds is surrounded by small dice in an asymmetric arrangement. The border contains cruciform devices; it has a white ground at the upper and lower ends, but a red ground along the sides so that it barely stands out from the field. – Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around.
    • Lot157
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions126 x 91 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,728
    The blue field contains two large Lesghi stars drawn in the rectangular kilim style that is characteristic of Avar pile rugs and flatweaves. A third star is truncated by the upper horizontal border, leaving only the bottom end visible. Two-dimensional diagonal S-figures with stepped outlines, probably abstract animals, fill the black-brown main border. – Slight signs of age and wear, original finishes all around, including the netted warp threads at both ends.
  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot158
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions57 x 54 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR125
    A small knotted bag face by the Jaff Kurds, formerly part of a khorjin. The field displays a typical design of hooked diamonds within a three-band border. Beautiful patinated colours. – All corners incomplete, remnants of the closure band survive at the top.
  • Lori Pambak Kazak

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    • Lot160
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions220 x 190 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR10,625
    Three large medallions are aligned on the central axis of the red field. The two outer medallions are octagonal and each enclose a powerful green gül motif. The central, hexagonal and somewhat smaller medallion contains red stepped polygons. Many beautifully drawn diamonds and hooked diamonds, stars and small abstract birds make up the secondary design. Diagonal crosses composed of arrows are aligned in the main border, which is flanked by two reciprocal trefoil borders. – Slight signs of age and wear, small restored areas, corroded brown, original finishes all around.

    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 5 *** BESIM, ADIL (publ.), Mythos und Mystik. Alte und antike Textilkunst. Vienna 1999, no. 15

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot161
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x 174 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR8,680
    A huge, green-ground shield medallion with a wide white outline takes up the whole of the field, and palmettes of zoomorphous appearance are lined up in the white border. A very similar Sevan Kazak from the Milde Collection was exhibited at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York, in 1971/1972 and illustrated in the accompanying publication, "Kazak". Our Sevan was purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, repaired areas, corroded brown. The original selvedges are partially restored, both ends slightly damaged and reduced.

    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 27 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 59, 16 November 2002, lot 76

    • Lot164
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions150 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR3,720
    A small Bijar rug in the traditional zaronim format. A floral design of vertical rows of stems bearing leaves and large colourful flowers covers the midnight blue field, which is framed by a wide three-band border of floral vines. A fine weave, high pile, very beautiful colours. – Excellent condition.

    FORMENTON, FABIO, Das Buch der Orientteppiche. Milan, 3rd ed. 1979, pl. p. 139 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 19, 19 May 1984, lot 87

  • Bijar Kilim

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    • Lot165
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions527 x 118 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR1,875
    This very long red-ground Bijar kilim has six dark blue diamonds aligned on the central axis of the field and halved diamonds cut by the border offset against them. A light yellow border with serrated outlines surrounds the field. The narrow red main border contains a light green zig-zagging vine, and a border of reciprocal trefoils in dark brown and white provides the outer finish. – Rewoven lower finish, otherwise very well preserved.