Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

117 Lots
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  • Ersari Chuval Fragment

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    • Lot17
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions54 x 132 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR7,440
    There are only a very few known Ersari weavings presenting this design of blue and green trees arranged in offset rows and crowned with large blue, green and salmon blossoms in a striking starburst design. The primary motifs alternate with small shrubs bearing white flowers. – The upper section of the chuval has been cut off, probably a third of the original height is missing. Otherwise well preserved.

    LEFEVRE & PARTNERS, London, 6 April 1984, lot 5 *** SAMMLUNG HCS, Ausstellungskatalog "Große Taschen, kleine Taschen". Miniaturkunst der Turkmenen aus der Sammlung HCS. Hodenhagen 1997, no. 36 *** EILAND, MURRAY L., Oriental Rugs From Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 150, p. 156 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 55, 16 November 2000, lot 37

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot18
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x 149 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,450
    This is an early example of a specific Sevan group in which the green shield medallion surrounded by a wide white outline is a design bar extending across the whole length of the field. Its box-shaped centre encloses a red vertical cartouche, and it ends in octagonal extensions. These octagons are filled with stars in only the oldest pieces. The Turkmen kochanak designs of the main border are a common feature shared by this group. – Signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, a number of old repairs and small repiled sections. The original finishes survive all around.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VII. Munich 1985, no. 28 *** KESHISHIAN, HAROLD M. (ed.), The Treasure of the Caucasus. Rugs from American Collections. Washington 1992, pl. 4 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 49, 23 May 1998, lot 186

  • Azeri Khorjin

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    • Lot22
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions151 x 62 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,054
    This Azeri double bag woven in the single weft interlocking technique is completely preserved, including the connecting panel and the backs in a pattern of horizontal stripes. The abstract geometric design of the faces is striking. The lower section displays vertical bands in contrasting colours with sharply serrated, interlocking outlines that resemble saw blades. In the section above it, the design abruptly changes to horizontal stripes. – Slight signs of age and wear, good condition.
  • Luri Kilim

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    • Lot23
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions307 x 146 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,720
    A colourful Luri kilim woven in the single weft interlocking technique on a goat hair warp. Three nested diamonds with stepped outlines lie on the central axis of the red field, surrounded by small stepped polygons. Considerably larger nested diamonds which merge at their points of intersection are aligned as halved forms along the sides of the field. The white outlines of the diamonds combine into a framework of zig-zag lines that provides structure in the composition. Both ends terminate in a band of narrow horizontal stripes. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    GALERIE NEIRIZ (publ.), Kelims der Nomaden und Bauern Persiens. Berlin 1990, ill. 55

  • Yesilova Kilim

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    • Lot24
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Nigde Province
    • Dimensions390 x 164 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,750
    This two-panel kilim woven in a distinctive design and a specific palette is from the village of Yesilova. Two elongated shield medallions with lateral zip fastener outlines and a large double hook at their tips are placed at each end of the aubergine-ground field. They enclose a smaller analogous form in the ground colour of the field. The field centre is decorated with six stepped polygons and small apotropaic symbols. Geometric abstract ram figures are lined up in the blue outer border. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN & VALCARENGHI, DARIO, Kilim anatolici. Milan 1985, no. 55 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 29, 6 May 1989, lot 39; A 99, 5 December 2020, lot 6

    BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 230

  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot27
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions50 x 44 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,488
    A Moghan Shahsavan bag face finely woven in the sumakh technique, formerly part of a khorjin. The field design consists of steep colour diagonals which contain stars, plants and geometric devices drawn to a miniature scale. The mid blue border shows small stars. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Slight signs of age and wear, otherwise well preserved.
  • Kuba Kilim

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    • Lot28
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions282 x 184 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,488
    This large single-panel kilim from the Kuba region displays the traditional design of wide horizontal bands that either contain hexagons enclosing spider güls on a midnight blue ground or diamonds with double hooks on a red ground. They are separated by narrow white dividing stripes of undulating lines. Very similar kilims were also woven by the Azeri groups of Azerbaijan, but these are less fine in weave and differ slightly in palette. – Well preserved except for minimal signs of wear and small repaired areas, original finishes all around.

    BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, The Undiscovered Kilim. London 1977, pl. 38 *** KIRDÖK, MUAMMER, Antike Teppiche, Kelims, Textilien. Spring '95 catalogue. Vienna 1995, ill. p. 66

    • Lot29
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x146 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,680
    An extra-wide border section of four bands surrounds a narrow sea-green field containing three Lesghi stars. The central blue star is surrounded by four red rectangles which each depict a human figure. The inscription written in a white square at the upper end of the field is hard to read. – Slightly damaged corners, somewhat reduced at the top, original selvedges, high pile.
  • Bokhara Bokçe

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    • Lot30
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions78 x 72 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR6,820
    In this gorgeous Bokhara bokçe, the blossoms and leaves are embroidered in the basma stitch while the golden stems are in the ilmoq stitch. An eight-pointed star with red outlines lies at the centre of the field. It shows a radial interior drawing of eight floral stems emanating from a red circular blossom. The large shrubs diagonally arranged around it are in full flower and extend as far as the corners of the field. Four smaller shrubs in cooler shades point towards the midpoints of the sides, combining into a cruciform figure. The narrow border contains a vine with small red top-view and side-view blossoms as well as green leaves. Almost always embroidered with great care, these square embroideries were wrapping cloths for the personal items of Uzbek women. Purchased by the collector at Eberhart Herrmann’s gallery, Munich, in 1992. – Very good condition. Mounted onto fabric and stretched over a wooden frame.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Susani. Stickereien aus Mittelasien. Mannheim 1981, ill. p. 32 *** YANAI, YIGAL, Suzani. Central Asian Embroideries. Tel Aviv 1986, fig. 18 *** GRUBE, ERNST J., Keshte. Central Asian Embroideries. New York 2003, no. 14

    • Lot32
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions218 x 146 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,720
    The sixteen horizontal oblong compartments in changing ground colours contain sixteen large Memling güls with either a star or a hooked diamond at their centres. The arrangement of the eight white compartments, placed at the left or right in an alternating rhythm, determines the way the design is read. Rugs featuring this distinctive design were woven in many areas of the Caucasus, including regions such as Moghan, Shirvan, Karabagh or Kazak. Judging by its structure using red wefts, the Kazak-like weave and the palette, this example was probably made in the surroundings of Elisabethpol, i.e. the Genje area. – Slight signs of age and wear, several repiled sections. Cut sides, replaced selvedges, both ends slightly reduced.