Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

117 Lots
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    • Lot33
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions210 x 121 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,208
    This Moghan features twelve Memling güls in a yellow-ground field and a white border of hooked rectangles aligned in a row. Its great age can be deduced from the size of the designs, the balanced composition and the heavily patinated colours. Purchased by the collector at Galerie Ostler, Munich. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, both ends minimally reduced.
  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot35
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions230 x 160 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,356
    A finely woven Qashqa’i kilim by the Darreh Shuri tribe. The open red field is notched at the centre and surrounded by hooked diamonds on a grey-blue ground. A wide border section. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    PARHAM, CYRUS, Masterpieces of Fars Rugs. Tehran 1996, no. 103 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 77, Kossow Collection, 26 March 2011, lot 163

  • Varamin Ru Khorsi

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    • Lot39
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions151 x 146 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,232
    This flatwoven cover in a square size is a warming blanket (ru khorsi). A cruciform composed of one large cross and four smaller ones attached to it in a radial pattern lies at the centre of an otherwise empty red field. The motifs, four-armed diamonds, are woven in the sumakh technique. As is always the case in this type, pointed triangles protrude into the field from the sides, creating a serrated outline. The dark brown border contains rows of white blossoms. – Very good condition.

    BOUCHER, JEFF W., Baluchi Woven Treasures. Alexandria, VA 1989, pl. 26

    • Lot43
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions151 x 101 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,250
    This high-quality Kuba features a Khyrdagyd repeat in a golden yellow field, surrounded by a narrow blue border of star-shaped blossoms. The white main border decorated with hooked diamonds and horizontal dividing bars is flanked by two minor borders of diagonal stripes. A fine weave, very beautiful colours. – One small inserted area at the field centre, minimally reduced ends, the original flatwoven blue selvedges have survived. Very good overall condition.
  • Sehna Kilim

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    • Lot44
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions213 x 161 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,216
    A repeat of botehs arranged in offset rows fills the midnight blue field. The perfectly drawn motifs are larger than those of Sehna kilims identical in design, but usually smaller in size, hence they have been skilfully adapted to the larger size of this example. The vine design of the golden yellow border is more commonly seen in Bijar rugs and sumakh flatweaves; it very rarely occurs in Sehna kilims and defines the particular appearance of this very finely woven piece. The best Sehna kilims are representative examples of the luxurious taste of the Qajar era. They are depicted in paintings of the period and early photographs that always present them in a court context. – Very good condition.
    • Lot46
    • OriginNorth Persia, Varamin region
    • Dimensions305 x 165 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,728
    This antique village rug in the kelleh format was probably woven by a Luri tribal group in the Varamin area. Diamonds in varying ground colours hermetically cover the midnight blue field. The gül-like design within the diamonds is also encountered in Kurdish rugs. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    GEWERBEMUSEUM BASEL (publ.), Alte Teppiche aus dem Orient. Basel 1980, pl. p. 85

  • Aksaray Kilim

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    • Lot50
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions333 x 162 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,844
    Woven in a single piece, this kilim has an open brown-ground centre which contains a huge green lozenge with white parmakli outlines. The lower and upper ends of the field show a dense mirror-image design of eight horizontal bands in comparatively dark colours which vary in width and ornamentation. This rare kilim was previously published by Böhmer. – Very good condition.

    BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Begegnungen mit einer ausklingenden Kultur. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 227

  • Malatya Heybe

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    • Lot51
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions267 x 69 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,356
    A completely preserved double bag woven in a horizontal stripe design by East Anatolian Kurds. The faces use the brocading technique, while the backs are woven in the slitless kilim technique. Outstanding quality, beautiful vibrant colours, immaculately drawn and detailed designs. – Very good condition, no longer joined at the sides.

    BANDSMA, AREND / BRANDT, ROBIN, Flatweaves of Turkey. London 2003, pl. 100

    • Lot53
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions191 x 157 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR13,640
    A classic Chelaberd from the Karabagh area presenting two large white-ground sunburst medallions in a red field. The narrow white main border contains the vine and small star-shaped blossoms which are characteristic of this type. – Very good condition, high pile, original selvedges and lower kilim finish. Slight damage to the upper end.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 92 *** THOMPSON, JON, Carpet Magic. London 1983, ill. p. 113 *** TABIBNIA, MOSHE, Kazak del XIX Seculo. Milan 1995, pl. 30

  • Kermina Suzani

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    • Lot54
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions200 x 140 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,960
    A silk embroidery on a cotton foundation composed of four wide inner panels and two very narrow outer panels. All the motifs are finely embroidered in the yurma technique, while the outlines are in the ilmoq technique. The suzani was probably made in Kermina; the golden spirals point to an area close to Bokhara. The style of drawing and the presence of botehs bisected by colour indicate that this may be a Lakai piece. – Slight signs of age and wear, a number of stains, small holes. Mounted onto canvas.

    GRUBE, ERNST J., Keshte. Central Asian Embroideries. The Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection. New York 2003, no. 6