Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

117 Lots
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  • Mujur Yastik

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    • Lot80
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions93 x 60 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,736
    The dark blue field, with four diagonal crosses at each end, is almost completely filled by a red box shape which has a diagonal floral cruciform composed of four green carnations placed at its centre. Horizontal rows of tiny blossoms cover the ground like a dot design. The border of octagonal rosettes indicates a provenance in the Mujur region. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, both ends somewhat reduced.
  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot82
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions411 x 136 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,340
    The white field of this large Hotamis Turkmen kilim is almost completely filled by three huge hexagonal medallions with long hooked arms. The brown border contains hooked diagonal crosses, and the red-ground elems are decorated with gülbudak designs. Small additional devices in the brocading technique are scattered across the entire surface. Although the kilim was woven in a single piece, it only has one lateral border. Either the other border was never made, or it has been lost. – Very good condition.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER, Yayla. Frankfurt 1993, pl. 60 *** BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 38 *** FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Frühe türkische Tapisserien. Nuremberg 1984, pl. 38 *** THOMPSON, JON, Carpet Magic. London 1983, ill. p. 74

  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot84
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions480 x 169 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,200
    This large Hotamis Turkmen kilim, with five huge hook designs in the field and wide borders, belongs to the same group as a two-panel example published in "100 Kilims". In her description, Balpinar mentions the region between Aydin and Denizli as the area of origin. Our three-panel example has a field woven in one piece. This has avoided the misalignment of the design along the vertical axis which is often observed in two-panel kilims. The borders were woven separately and later sewn on. The difference in brightness between the field and borders is explained by the fact that large sections of the white field ground consist of cotton yarn. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, One Hundred Kilims. Masterpieces from Anatolia. Munich 1991, no. 65 *** FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Anatolische Kelims. Nuremberg 1982, ill. 16 *** BLACK, DAVID & LOVELESS, CLIVE, The Undiscovered Kilim. London 1977, pl. 16

  • Caucasian Prayer Rug

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    • Lot88
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions172 x 104 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR8,060
    This prayer rug features a pointed arch outlined in blue which is positioned high up, with a horizontal bar attached at the top, and a dominant central octagon enclosing a cruciform floral cluster. It belongs to a small homogenous group of very similar weavings. The white-ground central motif framed by four triangles is one of their distinctive features. Octagons, hexagons, Talish rosettes, small stars and amulets fill the light red ground of their fields. Their cartouche borders are usually dark brown or sometimes white. Striking qualities in all the surviving examples are their fine knotting structure using silk wefts, their lustrous pile wool and their rich palette. Their woven dates placed within small cartouches allow us to assign them to the early 19th century. Our example shows a date and inscription in the bottom right corner that are difficult to read. The Kuba region was considered the place of origin in the past, but now the southern Caucasus is assumed to be the provenance. – Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places, leaving the foundation visible. The outer border is missing along the sides.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L’Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 156 *** KING, STEVEN, Prayer Rugs. Concord, MA 1983, cover illustration *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 30, 18 November 1989, lot 115; A 37, 14 November 1992, lot 140; A 68, 18 November 2006, lot 67 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 2. Munich 1990, no. 31 *** KAFFEL, RALPH, Caucasian Prayer Rugs. London 1998, no. 70

    • Lot92
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Çanakkale region
    • Dimensions141 x 103 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,216
    Two box shapes composed of a central blue square decorated with four arrows and four corner designs take up the red field of this small rug. It was woven in one of the neighbouring villages of Ezine, a small town close to the Aegean Sea. In this type, the main border usually shows a design of geometric devices on a white ground. Here, the main border has a blue ground and is decorated with blossoms placed within a diamond lattice. – Cut sides, replaced selvedges. Otherwise very well preserved, including the original red kilim finishes.

    TURKISH REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM (publ.), Turkish Handwoven Carpets. Catalog No: 1. Ankara 1987, 0015 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 55

  • Khamseh Bag Face

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    • Lot95
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions65 x 56 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,984
    A dense design of botehs, star-filled octagons and small blossoms covers the dark blue field, and halved hooked diamonds are aligned along its sides. A green diamond with a white arrowhead attached to each corner, creating a motif of cruciform appearance, is embedded in this basic design. Four large hens are arranged around the diamond. A fine weave, brilliant colours. – Good condition.
    • Lot97
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions141 x 103 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,612
    A large dark blue shield motif enclosing three octagons and indented in two places lies in a red-ground field. Its wide white outline contains comb-like motifs as well as serrated lines at both ends. The main border of reciprocal trefoils and interlocked hooks is flanked by two secondary borders with serrated designs. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, corroded brown, both ends slightly reduced.
    • Lot98
    • OriginCentral Caucasus, North West Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions197 x 125 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,456
    Fairly unknown in the past, Zakatala rugs come from an eponymous mountain region (modern name Zaqatala) north of Genje. This Zakatala appears unusually bright because both the field and the main border have white grounds. Ten Memling güls, each with a large hooked diamond at its centre, and geometrically stylised animals and dice motifs combine into a repeat of parallel rows. – Corroded and largely repiled brown sections, otherwise in good condition, with the original finishes all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 62, 15 May 2004, lot 46

    • Lot99
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions414 x 310cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR19,840
    An antique Heriz with flatly drawn designs in mellow pastel shades. A light red shield-shaped medallion stands alone on a white ground filled with widely spaced stems and flowers. Each end bears a large arabesque palmette, and a light yellow eight-pointed star device lies at its centre. The light yellow spandrels each contain a diagonal palmette surrounded by stems and are separated from the field by a red stepped line. In the red-ground main border, arabesque palmettes, rosettes and sickle leaves are linked by a vine. A Heriz from the Zaleski Collection shows the same design, except for slight variations in style and a different distribution of colours. Purchased by the collector at the Bausback Gallery, Mannheim, in 1998. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30 November 2019, lot 55

  • Ersari Ensi

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    • Lot101
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions170 x 139 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,728
    This door rug knotted on a goat hair warp is one of the early examples of the Ersari tribes. Indications of its age are the format, the generous composition of designs drawn with a confident sense of style and the light palette. – Signs of age and wear, low pile. The original finishes survive all around.

    RAGETH, JÜRG, Turkmenische Teppiche. Ein neuer Ansatz. Vol. 1, no. 35. Basel 2016