Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

117 Lots
Exchange rate
0.858 GBP1 Euro
1.214 USD1 Euro
  • Siirt Cover

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    • Lot102
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions189 x 130 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR868
    A pastoral blanket composed of three panels featuring a minimalist design in white and light brown on a dark brown ground. The glossy goat hair pile is woven in a loop technique, the warps are white cotton. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.

    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Persian Flatweaves. Woodbridge 2002, pl. 122

  • Tashkent Suzani

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    • Lot104
    • OriginCentral Asia, North East Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions228 x 180 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR4,960
    Composed of five panels, this large and nearly square Tashkent silk embroidery features a paliak design. Red circular poppy blossoms in varying sizes dominate the design. The composition centres on an oversized blossom from which radiate eight smaller blossoms. Each corner of the field contains one large blossom, with a blossom shown in side view placed between them. All the circular blossoms are plain purple-red spaces, intensifying the effect of their colour. Their inner structure of concentric circles has been created by skilful application of the stitches. Dark green stems create a latticework in the field. Small blossoms of varying shapes in bright iridescent colours are scattered across the entire surface as an additional design layer. – This suzani was exhibited at Powel House, Philadelphia, in 1935 (Exhibition of Needlework) and won third prize. This is stated in a label on the reverse. – Very good condition. No fabric backing.

    VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Suzani. Munich 1994, no. 2 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 91, Vok Collection, Selection 3. 25 March 2017, lot 215

  • Ura Tube Joynamoz

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    • Lot105
    • OriginCentral Asia, North East Uzbekistan, Fergana
    • Dimensions92 x 62 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR10,540
    A small-format, high quality Ura Tube prayer suzani. The blossoms and leaves are embroidered in the basma stitch while the outlines are in the ilmoq stitch. The tall, tower-like mihrab topped by a small pointed arch is unusually small in this item. It is positioned at the very bottom of the field, which is densely filled with curved stems bearing poppy blossoms. Enclosed within is a flowering poppy plant as a tree-of-life motif. The lower selvedge appears to be the original condition, so the suzani would have lacked a border finish at the lower end. Purchased by the collector at Eberhart Herrmann’s gallery, Munich, in 1991. – Very good condition, mounted onto canvas and attached to a frame.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback.Mannheim 2000, pl. p. 215 *** FLING, RUSSELL S., Khans, Nomads & Needlework. Suzanis and Embroideries of Central Asia. Columbus, Ohio 2012, no. 27

  • Turkish Embroidery

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    • Lot106
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions134 x 82 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR1,488
    A Turkish silk embroidery on a fine linen foundation composed of two vertical panels joined at the centre. It was not produced in a workshop, but is a village piece made in a domestic setting. The cloth originally belonged to a bride’s dowry. Six horizontal opposing sprays of lively curved stems grow towards the field centre from the sides. Each spray bears three red hyacinths and small golden flowers as well as trusses of cornflower blue and lime green leaves. – Slight signs of age and wear, darkened and somewhat stained foundation.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1977, ill. p. 25 *** ERBER, CHRISTIAN, Reich an Samt und Seide. Osmanische Gewebe und Stickereien. Bremen 1993, p. 12/4, ill. p. 273

  • Lotto Carpet

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    • Lot107
    • OriginWest Anatolia, Ushak region
    • Dimensions178 x 110 cm
    • AgeFirst half 16th century
    • Result EUR22,320
    The second Lotto carpet in this auction also belonged to Martina Limburger von Hoffmann of Leipzig, and has been continuously owned by the family since the early 20th century at the latest. Martina Limburger von Hoffmann ran a large house, collected art and was in contact with the museum curators and antique dealers of the day. However, the surviving documents offer no information as to who bought this Lotto and when this purchase was made. – On the red ground, golden yellow arabesques and geometrically stylised blossoms and leaves combine into the characteristic repeat of hermetically interlocked crosses and larger octagons. In this example it is drawn in the so-called kilim style. The main border design of cassettes enclosing diagonal crosses and linked by overlapping crosses placed between them is rather rare in Lotto carpets. A so-called Bellini niche and re-entrant carpet (see Eskenazi), which probably dates from the same period as our Lotto, shows an identical border. There are three further Lottos with this border: a larger carpet in the Bavarian National Museum, Munich, that is closely related to our Lotto in style; a Lotto published by Schürmann about the same size as our piece; and a Lotto of later date (17th century) formerly in the Bernheimer Collection. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile, old repairs. The yellow outer borders have been repiled on both sides, and there is one repiled stripe in the outer border at the top.

    ESKENAZI, JOHNNY, Il tappeto orientale dal XV al XVIII seculo. London 1981, pl. 5 *** CURATOLA, GIOVANNI, Teppiche. Milan 1981, no. 5 (Munich museum) *** SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Teppiche aus dem Orient. Wiesbaden 1976, ill. p. 57 *** BERNHEIMER, OTTO, Alte Teppiche des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts der Firma L. Bernheimer. Munich 1959, picture 6

    • Lot108
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions173 x 168 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR10,540
    In the red field, a rectangular central medallion with a cruciform interior drawing is framed by three borders and surrounded by a white outline of double hooks. Four hooked octagons, each enclosing a large blossom and edged either in yellow or white, are arranged around it. The blue-green main border of large kochanak designs, hooked diamonds and star-shaped blossoms is strongly influenced by Turkmen designs. – The comparatively large number of surviving examples of this Bergama rug group are virtually indistinguishable. There are very few deviations in format, design and palette. Almost all of them are very finely woven and accordingly precise in drawing. Their four-and-one medallion composition goes back to 16th century large-pattern Holbein carpets. – Very good condition, even the original flatwoven blue selvedges are preserved, the kilim finishes are no longer extant.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, volume 2, pl. 22 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo I. Turin 1985, no. 2 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1979, pl. p. 1 *** TKF-WIEN (publ.), Antike anatolische Teppiche aus österreichischem Besitz. Vienna 1983, no. 24 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 97, Zaleski Collection, 30 November 2019, lot 116

  • Isparta Kilim

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    • Lot112
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Taurus region
    • Dimensions347 x 80 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR2,480
    Half of an early two-panel Isparta kilim. Three large rectangular panels in red and ochre each contain a hexagon with a concentric interior design that is surrounded by star motifs. The three compartments are clearly separated by horizontal bands which branch off from the main border. Diamonds decorated with triangles and thin horizontal bars are aligned in the wide white border. The superb colours and meticulously drawn designs indicate an early date, probably around 1800. - Signs of age and wear, some damage to the sides and small holes, good overall condition. Mounted onto canvas.

    SADIGHI NEIRIZ, HAMID & HAWKES, KARIN, Kelims und andere Flachgewebe aus der Sammlung Neiriz. Calbe, no date (2014), no. 6 *** BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 225 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 78, 28 May 2011, lot 72

  • Kirsehir Prayer Rug

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    • Lot113
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions164 x 106 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR5,580
    A Kirsehir prayer rug woven in the style of the Mecid period featuring large two-dimensional designs and intense colours. A tree of life stands in the cochineal central field, and above it the steep stepped arch rises up to a royal blue panel that is decorated with leaves arranged into gable shapes. The red main border is filled with carnations. – Slight signs of wear, the original selvedges and upper kilim finish survive, the outer secondary border is missing at the lower end.
  • Siirt Cover

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    • Lot115
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions196 x 142 cm
    • AgeFirst half 20th century
    • Result EUR2,976
    For western viewers, the minimalist design of narrow, parallel horizontal stripes in black and white brings to mind the keys of a piano. Pile of lustrous goat hair, woven in a loop technique, white cotton warps. – Good condition.

    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Persian Flatweaves. Woodbridge 2002, pl. 121

  • Nigde Kilim

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    • Lot116
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Cappadocia
    • Dimensions323 x 165 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR8,060
    This very finely woven two-panel kilim originates from the area between Nigde and Aksaray in eastern Cappadocia; it is the work of a Turkmen tribal group. One characteristic feature of these kilims is the changing ground colour of the field, in this case two sea-green and two cochineal horizontal panels as well as one central dark blue panel. Offset rows of white hexagonal güls combine into a dense field design. The orange-ground border is embellished with pairs of large carnations. A comparative piece is in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul (inv. no. 1409). – Minimal signs of wear, good overall condition.

    ÖLÇER, NAZAN, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art: Kilims. Istanbul 1989, pl. 26 *** PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 158