Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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    • Lot164
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions218 x 138 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,644

    Two large white-ground medallions linked at their tips and each enclosing a diamond decorated with four arms take up the whole of the dark blue field. The two large forms and the ground of the field are densely patterned in floral and geometric motifs as well as abstract animals. The style of drawing and knotting structure indicate that the rug was made by the Khamseh nomads. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 63

  • Qashqa’i Kashkuli

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    • Lot165
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions253 x 173 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,200

    Very finely woven using purple silk wefts, this Qashqa’i is the work of a Kashkuli tribal group living in the vicinity of Firuzabad. A minutely drawn Herati repeat fills both the field and the dark blue spandrels which are separated from the field by stepped diagonals decorated with hooks. The design owes its name to the East Persian city of Herat, where it can be traced back to the 17th century and from where it spread all over Persia. Here it is drawn in the angular style of Farahan rugs. Five narrow borders surround the field. – The products of the skilled Kashkuli weavers were rated as prestigious objects in Persia and were popular among the upper class. They were probably woven in the khans’ workshops. Herrmann published an almost identical carpet in 1986. – Minimal damage to the edges, very well preserved.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 73

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 92, 25 November 2017, lot 33

    • Lot167
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions272 x 136 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,464

    The Goradis rugs made in the southern part of the Karabagh region are a group in their own right. Their repeats of two-dimensional angular devices with accentuated outlines as well as botehs, star-shaped blossoms and small shrubs differs from all other Caucasian weavings. They also have a special status in terms of their palette. – Somewhat sinuous, a number of creases, otherwise very well preserved, original finishes all around.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, nos. 137-139

    • Lot168
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions226 x 158 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,720

    Slight signs of age and wear, low spots in the pile, minor repiled areas, the original selvedges survive.

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot169
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions239 x 179 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR31,000

    This Kazak belongs to the rarest Sevan group. A huge deep green shield form with a red central medallion covers almost the whole surface of the red field. It is separated from the latter by a wide white outline containing S-shaped abstract animals. The kochanak hook devices of the border are an ancient Turkmen design that occurs in early Anatolian carpets dating from the 15th/16th centuries. According to its woven date, "1271 A.H.", an almost identical Sevan Kazak published by Herrmann in 1992 was produced in 1855. The Kazak offered here was woven around the same time. A fine weave using white wefts only at the lower end, then they change to blue throughout. – Very good condition.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. Munich 1992, no. 38 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, pl. p. 179 *** KESHISHIAN, HAROLD M. (ed.), The Treasure of the Caucasus. Rugs from American Collections. Washington 1992, pl. 4 *** TSCHEBULL, RAOUL E., Qarajeh to Quba. Rugs and Flatweaves from East Azarbayjan and the Transcaucasus. London 2019, no. 30

  • Erzurum Kilim

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    • Lot170
    • OriginNorth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions181 x 130 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR5,000

    The tower-like green-ground mihrab field of this antique prayer kilim contains four large plants resembling candelabra and blossoms distributed around them. Due to the restricted width of the field, the pointed triangular arch is small and rather inconspicuous. The red section above it is adorned with rosettes. In the very wide border section, the ochre main border displays devices that are rarely encountered in this kilim type. A number of design details are woven in metal-wrapped threads, a characteristic feature of Erzurum kilims. – Minor restored areas, very good condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 66, 19 November 2005, lot 80

  • Dosemealti

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    • Lot173
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Antalya
    • Dimensions182 x 103 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Result EUR1,875

    Very good condition, with the pile at its original height and the original finishes all around.

  • P-Chodor Camel Flank Trapping

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    • Lot175
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions66 x 183 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Result EUR47,120

    The red-brown field of this large trapping (jollar) presents three huge "davarza" güls – eight-pointed stars with a concentric interior design of six flat hexagons arranged around a central octagon. In addition, each star contains two trees of life. Eight further trees of life are placed within tower-like surrounds outside the large motifs. Known as “kejebe”, this design had a highly symbolic meaning. – Trappings were made in pairs and adorned the flanks of the bridal camel during the wedding procession. Whereas other Turkmen tribes such as the Yomut, Tekke and Saryk made pentagonal or heptagonal asmalyks for this special purpose, the Salor and Pseudo-Chodor used to weave very long rectangular trappings. Outstanding in terms of quality and beauty, this rare example is one of the best surviving rugs of the P-Chodor tribe. – Minimal signs of age, very good overall condition.

    • Lot176
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions236 x 135 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,216

    Two sea-green hooked hexagons are aligned on the central axis of the dark red field, as is a dark blue upright cartouche with an inner, abstract geometric tree form that resembles similar cartouches in Borjalou Kazaks. Two human figures with long arms and oversized hands are depicted in the lower section of the field. – A number of repaired creases, good overall condition, high pile, original finishes all around.

  • Konagkend Orduch

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    • Lot177
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan
    • Dimensions196 x 106 cm
    • Ageca. 1880
    • Result EUR1,548

    The red field is almost completely covered by a mid blue shield form outlined in yellow that contains three box shapes, each enclosing a large white-ground octagon with a cruciform interior drawing. The device also contains two trees placed on the central axis and many birds. Kerimov described this Shirvan group as "Orduch Konagkend". The white main border with a "leaf and calyx" design is flanked by two narrow secondary borders of reciprocal trefoils. – Slight signs of age and wear, low pile, a number of old repairs, original finishes all around.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 336