Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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  • Shahsavan Khorjin

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    • Lot206
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan
    • Dimensions114 x 53 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,612

    This sumakh khorjin was woven by a Shahsavan nomad tribal group living in the Moghan-Savalan region. It is one of the examples with the "arrow gül" design, a name derived from the red primary motif with a gül centre and four arms ending in arrowheads. Frauenknecht has published a comparative example with a similar border. – The two halves of the double bag are very well preserved and retain their original kilim backs, but they were separated at some point in time. The striped kilim connecting panel now present is not the original condition.

    FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. Fürth 1993, ill. 16

  • Şarköy Kilim

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    • Lot207
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Bulgaria
    • Dimensions157 x 104 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR589

    A small-format Şarköy kilim with a geometric design of four sets of serrated nested diamonds in the narrow light brown field and stars in the wide red-brown border. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    BÖHNLEIN, KLAUS, The Mystery of Şharköy. In: Oriental Carpet & Textile Studies I, London 1985, p. 213, ill. 2 *** ÖLÇER, NAZAN, Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Art: KILIMS. Istanbul 1989, pl. 79

  • Khorasan Fragment

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    • Lot208
    • OriginNorth East Persia
    • Dimensions294 x 142 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR2,480

    This fragment of a blue-ground blossom rug with a Harshang field design and a wide white palmette border is the lower right corner of a carpet woven in the kelleh format and originally far larger in size. The style of drawing suggests an 18th century date. – Many old repairs, obvious signs of age and wear, very low pile in most parts. Backed with canvas.

  • Caucasian Shadda

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    • Lot209
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions222 x 185 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,960

    This cover with an abstract geometric design of woven diamonds and flat hexagons belongs to a small group with a three-coloured warp in yellow, blue and red. The use of wefts dyed in analogous colours results in a three-coloured division of the surface. The wide red centre is bordered by two lateral blue bands that appear like columns. Their deeply incised horizontal parmakli outlines interlock both the red central field and the two yellow outer bands. Tiny embroidered motifs have been added in some places only. – A number of rewoven areas along both sides, good overall condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 99, 5 December 2020, lot 53

  • Karakecili Kilim

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    • Lot211
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Balikesir
    • Dimensions319 x 156 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,250

    This large two-panel Karakecili kilim features a "swastika" design drawn in dark colours on a white ground. This rare type was always woven without any lateral borders. The somewhat different lengths of the two panels results in a slight misalignment of the design along the central axis, where the two halves of the large hooked hexagons do not join seamlessly. – Good condition.

    PLÖTZE, KARL-MICHAEL, Welt der Kelims. Barsinghausen 2001, no. 74 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 81, 24 November 2012, lot 221 *** BÖHMER, HARALD, Nomaden in Anatolien. Ganderkesee 2004, ill. p. 165 on left

  • Lakai Suzani

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    • Lot212
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions220 x 168 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR24,800

    This magnificent suzani with a bluish pink silk foundation is probably a Lakai piece. This is suggested by the style of drawing of the design, certain motifs (such as the botehs) and the cool colours of the large blossoms, with predominant shades of blue. The embroidery has been executed in the finest yurma stitch. We believe that it originates from the area between Kermina and Shakhrisyabz. – Somewhat fragile silk foundation, tears in the lower corner areas and several other places, otherwise very well preserved. Reverse backed with a red fabric, sides backed with an ikat fabric.

  • Tekke Chuval

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    • Lot215
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions83 x 132 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,875

    The field design of this Tekke chuval, horizontal stripes of varying widths, derives from Turkmen flatweaves. Although this item is a pile-woven version, it is rendered in the same style of drawing. The focus is on the central stripe of interlocked chevrons decorated with small star-shaped blossoms. In flatweaves these motifs were woven in the brocading technique. The chuval was previously published by Herrmann. – Minimally reduced at the bottom, missing back, good overall condition.

    PINNER, ROBERT & EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr., Between the Black Desert and the Red. Turkmen Carpets from the Wiedersperg Collection. San Francisco 1999, pl. 22

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche V. Munich 1983, no. 81 a

  • Karagashli

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    • Lot218
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba-Shirvan
    • Dimensions146 x 104 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,968

    Four red rectangles outlined in white are the dominant motifs in the blue-black field of this Karagashli. The five red bracket shapes on the central axis associated with them prove that the design derives from older Harshang models. Ten brilliant white star-shaped blossoms and abstract geometric trees adorn the lateral spaces. The main design is completed by small decorative motifs, amulets and, above all, many animals as well as one horseman and two other human figures placed at the upper end. – Good condition, original selvedges, slightly reduced ends.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Orientteppiche. Brunswick 1978, ill. p. 277 *** FOKKER, NICOLAS, Caucasian Rugs of Yesterday. London 1979, ill. p. 85

  • Kirsehir Prayer Rug

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    • Lot220
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions167 x 122 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,976

    Repiled upper finish, minimally reduced at the bottom, the original selvedges survive; high pile, good overall condition.

  • Kurdish Rug (Fragment)

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    • Lot221
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions232 x 105 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,451

    An early Kurdish village rug in fragmented condition; the right-hand side is missing. The four-and-one field design of a box-shaped white central medallion and supplementary corner devices can be traced back for centuries in Anatolia, and in addition it has influenced specific South Caucasian rug groups. – Mounted, a number of tears, holes and missing areas.