Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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  • Bayburt Prayer Kilim

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    • Lot222
    • OriginNorth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions165 x 158 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR6,875

    An unusually wide Bayburt prayer kilim. The sea-green field with multiple abrash and red hooks placed along its inner sides is empty except for one zig-zag line. This line is a symbol of water. The arch, with triple steps along the sides, terminates in a pointed triangle at the top and is crowned with an arrowhead. The red area above it contains rosettes in diverse colours. The yellow main border is embellished with flowering plants. – Two torn areas in the border section at the bottom left, but very good overall condition, original finishes all around. Provenance: Estate of George F. Gilmore

    COOTNER, CATHRYN, Flat-Woven Textiles. The Arthur D. Jenkins Collection. Washington 1981, no. 65

    • Lot224
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions284 x 168
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,728

    Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, the original selvedges survive.

    FOKKER, NICOLAS, Caucasian Rugs of Yesterday. London 1979, ill. p. 41

    • Lot225
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions192 x 150 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,060

    Judging by its knotting structure and palette, this Kazak presenting a three-compartment design belongs to the Borjalou group. The central compartment has a red ground, while the two outer ones have green grounds. The piece published by Grote-Hasenbalg shows the opposite distribution of colours. One characteristic feature of the group is the frame of white borders surrounding the compartments and their inner border of reciprocal trefoils. The wide red main border of large hooked diamonds placed within octagons is rather rare in this Kazak type. – Small reknotted sections, very good condition, the original selvedges survive.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, vol. 2, no. 29 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 29 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. Munich 1992, no. 42 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 71, 24 May 2008, lot 188

    • Lot227
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions312 x 161 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,240

    Three offset rows of large hexagons, each enclosing a hooked hexagon, are connected by vertical poles. The free spaces are covered so densely in small dice arranged in colour diagonals that the dark blue ground of the field is only glimpsed between the primary designs and along the sides. The very narrow border shows abstract animals. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile.

    WRIGHT, RICHARD E., Rugs and Flatweaves of the Transcaucasus. Pittsburgh 1980, pl. 24

    • Lot228
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions339 x 137 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Result EUR3,612

    This early rug from the Kuba region displays an immaculately drawn Harshang field design on a light red ground and a green main border decorated with a white kufic vine; it was published by Eder as early as 1979. - Obvious signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, cut and rebound sides.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Volume 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 317

  • Bijar Long Rug

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    • Lot229
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions525 x 110 cm
    • Agefirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR4,030

    Seven complete and two halved star-shaped blossoms from which radiate flowering stems lie on the the central axis of the blue-black field. Four-lobed floral medallions that are cut and halved by the border protrude into the spaces between the large blossoms from the sides. This Bijar long rug woven on a cotton warp retains a high pile and is very heavy. – In top condition except for one small repiled area along the left-hand side, original finishes all around.

  • Sarough Farahan

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    • Lot230
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak
    • Dimensions207 x 136 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Result EUR2,976

    Both ends minimally reduced, otherwise in very good condition, the original selvedges survive.

  • Hotamis Kilim

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    • Lot231
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya
    • Dimensions152 x 107 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,696

    The white-ground kilims by the Hotamis nomads that display this hexagonal medallion with bold hooked arms emanating from it were usually woven in large formats. Small versions such as our kilim are rare. – Good condition.

    ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (publ.), Near Eastern Art In Chicago Collections. Chicago 1973, no. 30

  • Shirvan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot232
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions145 x 131 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,472

    This white-ground Shirvan prayer rug has a diamond lattice design of dark blue leaves that enclose flowering plants as well as a central row of diamond-shaped amulets. Woven in an unusually wide  format. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition, original finishes all around.

  • Kazak Prayer Rug

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    • Lot234
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions190 x 141 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR5,952

    This red-ground Kazak prayer rug from the Borjalou area is woven in a strikingly large format. - Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, KÖNIG, HANS & VOLKMANN, MARTIN, Alte Orientteppiche. Meisterstücke aus deutschen Privatsammlungen. Munich 1978, no. 50 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, FFM 23, 3 May 1986, lot 92