Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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    • Lot235
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba
    • Dimensions130 x 94 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,456

    Typical of the provenance, the repeat in the blue-black field of this small-format Perepedil is immaculately drawn and harmonious in proportions. A fine weave, beautiful colours, top quality. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

  • Qashqa’i Tent Bag

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    • Lot237
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions140 x 144 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,875

    A flatwoven tent bag by the Qashqa’i nomads in the format of a large chuval. The face shows alternately red and white horizontal stripes decorated with brocaded diamonds and diagonal crosses. The kilim back displays horizontal stripes in diverse colours. – Completely preserved, including the upper closure band and the braided loops; the seams along the sides are missing, very good condition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 158

    • Lot238
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions228 x 129 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Result EUR3,224

    Changing in various shades of red, the field is completely filled by a tree of life placed on the central axis and lateral flowering shrubs with strikingly large fan-shaped flowers. This design is rare in Bijars. The rustic style of the main border, with floral devices drawn in an angular style, suggests that this rug was made at home for domestic use. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot239
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions58 x 53 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR387

    The face of a khorjin half woven in the sumakh technique. The field design consists of three horizontal panels: a central one enclosing reciprocal hooked diamonds, and an upper and a lower panel presenting so-called eagle motifs. Reinisch has published a complete double bag of the same group. The upper section is much faded in colour and notably differs from the lower third, probably due to the use of early synthetic dyes which were not "lightfast" at the time. – Slight signs of age and wear.

    REINISCH, HELMUT, Satteltaschen. Graz 1985, no. 25

  • Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

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    • Lot240
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan-Savalan
    • Dimensions60 x 101 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,736

    A side panel of a Moghan Shahsavan mafrash, finely woven in the sumakh technique. Three large Memling güls adorn the dark blue field. The border ornamentation is a typical feature of weavings by the tribal groups living in the Moghan-Savalan region. – Very good condition.

    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 64 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 84, 31 May 2014, lot 177 *** GÜGEL, ERNST & WÜHR, RUDOLF, Zweck und Zier. Antike Taschen aus dem Kaukasus und Nordwest-Persien. Traunstein 2010, ill. p. 58

  • Sehna Kilim

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    • Lot241
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions188 x 139 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR930

    The light brown field of this antique Sehna kilim is hermetically covered in a dense repeat of small botehs arranged in offset rows. A large white diamond with a Herati design, stepped sides and pendants emphasising the tips lies at its centre. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

  • Shahsavan Kilim

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    • Lot242
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions406 x 167 cm
    • Agedated 1324 = 1907
    • Result EUR3,096

    This large Shahsavan kilim has a field with a date in each corner and an open red ground abrashed in several shades. It was probably woven by a tribal group who lived in the Saveh area. Three huge hexagons with an interior drawing of massive double hooks surrounding a small hexagonal centre combine into a pole design on the central axis, with pendants attached at both ends. The first and third hexagons have pile-woven centres. The narrow border of reciprocal trefoils in white and brown is a characteristic feature of these kilims. – Well preserved, original finishes all around.

    VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, no. 60 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 86, Vok Collection. Selection 1. 11 April 2015, lot 73

  • Borjalou Kazak

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    • Lot243
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions344 x 175 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,960

    In the field of this large Kazak, three huge crosses merge to form a bar motif. This powerful open shape and the field share the same ground colour in this item, lacking any colour contrast, so the frame-like effect of the outlines around the bar motif is more pronounced than in other examples of the same group. The interior of the bar is embellished with ten Talish rosettes and a number of smaller designs. The free spaces along the sides contain triangles arranged in pairs. The colours and border design indicate that the Kazak belongs to the Borjalou group. – A number of small restored areas, somewhat reduced lower finish, otherwise in very good condition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1981, ill. p. 27

    • Lot244
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba-Shirvan
    • Dimensions169 x 114 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,290

    The very narrow field of this small Chichi contains a repeat of khyrdagyd motifs on a blue-black ground. An unusually wide border section. – Slight signs of age and wear, minimally reduced ends, original selvedges.

  • Caucasian Apron

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    • Lot246
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions103 x 89 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,108

    This blue-ground apron with a brocaded design may be an Armenian piece. The wide border only surrounds the field on three sides, ending abruptly in the upper section. A horizontal panel at the bottom depicts four-legged animals and birds. A design of funnel shapes adorns the area above the horizontal border. – Obvious signs of age and wear.