Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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    • Lot13
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions176 x 117 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,920

    A rare Milas woven the baroque style of the Mecid period. At the centre of the field, a mirror-image design of light blue bands forms a grid decorated with floral bouquets, expanding into a steeply stepped arch at each end: a reminiscence of older Anatolian double niche carpets. The highly unusual border consists of a narrow red band and a wide white band decorated with widely spaced, lively diagonal leaves. Similar borders are known from Şarköy kilims. – Small repiled areas in the field, the corroded brown sections have been restored and the selvedges partially replaced.

    BENSOUSSAN, PAMELA, Melas Rugs from Asia Minor. In: HALI 5, 2. London 1982, no. 13, p. 123 *** ÖLÇER, NAZAN, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art: KILIMS. Istanbul 1989, pl. 78

  • Ottoman Silk Rug

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    • Lot14
    • OriginTurkey, Istanbul
    • Dimensions276 x 188 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Result EUR4,712

    This red-ground silk rug is a workshop piece produced in Istanbul. Its design of a central medallion and cartouche borders is guided by classic Persian models of the Salting group. - Signs of wear in the lower border section, otherwise in good condition.

  • Tajik Kilim

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    • Lot16
    • OriginCentral Asia, North Afghanistan
    • Dimensions385 x 182 cm
    • Ageearly 20th century
    • Result EUR2,480

    This large, coarsely woven, single-panel kilim with a geometric design of diamonds along the sides and wide hexagonal cartouches at the centre of the field is the work of a Tajik tribal group in northern Afghanistan. The midpoint of the abstract composition is accentuated by a diamond with a brown outline enclosing nine stepped polygons. – Slight signs of age and wear, very good overall condition.

  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot18
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions40 x 126 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,096

    A large Tekke torba featuring twelve primary güls, chemche secondary güls and a kochanak border. A very fine weave, thick velvety pile. The light reds indicate that this tent bag was made in the vicinity of the Akhal oasis. – Moth damage and repairs at the lower end, otherwise in good condition, the kilim back survives.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 79, 26 November 2011, lot 107; A 83, 30 November 2013, lot 145 *** TSAREVA, ELENA, Turkmen Carpets. Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries. The Hoffmeister Collection. Stuttgart 2011, no. 49

  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot19
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions47 x 120 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,480

    The deep mahogany field contains twelve large chuval güls, with equally large-scale chemche secondary motifs placed between them. The dark ground colour is an indication of a provenance in the Balkhan area. Outstanding quality, a very fine weave, a cloth-like handle. – Repiled left outer edge, the elem is slightly reduced, the back is missing.

    PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, nos. 29, 30 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 62, Pinner Collection, 15 May 2004, lot 36; A 79, 26 November 2011, lot 239

  • Ersari Trapping

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    • Lot22
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions116 x 178 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,488

    A very large Ersari trapping decorated with horizontal stripes of varying widths. The decorated stripes alternate regularly with plain red undecorated stripes that are likewise pile-woven. In literature this type is described as “chuval”. At least in the case of this example, the large size seems to rule out a function as a storage bag. Moreover, there are no visible traces of a former kilim back. Referring to Tsareva, O'Bannon attributes a comparable example to the Kirghiz in his revised edition of Moshkova’s book, but he also states that the same carpet was described as an Ersari weaving by Moshkova. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat low spots in the pile, good overall condition.

    MOSHKOVA, VALENTINA G. Carpets of the People of Central Asia. Tucson 1996 (new edition by O'Bannon & Amanova-Olsen), fig. 58, p. 137

  • Karadashli Torba

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    • Lot24
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions51 x 111 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,790

    A torba by the Karadashli tribe featuring twelve primary güls, chemche secondary güls and the typical border of flowers placed in small square compartments whose ground colour alternates regularly between white and red brown. - Slight signs of age and wear, minor repairs, original finishes all around.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 100, 29 May 2021, lot 76

    • Lot26
    • OriginSouth Caucasus
    • Dimensions257 x 107 cm
    • Agedated 1889
    • Result EUR4,464

    Seven stepped polygons, each filled with a star, are aligned on the central axis of the narrow, light red field; an eighth design at the upper end has been rendered as a halved form. A golden yellow surround of floral design separates the central field from the wide border. The large, unmissable date "1889" at the upper end of the left-hand vertical border identifies this Karabagh as an Armenian weaving. – Minimally reduced ends, otherwise very well preserved, original selvedges.

  • Tree Kazak

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    • Lot27
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions239 x 129 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,200

    Due to its distinctive design of three large, geometrically stylised trees aligned vertically in the red field, this rug ranks among the Tree Kazaks. However, it differs from other examples of the group in its rare main border design of large cross devices whose ends are accentuated by small crosses. The shape of the crosses depicted here suggests that the rug was probably woven in the far north of the Kazak region or in Georgia. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

  • Cihanbeyli

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    • Lot28
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya
    • Dimensions201 x 135 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Result EUR9,300

    A brown-ground shield form with a box at its centre and a large octagon at each end extends across the whole length of the red field. It is flanked by four octagons, and small designs drawn in a typically Kurdish style are distributed across the lateral spaces. The design seen in the vertical bands of the dark brown main border is a blue vine decorated with hooks which undulates around small stars, blossoms and symbols; the horizontal bands contain a lattice embellished with diamonds. – This rare rug is a Kurdish weaving from Cihanbeyli in the Konya region or its surroundings. Its design harks back to very old models (see Vakiflar Museum A-321 and A-121, both 15th/16th century). An example in the Orient Stars Collection (OS 172), sold by us in 1999 and dated to the 18th century, shows a later stage in the development. The Cihanbeyli offered here was probably woven around 1800. A closely related example has been published in "Atlantic Collections". – Obvious signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile, missing areas, damaged sides and corners.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Teppiche des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1988, pls. 19, 20 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 52, 2 October 1999, lot 70 *** DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 29