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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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  • Bijar Khorjin

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    • Lot56
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • DimensionsA = 62 x 74 cm, B = 66 x 76 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR968

    The connecting panel of this double bag has been removed, so the two halves are separated from one another. The pile-woven faces show a very beautifully drawn mina khani repeat in subdued colours, surrounded by a white inner border of S-shaped abstract animals and an ochre outer border of floral vines in the typical Bijar style. Original kilim back woven in horizontal stripes. – Slightly damaged corners and sides, good overall condition.


  • Bijar Mafrash

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    • Lot57
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions58 x 97 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,750

    Mafrash is the name used to describe the large bags with four decorated sides and a kilim bottom which served to store objects (often bedding) in homes or tents, or were employed as cargo cases by nomads during their migrations. They would then hang from the flanks of the camels, usually in pairs. The wool, knotting structure, palette and ornamentation of the two borders are certain indications that this mafrash was made in the Bijar area. The dark blue fields are adorned with either three or two large rectangular güls reminiscent of Shahsavan weavings. We are not aware of any comparative examples. – Very good condition.


  • Shirvan Kilim

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    • Lot58
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions306 x 165 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,472

    A Shirvan kilim in splendid colours woven in a horizontal stripe design. In the narrow decorated bands, halved stepped diamonds in contrasting colours are arranged opposite one another. They alternate with wider, undecorated stripes in plain red, dark blue and green. The thin dividing lines composed of white and brown triangles are woven in the sumakh technique. – Very good condition.


  • Akstafa Prayer Rug

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    • Lot59
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Shirvan
    • Dimensions190 x 87 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,860

    Although the town of Akstafa (now Ağstafa) is situated on the border between Georgia and Armenia, so-called Akstafa rugs are attributed to the Shirvan area further to the south east. Unlike other prayer rugs from the Shirvan region, Akstafa prayer rugs were woven in a long and narrow format, for which this example serves as a paradigm. Large fan-shaped palmettes arranged in offset rows cover the white field beneath a towering arch placed at the very top end. The inner red secondary border is decorated with four-legged animals throughout, while hooked diamonds adorn the dark blue main border. An example that compares well has been described as a Shirvan by Kaffel. – Obvious signs of age and wear, damaged sides and ends, two tears at the top.


    Literature:
    KAFFEL, RALPH, Caucasian Prayer Rugs. London 1998, no. 81

  • Çal Kilim

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    • Lot60
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Denizli
    • Dimensions237 x 157 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,976

    At the centre of an open light green field surrounded by small red trefoils, a large nested serrated diamond is surrounded by four smaller diamonds of analogous shape. Each end has a wide elem with three patterned horizontal stripes that are separated by narrow plain-coloured stripes. Woven on a cotton warp in the characteristic mellow palette, this rare kilim is from the Çal area. It may have been used as a camel trapping. – Signs of age and wear, various missing sections, fragmented sides. Backed with a red fabric.


    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection, 10 March 2018, lot 17

  • Sivrihisar Kilim Fragment

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    • Lot62
    • OriginWestern Central Anatolia
    • Dimensions102 x 164 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Result EUR806

    A fragment of a Sivrihisar kilim. The surviving section is the upper elem, composed of horizontal stripes decorated with reciprocal triangles, and part of the field with a large green double niche medallion. Its striking parmakli outlines correspond to the parmakli outlines of the dark brown devices placed at the sides. The S-shaped designs above the medallion are probably abstract animals. The white ground of the field is woven in cotton yarn. – A number of missing areas. Mounted onto canvas.


    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHNNY (publ.), Kilim anatolici. Milan 1984, pl. 8 *** TÜRCK, ULRICH, Anatolische Kelim im Schloß Lembeck. Marl 1995, pl. 22

    Published:
    PLOIER, HELMUT, Gewebte Poesie. Frühe anatolische Kelims. Sammlung Konzett. Graz 1991, no. 71 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 93, Poppmeier Collection, 10 March 2018, lot 7

    • Lot64
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions249 x 120 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,712

    The dark blue field contains fourteen Memling güls arranged in rows of two that differ from the traditional type by the large cross placed at their centres. Smaller hexagons with a similarly cruciform interior drawing lie on the central axis. The narrow white main border displays S-shaped abstract birds. – Slight signs of age and wear, corroded brown, good overall condition, original finishes all around.


    Literature:
    COHEN, GUISEPPE, Il Fascino del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1968; pl. 71 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 83, 30 November 2013, lot 21

  • Kazak Karachov

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    • Lot65
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions268 x 176 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR11,780

    This large Karachov has a blazing red field, a blue main border and two secondary borders of reciprocal trefoils in brown and white. The traditional four-and-one design – a white-ground octagonal central medallion and four hooked squares filled with stars – has been expanded in this Kazak by adding four rectangles enclosing a cruciform decorated with double hooks. This change in the usual concept was necessary to adapt the fixed proportions of the design to the longer format. – Slightly corroded brown, the original selvedges survive, somewhat reduced ends, high pile.


  • Azeri Zili

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    • Lot66
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions207 x 184 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR9,300

    The high quality and harmonious colours are appealing features in this single-panel flatwoven cover with a brocaded design of 24 compartments and wide dividing bands. The red warps have been tied off into braids at both ends. Wertime illustrates an almost identical example woven in two panels, stating the Shusha district as the place of origin. – Very good condition.


    Literature:
    WRIGHT, RICHARD / WERTIME, JOHN, Caucasian Carpets & Covers. London 1995, no. XVI *** VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Caucasus-Persia. Gilim und andere Flachgewebe. Munich 1996, no. 20 = RIPPON BOSWELL, Vok Collection. Selection 3. A 91, 25 March 2017, lot 263

  • Azeri Shadda

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    • Lot67
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions203 x 156 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,680

    A decorative Azeri cover with a tabby foundation woven on red and dark blue warps. The design is embroidered in the brocading technique. The red field, with blue prongs protruding into it from the sides, contains three horizontal rows of three large diamonds enclosing hooked diamonds. Diamonds decorated with hooks in varying sizes are informally arranged around them. The wide dark blue border showing rows of small four-legged animals, comb motifs, S-forms and diamonds creates the special appeal of this gorgeous cover. – A number of small rewoven areas, very good overall condition.


    Literature:
    BAUSBACK, PETER, Kelim. Antike orientalische Flachgewebe. Mannheim & Munich 1983, pl. 101