Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
Exchange rate
0.849 GBP1 Euro
1.072 USD1 Euro
  • Ura Tube Joynamoz

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    • Lot98
    • OriginCentral Asia, North East Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions100 x 72 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,860

    A small-format prayer suzani (joynamoz) made in Ura Tube. The blossoms and leaves are embroidered in the basma technique, the outlines are in the ilmoq stitch. The narrow, tower-like mihrab field topped by a small pointed arch is empty except for a flowering shrub bearing red poppy blossoms and black irises positioned directly below the arch. The wide border and the large area above the arch are densely patterned in red blossoms encircled by green leaves. Botehs, buds and further irises fill the spaces between them. – In good condition except for small repaired areas, mounted onto canvas and attached to a frame.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 100, 29 May 2021, lot 105

    • Lot99
    • OriginCentral Asia, South Tibet
    • Dimensions169 x 83 cm
    • Agefirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR15,000

    A blue-ground Tibetan tiger rug woven in the khaden format. The tiger is depicted in top view and two-dimensionally rather than three-dimensionally, although its head is in front view. With its paws outstretched and a snarling expression on its face, it seems intent on springing at the viewer. The drawing of a very few bold lines in shades of brown appears simple, like a woodcut. Instead of a border, the field is surrounded by a red outer band.  – Good condition.

  • Yomut Asmalyk

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    • Lot100
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions83 x 133 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,240

    Nine geometrically stylised trees decorated with erre güls adorn the white field of this pentagonal Yomut asmalyk. The serrated leaves form a diagonal lattice design. In the petrol main border, red ashik güls are placed between pairs of arrow shapes; the red guard borders show khamtoz designs. The asmalyk displays strikingly balanced proportions and a fine weave. Purchased by the consignor at Galerie Eberhart Herrmann, Munich, before 1994. - Good condition, original finishes all around, one small hole, slight signs of wear.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 44

  • Abdal Chuval

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    • Lot104
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions82 x 111 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR9,030

    The brown-red field contains nine large primary güls of the chuval type. The secondary güls are white or yellow diamonds quartered by inner diagonals, with light red outlines and double hooks at their tips. Four of them are rendered as complete motifs while a further twelve are cut by the border. The elem is undecorated. – Tsareva surmised that this large tent bag was a weaving by the Igdyr tribe. However, nowadays it is thought more likely that it was woven by the Abdal, a different Yomut sub-group. An almost identical example was exhibited in Hamburg in 1993. It only differs in the design of its secondary borders. The rare design of the white-ground main border is an unmistakeable feature of Abdal rugs. It is also encountered in one of the tribe’s main carpets published by Mackie/Thompson. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat sinuous, no kilim back. Provenance: Estate of Peter Hoffmeister

    HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 60 *** MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington 1980, no. 68 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 66, 20 May 2006, lot 42

    TSAREVA, ELENA, Turkmen Carpets. Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries. The Hoffmeister Collection. Stuttgart 2011, no. 102

  • Dragon Verneh

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    • Lot107
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions300 x 180 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR9,920

    Formerly called sileh and now known as dragon verneh, these large flatweaves woven in the sumakh technique originate from the southern Caucasus. They are sometimes assigned to the Baku district, but this attribution is unproven. Finely woven on red warps, our particularly beautiful verneh is impressive on account of the quality of its materials, drawing and colours. As in an example published by Herrmann, each of the 16 abstract dragons incorporates a two-headed figure of totemistic appearance. – Slight signs of age and wear, various minor repairs, partially replaced selvedges, otherwise well preserved.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munich 1984, no. 41

  • Jolami Fragment

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    • Lot108
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions750 x 53 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR6,200

    A fragment of a knotted tent band with a probable original length of 13 to 14 metres. At a width of 53 centimetres, this band is significantly wider than most other bands. Many design details are woven in light brown silk, and some are ruby silk or white cotton. Tribal attributions of tent bands are often hypothetical because they have been insufficiently studied. We would rather not attempt to place this band. – Signs of age and wear, damaged sides, a number of major stains.

  • Yomut Tent Band

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    • Lot109
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions1400 x 38 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR12,400

    This Yomut tent band shows very beautiful designs in a comparatively spacious arrangement. The strong patina of the ivory ground suggests considerable age. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor tears, damaged sides. Cut horizontally in one place and then rejoined. Provenance: Estate of Peter Hoffmeister

    HOFFMEISTER, PETER, Turkoman Carpets in Franconia. Edinburgh 1980, no. 38 *** TSAREVA, ELENA, Turkmen Carpets. Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries. The Hoffmeister Collection. Stuttgart 2011, no. 164

  • Star Kazak

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    • Lot112
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions224 x 163 cm
    • Ageearly 19th century
    • Result EUR12,400

    Judging by its border ornamentation, style of drawing and specific colours, this Star Kazak belongs to type C. The field design of large, slightly irregular and seemingly archaic forms appears compact and expressive. The Kazak was probably woven in the early 19th century. – Obvious signs of age and wear, various missing sections, heavily damaged pile. Mounted onto a blue fabric.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1976, pl. p. 43 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 7. Munich 1985, no. 27 *** RIPPON BOSWELL FFM, auction of 16/11/1985, lot 102 *** A 71, 24/05/2008, lot 79

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 87, 13 June 2015, lot 154

    • Lot113
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions162 x 114 cm
    • Agefirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR2,064

    A very large red hexagon with two pendants at both ends lies at the centre of the midnight blue field. The colour of the Herati design covering both the medallion and the field coordinates with the different ground colours. The three narrow borders contain floral vines. A fine weave on a wool warp, velvety pile material. – Good condition.

    • Lot116
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions223 x 138 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,464

    An elegant Kerman pictorial rug featuring a rare design. A large tree standing in the narrow white field is topped by a horseshoe-shaped arch enclosing a Persian inscription. Different types of bird are perched in its branches and have been incorporated into the vine design of the white main border, including swans, peacocks and parrots. The figure at the lower end of the field – a crowned human-animal hybrid creature – is a mysterious feature. A very fine weave, subtle pastel shades. – The black-brown sections are partially corroded, good overall condition.