Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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    • Lot117
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions228 x 138 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Result EUR4,464

    This finely woven Kerman displays an elegant floral design conceived in meticulous mirror image. The dark red field contains a huge tree of life whose branches are laden with white flowers and complete fill the upper section beneath the horseshoe curve of the arch. Flowering stems and many birds adorn the wide, dark blue main border. – Good condition.

  • Shusha Long Rug

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    • Lot118
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Nagorno-Karabakh
    • Dimensions470 x 103 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,838

    Probably woven in an Armenian workshop, this long Shusha rug is a particularly colourful example. The narrow central field is covered in a repeat of wide diagonal stripes in diverse colours which are decorated with botehs and flowering plants. The blazing red main border is filled with large rounded botehs that are arranged horizontally in the vertical bands. Previously published in Schürmann’s standard work on Caucasian carpets. – Signs of age and wear, pile worn away in places, slightly damaged ends, original selvedges.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Caucasian Rugs. Ramsdell 1974, no. 40

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot120
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions230 x 176 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR16,120

    A huge green shield form composed of two merging cruciform devices takes up so much of the field that its red ground is only visible along the sides and in the corners. These spaces left undecorated by the main design each contain two blue triangles. The central axis of the design is accentuated by five white or yellow rectangles, each enclosing twelve box motifs and separated by a row of blossoms. Four white rectangles filled with stars placed within the lateral arms are reminiscent of Karachov Kazaks. The border design of large kochanak hook devices on a dark brown ground is an obligatory feature in this rare type of Sevan Kazaks.  – Slight signs of wear, corroded brown, good condition.

    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs from Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 70 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 4. Munich 1992, no. 39 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 27, 7 May 1988, lot 57 *** BAUSBACK, PETER, Alte und antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1981, pl. p. 27

    • Lot121
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions188 x 146 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,704

    A very beautiful Kuba presenting an Afshan design. The brilliant white forked leaves stand out boldly and in sharp detail from the midnight blue ground of the field, which is densely filled with star-shaped blossoms, cartouches, stepped diamonds and many smaller decorative motifs. The midpoint of the composition, conceived symmetrically in both the horizontal and vertical directions, is accentuated by a rather larger red diamond. The main border displays a design of narrow diagonal stripes that is characteristic of the region, while the secondary borders contain blue stems with carnations shown in side view. An almost identical example from the Marsh Collection has been published in "Atlantic Collections". – Both ends minimally reduced, new overcasting along the sides, good condition.

    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L.JR. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 75

  • Davaghin Kilim

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    • Lot122
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions388 x 137 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,456

    The two-row design in the blue field of this long Davaghin kilim consists of ten very large red blossoms decorated with four arms that bring to mind the pinwheel motifs of other Caucasian rugs. Two small four-legged animals and a pair of birds are standing between the blossoms. The rarest feature of this Avar tapestry is its border design using varying ground colours and multiple changes in motif. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

  • Azeri Shadda

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    • Lot124
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions213 x 167 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,968

    This two-panel cover woven on red and blue warps displays a brocaded design that expresses a narrative intention. In the open red field, two horizontal rows of animals appear between randomly distributed, small decorative motifs. The lower row consists of eight animals standing in the field and two further animals placed in the wide blue lateral areas so as to face the other animals, as if they were expecting them. In the upper row of four larger animals, the stag and the human figure walking behind it are striking features. The three-band border shows geometric motifs. – Minimal damage to the edges, good condition.

  • Qashqa’i Kilim

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    • Lot129
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions284 x 153 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Result EUR1,364

    Comparatively coarse in weave, this Qashqa’i kilim displays large comb motifs in six panels separated by wide white horizontal stripes. The field is surrounded by a dark blue border patterned with small geometric forms in a mosaic style. This colourful kilim appears vibrant and more "nomadic" than other examples woven in the same design, which was popular among the Qashqa’i. – A number of repaired and rewoven areas, otherwise well preserved, original finishes all around.

    • Lot131
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions168 x 127 cm
    • Agelate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,984

    In this Arab Khamseh, three small diamonds are linked by a vertical pole along the central axis of the midnight blue field. The central diamond shows a design of red birds only, while the other two each contain botehs and four birds. The dense basic design consists of different floral and geometric motifs as well as animals, as is always the case in rugs by the Arabi tribes. – Well preserved, original finishes all around.

  • Luri Gabbeh

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    • Lot132
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions168 x 118 cm
    • Ageearly 20th century
    • Result EUR6,820

    This gabbeh was probably woven by the Boyer Ahmadi, one of the Luri tribal groups of Fars. Abrashed in several shades of white and beige, the field is surrounded by large black points: a protective wall against evil outer influences. A face appears out of nowhere at the upper end of the field. Only the eyes, the nose and the open red mouth with two rows of teeth are visible – an eerie picture full of symbolic power. Viewed from some distance, the gabbeh appears like a huge ceremonial mask. – Good condition.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Mystik der Gab-Beh. Hamburg 1987, pl. 1

  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot133
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions263 x 190 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,232

    This very beautiful Tekke main carpet features 4 x 10 primary güls, kurbaghe secondary güls and a wide main border of octagons in varying ground colours, each containing four stars, with a wide variety of dividing designs placed between them. The pile-woven elems display a rare design of small amulets. The comparatively light colours are an indication that the rug was woven in the area of the Akhal oasis. – Various repaired sections in the whole of the right-hand border, slight damage to the sides, minimally reduced lower finish.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 2