Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.

168 Lots
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  • Baluch Balisht

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    • Lot157
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions85 x 41 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,464
    Vertical stripe designs are comparatively rare in such oblong Baluch cushions (balisht). Here, the design has been meticulously executed with a love of detail. A fine weave, very good wool quality. Azadi attributes a comparative piece to the Qainat region. Completely preserved with the sumakh end finishes and a high pile. A plain red kilim back. The seams along the sides have been undone.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH U., Teppiche in der Belutsch-Tradition. Munich 1986, no. 10

    • Lot158
    • OriginSouth Caucasus
    • Dimensions192 x 118 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR5,325
    Signs of wear in the pile, several stains and old repairs. New overcasting along the sides in places, slightly reduced ends.

    STRAKA, JEROME A. (ed.), The Oriental Rug Collection of Jerome and Mary Jane Straka. Washington, D.C. 1978, no. 120

  • Fachralo Kazak

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    • Lot159
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions266 x 142 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR8,784
    A red-ground Fachralo with three cartouches set into a green bar on a red ground covered in palmettes. A typical Fachralo main border. Very good condition, with original finishes all around.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 20

  • Bokhara Suzani

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    • Lot161
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions218 x 146 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR29,280
    Despite its divergent field design of blossoms linked by delicate twigs, this impressive Bokhara silk embroidery can be classified as part of the group of large medallion Suzanis, as can be inferred from the style of drawing, colour scheme and technique with the motifs executed in basma stitch and the outlines embroidered in ilmok stitch as well as the design of the wide border. Less than ten examples of this very rare sub-group are known. Backed with fabric, good condition, only minimal repairs.
    • Lot162
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions193 x 103 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,416
    The blue-black field displays a geometric, stylised version of the Persian mina-khani repeat, here executed with straight twigs and serrated diagonal leaves. A row of large blossoms marks the central axis; the blossoms of the two flanking rows are cut and halved by the border. White star-shaped flowers provide lively highlights in the dark field. The wide, tomato-red border shows a geometric, abstract vine of twigs decorated with flowers and rosettes. An example displaying the same field design was exhibited at the San Francisco ICOC in 1990. Baluch rugs of this group were probably made by the Karai tribe in the Torbat-e Haydari region. Completely preserved with the wide, finely woven kilim finishes.

    EILAND, MURRAY (ed.), Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections. Exhibition for the 6th International Conference on Oriental Carpets. San Francisco 1990, no. 93, p. 107 *** SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Milan 2007, no. 23

    • Lot163
    • OriginSouth America, Peru
    • DimensionsN/A
    • Age200 - 800
    • Result EUR793
    A small, four-cornered hat from the Huari period; the design is executed in knotting technique. Slight signs of wear.

    AMPE, PATRICK & RIE, Textile Art. A personal choice. Antwerp 1994, no. 63

    • Lot166
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions206 x 152 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR2,074
    A coarsely woven carpet by the Khorasan Kurds, who often employed designs of their Turkmen neighbours, in this case the steep, halved serrated diamonds known from Yomut tent pole containers. Repiled areas and several repairs.
    • Lot168
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions384 x 186 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR12,200
    Exceptionally finely and carefully woven from the best pile wool, such large carpets are products of small workshops where the Qashqai wove to order, often for the tribal leaders (khans). Judging by its structure, this splendid example may be the work of Rahimlu weavers. Original finishes all around, very good condition.
    • Lot169
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions164 x 130 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR2,562
    A small Khamseh with a red central medallion on a field patterned with fine vertical stripes. The red borders show quarter sections of a yellow-ground medallion. Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear in the pile.

    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland 1981, pl. p. 91 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 6. Munich 1984, no. 62

    • Lot171
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions308 x 124 cm
    • Age18th century
    • Result EUR7,930
    A powerful blue design bar of rectangles enclosing large stars with octagonal surrounds has been placed on the vertical axis of the red field. On both sides, the primary motif is flanked alternately by eight-pointed stars and octagons filled with crosses. Another example of this very rare type, which only survives in fragmented form, was exhibited at the 2004 Seattle ACOR Conference, where it was described as a Karapinar. A further example, published by Willborg, is attributed to „Sizma (Ladik)“. Obvious signs of age and wear, damage to the ends and sides.

    MYERS, HAROLD R., Four Exhibitions at ACOR in Seattle. Seattle, Washington 2004, no. 1 *** WILLBORG, PETER, Textile Treasures from five centuries. Stockholm 1995, no. 14