Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.

168 Lots
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1.237 USD1 Euro
  • Bijar Kilim

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    • Lot173
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions220 x 137 cm
    • AgeCa. 1920
    • Result EUR458
    A dense Herati design in muted colours on a midnight blue ground, three border stripes of equal width in red and yellow. Completely preserved, with the original finishes all around, good condition.
  • Ladik Long Rug

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    • Lot176
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions421 x 124 cm
    • AgeCa. 1800
    • Result EUR13,420
    An early Ladik in a long format, with four interconnected blue hexagons placed along the central axis of the burgundy field. In this design context, the large tulips stand out as the most striking designs. A fine weave, very good colours. Bausback and Eskenazi published two further examples of this rare group. Reselvedged in places, several repaired and repiled areas, corroded brown. In view of its age, however, its condition is good.

    BAUSBACK, FRANZ (publ.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, pl. p. 45 *** ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 49

    • Lot179
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions205 x 137 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR7,320
    A Kashan in the style of Mohtashem carpets, its white field designed as a large shield shape containing an ogival, blue-black medallion. The floral design is drawn in the angular style characteristic of old Kashan carpets. As the main border also has a white ground, the carpet appears lighter than comparable examples. Low spots in the pile, slight damage along the sides.
  • Azeri Kilim

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    • Lot180
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions226 x 170 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,880
    A single-panel kilim by the Azeri Turks from Azerbaijan, woven on a three-coloured warp in red, blue and ochre, producing a division of the surface into wide vertical stripes with an accentuated red centre. The bands are interlocked by striking zip fastener outlines. Partially woven and partially embroidered diamonds as well as small flowers and S-shapes form a second design layer. The particular fascination of this rare flatweave derives from the triad of ground colours and its abstract design. Good condition, only slight signs of wear.

    RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, auction 20. May 1995, # 187

  • Tekke Main Carpet

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    • Lot184
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions257 x 188 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,784
    An early main carpet showing four rows of eleven primary güls and chuval secondary güls linked by vertical lines. The generous division of space shows off the design to better advantage than many other examples. Soft velvety pile and brilliant colours, with a clear distinction between steel blue and petrol green in the gül centres. Cut sides, the outer secondary border is missing, reselvedged. Repiled and repaired sections in the area of the right-hand central border. Repaired moth damage in various places. Slightly reduced at the bottom, remains of the original kilim survive at the top.

    MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington D.C. 1980, no. 28 *** ELMBY, HANS, Antikke Turkmenske Tæpper II. Antique Turkmen Rugs Copenhagen 1994, pl. 1 *** REUBEN, DAVID M., Gols And Guls I. Exhibition Of Turkmen Carpets From the 18th and 19th Centuries. London 1998, no. 4

  • Yomut Flatweave

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    • Lot186
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions277 x 147 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,830
    A rare Yomut flatweave with horizontal stripes; the seven brocaded bands patterned with interlocking pointed niches are interspersed with kilim stripes in plain brown red, dusky pink, blue and green. It is assumed that Yomut flatweaves of this kind were woven by semi-nomadic Göklen living in North East Persia for use as wall hangings in their winter quarters. An older example of the group from the McMullan Collection is now in the New York Metropolitan Museum. Minor areas of wear, otherwise very well preserved.

    McMULLAN, JOSEPH V., Islamic Carpets. New York 1965, no. 134 *** GALERIE SAILER (publ.), Aus der Welt des Kelim. The World of the Kelim. Salzburg 1984, no.19 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 5. München 1983, no. 74 *** PINNER, ROBERT, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs. Berlin 1993, pl. 54

  • Tekke Tent Band Fragment

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    • Lot187
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions207 x 26 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,342
    Judging by its ornamentation and palette, this jolami fragment could be a Tekke piece. Damage to the sides, signs of wear, old repairs.
  • Karakoyunlu Kilim

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    • Lot188
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions445 x 180 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR5,124
    This large, single-panel kilim woven in harmonious colours, with a memorable graphic design centring on three white box shapes, was woven in a village situated between Konya and Nigde by members of the Karakayunlu tribe. Another example from the same group is in the Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul. Very well preserved, except for minor damage along the sides.

    BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 22

  • Zeikhur Sumakh

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    • Lot189
    • OriginEast Caucasus, Kuba region
    • Dimensions146 x 67 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,270
    This rare sumakh, with a repeat of delicate honeycombs on a dark brown field and a typical Zeikhur outer border, was exhibited by Benardout as early as 1978 and published in „Caucasian Rugs“. Original finishes all around, minor repaired areas, good overall condition.
    • Lot190
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions197 x 131 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR5,490
    Bijar carpets dispaying this rare design of rampant and snarling heraldic lions as well as large serrated leaves, grapes and flute-shaped flowers set into a repeat of ogival compartments formed by red vines were produced both in dozar format and in larger formats. Products of the late Qajar period, they can be roughly dated from 1880 to 1920. The design of European appearance does not originate in Persia; as Dodds surmises in his description of a similar example in the Fisher Collection, it may go back to Renaissance style European fabrics. A stylistic idiosyncracy of lion carpets is the use of changing colours in some motifs (here, the lions and some of the border ornaments), creating a speckled appearance (mottled design). Cut sides, reselvedged, otherwise in good condition.

    DODDS, DENNIS R., Oriental Rugs. The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Fischer. Richmond 1985, no. 12 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, Auction 6. May 1989, # 127