Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.

168 Lots
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0.851 GBP1 Euro
1.237 USD1 Euro
  • Turkmen Ensi

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    • Lot205
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions173 x 122 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR15,860
    A Turkmen door hanging with a field design of trees in diverse colours placed in offset rows. The tree motif is often seen in ensi elems, but its occurrence as a repeat in the field is extremely rare. The attribution of this obviously very early piece is unclear as it combines elements associated with various tribes. Nor does the palette provide any definite clues since the Tekke, Yomut and Chodor are all known to have produced weavings in these colours. A comparable ensi was exhibited in Washington in 2003. Newly overcast sides, remains of the kilim ends survive. Several restored areas.

    EILAND JR:, MURRAY L. (ed.), A World Of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 21, p. 188

  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot207
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions71 x 75 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR854
    Face of a Jaff bag, once part of a khorjin. A typical design of hooked diamonds in diverse colours has been used as a dense repeat; the midnight blue border shows star-shaped polygons. Remains of sumakh finishes at both ends, good condition.
    • Lot212
    • OriginWest Persia, Hamadan region
    • Dimensions297 x 208 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR4,514
    Cut and newly overcast sides, reduced ends, uniformly low pile.
    • Lot213
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions207 x 138 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR15,860
    In this village rug from the Konya region, the design of two large hooked diamonds and surrounding hooked and dotted triangles has been drawn in particularly harmonious proportions and woven in beautiful colours. Previously published by Herrmann; his illustration still shows the carpet with longer kilim ends and an undamaged border.
  • Ura Tube Suzani

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    • Lot214
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions204 x 148 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,344
    A Suzani from Ura Tube, with a field and border design of purple-red poppies linked by green twigs that is so characteristic of the provenance. The centre of the field has been accentuated by a distinctly larger blossom. Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    LINDAHL, DAVID & KNORR, THOMAS, Uzbek. The textiles and life of the nomadic and sedentary Uzbek tribes of Central-Asia. Lörrach-Tüllingen 1975, no. 22

  • Konya Yastik

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    • Lot215
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions107 x 74 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,013
    Judging by its coarse weave and brilliant colours, it is likely that this pretty yastik, with a long, shield-shaped medallion on a blazing red field, an ochre border and elems typical of Central Anatolia, was woven in the Konya region. Morehouse discusses Ladik as a possible provenance for a comparative piece. Another yastik of the same group was published by Brüggemann & Böhmer. Good condition.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 38 *** MOREHOUSE, BRIAN, Yastiks. Cushion Covers And Storage Bags Of Anatolia. Philadelphia 1996, no. 46

  • Shahsavan Chanteh

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    • Lot217
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Khamseh region
    • Dimensions32 x 28 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR1,464
    A miniature bag finely woven in sumakh technique, with a diamond repeat in the field and a green-ground border showing the rosettes that are typical of sumakhs by the Khamseh Shahsavan. Well preserved, the red kilim back survives, only slight damage to the sides.
  • Luri Bakhtiari Khorjin

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    • Lot221
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions135 x 99 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Result EUR854
    A complete double bag by the Luri Bakhtiari tribes, woven in mixed technique, with sumakh faces and pile-woven finishes. A striped kilim back. Very good condition.

    DE FRANCHIS, AMADEO & WERTIME, JOHN, Lori and Bakhtiari Flatweaves. Tehran 1976, no. 11 *** OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, fig. 8.9, p. 139

  • Chodor Torba

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    • Lot223
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions33 x 118 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,220
    A rare Chodor torba with a field design of halved ertmen güls interspersed with diamond güls; cruciform stylised flowers adorn the narrow white border. Loges has illustrated a comparative piece. The back is missing, cut and newly overcast sides. Slight signs of age, otherwise in good condition.

    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 66

  • Shahsavan Bag

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    • Lot224
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions45 x 36 cm
    • AgeN/A
    • Result EUR1,098
    A rare bag in slit tapestry technique with a design of horizontal stripes. The pattern of the face and back is identical; obviously they are parts of a panel woven in one piece, then folded at the centre to produce two halves and joined along the sides. The bag opens at the top. The three sides have been decorated with a long fringe. Good condition.