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
  • Ersari Ensi

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    • Lot225
    • OriginCentral Asia, Amu Darya region
    • Dimensions188 x 156 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR42,700
    This large Ersari door hanging made in one of the villages in the Amu Darya river valley is almost identical with an example sold by us in 2003. Judging by its dimensions, the piece was designed for use in a house as it is far too large for a tent door hanging. Woven from lustrous, silky wool in strikingly brilliant colours and with a design of balanced proportions, it is one of the most beautiful surviving examples of its group. The tile repeat of the field, here with four complete hexagons and eight hexagons overlaid by the border, is drawn in ikat style. The border design of large diagonal crosses is rarely seen in this type. Original finishes all around, very good condition.

    MEYER-PÜNTER, CARL, Der Orientteppich in Geschichte, Kunstgewerbe und Handel. Zurich 1917, no. 3969, p. 57 *** GOMBOS, KÁROLY, Régi Türkmén Szönyegek. Old Turkmenian Rugs. Budapest 1975, no. 29 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 61, 15th November 2003, # 56 *** IBID., A 73, 23rd May 2009, # 156

  • Silk Tabriz

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    • Lot226
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions168 x 123 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR12,200
    A first-rate silk carpet with a highly unusual niche design. The beige-ground niche shows a slim tree with hanging flowering branches growing from a vase, flanked by two diagonal botehs at the bottom. The red areas on both sides of the niche are filled with intersecting vines bearing flowers. In the yellow main border, the fine lines studding the blue vine like small thorns are a striking feature. A wide edge of diagonal botehs provides the outer finish. The design appears to be influenced by East Persian models. In view of the knotting structure, silk material and palette, and the fact that the carpet was knotted against the direction of the design, the only feasible provenance is Tabriz. A comparative pieces was exhibited at the Philadelphia ICOC. Very good condition.

    DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., Jr. (ed.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia 1996, no. 267

  • Beshir Torba

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    • Lot227
    • OriginCentral Asia, Amu Darya region
    • Dimensions44 x 138 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR671
    A tent bag by the Beshir Turkmen showing diamonds decorated with flowers and large rosettes on a field whose ground colour alternates between blue and dark green. The back is missing, otherwise in good condition.
  • Jaff Kurdish Bag

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    • Lot229
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions70 x 63 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,098
    Half of a double bag by the Jaff Kurds. The characteristic field design of hooked diamonds, here woven in dark glowing colours, is accentuated by a small, white-ground border of small boxes containing arrows. Excellent quality wool. Well preserved, including the kilim back of broad stripes; repaired areas in the lower corners.
  • Kurdish Rug

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    • Lot232
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions215 x 125 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,880
    This exquisitely colourful rug, with a diagonal stripe design both in the field and border, was made by a Kurdish tribal group in Azerbaijan, as shown by the knotting structure and ornamentation. Several repaired areas, newly overcast sides, minimally reduced ends.

    REINISCH, HELMUT UND LISBETH, Von Bagdad nach Stambul. Nomadenteppiche. Graz 1983, no. 23

  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot233
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions146 x 84 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR1,220
    A prayer rug of the „head-and-shoulders“ type, with two hands in the compartments next to the mihrab and a tree-of-life design on a camel field framed by an inner border of small stars. The tree-of-life is crowned by a Turkmen kurbaghe gül. This well-drawn example was probably woven in the surroundings of Sarakhs. Original sides, the kilim ends are missing. Heavily corroded black-brown, otherwise in good condition.

    SORGATO, DAVID, Baluch from the David Sorgato collection. Milan 2007, no. 44

  • Bolan Kilim

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    • Lot234
    • OriginNorth Persia
    • Dimensions190 x 154 cm
    • AgeCa. 1920
    • Result EUR2,562
    This smalll kilim, with diamonds at the centre of the field framed by zig-zag bands, stands out for the high degree of abstraction seen in its design, and for its multitude of expressive colours. It was made in the village of Bolan, situated near Tehran, where kilims were made for home use and rarely sold or exported. Good condition.

    POHL-SCHILLINGS, HANS, Persische Flachgewebe. Bilder aus Iran. Cologne 1994, no. 6

  • Beshir Main Carpet

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    • Lot244
    • OriginCentral Asia, Amu Darya region
    • Dimensions343 x 162 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    Six huge red palmettes framed by pairs of sickle leaves and blossoms have been placed along the central axis of the dark blue field. A bold, octagonal ikat-derived motif, composed of concentric colour rings, sits at the centre. An extra-wide border area, with palmettes in the main stripe. Minor repairs, in good overall condition with the original, flatwoven two-tone selvedges.
  • Karadashli Chuval

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    • Lot246
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions89 x 111 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,440
    This twelve-gül chuval woven in the symmetric knot, with a firm ribbed back, diverse colours and specific proportions (higher than usual), is probably the work of the Karagashli tribe, members of the Yomut Federation. The catalogue of „Wie Blumen in der Wüste“, an exhibition held at the Hamburg Museum für Völkerkunde under the auspices of the Hamburg ICOC, was the first to highlight this group. The back is missing, reselvedged, otherwise well preserved.
  • Tekke Torba

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    • Lot247
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions41 x 112 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,318
    A nine-gül Tekke torba with chemche secondary motifs and a kotshak border. Very good quality, a fine cloth-like handle, soft velvety pile wool. Cut sides, replaced cords, somewhat reduced at the bottom. Several holes, darned areas and stains.