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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
    • Lot248
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions287 x 164 cm
    • Age17th / 18th century
    • Result EUR10,004
    Probably made as a workshop piece in the Bergama region in the 17th or early 18th century, this antique carpet has a green field densely filled with vines that is dominated by a large, red-ground shield medallion. Two comparative pieces in the McMullan Collection (now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York) and in Bausback are attributed to the Ushak region. They differ in their main border design of leaves, whereas the blue-ground border of this example displays elibelinde crosses. Backed with fabric, obvious signs of age, holes of varying sizes.

    Literature:
    McMULLAN, JOSEPH V., Islamic Carpets. New York 1965, no. 80 *** BAUSBACK, FRANZ (publ.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, pl. p. 47

  • Shirvan Kilim

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    • Lot249
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions351 x 199 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    Shirvan kilims woven in the eastern Caucasus, with wide and narrow horizontal stripes inscribed with bold serrated diamonds, always stand out for the great density of their weave and good overall quality; however, we know few examples displaying colours as fresh and brilliant as this beautiful piece. Minor repairs, otherwise very well preserved.
  • Shahsavan Kilim

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    • Lot250
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions259 x 180 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,830
    Wide, yellow and red horizontal stripes interspersed with plain stripes and bands of interlinked parallelograms on a white ground. Good condition.
  • Shirvan Prayer Rug

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    • Lot252
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions155 x 119 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,636
    Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear in the pile.
  • Ersari Fragment

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    • Lot254
    • OriginCentral Asia, Amu Darya region
    • Dimensions206 x 141 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,074
    Four wide vertical stripes with ikat-style designs fill the field, while the border contains linked hexagons enclosing stars and stepped polygons. The original dimensions of this carpet, which has been cut exactly along the centre and rejoined, are uncertain. Original selvedges, remains of the kilim finishes survive. Slight signs of wear, one area has worn away.
  • Yomut Ensi

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    • Lot255
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions158 x 122 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,952
    The brown, square field shows a tree design, the tower-like mihrab protrudes into a horizontal panel of diamonds. The wide border area includes two syrga stripes and a central band of polygons. The light red is a rare feature. Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile has completely worn away in places. Both ends somewhat reduced.
  • Kizil Ayak Torba (Fragment)

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    • Lot257
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions36 x 90 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR1,037
    Fragment of an early torba by the Kizil Ayak tribe. The field shows the kejebe design on a light, brown-red ground, the border is decorated with kochak designs. Silky wool, a fine weave, transparent colours. Reduced all around, the left-hand section of the torba has been lost.
    • Lot259
    • OriginEast Turkestan
    • Dimensions358 x 178 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,832
    The field of this antique carpet from the Khotan oasis is decorated with a floral design inspired by Persian models from Herat that was also popular in East Turkestan a dense repeat of horizontal twigs bearing five rosettes arranged in colour diagonals, interspersed with four palmettes configured in a diamond shape and diamonds decorated with flowers. Twigs bearing three flowers adorn the inner, cobalt blue border, while a wider border showing a Chinese wavy pattern provides the outer finish. An early example of the group coarsely woven with changing weft colours, a floppy handle, soft pile wool, brilliant colours. Several old restorations, signs of wear, low spots in the pile.

    Literature:
    BIDDER, HANS, Teppiche aus Ost-Turkestan. Tübingen 1964, pl. XVI *** RIPPON BOSWELL (publ.), Antique Chinese Carpets, Masterpieces from the Te-Chun Wang Collection. Basel, London 1978, no. 42 *** ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 304

  • Baluch Prayer Rug

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    • Lot262
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions170 x 85 cm
    • AgeCa. 1910
    • Result EUR793
    A prayer rug with a tree-of-life design on a camel field and two hands placed next to the box-shaped mihrab, probably woven in the surroundings of Sarakhs. Good condition, original finishes all around.
    • Lot263
    • OriginCentral Asia, East Turkestan
    • Dimensions174 x 106 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR10,980
    A small Khotan with a repeat of rosettes on a red field, framed by a narrow, salmon border containing highly stylised leaves on a straight-lined vine. Somewhat low spots in the pile, repiled end finishes.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., Il Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1987, no. 307