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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2010 at 3 p.m.

168 Lots
Exchange rate
0.851 GBP1 Euro
1.237 USD1 Euro
  • Moldavian Kilim

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    • Lot36
    • OriginSouth East Europe
    • Dimensions275 x 176 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR2,196
    A village kilim made in the Moldova region, with a sand-brown field containing a repeat of large flowering plants placed in rows of four. In the wide, beige-ground border, an undulating vine of strikingly serrated contours intersects with a green vine of leaves and blossoms that undulates in the opposite direction. A narrow, earth-brown, undecorated edge. Good condition, only slight damage to the ends.
  • Belgian Carpet

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    • Lot37
    • OriginEurope, Belgium
    • Dimensions396 x 306 cm
    • AgeCa. 1930
    • Result EUR2,440
    A coarsely woven, very heavy Belgian workshop carpet showing a dense repeat of sweeping, green diagonal branches with abundant flowers and large leaves on a black ground. The design emulates French models dating from the late Renaissance. Very well preserved, original finishes all around.
  • Turkmen Tent Band Fragment

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    • Lot40
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions365 x 29 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,159
    Attribution of Turkmen tent bands to specific tribes seems to become more difficult, not easier, as the number of comparative pieces increases. Since most bands are made in the same technique, with pile-woven designs on a flatwoven, white warp-faced plainweave ground, we lack the important feature of knot type to distinguish between them. To date, comparisons of their designs have not produced definite results that would allow attribution to a particular tribe, because tent bands use a specific design repertoire adapted to their long, narrow format that obviously developed to suit this type of weaving. With some distinctive exceptions (Eagle groups), different tribes appear to have used the same or similar motifs. For this reason, and due to their wealth of motifs, it is difficult to gain an overview of their designs; however, stylistic idiosyncracies in drawing, division of space and composition can be noted. The tent bands have yet to be catalogued in order to provide a basis for a comparative study. In this beautiful jolami fragment, the colours appear darker than usual in contrast to the flatwoven, white cotton ground. The cotton ground indicates that the band may be a Chodor or Arabachi weaving. Signs of age and wear, but in good overall condition.
  • Tekke Chuval

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    • Lot42
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions77 x 120 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    An early six-gül Tekke chuval, its field design strongly influenced by Salor models. A fine weave, depressed warps, clear and brilliant colours, velvety pile. Cut and newly overcast sides, residues of glue on the reverse. Somewhat reduced at the top and bottom. Otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    Mackie, Louise & Thompson, Jon, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington 1980, no. 32 *** SAUNDERS, PETER, Tribal Visions. Novao 1980, pl. 4 a

  • Borjalou Kazak

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    • Lot47
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions182 x 147 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,684
    A Kazak of the Borjalou group with the typical wide border of hooked vines and a field design of three compartments framed in yellow. Signs of age and wear, repiled end finishes, various repairs.

    Literature:
    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, fig. 5.19, p. 77

  • Sevan Kazak

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    • Lot49
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x 179 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,172
    Tschebull has published another example of this specific Sevan type with a cartouche border, in which the centre of the mighty shield form is entirely filled by a rectangle. Uniformly low pile, various repiled sections.

    Literature:
    TSCHEBULL, RAOUL, Kazak. Carpets of the Caucasus. New York 1971, pl. 29

    • Lot50
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions173 x 135 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,270
    A two-column niche carpet, its mihrab field densely filled with vines and its wide border area ornately decorated. This well-known type, many examples of which have survived, was produced in workshops in the West Anatolian towns of Ghiordes and Kula over a long period beginning no later than the 18th century, and exported throughout the Ottoman Empire and to Europe. On account of their elegant pastel shades and elaborate designs, Ghiordes and Kula niche carpets were especially popular pieces in the past, and could not be omitted from any major collection. Cut sides, reselvedged, the outermost borders have been renewed at both ends. Uniformly low pile.

    Literature:
    VÖLKER, ANGELA, Die orientalischen Knüpfteppiche im MAK. Vienna, Cologne & Weimar 2001, no. 35

  • Sarkoy Kilim

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    • Lot51
    • OriginSouth East Europe, Thrace
    • Dimensions160 x 93 cm
    • AgeCa. 1910
    • Result EUR793
    A red-ground Thracian village kilim with a tree-of-life design and a wide border containing abstract animals. Original finishes all around, slight signs of age and wear.
  • Shahsavan Kilim

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    • Lot53
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions323 x 162 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,830
    Very good condition, with original finishes all around.
  • Shahsavan Jijim

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    • Lot55
    • OriginSouth East Caucasus, Moghan region
    • Dimensions235 x 197 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,440
    A jijim cover composed of eight panels with an abstract design of brown, red and green vertical stripes, interspersed with thinner dividing stripes in white, ochre and blue. Very well preserved.