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
  • Kazak Kilim

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    • Lot56
    • OriginCaucasus, Borjalou region
    • Dimensions209 x 145 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR2,440
    This small, very firmly woven kilim showing serrated ornaments both in the field and border is captivating due to its brilliant colours and impressive graphic design. It was woven in the Kazak region, probably in the surroundings of Borjalou. Good condition.
    • Lot58
    • OriginWest Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions201 x 131 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR4,270
    A very finely woven Sehna on a multi-coloured silk warp. The dark blue central medallion contains botehs in a network of diagonal vines; a similar design is seen in the ivory field. The dark blue corners are decorated with a dense Herati lattice design. In the vermilion main border, palmettes have been set into an angular vine. As is often the case in this type, the pastel shades of the design are heavily faded. The sides retain their original overcasting of purple silk yarn in places. Closely cut pile, both ends somewhat reduced.
    • Lot60
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions90 x 78 cm
    • AgeCa. 1910
    • Result EUR1,830
    A small Malayer seat cover with an open, blazing red field and a blue-black, star-shaped medallion at its centre. The vine design of the cream corners is orientated diagonally towards the centre of the field, the points of each corner have been accentuated by a bird sitting on a twig. Finely woven from first-rate wool and precisely executed to the last detail, this miniature carpet was probably a gift for a special occasion. Very good condition.
    • Lot61
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions350 x 249 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR14,640
    An antique, finely woven Tabriz in the elegant Hajji-Jalili style, with an oval central medallion on an ivory ground. Densely filled with flowering vines, the light red medallion contains a cross composed of flowering branches. The same design adorns the red corners displaying quarter sections of the central motif. Slight signs of age and wear, minor repairs.
  • Qashqai Horse Cover

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    • Lot64
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions174 x 156 cm
    • AgeCa. 1920
    • Result EUR1,342
    A blue-ground horse cover by the Qashqai, composed of two halves sewn together along the centre. The design of small botehs placed in offset rows is brocaded. The upper section of the field and the chest tabs placed around the horses neck show a distinctly sparser decoration of small diamonds. Very well preserved, with tufts of wool added to the sides and the warp ends braided off at the bottom.
  • Tibetan Meditation Rug

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    • Lot65
    • OriginSouth Tibet
    • Dimensions78 x 85 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,586
    A small, square meditation rug, its green field containing a central medallion with a cruciform interior drawing surrounded by frog motifs. A red-ground meander border, with a narrow pearl border on the inside. Only slight signs of wear, good condition.

    EILAND, MURRAY (ed.), Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 263 b, p. 234

  • Sarough Farahan

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    • Lot66
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions157 x 103 cm
    • AgeCa. 1910
    • Result EUR4,026
    The mid blue field displays a mirror image floral design, with a red blossom at the centre, while the border shows an angular vine and flowers. This ground colour is rarely seen in dozar formats woven in the Arak region. Good condition, original selvedges, full pile. Slightly reduced ends.
  • Kirsehir Prayer Rug

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    • Lot69
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions136 x 95 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR8,540
    This Kirsehir prayer rug woven in brilliant colours stands out for its rare field and border design. The motifs seen in the field are distantly related to the tree forms encountered in the so-called „graveyard“ carpets from the same region. Heavily corroded browns, somewhat reduced ends, original selvedges. Slight signs of wear.
  • Milas Heybe

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    • Lot71
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia
    • Dimensions126 x 47 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR5,368
    Complete Milas double bags are great rarities and coveted collectors items. The design of this beautiful example woven in first-rate colours is entirely characterised by elibelinde motifs. The connecting panels of such double bags, called „heybe“ in Anatolia, are notably larger that those of Persian khorjins, with a long, vertical slit down the centre. In this item, the two halves of the connecting panel have been executed in pile technique, whereas they are flatwoven in most other heybes. The original leather trim has survived at both ends. Good condition.

    REINISCH, HELMUT, Satteltaschen. (Sammlung Dr. Gerhard Käbisch). Graz 1985, nos. 2 and 3

  • Jaff Bag Face

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    • Lot73
    • OriginWest Persia, Kermanshah region
    • Dimensions61 x 66 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,586
    A bag face by the Jaff Kurds, formerly part of a khorjin, with a typical design of hooked diamonds surrounded by a white-ground border of rosettes. An elem panel patterned with a chequerboard design is seen at the bottom. Newly overcast sides, slight damage to the ends and sides.