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
  • Azeri Khorjin

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    • Lot129
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions112 x 43 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR976
    A small double bag with piled faces showing animal figures in two horizontal panels, surrounded by a border of diagonal stripes. The kilim technique connecting panel is patterned with diagonal stripes. Signs of age and wear.
  • West Anatolian Carpet

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    • Lot131
    • OriginWest Anatolia
    • Dimensions238 x 163 cm
    • AgeEarly 17th century
    • Result EUR23,180
    The black-brown field shows a repeat drawn in a geometric style. Yellow arabesques as well as red and green palmettes are linked by hooked twigs. The white-ground border is decorated with heart-shaped designs. This very rare piece, made somewhere in West Anatolia but neither in the Bergama nor the Ushak region, belongs to a group of carpets in which a border design has migrated to the field. For instance, borders displaying the designs seen here are encountered in Ghirlandaio „keyhole“ carpets. The earliest representation of an Anatolian carpet showing a border design in the field is found on a family portrait of King Henry VIII in Hampton Court Palace, dated 1547. As is so often the case in antique Anatolian carpets, the ornaments that at first glance appear like highly stylised floral designs can also be interpreted as abstract animals, meaning that an older Anatolian tradition continued in disguise, as it were. Divided horizontally in the past, the carpet was recently re-joined, but today it is either complete or only missing a fraction of its original overall length. The damaged sides have been backed with red fabric, various repiled areas.
  • Pinwheel Kazak

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    • Lot132
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions202 x 162 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR14,640
    Late 19th century Pinwheel Kazak rugs woven in this distinctive design are smaller and squarer in dimension than their predecessors. Several restored and repiled areas, original selvedges, somewhat reduced ends.

    TABIBNIA, MOSHE, Kazak del XIX Seculo. Milan 1995, pl. 2

  • Chondzoresk

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    • Lot134
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions220 x 159 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR3,660
    A Chondzoresk with two large, octagonal medallions on a light red field; the octagons enclose the characteristic sinuous lines arranged concentrically around a central rectangle. These designs used to be interpreted as cloud bands, and their Chinese origin was considered a given fact. However, recent insights have revealed the sinuous lines to be stylised animal forms, probably dragons. Somewhat reduced ends, original sides. Slight signs of wear in the pile.

    EDER, DORIS, Orientteppiche. Vol. 1: Kaukasische Teppiche. Munich 1979, no. 83 *** SPUHLER, FRIEDRICH, KÖNIG, HANS & VOLKMANN, MARTIN, Alte Orientteppiche. Meisterstücke aus deutschen Privatsammlungen. Munich 1978, no. 59

  • Sultanabad

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    • Lot137
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions748 x 334 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR61,000
    A white-ground carpet in an oversized format, with a spaciously conceived repeat of flowers, palmettes, sickle leaves and large bands curved into S-shapes executed in pastel shades. The carpet was made in the Ziegler workshops of Sultanabad. Originally considerably wider, the main and outer borders were removed at some point to make the carpet fit a certain room format. Slight signs of wear, in good overall condition.
  • Bassiri Sofreh

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    • Lot138
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions128 x 117 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR4,392
    This rare square kilim, with a spaciously designed repeat of diamonds in light, cheerful colours, was made by the Bassiri of Fars province. It probably served as an eating cloth used for meals (sofreh). Completely preserved, good condition.
  • Rollakan Täcke

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    • Lot139
    • OriginSouth Sweden, Skåne district
    • Dimensions183 x 130 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,612
    This beautiful flatweave in Rollakan technique, composed of two joined panels, is a bröllops täcke, meaning a bedspread for a bridal couple. It was made in the Gärds or Villand district of north eastern Skåne. Small male and female figures in traditional costume, drawn in detail, have been inserted into the pattern and distributed across the entire surface of the field. Very finely woven, clear brilliant colours, a masterpiece of Swedish folk art. Very good condition.

    BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike Teppiche. Sammlung Franz Bausback 1987/88. Mannheim 1987, p.17 *** WILLBORG, PETER, Skånsk Allmogevävnad 1700-1850. Stockholm 1989, no. 42 *** HANSEN, VIVEKA, Swedish Textile Art. Traditional Marriage Weavings From Scania. The Khalili Collection. London 1996, no. 48

  • Yomut Main Carpet

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    • Lot144
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions309 x 173 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR9,760
    The aubergine field is covered by a dense repeat of large kepse güls in vibrant and diverse colours, while a Turkmen wavy vine adorns the main border. As is often the case in antique main carpets, the pile-woven elems display different designs. Woven in the symmetric knot, the carpet was probably made by the Yomut although its colours and certain stylistic features are reminiscent of Chodor pieces. Original finishes all around, slight damage to the sides. Several creases and minor repairs.
  • Varamin Kilim

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    • Lot150
    • OriginNorth Persia
    • Dimensions360 x 170 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,830
    A sturdily woven kilim from the Varamin region, with a repeat of hexagons filled with serrated designs. Good condition.
  • Erzerum Kilim

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    • Lot151
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions278 x 170 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR4,880
    Distinctly larger in dimension than usual and with a sea green, hexagonal diamond medallion containing abstract flowers on a red ground, this Kurdish kilim from the East Anatolian region of Erzerum is a rarity; most surviving examples from the provenance are small-format prayer rugs. Highly stylised trees and vines surround the medallion while tree shapes adorn the wide, corn yellow border. Four thin pillars oriented towards the central motif show a distant influence of Ottoman court models. Various rewoven areas, now in good condition.