APRIL 25TH 2020

ANCIENT ART OF EGYPT
ANCIENT CHINESE BRONZE
FINE ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS XIX

Auction: April 25th 2020, 4pm
Preview: April 23rd and 24th from 11am to 6pm, April 25th from 11am to 4pm

APRIL 25TH 2020 There are 76 Lots.

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  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    400 €

    Lot: 1

    92 x 30 cm (3’ x 1’)
    Turkmenistan, second half 19th century
    Condition: good, full pile, selvages open, scattered small old repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 800 - 1200
    400 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    1 500 €

    Lot: 2

    141 x 46 cm (4’ 8” x 1’ 6”)
    Turkmenistan, mid 19th century
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, lower end slightly incomplete, both upper edges damaged, right side incomplete, one tear at left upper edge, left selvage slightly damaged, signs of use
    Published: David M. Reuben, 'Gols and Guls - Turkmen Carpets from the 18th and 19th Centuries', New York 1998, No. 79
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 3000 - 4000

    1 500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    900 €

    Lot: 3

    116 x 68 cm (3’ 10” x 2’ 3”)
    Turkmenistan, mid 19th century
    Condition: good, full pile, incomplete all around, selvages rebound and partially damaged, one repaired tear at lower left
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool and silk

    Estimate: € 1800 - 2400
    900 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    2 000 €

    Lot: 4

    130 x 83 cm (4’ 3” x 2’ 9”)
    Turkmenistan, second half 19th century
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, scattered small old repairs, selvages rebound, lower end slightly incomplete
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 4000 - 6000
    2 000 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    1 500 €

    Lot: 5

    163 x 63 cm (5’ 4” x 2’ 1”)
    Turkmenistan, second half 19th century
    Condition: very good, full pile, minor signs of use
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 3000 - 4000
    1 500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    400 €

    Lot: 6

    102 x 36 cm (3’ 4” x 1’ 2”)
    Turkmenistan, late 19th century
    Condition: excellent, including original back cover
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 800 - 1200
    400 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    400 €

    Lot: 7

    54 x 53 cm (1’ 9” x 1’ 9”)
    Turkmenistan, first half 19th century
    Condition: fragment, faded colours, low pile
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 800 - 1200
    400 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    300 €

    Lot: 8

    107 x 67 cm (3’ 6” x 2’ 2”)
    Turkmenistan, late 19th century
    Condition: good, several small holes, lower end slightly damaged, signs of use
    Wool on wool

    Estimate: € 600 - 800
    300 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    1 200 €

    Lot: 9

    85 x 68 cm (2’ 9” x 2’ 3”)
    Turkmenistan, mid 19th century
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, incomplete all around, scattered small old repairs, signs of use
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 3000 - 4000
    1 200 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    1 000 €

    Lot: 10

    273 x 162 cm (8’ 11” x 5’ 4”)
    Persia, late 19th century
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, scattered small old repairs, eine repairat upper kilim, selvages partially rebound
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 2000 - 3000
    1 000 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    4 000 €

    Lot: 11

    212 x 173 cm (6’ 11” x 5’ 8”)
    Azerbaijan, 19th century
    Condition: very good, minor small repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool

    Fabulous example of a flat woven horse or camel Shaddah (Persian for cover) from the southern Caucasus. There are quite a few covers known with camel caravans but in this form, it is an exceedingly rare example. Wonderful lively drawing of horses with riders, goats, sheep and a few birds. Other examples can appear stiff and monochromatic but here the coloration radiates happiness.

    An abundance of filling motifs is giving depth and a feel of exuberance especially when compared with later pieces when the ‘horror vacui’ feels rigid and oppressive.

    The fact that the herd is walking towards each other rather than marching all in one direction is underpinning the liveliness of the Shadda. A similar effect can be observed in a small light blue ground example which sold a Skinner Boston in 2003, see Hali 129 page 112.

    Estimate: € 8000 - 12000
    4 000 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    4 000 €

    Lot: 12

    225 x 181 cm (7’ 5” x 5’ 11”)
    Caucasus, ca. 1880
    Condition: very good, scattered low pile in the center, minor small repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 8000 - 12000
    4 000 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    2 000 €

    Lot: 13

    255 x 117 cm (8’ 4” x 3’ 10”)
    Caucasus, second half 19th century
    Condition: good, both ends slightly restored, full pile, several old repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 4000 - 6000
    2 000 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    2 500 €

    Lot: 14

    316 x 163 cm (10’ 4” x 5’ 4”)
    Caucasus, ca. 1880
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, both ends slightly restored, two repairs in the lower center
    Warp: wool, weft: cotton, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 5000 - 7000
    2 500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    300 €

    Lot: 15

    164 x 108 cm (5’ 5” x 3’ 7”)
    Turkmenistan, mid 19th century
    Condition: used, incomplete all around, several holes, low pile, sewn up tears, partially backed with fabric
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 600 - 900
    300 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    300 €

    Lot: 16

    149 x 111 cm (4’ 11” x 3’ 8”)
    Turkmenistan, second half 19th century
    Condition: used, incomplete all around, low pile, several small holes and missing parts, distinct signs of use
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 600 - 900
    300 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    400 €

    Lot: 17

    163 x 32 cm (5’ 4” x 1’ 1”)
    Turkmenistan, mid 19th century
    Condition: fragment, selvages slightly damaged, several small holes
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool with cotton highlights

    Estimate: € 800 - 1200
    400 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    400 €

    Lot: 18

    127 x 30 cm (4’ 2” x 1’)
    Turkmenistan, mid 19th century
    Condition: fragment, but well preserved
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 800 - 1200
    400 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    3 000 €

    Lot: 19

    372 x 185 cm (12’ 2” x 6’ 1”)
    East Turkestan, 18th century
    Condition: good according to age, scattered low pile, scattered small repairs and reweaves, one large reweave in the center field
    Warp: cotton, weft: cotton and wool, pile: wool

    This elegant carpet belongs to the classic three medallion group of East Turkestan rugs. Hans Bidder established the theory that the three circles represent lotus thrones of the Buddhist tradition having Buddha depicted in the center accompanied by Bodhisattvas on either side. Therefore, most of these carpets have the center medallion accentuated in some form. In our case the center medallion is larger than the others.
    The inner drawing is rather unusual if not unique among the corpus of surviving carpets of that area.

    A carpet sold at Christie’s in 2018 Hali 199 page 138 comes closest as another rug with tre-foil border published in Halevim’s Oasis catalogue and Hali 174 page 46.

    A system of narrow borders showing off the design repertoire of swastika, t-meander and the combination of both juxtaposing brilliantly the meditative open inner field.

    Three medallion rugs from East Turkestan can come from either oasis Khotan or Yarkand. The latter has usually more circular roundels, no additional motifs in the field, more precisely drawn borders including their corner solutions and an all-cotton foundation.

    Estimate: € 6000 - 9000
    3 000 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    3 000 €

    Lot: 20

    66 x 58 cm (2’ 2” x 1’ 11”)
    India, second half 16th century
    Condition: fragment, mostly good pile, heavily corroded purple
    Warp: cotton, weft: cotton, pile: wool

    On a black background lies a huge golden yellow to light ochre palmette with an ultramarine blue frame. Inside, on a thin stem, a palmette that is so popular in India blossoms characteristic in white, golden yellow, light green, red, cornflower blue and (corroded) red-violet drawn flower bud inside view, surrounded by further small buds in bright blue and green.

    Sitting outside on brown stalks in the for the mogul time typical species frontally shown, white flowers. While the wool pile is excellent overall the corroded red-violet section inside the flower bud may suggest the use of silk, which is not typical for Indian carpets of the 16th century (see also the Deccan carpet no. 47 in Spuhler/König/Volkmann, Alte Orientteppiche, Munich 1978, which, although only much later, was dated 17th century, similarly corroded areas of the same colour.)

    Colour combination and execution of the border, which belonged to an unusually large carpet, however, speak without doubt for its origin in India around 1550-1570.

    Estimate: € 6000 - 8000
    3 000 €
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