FINE ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS XX

Auction: May 30th, 4pm
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FINE ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS XX There are 100 Lots.

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  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    700 €

    Lot: 81

    219 x 128 cm (7’ 2” x 4’ 2”)
    Turkmenistan, second half 19th century
    Condition: good, lower end slightly incomplete, scattered low pile, several old repairs, selvages rebound
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 1500 - 2000
    700 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    500 €

    Lot: 82

    243 x 140 cm (8’ x 4’ 7”)
    Turkmenistan, second half 19th century
    Condition: good, low pile, slightly incomplete all around, selvages rebound, scattered small old repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 1000 - 1600
    500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    2 000 €

    Lot: 83

    267 x 131 cm (8’ 9” x 4’ 4”)
    East Turkestan, ca. 1800
    Condition: good, upper end restored, lower end partially restored, scattered low pile, scattered small old repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

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

    500 €

    Lot: 84

    201 x 99 cm (6’ 7” x 3’ 3”)
    Turkmenistan, mid 19th century
    Condition: used, low pile, both ends incomplete, several small old repairs, foundation partially visible, selvages rebound
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 1000 - 1500
    500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    800 €

    Lot: 85

    179 x 92 cm (5’ 10” x 3’)
    Caucasus, ca. 1880
    Condition: very good, scattered low pile
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 1600 - 2400
    800 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    1 500 €

    Lot: 86

    270 x 127 cm (8’ 10” x 4’ 2”)
    East Turkestan, mid 19th century
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, several small old repairs, signs of use
    Warp: cotton, weft: wool, pile: wool

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

    1 500 €

    Lot: 87

    368 x 196 cm (12’ 1” x 6’ 5”)
    East Turkestan, ca. 1800
    Condition: used, low pile, foundation partially visible, scattered small holes, selvages partially rebound, several old repairs and reweavings especially at selvages, lower right corner restored
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 4000 - 6000
    1 500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    1 000 €

    Lot: 88

    298 x 166 cm (9’ 9” x 5’ 5”)
    Turkmenistan, second half 19th century
    Condition: good, low pile, selvages damaged, one pleat in the left border, scattered small old repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

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

    1 500 €

    Lot: 89

    364 x 188 cm (11’ 11” x 6’ 2”)
    Turkmenistan, mid 19th century
    Condition: good, low pile, both ends slightly incomplete, selvages partially rebound, scattered small old repairs, upper right corner restored
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

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

    1 500 €

    Lot: 90

    368 x 197 cm (12’ 1” x 6’ 6”)
    East Turkestan, first half 19th century
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, foundation partially visible, upper end restored, scattered small old repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 4000 - 6000
    1 500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    1 500 €

    Lot: 91

    252 x 121 cm (8’ 3” x 4’)
    East Turkestan, mid 19th century
    Condition: good, lower end partially damaged, upper left corner restored, selvages rebound, several small old repairs
    Warp: cotton, weft: wool, pile: wool

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

    2 000 €

    Lot: 92

    201 x 150 cm (6’ 7” x 4’ 11”)
    Caucasus, ca. 1880
    Condition: very good, scattered low pile, scattered small reweavings, selvages partially rebound
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 4000 - 6000


    One would not be surprised if the term ‘Eagle Kazak’ was first coined in a German-speaking country as the design resembles the eagle on the German coat of arms, especially the version used between 1888 and 1918. Nevertheless, it has been long established that the design originates from 17th/18th century northwest Persian blossom carpets. In the later pieces, just the central ’Sunburst’ design is repeated on the carpets. This example with the curved leaf designs above and below the centre relate the rug to the dragon and blossom carpets of Azerbaijan. These leaves surrounded a more complex design on the large and long earlier carpets. A famous example showing the same designs, now in the Met in New York, is published as plate 42 in McMullan, Islamic Carpets. The Wher/Zaleski carpet, published in Stars of the Caucasus (p.24), shows how directly the leaf designs have been taken across. Possibly due to being so instantly recognisable, this type of carpet is a staple in many collections. The earlier, in design development but not necessarily in age, form with a single medallion and leaf has always been the more desirable.

    An almost identical rug was published by Krikor Markarian in HALI 160 (p.93) with an Armenian inscription dated 1854.

    2 000 €
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    1 500 €

    Lot: 93

    215 x 147 cm (7’ 1” x 4’ 10”)
    Persia, ca. 1880
    Condition: good, low pile, slight signs of use at selvages, minor small repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 3000 - 4000


    The term millefleurs, originally coined for describing the background of Gothic tapestries, is used for Indian and Persian prayer rugs which have an abundance of blossoms in the field and border. Especially the fine, 19th century rugs of the type from southern Persia have been in high demand for decades. Their field design is taken from 17th/18th century Mughal rugs, which show a shrub emerging from a mound in earlier examples, replaced by vases in later pieces. To the sides are cypress trees, growing out of column shaped bases. The Indian rugs have a pashmina pile while the Persian carpets are woven in fine wool or silk. James Opie deems it possible that Qashqa’i troops, which went with Nadir Shah to conquer Afghanistan and India in the 18th century, brought not only the Peacock Throne to Persia but also carpets with the millefleurs design, later copied by Kashkuli weavers (James Opie, Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia, p.14).

    White ground pieces of this type are more sought-after among collectors than blue or red examples. An almost identical piece, albeit later, is published in Pakzad, Persische Knüpfkunst, p.277.

    1 500 €
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    500 €

    Lot: 94

    278 x 155 cm (9’ 1” x 5’ 1”)
    Persia, ca. 1920
    Condition: very good, full pile, several small old repairs
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 1000 - 1600
    500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    360 €

    Lot: 95

    253 x 146 cm (8’ 4” x 4’ 9”)
    Turkmenistan, second half 19th century
    Condition: good, low pile, selvages rebound, scattered small repairs, one bad repair in the right side
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 700 - 1000
    360 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    360 €

    Lot: 96

    159 x 90 cm (5’ 3” x 2’ 11”)
    Tibet, early 20th century
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, lower end and left selvage slightly damaged, slight signs of use
    Warp: cotton, weft: cotton, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 700 - 1000
    360 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    500 €

    Lot: 97

    243 x 115 cm (8’ x 3’ 9”)
    Caucasus, late 19th century
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, foundation partially visible, upper left and both lower corners restored, upper end slightly incomplete, several old repairs, selvages partially damaged
    Warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool

    Estimate: € 1000 - 1500
    500 €
  • Startpreis / Startingbid

    300 €

    Lot: 98

    190 x 127 cm (6’ 3” x 4’ 2”)
    Caucasus, ca. 1900
    Condition: good, scattered low pile, moth damage at lower right and at the upper center, both ends restored
    Warp: wool, weft: cotton, pile: wool

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

    300 €

    Lot: 99

    209 x 156 cm (6’ 10” x 5’ 1”)
    Persia, ca. 1940
    Condition: very good, minor signs of use
    Warp: cotton, weft: cotton, pile: wool

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

    300 €

    Lot: 100

    116 x 109 cm (3’ 10” x 3’ 7”)
    Azerbaijan, late 19th century
    Condition: good, selvages rebound
    Warp: wool, weft: wool

    Estimate: € 600 - 900
    300 €
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