Bukowskis Classic Spring Auction in Stockholm includes 83 carpet and textile lots. The carpet session at Wahrendorffsgatan 8 will take place Thursday 30 May 2013 and the auction preview at Berzelii Park 1Â is open for the public 22-27 May.
Most of the carpets and rugs in this auction are antique and semi-antique Persian rugs but a few Chinese, Tibetan, Caucasian and Anatolian rugs are represented too. The most expensive lot in this carpet session is a French tapestry from the beginning of the 18th century estimated to circa â‚¬12,000-18,000.
Bukowskis catalogue can be found online.
Location and more information: Bukowskis, Wahrendorffsgatan 8, Stockholm
Sotheby’s has just released the online catalogue for their sale ‘Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection’ 5 June 2013 in New York.
This sale includes 25 carpets from the 16th and 17th centuries collected by copper baron and senator William Andrews Clark in the late 19th and early 20th century. Senator Clark built the largest mansion of its time in New York City with over 130 rooms in which to display his collection.
Lowest estimate for a carpet in this auction is $20,000 Â and highest estimate $7,000,000 for lot 12, the famous Sickle-Leaf Carpet.
This auction has drawn a lot of attention and it will exciting to see how high the bids for lot 12, the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet, will go.
The exhibition in New York will open Saturday 1 June and run through Tuesday 4 June. So if you are in New York at that time you should not miss the opportunity to see these 25 masterpieces.
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Location and more information:Â Sothebyâ€™s, 1334 York Avenue, New York
Wannenes Art Auctions will hold their next carpet sale ‘Carpets and Antique Textiles’ 29 May 2013 at 17.00 in Genova. Their viewing exhibition will be open for the public 24-27 May all days from 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-19.00.
“I want you and Jozan’s readers to know about the next carpet auction at Wannenes” said their carpet expert Kat Maeckle to Jozan Magazine.
This auction includes 103 lots and among them antique rugs from Persia, Caucasus, Anatolia, Turkmenistan and India.
Location and more information: Wannenes, Palazzo del Melograno Piazza Campetto 2, Genova
The planned International Congress on Azerbaijani Carpets in June 2013 in Baku was cancelled two weeks ago by the Minister of Culture. Many attendees were very disappointed by the fact that they both missed the congress and also their money for prepaid fly tickets.
But – when Roya Taghiyeva, Director of the Azerbaijani Carpet Museum, announced the cancellation, she also suggested an alternative cultural tour with the possibility to visit the carpet storages of the Azerbaijani Carpet Museum and the Museum of History, carpet workshops in Baku, and historical and natural sights of Baku and Sheki.
By a prompt initiative by Alberto Boralevi and Stefano Ionescu a program for this alternative carpet study tour is present.
“This tour is not the Congress, but it can still be very interesting, expecially for those who have not been in Azerbaijan before” said Alberto Boralevi to Jozan Magazine and continued “Our friend Stefano Ionescu, who has a great experience as organizer of rug study tours has drafted a program for 17-21 June 2013 working together with a Baku travel agency. Â There is a limited number of 25 participants and probably also someone who was not invited to the Congress could be interested in participating in this tour”.
Links: Â Program for carpet study tour (pdf)
More information and registration: Stefano Ionescu
There will be several interesting antique rug and textile fairs in the coming months both in Europe and USA. These fairs include BARE, KARMA, Sartirana Textile Show and ARTS SF.
Berlin Antique Rugs & Textile Exhibition 31 May – 2 June 2013
The very first edition of BARE, Berlin Antique Rugs & Textile Exhibition, will open for the public Friday 31 May 2013 at 11.00 am, and run through Sunday 2 June. The intentions with this fair are both to create a new venue for collectors and antique rug dealers in the Northern part of Europe but also to attract the public in Berlin and introduce them to the exciting passion of rug collecting. This fair is organized by Carpet Collector so expect a professionally organized and friendly event.
The BARE will be held at the ‘Alte MÃ¼nze’ and the former Berlin mint has a good reputation as an excellent exhibition building. The vaults in the Alte MÃ¼nze are of historic significance. A special documentary photo exhibition will be devoted to their history. 17 important oversize carpets from the Bode Collection were stored in the ‘deep vault of the Reich mint’, but were destroyed following a bomb raid on 11 March 1945 and this was the end of the Bode Collection. Guided tours with small groups to the exhibition ‘The Fateful Night in the Old Mintâ€˜s Vault â€“ The End of the Major Bode Collection’ will be offered several times a day.
Beside the circa 25 dealers the “carpet press’ will be represented by Hali, Carpet Collector and Jozan Magazine which have stands on the first floor of the exhibition building.
While you are there a visit at the famousÂ Museum for Islamic Art, located 20 minutes walk from the BARE, is a must.
KARMA London 6-8 June 2013
After Berlin next stop for the passionated collector is London where KARMA, Kensington Antique Rug Mercantile Association, from 6 to 8 June 2013 will hold the 6th edition of their small boutique fairÂ with 10 antique rug and textile dealers. Once again this event will take place at 202 Kensington Church St. in London and will be concurrent with the Olympia Fine Art Fair. KARMA is organized by Rupert Smith.
Besides the dealers fair KARMA also includes a small lecture program. One of the lectures ‘Collecting rugs’ is given by James Cohen. James is truly ‘a nomadic dealer’ and will in 2013 exhibit at most of the mentioned antique rug fairs in this article BARE, KARMA and ARTS.
Sartirana Textile Show 19-22 September 2013
Alberto Boralevi has been organizer of Sartirana Textile show since 2005. This years show, with circa 25 International and Italian antique rug dealers will take place 19-22 September 2013 at Sartirana Castle, Sartirana, Lomellina, one hours drive from Milan.
This show is known for the high standard of exhibited rugs and carpets and for it’s relaxed atmosphere. Â So expect plenty of time to pleasant conversations about rugs and life in general with the attending dealers.
Antique Rug & Textile Show 17-20 October 2013 in San Francisco
Since it’s start in 2009 ARTS, held at the Motel Capri, has become one of the majorÂ rug and textile event of the year and an important venue for collectors and antique rug dealers from around the world. The concept for ARTS is the same as for KARMA to keep dealer expenses low by exibiting in the dealers hotel rooms. This creates a special informalÂ atmosphere appreciated by many of the dealers.
A special opening reception will take place 17 October at 2.30 pm and the fair will be open for the public 18-20 October daily 10 am – 8 pm.
Expect world class tribal rugs and textiles at this fair and meetings with hardcore collectors. San Francisco in October is also world class.
More articles:Â More news about BARE, Berlin Antique Rugs & Textile Exhibition, Carpet Collector Fair in Berlin,Â KARMA antique rug show 2013,Â Sartirana Textile Show 2013,Â Visitor satisfaction at ARTS 2012