Christie’s auction April 6

Category: Auctions

Christie’s London spring auction April 6 includes 293 rugs and carpets.
Selection from the preview.
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1503 - Christie's auction April 6
LOT: 102
RUG NAME: Bakhshaish
AGE: ca. 1880
ESTIMATE: 3,000 – 5,000 GBP
SOLD: 3,600 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Lot Description A BAKSHAISH RUG NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1880 Localised light wear, repaired crease line, small patch reweave and some repair, each end rewoven alond outer stripe 6ft.1in. x 4ft.10in. (185cm. x 148cm.)

1495 - Christie's auction April 6
LOT: 20
RUG NAME: Kazak
AGE: ca. 1880
ESTIMATE: 20,000 – 30,000 GBP
SOLD: 31,200 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Lot Description A KAZAK RUG SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880 Full pile throughout, heavily corroded black, overall excellent condition 7ft. x 5ft.4in. (213cm. x 163cm.) Provenance Anon sale, Sotheby’s New York, 3 December 1988, lot 154 Anon sale, Sotheby’s New York, 7 April 1999, lot 57 Literature Eberhart Herrmann: Seltene Orientteppiche VIII, Munich, 1986, no. 26, pp.68-69. Lot Notes The powerful and unusual combination of the three Lesghi medallions with the Bordjalu border work extremely well together in this rug. The design and colour are harmoniously balanced and the inclusion of a number of minor motifs help to retain the informal characteristics of village weaving. Another example of a Kazak rug using a single column of three Leshgi medallions was sold in Sotheby’s New York, 3 December 1988, lot 129.

1497 - Christie's auction April 6
LOT: 39
RUG NAME: Sarouk prayer rug
AGE: ca. 1890
ESTIMATE: 1,800 – 2,400 GBP
SOLD: 2,160 GBP
DESCRIPTION: A SAROUK PRAYER RUG WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1890 Light even wear, selvages rebound, overall good condition 6ft.10in. x 4ft.6in. (208cm. x 137cm.)

1498 - Christie's auction April 6
LOT: 40
RUG NAME: Tabriz silk prayer rug
AGE: ca. 1890
ESTIMATE: 4,000 – 6,000 GBP
SOLD: 4,800 GBP
DESCRIPTION: A SILK TABRIZ PRAYER RUG NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1890 Full pile throughout, selvages partially frayed, both ends missing fringes, overall good condition 5ft.9in. x 4ft.4in. (175cm. x 132cm.) Lot Notes The knot count is approximately 8H x 5V per cm. sq.

1499 - Christie's auction April 6
LOT: 68
RUG NAME: Qashqai
AGE: ca. 1880
ESTIMATE: 2,200 – 2,500 GBP
SOLD: 3,600 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Lot Description A QASHQAI RUG SOUTH PERSIA, CIRCA 1880 Full pile throughout, small repair in centre and weaving irregularity, selvages rebound, ends missing a few knots but secured 5ft.10in. x 4ft.7in. (178cm. x 140cm.)

1501 - Christie's auction April 6
LOT: 84
RUG NAME: Melas prayer rug
AGE: dated 1873
ESTIMATE: 1,800 – 2,000
SOLD: 2,160 GBP
DESCRIPTION: A MELAS PRAYER RUG WEST ANATOLIA, DATED AH 1290/1873 AD Overall wear, corroded black, patch reweave, minor repiling 5ft.3in. x 3ft.11in. (160cm. x 119cm.)

1502 - Christie's auction April 6
LOT: 91
RUG NAME: Tekke engsi
AGE: ca. 1890
ESTIMATE: 5,000 – 8,000 GBP
SOLD: 9,600 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Lot Description A TEKKE ENGSI WEST TURKMENISTAN, CIRCA 1890 Full pile throughout, one end rewoven in last few rows, minor repair in corner 4ft.9in. x 3ft.11in. (145cm. x 119cm.) Lot Notes Robert Pinner owned the archetype of this rare group of engsis with trees and animals worked into the elem skirt (Robert Pinner, “The Turkmen Ensi in Literature and Life”, Hali 132, Jan-Feb 2004, pl.1, p.96. They were discussed by him with Michael Franses in “Some interesting Tekke Products and their Designs, 3: The Animal tree Ensi”, Turkoman Studies I, London, 1980, pp.134-163). This is one of the few examples to have appeared since that publication came out.

 

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