Review: Rippon Boswell’s major autumn auction

Category: Auctions

Rippon Boswell’s autumn auction 24 November 2012 was quite successful and a vast majority of the lots were sold. Besides high-quality Oriental rugs a broad selection of Scandinavian textiles from a private collection were under the hammer. The highlight of this collection, a 18th century table cloth from Småland in Sweden, sold for 23.000 EUR.

Lot 53, a first half 18th century table cloth, Småland, Sweden
Lot 53, a first half 18th century table cloth, Småland, Sweden

Several excellent Caucasian rugs found new owners and fetched resonable prices. Lot 12, a late 19th century Sewan Kazak sold for 11,000 EUR and the highlight among the Caucasian rugs on offer, lot 234, a mid 19th century Fachralo Kazak, sold for 37,000 EUR.

Lot 12, a late 19th century Sevan Kazak
Lot 12, a late 19th century Sevan Kazak
Lot 234, a mid 19th century Fachralo Kazak
Lot 234, a mid 19th century Fachralo Kazak

Among the Turkmen rugs on sale a 18th century Saryk Torba, lot 148, was estimated to 3,000 EUR. After a bidding war it fetched a hammer price of 19,500 EUR.

Lot 148, a 18th century or earlier Saryk torba
Lot 148, a 18th century or earlier Saryk torba

A 18th century Khotan carpet, lot 226, with the highest estimate 55,000 EUR in this auction, was not sold. The Herrmann RKO Carpet, a late 17th century Ningxia carpet, lot 86, sold for 55,000 EUR.

Detail of lot 86, a 17th century Ningxia carpet (The Herrmann RKO Carpet)
Detail of lot 86, a 17th century Ningxia carpet (The Herrmann RKO Carpet)

The highest price for a Persian rug was achieved by lot 178, a 17th century small-format Isfahan rug, which fetched 28,000 EUR.

Lot 178, a 17th century Isfahan rug
Lot 178, a 17th century Isfahan rug

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