Update 27 September 2021: The auction has been cancelled – read more
Rippon Boswells auction “Orient Stars 2” will take place 2 October 2021 at 6 p.m. in Wiesbaden. The auction includes 95 carpet lots from The Orient Stars Collection and among them many very old Anatolian carpets and fragments.. The Orient Stars Collection assembled by E. Heinrich and Waltraut Kirchheim is one of the most important rug compilations in the world.
Among the treassures are lot 29, the “Faces” rug, the oldest known Anatolian carpet from the Islamic era and carbon dated back to 1042-1218 and lot 30, the “Potala” Rug Fragment carbon dated back to 1189 – 1283 and many more very old Anatolian carpets. The viewing exhibtion is open for the public 20–24 September and 27 September – 1 October from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and 2 October from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Location and more information: Rippon Boswell & Co., Friedrichstraße 45, 65185 Wiesbaden
Books: Orient Stars. A carpet collection by Heinrich Kirchheim.