Rippon Boswell Orient Stars Collection II

Category: Auctions

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.

Lot 29, The “Faces” Rug, East Anatolia, 235 x 171 cm. Carbon dated 1042 – 1218. Estimate EUR 700,000 – 800,000
Lot 30. The “Potala” Rug Fragment. Anatolia, 43 x 73 cm. Carbon dated 1189 – 1283. Estimate EUR 80,000 – 100,000
Lot 65. Green-Ground Medallion Carpet, East Anatolia 1450-1500. 231 x 167 cm. Estimate EUR 60,000 – 80,000
Lot 58. The “Bellini” Carpet, Central Anatolia, Konya 1600-1650. 248 x 148 cm. Estimate EUR 100,000 – 120,000
Lot 53. The “Anchor” Carpet, Central Anatolia, Karapinar 1400-1500. 334 x 165 cm. Estimate EUR 120,000 – 150,000
Lot 51. Niche Rug with Animal Border, Central Anatolia 1450-1500. 221 x 135 cm. Estimate EUR 70,000 – 90,000
Lot 38. West Anatolian Star Medallion Carpet, West Anatolia 1500-1550, Ushak?. 210 x 135 cm. Estimate EUR 35,000 – 40,000

The online catalogue can be found at www.rippon-boswell-wiesbaden.de

Location and more information: Rippon Boswell & Co., Friedrichstraße 45, 65185 Wiesbaden

Books: Orient Stars. A carpet collection by Heinrich Kirchheim.


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