Rippon Boswell, Major Autumn Auction – part 2, 20 November 2004

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Major Autumn Auction part 2 on 20 November 2004 – Rare and antique Carpets, Kilims, and Textiles. This part of the auction includes 135 lots.
Selection from the preview.
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LOT: 106
RUG NAME: Salor
AGE: Before 1800
ESTIMATE: 12.000 EUR
SOLD: 12.000 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 106
Description: SALOR TRAPPING
Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan, before 1800 Size: ca. 66 x 152 cm Estimate EUR: € 12,000
Such decorative hangings showing the kejebe design apparently adorned the flanks of wedding camels like asmalyks; they were woven by the Salor in various sizes and therefore with a varying number of primary motifs. A first-rate example as regards drawing and palette, this certainly very old piece belongs to the two-gül type, whereas the example from the Pinner Collection sold by us in May represented the type with just one gül. – Cut and incomplete sides, reduced at the top and bottom, many old repairs.


LOT: 112
RUG NAME: Kazak
AGE: Second half 19th century
ESTIMATE: 8.800 EUR
SOLD: 7.000 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 112
Description: KAZAK
Origin: Southwest Caucasus, Kazak region, second half 19th century Size: ca. 274 x 142 cm Estimate EUR: € 8,800
A rare double niche design. – Very good condition with original end and side finishes, high pile.


LOT: 119
RUG NAME: Shirvan
AGE: late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 7.500 EUR
SOLD: 6.000 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 119
Description: SHIRVAN
Origin: East Caucasus, Shirvan region, late 19th century Size: ca. 192 x 142 cm Estimate EUR: € 7,500
Original side and end finishes, uniformly low pile, several small areas of repiling.


LOT: 128
RUG NAME: Yastik
AGE: early 19th century
ESTIMATE: 9.500 EUR
SOLD: 8.500 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 128
Description: YASTIK
Origin: Central Anatolia, Konya region, early 19th century Size: ca. 93 x 56 cm Estimate EUR: € 9,500
Brüggemann & Böhmer published a related yastik, also a white-ground example, of this rare group with the palmette design. The design is seen more frequently on a red or orange ground than a white one. This small jewel of Turkish folk art has colours of outstanding quality and wonderful wool, making it a “first among equals”. Very well preserved considering its age, small repairs, slight traces of wear.


LOT: 146
RUG NAME: Borjalou
AGE: Second half 19th century
ESTIMATE: 8.500 EUR
SOLD: 16.000 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 146
Description: BORJALOU
Origin: Southwest Caucasus, Kazak region, second half 19th century Size: ca. 185 x 127 cm Estimate EUR: € 8,500
Good condition with original end finishes and selvedges, high pile, slightly damaged sides, several creases.


LOT: 158
RUG NAME: Baluch
AGE: late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 4.500 EUR
SOLD: 3.200 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 158
Description: BALUCH PRAYER RUG
Origin: Northeast Persia, Khorasan, late 19th century Size: ca. 142 x 72 cm Estimate EUR: € 4,500
The extraordinary quality and immaculate condition of this prayer rug and its high velvety pile suggest that it was a prestige object and not destined for use. – Very good condition; the original selvedges and wide, richly decorated kilim end finishes have survived.


LOT: 170
RUG NAME: Salor chuval
AGE: before 1800
ESTIMATE: 25.000 EUR
SOLD: 28.000 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 170
Description: SALOR CHUVAL
Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan, before 1800 Size: ca. 76 x 140 cm Estimate EUR: € 25,000
An early Salor chuval showing three complete primary güls, balky star secondary motifs, a brown-ground kochak hook border and a floral elem. A high proportion of completely corroded ruby-red silk sections produces relief-like effects. As is characteristic of the best Salor bags, the elements of the field design do not touch the border zone but are placed at a marked distance. A chuval from the Wiedersperg Collection in the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum is closely related. – Pile in good condition, cut sides, replaced selvedges, several old repiled areas; the colours have faded slightly.
Literature References: Cf.: PINNER, ROBERT & EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr., Between the Black Desert and the Red. Turkmen Carpets from the Wiedersperg Collection. San Francisco, 1999, pl. 2 +++ DODDS, DENNIS & EILAND, MURRAY L., Jr. (eds.), Oriental Rugs From Atlantic Collections. Philadelphia, 1996, no. 199


LOT: 180
RUG NAME: Gaziantep
AGE: first half 19th century
ESTIMATE: 7.000 EUR
SOLD: 5.000 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 180
Description: GAZIANTEP
Origin: East Anatolia, ca. first half 19th century Size: ca. 206 x 134 cm Estimate EUR: € 7,000 A powerful solid cross, surrounded by long horizontal hooks, dominates each of the three rectangles in the field of this magnificently coloured carpet, which originated in the Gaziantep region that is mostly populated by Kurds. A colourful border of diagonal stripes surrounds not just the field but also the three compartments. Rosettes alternate with star shapes, octagons and hooked diamonds in the border. The exceptional brilliance of the colours seems to indicate that most of the dyed wool used in this carpet was originally white. – Repiled end finishes, the corroded black-brown outlines have been repiled, otherwise in good condition.


LOT: 185
RUG NAME: Konya
AGE: 16th century
ESTIMATE: 160.000 EUR
SOLD: 120.000 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 185
Description: KONYA
Origin: Central Anatolia, Konya region, 16th century Size: ca. 215 x 148 cm Estimate EUR: € 160,000
This early central medallion carpet, probably made in the area around Konya judging by its structure, wool and palette, has no direct parallel in publications. Its composition of a shield-shaped red field whose notched and protruding outline is reminiscent of older animal pelt carpets, and a hexagonal central motif, resembles West Anatolian small-medallion Ushaks; however, while the latter usually appear disciplined and harmonious, this Central Anatolian carpet is striking because of its dynamic appearance and the radiance of its colours. The yellow and red hook formations with scrolls at the ends appear to be highly abstract representations of animals. The large gül spreading in the green medallion may also hold zoomorphic elements. Two wide blue gables frame the shield form. The diverging field design is held together by the yellow outline: it prevents the corner spandrels from separating from the centre, as seen in most later carpets with a similar composition. The design of the trefoils in the elems and the archaic secondary borders containing bands of “S”-shapes suggest that the piece was made as early as the 16th century. – Several repiled areas, reselvedged, very good overall condition.


LOT: 214
RUG NAME: Bergama
AGE: mid 19th century
ESTIMATE: 3.400 EUR
SOLD: 2.900 EUR
DESCRIPTION: Lot Nr.: 214
Description: BERGAMA
Origin: Northwest Anatolia, mid 19th century Size: ca. 212 x 158 cm Estimate EUR: € 3,400
A high piled, extremely heavy village carpet from the coastal region of the Dardanelles, the region between Ezine, Canakkale and Manyas. The composition and individual motifs date back to the Ghirlandaio carpets of the 16th century. The adherence to centuries-old traditions is a particular characteristic of the products of the Bergama region. – This carpet must have been badly damaged, because it has been substantially repiled in several areas, apparently some considerable time ago. Moth damage, small holes and several tears.

 



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