Rippon Boswell – The Kossow Collection

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The Kossow Collection with 201 lots will be on sale at Rippon Boswell’s auction 26 March 2011 in Wiesbaden. The Kossow Collection is one of the most comprehensive collections of South West Persian tribal rugs in existence, and one of the most important one in private hands. It comprises the entire range of woven and knotted pieces produced by the tribal groups that inhabited Fars province, from everyday items such as pack bands, decorative bands, cargo and storage bags in various formats through kilims and other flatweaves to rare and precious knotted carpets.  The collection also includes a substantial group of horse and saddle covers.

Lot 72, a Luri Sumakh Shoulder Bag second half 19th century . Size 24 x 27 cm. Esimate 1,200 EUR.
Lot 147, a Khamseh rug, Baharlu Tribe first half 19th century. 200 x 142 cm. Estimate 30,000 EUR.
Lot 126, a Qashqa’i Gabbeh, Darreh Shuri Tribe second half 19th century. Size 274 x 132 cm. Estimate 18,000 EUR.
Lot 93, a Khamseh Bag Face, Bassiri Tribe. Second half 19th century. Size 56 x 64 cm. Estimate 1,800 EUR.
Lot 110, a Qashqa’i rug, Shekarlu Tribe mid 19th century. Size 203 x 164 cm. Estimate 9,800 EUR.
Lot 189, a Qashqa’i Mafrash Side Panel, Bolvardi Tribe first quarter 20th century. Size 45 x 46 cm. Estimate 400 EUR.
Lot 52, a Qashqa’i Mafrash Side Panel, Bolvardi Tribe first quarter 20th century. Size 48 x 77 cm. Estimate 500 EUR.

Location and more information: Rippon Boswell,  Friedrichstrasse 45, Wiesbaden



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