Sotheby’s, Carpets, New York, 16. december 2004

Category: Auctions

Sotheby’s will hold the auction “Carpets” in New York 16 December 2004. The auction includes 268 lots, many of them high priced rugs at a price level at 10.000 USD or more.
Selection from the preview.
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LOT: 147
RUG NAME: Sarouk Feraghan
AGE: ca. 1900
ESTIMATE: 20.000 – 25.000 USD
SOLD: 19.200 USD
DESCRIPTION: A SAROUK FEREGHAN CARPET, NORTH PERSIA
approximately 12ft. 3in. by 8ft. 9in. (3.71 by 2.62m.)
Condition Note: original end finishes, overcast sides, spot stains,
PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s New York, 7 April 1992, lot 245


LOT: 25
RUG NAME: Sewan Kazak
AGE: late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 5.000 – 7.000 USD
SOLD: 6.000 USD
DESCRIPTION: A SEWAN KAZAK RUG, SOUTHWEST CAUCASUS
approximately 7ft. 3in. by 5ft. 2in. (2.21 by 1.57m.)
Condition Note: original macramé end finishes, oxidized browns, minor foldwear


LOT: 31
RUG NAME: Shahsevan soumac bag
AGE: Late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 5.000 – 7.000 USD
SOLD: 4.800 USD
DESCRIPTION: A SHAHSAVAN SOUMAC BAG, SOUTHEAST CAUCASUS/NORTHWEST PERSIA
approximately 1ft. 10in. by 1ft. 10in. (0.56 by 0.56m.)
Condition Note: original blue and charcoal flatwoven back with a repair, reweave, discoloration,


LOT: 32
RUG NAME: RÖLLAKAN CUSHION COVER
AGE: early 19th century
ESTIMATE: 2.000 – 3.000 USD
SOLD: 1,200 USD
DESCRIPTION: approximately 1ft. 8in. by 2 ft. (0.51 by 0.61m.)
Condition Note: mounted, small slits and scattered reweaves along edges,


LOT: 35
RUG NAME: BORDJALOU KAZAK
AGE: late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 20.000 – 30.000 USD
SOLD: Not sold
DESCRIPTION: A BORDJALOU KAZAK RUG, SOUTHWEST CAUCASUS
approximately 6ft. 10in. by 4ft. 11in. (2.08 by 1.50m.)
Condition Note: extensively rewoven and repiled, reselvaged, sides and ends restored,


LOT: 61
RUG NAME: Khotan
AGE: ca. 1800
ESTIMATE: 10.000 – 15.000 USD
SOLD: 15.600 USD
DESCRIPTION: Approximately 10ft. 10in. by 6ft. (3.30 by 1.83m.)
Condition Note: repiling, overcast sides, one end guard border partially rewoven, small reweaves,


LOT: 7
RUG NAME: Tekke Torba
AGE: mid 19th century
ESTIMATE: 5.000 – 7.000 USD
SOLD: 4.800 USD
DESCRIPTION: A TEKKE TORBA, WEST TURKESTAN
Size approximately 1ft. 7in. by 4ft. 6in. (0.48 by 1.37m.)
Condition Note: original terracotta flatwoven ends, partially oxidized ivories, moth damage,
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Colors: terracotta, dark blue, apricot, ivory, natural brown
CATALOGUE NOTE
The design of this torba where three complete guls are flanked by half guls appears to be unusual in Tekke weavings, with two published examples being Sotheby’s New York, April 12, 1996 lot 29 and Butterweck, G. et al, Antique Oriental Carpets from Austrian Collections, Vienna, 1986, pl. 109. This full and half gul pattern is found more often in torbas of the Yomud and Arabatchi tribal groups, for examples see “The Lesley and Robert Pinner Collection of Turkmen Rugs,” Rippon Boswell, May 15, 2004, lot 61; Dodds, D., et al, Oriental Rugs from Atlantic Collections, Philadelphia, 1996, pls. 204 and 247; Turkmen and Antique Carpets from the Collection of Dr and Mrs Jon Thompson, Sotheby’s New York, December 16, 1993, lot 49; Andrews, P. A. et al, Wie Blumen in der Wüste, Hamburg, 1993, pl. 41; Loges, W., Turkoman Tribal Rugs, London, 1980, pl. 110; Mackie, L. and Thompson, J., Turkmen Tribal Carpets and Traditions, Washington, D.C., 1980, pl. 61. The stepped-S border of the torba offered here also appears to be unusual, with both Tekkes cited here having a kochanak border design.


LOT: 72
RUG NAME: KARAGASHLI RUG
AGE: late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 5.000 – 7.000 USD
SOLD: 6.600 USD
DESCRIPTION: A KARAGASHLI RUG, NORTHEAST CAUCASUS
approximately 5ft. 6in. by 4ft. 5in. (1.68 by 1.35m.)
Condition Note: partially oxidized charcoals, very minor losses to ends,

 



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