Sothebys “Rugs and Carpets” 27 April 2005

Category: Auctions

Sotheby’s auction “Rugs and Carpets” 27 April 2005 in London includes 190 lots.
Selection from the preview.
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LOT: 132
RUG NAME: Bidjar carpet
AGE: ca. 1870
ESTIMATE: 6,000—9,000 GBP
SOLD: 9,600 GBP
DESCRIPTION: LOT 132
A BIDJAR CARPET, NORTH PERSIA,
6,000—9,000 GBP
approximately 440 by 333cm., 14ft. 5in. by 10ft. 11in.
circa 1870


LOT: 137
RUG NAME: Heriz carpet
AGE: ca. 1870
ESTIMATE: 12,000—18,000 GBP
SOLD: 22,800 GBP
DESCRIPTION: LOT 137 PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION A HERIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA,
12,000—18,000 GBP
approximately 379 by 333cm., 12ft. 5in. by 10ft. 11in.
circa 1870


LOT: 20
RUG NAME: Kazak prayer rug
AGE: ca. 1890
ESTIMATE: 2,000—3,000 GBP
SOLD: 4,560
DESCRIPTION: LOT 20
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR A KAZAK PRAYER RUG, SOUTHWEST CAUCASUS,
approximately 132 by 92cm., 4ft. 4in. by 3ft.
2,000—3,000 GBP


LOT: 68
RUG NAME: GHASHGAI RUG
AGE: last quarter 19th century
ESTIMATE: 4,000—6,000 GBP
SOLD: 12,000 GBP
DESCRIPTION: LOT 68
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN LADY A GHASHGAI RUG, SOUTHWEST PERSIA,
4,000—6,000 GBP
approximately 230 by 147cm., 7ft. 6in. by 4ft. 10in.
last quarter 19th century
Condition Note: pale madder silk wefts


LOT: 86
RUG NAME: Heriz silk rug
AGE: ca. 1870
ESTIMATE: 10,000—15,000 GBP
SOLD: 20,400 GBP
DESCRIPTION: LOT 86
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY A HERIZ SILK RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA,
10,000—15,000 GBP
approximately 182 by 129cm., 5ft. 11in. by 4ft. 3in.
circa 1870
Knot density: vertical 7/cm
horizontal 7/cm


LOT: 9
RUG NAME: Bordjalou Kazak
AGE: ca. 1880
ESTIMATE: 15,000—20,000 GBP
SOLD: 57,600 GBP
DESCRIPTION: LOT 9
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION A BORDJALOU KAZAK RUG, SOUTHWEST CAUCASUS,
approximately 205 by 155cm., 6ft. 8in. by 5ft. 1in.
15,000—20,000 GBP


LOT: 97
RUG NAME: Kirman carpet
AGE: ca. 1900
ESTIMATE: 40,000—60,000 GBP
SOLD: 62,400 GBP
DESCRIPTION: LOT 97
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR A KIRMAN CARPET, SOUTHEAST PERSIA,
40,000—60,000 GBP
approximately 296 by 196cm., 9ft. 8in. by 6ft. 5in.
DESCRIPTION
circa 1900
PROVENANCE
Sotheby’s London, 23rd April 1997, lot 94
CATALOGUE NOTE
Knot density: vertical 14-15/cm horizontal 11-12/cm Whilst not inscribed, the present lot closely relates in quality with another shawl piece signed by the ‘master weaver’, Ustad Ali Kirmani, see, Sotheby’s London, 9 January 1980, lot 39, inscribed ‘Ordered by Reza Muhammad Khan Dilbaghani from the factory of the Master Weaver Ali of Kerman’. The flatter arrangement of plants in the composition of the field of this above-mentioned piece lack the sense of depth found in the present lot, illustrated by the distance created between the cropped band of flowers in the foreground, against the blue-green background of the landscape. The two pieces, however, are characterised by the same fineness of the drawing, both in the compact profusion of boteh and flower heads in the spandrels and borders, and in the naturally rendered shrubs and flowering plants in the field. For examples of carpets with almost identical (although mirror-imaged) shawl design fields and borders, please see; Sotheby’s Geneva, 14 November 1980, lot 80 and Sotheby’s Dubai, 5 December, 1985, lot 85. For other related examples by Ustad Ali Kirmani with different field designs, see; Sotheby’s 24 April 1991, lot 205 and Sotheby’s 21 October 1992, lot 134.

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