Cordys

0020

A good Arjiman, Shirvan runner. Second half 19thC. 293 x 151cm.
With six conjoined step-sided lozenge göels with flame medallions at either end, the surrounding field brimming with peacocks and other birds, sheep and other animals, human figures along with two equestrians, fruiting trees and rosettes fill remaining spaces, edged by reciprocal crenelations. Framed by a wine glass border between rosette stripes. Wool pile on a cotton and wool foundation. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 82/ page 316

Estimate: $3,200 - $7,000

0018

An Arjiman, Shirvan runner. Dated 1907, 309 x 119cm
Wool pile on a cotton and wool foundation. On the vertical axis five conjoined geometric göels with flame medallions characteristic of Zoroastrian symbolism at either end. Upper right Hijri date 1325 = 1907. The minor borders patterned with small reciprocal crenels. Designated by Professor Letif Kerimov in an appraisal as (1) 'Of great historical and cultural value and rare'. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 78/ page 308

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

0024

A good Gashad, Shirvan rug. First quarter 20thC. 265 x 140cm
With a strongly structured field of five conjoined medallions with repeating designs in a variety of colours, on a dark-blue ground, aligned with large rosettes. Framed by multiple borders, crenelations and stripes. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 95/ page 342

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

0007

A fine antique 'Perepedil Caucasian', Pirebadil, Kuba broad runner, 295 x 148cm
Decorated with seven small octagonal motifs each framed by fantastical birds and iconic 'ram's horn' islimi patterns. Outlined by a complementary highly structured meander border and further narrow bands. Designated by Professor Letif Kerimov in an appraisal as (1+) 'Of great historical and cultural value and very rare'. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 34/ page 220

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

0016

A good Shirvan Shiralibek broad runner. Early 20thC. 350 x 180cm.
The entire midnight-blue field filled with eleven rows of alternating boteh and trees. Framed by four borders and narrow stripes Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 64/ page 280.

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

0015

A Shirvan runner. c.1902-13. 395 x 173cm
A closely packed design of considerable complexity incorporates large crested and quill throated birds amongst nine horizontal rows of giant palmettes. The date in the upper white medallion 320 and 31 can be interpreted as 1320 or 1331 in the Hijri calendar, equivalent to 1902 or 1913. Designated by Professor Letif Kerimov in an appraisal as (1+) 'Of great historical and cultural value and very rare'. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 63/ page 278

Estimate: $2,800 - $5,500

0008

A fine Pirebadil, Kuba broad runner. Dated 1922. 300 x 143cm.
So-called Perepedil Kuba, inscribed with the patron’s/owner's name Saheb Khorshid and the Hijri date 1341 = 1922 above a prayer gable/niche to the top. The uncommon ivory field patterned with five göels, each surrounded by fantastical birds and ram's horn motifs. The main border of Kufic pattern. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 38/ page 228. Cf. 'Teppiche Aus Dem Kaukasus', Shurmann, Ulrich; USA 1964, ill. 73, page 210. Cf. 'Orientteppiche', Elder, Doris; Munich 1979, two white ground Perepedil illus. 372/373, pages 332/333

Estimate: $2,800 - $5,500

0064

A Bagchadagyullar, Shusha district, Karabakh runner. First half 20thC. 425 x 195cm
A large all wool carpet with the addition of some camel hair. The pattern Bagchadagyullar translates as flowers in the garden. Decorated with four step sided medallions surrounded by a multitude of various 'buta' (boteh) and animal motifs in harmonious colours on a midnight-blue field Designated by Professor Letif Kerimov in an appraisal as (1+) 'Of great historical and cultural value and very rare'. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 222/ page 596

Estimate: $2,800 - $5,500

0026

A long Hajikabul, Shirvan runner. Second half of 19thC. 415 x 123cm.
With midnight-blue field entirely decorated with a honeycomb pattern, subtly interrupted by three göels on the central axis, each of those flanked by birds, and with one pair additionally human figures. The main border of a strongly angular meander design. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 113/ page 378

Estimate: $2,800 - $5,500

0031

A superb Kadim Gyanja runner. Dated 1895, 304 x 151cm.
Dated 1895 and bearing an inscription with alternate translations of the text provided to Ulmke by two scholars (see scan of page 402 in images with this lot). All wool. Decorated with five and a half variously shaped göels patterned with horses, feather and amulet ornaments. Framed by a chain braid between smaller carnation chains. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 125/ page 402

Estimate: $2,700 - $5,500

0011

A Zagly, (Divichy district) Kuba rug 176 x 130cm.
Designated by Professor Letif Kerimov in an appraisal as (2) 'Of great historical and cultural value' A so-called “Forked Leaf Kuba" with a rich pattern consisting of gul-like emblems framed by corresponding white 'sajayad' motifs. Framed by multiple borders, the outmost one of reciprocal crenelations. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 46/ page 244

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000

0010

A Zeiva, Kuba rug. 195 x 126cm
Designated by Professor Letif Kerimov in an appraisal as (1+) 'Of great historical and cultural value and very rare. Wonderful geometric decoration, with a quizzical four-and-a-half star medallions framed by fabulous bird and palmette motifs, framed by a 'kufi' motif main border and outer border of carnations. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 41/ page 234

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000

0004

An outstanding Alikhanly, Kuba runner. [Possibly dated 1323 =1905 bottom left] 308 x 123cm
Decorated with five complex 'sunburst' medallions on a midnight-blue field and further minor geometric ornamentation. The border of small octagons with slight sequential irregularity gives an attractive individuality to the overall look. Designated by Professor Letif Kerimov in an appraisal as (1) 'Of great historical and cultural value and rare'. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 22/ page 196

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000

0065

A large Gulmekhmer pattern Karabakh carpet. Beginning of the 20thC. 565 x 203cm.
Proposed by Professor Kerimov as being the central carpet of a 'dest khali-gebe' set. The pattern of 'gul' (flower) 'mekhmer' (velvet) hence velvet-flower, a profusion of complex design. Framed by a broad 'herati' border between narrower bands. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 223/ page 598

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,500

0009

A Pirebadil, Kuba rug. Circa1900. 199 x 150cm.
So-called Perepedil, of classic design with six small medallions framed by fantastical birds/dragons and 'ram's horn' islimi patterns and a multitude of geometric motifs in a superb colour combination. Complemented by a conforming-coloured group of borders, the main one with Kufic design. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 40/ page 232

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000

0046

A Oisuzlu (so-called Borchalou Kazak) runner. First quarter 20thC. 382 x 160cm.
With a long, narrow field patterned with thirteen medallions framed by a striking zigzag of reciprocal hooked bands in black, blue, brown white and red. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 176/ page 504

Estimate: $2,400 - $4,800

0050

A Lembeli (so-called Lori Pambak), Kazak. Circa 1900. 260 x 200cm
With a giant göel (lake) enclosing a cross surrounded by horn and arrowhead motifs. Two hexagons with conforming hook outline complete the main design. An idiosyncratic representation of the weaver depicted lower right. Framed by a triple border Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 185/ page 522

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

0041

A Kaimagly (Lambalo Kazak), Kazak rug, circa 1900. 400 x 198cm
A large carpet with red field with quadrants of blue green, decorated with diamond medallions. Framed by a pomegranate meander white ground border and further geometric borders. Provenance: The Ulmke Collection, Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

0040

A Kaimagly (so called Lambalo Kazak), Kazak rug. Second half 19thC. 325 x 190cm.
The rich red field with quadrants of sea blue green, decorated with ten medallions with fine stemmed blooms, reflecting in the similar pomegranate meander white ground border. In all six border stripes frame the field. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 164/ page 480

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

0049

A Lembeli Kazak. Circa 1900. 297 x 134cm
An antique rug known as Lembeli or Lori Pambak (referencing the disestablished Azerbaijan village of the Borchaly region, now in Armenia) with three identically large göels on a red field, framed by a pomegranate border between two rosette stripes. Literature: Azerbaijani-Caucasian Rugs (The Ulmke Collection, Switzerland) Cat. No. 184/ page 520

Estimate: $2,000 - $40,000