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ANTIQUE STAR KAZAK / SHIKHLI RUGS AND CARPETS, AZERBAIJAN
(CLASSIFIED MAINLY ACCORDING TO THE BORDER TYPE)

SO CALLED "A" TYPE STAR KAZAK RUGS

 


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Rippon Boswell (Kirchheim) Antique Star Kazak rug, 3rd quarter 19th century, possibly Shikhli village, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan.

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Abadjian (Abajian) Star Kazak rug, 1860-70s, Kazak District, possibly Shikhli village, Western Azerbaijan. Sold at Sotheby's New York, in January 1990, for 1 000 000 DM.

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AH 1302 (1884 AD) dated Star Kazak rug witha white ground, Kazak Region, possibly Shikli (Shykhly) village, Western Azerbaijan. Price Realized £196,250 ($285,151)
Christie's Sale 6423
DAVIDE HALEVIM: MAGNIFICENT CARPETS & TAPESTRIES
14 February 2001, London, King Street
7ft.3in. x 4ft.10in. (220cm. x 148cm.)

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Sothebys' antique Star Kazak rug, early to mid 19th century, possibly Shikli village, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan. Sotheby's Sale: N08140 | Location: New York. 16 Dec 05
LOT 70 (of 217), Lot Sold:15,000 USD
6ft. 4in. by 5ft. 3in. (1.93 by 1.60m.)

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Antique Star Kazak rug, 19th century, Western Azerbaijan. so called type "A"

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A Star Kazak rug, 20th century, 4 x 6, lot 163, Kaminski Fine Art Auctions. Oct 24th, 2009

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The 21st century Star Kazak Shikhli village rug (inspired by Rippon Bosweel Star Kazak rug)
Size: 145x213cm (4'9"x6'11")
Area: 3.08 m2
Density: 106 000 knots per square meter
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
 

 

 

SO CALLED "B" TYPE STAR KAZAK RUGS

 


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Antique Star Kazak rug, so-called "B" type, 19th century, 119 x 205 cm. Western Azerbaijan. The Jean and Marie Erikson Rug Collection. The Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary

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Antique Star Kazak rug, type "B", 19th century, Western Azerbaijan. Published at Lefevre & Partners. 25th November 1983 (London) "Tribal & Village weavings and embroideries."

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Sotheby's "B" type Star Kazak rug, mid 19th century, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan.
Fine Oriental and European Carpets » lot 132: Sale NY6408, New York 40,000 - 60,000 USD
April 15, 1993 10:15 AM, 3rd quarter 19th century. Approximately 6 ft. 3 in. by 4 ft. 2 in.

 

 

SO CALLED "C" TYPE STAR KAZAK RUGS

 


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Sotheby's antique Star Kazak rug, 1850-75, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan. So called "C' type.
Sotheby's Sale: N08563 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 10 Jun 09 10:00 AM
LOT 44 (of 87): PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR, Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 17,500 USD, 7ft. 8in. by 5ft. (2.34 by 1.52m.)

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Antique Star Kazak rug, so called "C" type. 156 x 217 cm. 19th century, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan. David Sorgato

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Franz Bausback antique Star Kazak rug, 19th century, Western Azerbaijan. 235 x 159 cm. Density: 27 x 33 psd

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Joseph Lavian antique Star Kazak rug, 19th century, Western Azerbaijan. published Hali Magazine, Volume 5, 4, p. 38

 


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Antique Eastern Turkey (Yörük?) rug with the "Star Kazak" design, c. 1900, Price Realized £6,600 ($12,547).

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 7039
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
28 April 2005
London, King Street


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Antique Star Kazak rug, type "C", 19th century, 144 x 170 cm, Western Azerbaijan.

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A Fragmentary White Ground Star Kazak Rug, possibly Shikhli village, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan.
SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1870
Price Realized £4,600 ($7,833)
Sale Information
Christie's Sale 6030
CARPETS
15 October 1998
London, King Street
4ft.8in. x 4ft.7in. (142cm. x 140cm.)

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Antique Star Kazak rug, 19th century, Western Azerbaijan.  Published: Ulrich Schurmann. "Caucasian Rugs", Plate № 5

 

 

SO CALLED "D" TYPE STAR KAZAK RUGS

 


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Mid 19th century antique Star Kazak rug with a white ground, mid 19th century, possibly Shikhli village, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan.
Price Realized £20,900 ($41,236)
Christie's Sale 7572
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
10 April 2008
London, King Street
7ft.1in. x 4ft.10in. (215cm. x 147cm.)

 


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Christie's antique Star Kazak Shikli rug, 3rd quarter 19th century, possibly Shikhli village, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan. so called "D" type. Christie's Fine European and Oriental Carpets,  New York, Tuesday, December 17th, 1996 at 10 AM. The cream field with a traditional polychrome Star Kazak design within a maize hooked lozenge border in crimson, teal, and indigo. 7ft. 4 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. Estimates: $30,000 - 40,000

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James F. Ballard Star Kazak rug, Western Azerbaijan, early 19th century, Metropolitan Museum, New York. Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile. Dimensions: L. 74 in. (187.96) W. 64.00 in. (162.56 cm). Credit Line: The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922

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Antique Star Kazak rug, third quarter 19th century, Western Azerbaijan. published at Ulrich Schürmann "Oriental Carpets", p. 132.
Provenance: Wher Collection

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AH 1255 (1839 AD) dated Star Kazak rug, oldest dated Star Kazak rug, Italy, private collection, Western Azerbaijan. 180 x 210 cm. (restored)

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Antique Star Kazak rug, so called "D" type, third quarter 19th century, Western Azerbaijan.

 


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Antique Star Kazak rug, 19th century, Kazak Region, possibly Shikhli village, Western Azerbaijan.

 


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A new
Star Kazak Rug (Shykhly)
Size: 165x240cm (5'5"x7'10")
Area: 3.96 m2 Density: 126 000 knots per square meter
Hand knotted in Kazak Region, Azerbaijan

A WHITE GROUND 'STAR' KAZAK RUG
SOUTH CAUCASUS, MID 19TH CENTURY

 

 

OTHER STAR KAZAK RUGS

 


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A large powerful white field early Kazak rug with three medallions dated to circa 1700 (Safavid Period). Published as plate № 171, in Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections.

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Heinrich Kirchheim antique Gendje rug with the Star Kazak design, 19th century, Western Azerbaijan.
Lot 13 Size 260 x 126 cm
Nagel Auktionen, Sale 42T, May 18th 2004
 

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Antique Gendje or Kazak rug with Star Kazak design, 19th century, Western Azerbaijan.
Gendje. 19.Jh. 270 x 124cm.
Van Ham Kunstauktionen
11/2004

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Antique Star Kazak long rug, 19th century, Western Azerbaijan. 276 x 110 cm
estimate € 20 000. Teppich-Kunst und ein altägyptischer Horus-Falke: 55. Spezialauktion Sammlerteppiche & Ethnologica. 7 September 2010

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Antique Star Kazak rug, 163 x 220 cm, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan. Hans Eitzenberger Erlesene und Antike Teppiche

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Antique Star Kazak rug, late 19th century, 250x155cm, Western Azerbaijan. Nader Tappeti Tessuti Arazzi

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Nagel Star Kazak rug in a red ground, 1850-75, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan.
Nagel Auktionen, May 1995, Stuttgart


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Antique Star Kazak rug, second half 19th century, Western Azerbaijan. Nagel Auktionen, Sale 43T, November 9th 2004

 

OTHER STAR KAZAK RUGS SOLD AT CHRISTIE'S AND SOTHEBY'S (NO IMAGES)