Lasting beauty of Persian rugs featured in Jasper52 auction Aug. 7

Persian Bijar halvai rug, Leyla & Majnoon motif, 1930s. Estimate: $275-$350. Jasper52 image

Persian Bijar halvai rug, Layla & Majnoon motif, 1930s. Estimate: $275-$350. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – The woven artistry of Persian rugs – a collection of 46 fine examples – will be sold in an online auction by Jasper52 on Aug. 7. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Bidding on each lot begins at $1 and the rugs will sell to the highest bidders, as all Jasper52 auctions have no reserve.

A small 1930s Persian Bijar halvai rug (above) reflects the Arabic story of lovers Layla and Majnoon. The 34-inch-square rug is estimated at $275-350.

For a bigger room, an antique Caucasian Kilim rug, 4 feet 10 inches by 14 feet 8 inches, features all natural vegetable dye wool woven over wool in red, blues, gold, ivory and beige. This highly collectible and valuable rug (Lot 55, below) has a $750-$900 estimate.

Early 1900s Caucasian kilim flat woven rug. Estimate: $750-$900. Jasper52 image

 

Earlier still is a another Caucasian Kilim rug (Lot 36, below), 5 feet 8 inches by 14 feet 4 inches, in red, blues, greens, ivory, beige, tan, golds and saffron. It has a $700-$900 estimate.

Highly detailed pre-1900s Caucasian kilim rug. Estimate: $700-$900. Jasper52 image

Highly detailed pre-1900s Caucasian kilim rug. Estimate: $700-$900. Jasper52 image

 

Sarouk is a village located in the province of Markazi in central Iran. Sarouk rugs are made in and around this village in both rural and workshop settings. In general, these well-known rugs are very high quality, woven with wool on a cotton foundation with the asymmetrical knot. An outstanding example is Lot 13, a 1930s Persian Sarouk rug (below), 40 inches by 60 inches, which is wool with a cotton foundation. It is estimated at $625-$750.

1930s Persian Sarouk rug, vegetable dyes. Estimate: $625-$750. Jasper52 image

1930s Persian Sarouk rug, vegetable dyes. Estimate: $625-$750. Jasper52 image

 

A Persian Nahavand rug, 51 inches by 76 inches, is handwoven of fine quality lamb’s wool. It incorporates an allover floral pattern on a light red background. It has an estimate of $280-$340.

Handmade Persian Nahavand rug of lamb’s wool, vegetable dyes. Estimate: $280-$340. Jasper52 image

Handmade Persian Nahavand rug of lamb’s wool, vegetable dyes. Estimate: $280-$340. Jasper52 image

 

Many more of the famous names in Persian rugs are represented in the auction: Tabriz, Sarouk, Kashan, Balooch, Hamedan and Senneh, to name a few.

Jasper52 sales are highly curated, no-reserve events. Bidding starts at $1 on all lots.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.