Use your head , mask up !
Sad news in the music world today !
R.I P. , Ken Hensley founding member and keyboardist of the legendary English prog-metal band “Uriah Heep” and various other Hard Rock and Metal bands passed away today after a short illness. Known primarily for his work with “Uriah Heep” and their mega hit ‘Easy Livin’. That single song is still being played constantly today and will keep his memory alive forever !
Chick Rock Friday !
The fall rug and carpet production from our friends at at Rippon -Boswell , Wiesbaden , Germany is live “on the line” now for your education and viewing pleasure . This time around the auction inventory features 246 total lots of rugs , carpets and all manner of various ethnic textiles .
After numerous passes through inventory my opinion is Mr Maltzahn and the Rippon rug dept. have assembled a fairly diverse group of items for this pretty much season ending rug auction . As far as i see it nothing much in the way of a single show stopper to get the “Rug- Mob” buzzing but a wide selection of very good items of all types to give you and your bank account something to consider. Turkmens are very well represented but there are also plenty of other pieces from all directions to of course satisfy all rug collecting taste !
All said and done a decent selection of good but not great pieces and a job well done by the “Rippon” rug dept. !
A few items that stuck in my “limited” mind are posted below .
Lot # 96 , Qashg’ai kelim . Pre-sale starting point , E 4,500.00 . My favorite piece in the sale !
Lot # 119 , Bakhtiari Gabbeh cpt. Pre-sale starting point , E 4,700.00. Strong graphic design .
Lot # 126 , Camel Hamadan cpt. Pre-sale starting point E 4,800.00 . Not the best condition but a great decorative look . These used to be super popular !
Lot # 131 , Tekke Khalyk. Pre-sale starting point E 5,900.00 . Very reasonable starting point , scarce and desirable for sure !
Chick Rock Friday !
New Guitar Saturday !
For give them ( the Blue ) Father for they know not what they do ! , Sheik Frederich , 2020.
Yo , Dude i am down with the program !
Dog o the week !
Shitty movie o the week , Fortunately Nada !
Movie o the week , Again nothing !
Song o the week , Uriah Heep , “Easy Livin” on Demons and Wizards , 1972 .Read More
Stick with program and wear a mask ! Viva ! , A.C.B. Justice “Supreme” Justice !!!!
This mornings “Islamic Art” auction at Sotheby’s , London just wrapped up and to my eye it was reasonably successful outcome for them as far as moderate excitement in rug world goes with a couple of major upside surprises to spice things up a bit.
The sale itself turned out like this from a rug and textile standpoint . Out of the 9 rugs and carpets included in the sale inventory 6 ended up selling . As for the 4 textile items in the group 3 sold one did not . There were 2 notable upside pops worth mentioning and they are both featured below. All said and done for a fairly small production the items that sold generated a sizable amount of revenue for the Sotheby’s Rug dept.I guess in a way swinging for the fences on this occasion paid off considering the upswing of “China Virus” cases in the U.K. and Europe right now .Lot # 448 , Mamluk carpet . Pre- sale estimate £ 4-600,000.00 . Sold for a wopping £ 1,854,200.00 including comm. When i first looked at this thing the colors really put me off but i was certainly wrong in this case ? Lot # 450 , Ottoman Velvet panel . Pre- sale estimate £ 50-70,000.00 . Sold for a well deserved £ 214,200.00 including comm. A big number but the new owner got what i consider to be a great example !
As for the 2 items i featured in the previous sale review one sold , one did not.
Lot # 480 , Ottoman Saddle cover , unsold .
Lot# 493 , Dragon Sileh . Pre- sale estimate 8-12,000.00 . Sold for £ 12,600.00 including comm. i liked this piece a lot and i thought it would do much better but it appears someone might have got a pretty reasonable deal !
The second sale of the day at Sotheby’s , London featuring items the L.A. Mayer Museum in Jerusalem , Israel has been postponed till sometime in November ? with no specific reason !
Pushing father forward we have today’s “Islamic Art” auction at Christie’s , London that included 80 rugs and carpets and 4 textile lots .
From a straight up sold position this was for the most part a mediocre performance today for Ms Broadhurst and the Christie’s rug dept. staff . Out of the 80 rug lots only 45 ended up finding their way to new homes . A sold percentage of about 56%. Not terrible but far from a particularly positive outcome . There were 4 textile lots in the sale inventory 1 sold 3 did not .
As for how the sale went in general most of the pieces that did sell sold in the neighborhood of their pre- sale estimates . Some a little higher , some a bit of a disappointment . Only one lot took off and could be considered a serious upside surprise. All in a rather pedestrian showing for Christie’s rug dept. this time around.
Lot # 192 Kirman “Millefleurs” carpet pre-sale estimate £ 15-20,000.00. Sold for £ 62,500.00 including comm. . Why , who knows on this one ?
The lot i featured in the sale review , lot # 150 , Eagle Karabaugh. Pre- sale estimate £ 25-30,000.00 sold right at the high estimate for £ 30,000.00 including comm.
New guitar Wednesday ! the Unicorn !
Today signals upcoming end of online bidding at Skinner’s rug and carpet auction and so far to my eye at 2:15 Marlborough time things are happening but at a somewhat slow conservative pace . But that could all change in the next few hours by the time we hit 7pm East Coast time .
Just past 7 pm East Coast time and the Skinner’s online auction just closed down and at first glance it was a reasonably successful endeavorer for Mr Kearney and the Skinner’s rug and carpet dept. Out of the fairly substantial 454 total lots offered only approximately 66 failed to find new locations . A sold percentage of right at 86% . A very ,very respectable outcome and as always with the possibility of unsold lots moving after the sale .
As for upside pops and fire works because the over all selection was for the most part middle of the road there’s not to much to talk about . Most of the sold lots were in the vicinity of the estimates. That being said there were however a small handful of pieces that rose to the occasion , note lot #’s 1037 ,1041,1046, 1048 , 1060, 1095 and lot # 1092 which is featured below .
Lot # 1091 , Tekke silk embroidery. Pre-sale estimate , $ 1-1-200.00 . Sold for a very interesting $ 3,375.00 including comm . Pricey for a very small item , 9”x 9” ? Keith Haring ?
I featured 2 lots in the sale review and they both sold.
Lot # 1004 , Daskiri yastick . Pre-sale estimate , $1,2-1,500.Sold for $ 1,500.00 . At the high end of the estimate .
Lot # 1101 , Chair covered with Ningshia carpet fragments . Pre- sale estimate $8-1,000.00. Sold for $ 1,750.00 . My favorite piece in the whole auction !
Two things . All Hollow’s Eve and of course Chick Rock Saturday . Another 2 fur , fur you !
11/1/20 This should give “BLM” and the “Left” something to think about ! Gracias Walter , Sheik Frederich , 2020
Dog o the week , Yo , Miles who you gonna be for Halloween ? , Benedict Arnold !
Shitty movie o the week , Nada !
Movie o the week , Nada !
Song o the week , Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons , We’re the Bastards on Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons , 2020.Read More