Auction of antique Asian textiles in Utrecht
The Dutch auction house Peerdeman’s special sale of Indonesian and Asian Textiles from a private European collection was held in their rooms at Mississippidreef 17, in the city of Utrecht, on Saturday 22 June. According to Peerdeman’s Niek Montanus, the sale went very well, with ‘a lot of visitors from abroad’ in attendance.
In addition to geringsing double-ikat ceremonial cloths from Bali, the consignment included tampans and tapis from southern Sumatra, and a variety of batik cloths (among them an prestigious Javanese cotton and silk dodot or ceremonial skirt, and a Javanese cotton batik wall hanging with European influences), There was also a wide selection of minority textiles from the hill-tribes of northern Thailand, Laos and southern China, including the Hmong, Meo, Akha and Yao.
- Cotton batik wall hanging (detail) with 54 squares depicting scenes from wayang kulit (shadow puppet) plays, ceremonies and daily life, with European influences, Java, dated 19 November 1873. 220 x 210 cm. Estimate €5,000-7,000, sold for €30,240
Cotton batik wall hanging with 54 squares depicting scenes from wayang kulit (shadow puppet) plays, ceremonies and daily life, with European influences, separated by images of dragons, the mirror with two initials: O.v.N.i.P. and L.v.G.v.O. Java, dated 19 November 1873. 220 x 210 cm. Estimate €5,000-7,000, sold for €30,240
Detail of a cotton and silk batik perada, royal ceremonial skirt cloth (dodot pinarada mas), with a diamond shaped central field, a cosmic landscape of mountains, forest, animals and double-winged garuda from the collection of Dolf Breetvel. Java or Bali, circa 1900. 340 x 210 cm. Estimate €1,000-1,500 sold for €4,032
Cotton endek hip cloth with geometric supplementary weft motifs (detail), Batur region, Bali, circa 1900. 240 x 95 cm. Estimate €400-600, sold for €5796
Thangka, Vaisravana, Tibet, circa 1920. 30 x 90 cm. Estimate €600-800, sold for €3,780
Handspun cotton double ikat ceremonial cloth, geringsing, diamond and medallion motifs, uncut fringes, Tengganan Pageringsingan, Bali, 105 x 40 cm. Estimate €800-1200, sold for hammer price €1,200.