For comparable auction examples of wider compositions which include the distinctive evenly placed foreground exotic trees, exotic birds, river landscape with rocky outcrops with pagodas, and as in this example a small sailing boat, in variations of floral, scrolling acanthus and golden frame pattern borders, see the following auction examples. Sotheby’s, Monaco, 16 June 1990, lot 950 (220 by 565cm), Sotheby’s, Zurich, 5 December 1991, lot 82 (274 by 388cm), and Sotheby’s, London, 20 May 1994, lot 15. For other circa 1750 examples incorporating the small distinctive boat and parrot, with workshop signatures, see Sotheby's, Florence, 17 May 1978, signed Aubusson, F.Picon (310 by 500cm), and another weaving woven with a hound and quail in the foreground, with the boat (but without the parrot), with the town and weaver’s mark, Aubusson, I.Dorliac, in a scrolling acanthus and floral border (365 by 445cm), Sotheby’s, London, 3 March 1978, lot 4.
See lot 441 in this sale for a full landscape tapestry within a four-sided border, from the chinoiserie landscape series.
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