A Ningxia Carpet, Qing dynasty, 18th / early 19th century | 清十八 / 十九世紀初 寧夏雙獅戲球纏枝花卉紋毯
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A Ningxia Carpet
Qing dynasty, 18th / early 19th century
清十八 / 十九世紀初 寧夏雙獅戲球纏枝花卉紋毯
with camel's hair ground, centered by a pair of Buddhist lions toying with a brocade ball and surrounded by scrolling lotus in blue, gold, yellow, and white within a rectangular navy border patterned with white dots, a border of further lotus scroll, and a navy edge around the perimeter, the narrow sides with short fringe
Length 108 in., 274.3 cm; Width 67 in., 170.2 cm
Overall in good condition with faint visible color change to the carpet. There are a few oxidized brown areas to the silk and corroded metal thread. The foundation is visible in some places. The edge with single corded selvage, with a few very minor areas with overcasting. A few bottom fringes lacking. The lower left hand side with a hole, approximately 2.5 cm in length and 1.3 cm in thickness with some scattered small stains. Backed with a linen backing.
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Sotheby's New York, 23rd March 1999, lot 121.