Chinese Rug, Beijing, 18th century, the large center medallion depicting a "land meets sea" view with a deer, a bird, a bat, a single cloud, shrubbery, and a small pagoda-style hut, all in shades of salmon, gold, ivory, light blue, and midnight blue, enclosed by an allover midnight blue peony flower and vine pattern on a gold field, fretwork main border, 6 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. 5 in.
Provenance: Smith College Museum of Art.
Literature: For a similar example of the field design please see: Kaiserliche Teppiche Aus China 1400-1750, Glanz Der Himmelsohne, plate 11, P. 74.
small reweave, moth damage, areas of soiling, reovercast, portion of the main border rewoven at bottom
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