09-28-2014 09-28-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2752B Boston
September 28, 2014 2:00PMCalender

Chinese Rug

Auction: Oriental Rugs & Carpets - 2752B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 28, 2014 2:00PM


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.
Estimate $1,200-1,500

small reweave, moth damage, areas of soiling, reovercast, portion of the main border rewoven at bottom

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Beijing, Smith College, Smith College Museum of Art