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Pair of Lamaist Pillar Rugs

Auction:
2795B
Lot:
149
Sold for:
$13,530$11,000

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Auction:
Oriental Rugs & Carpets - 2795B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 28, 2015 1:00PM

Description:

Pair of Lamaist Pillar Rugs, Ningxia, China, early 19th century, the confronted dragons with a variegated-pattern body in shades of blue admiring flaming pearls, flanked by wheels, chessboards, and coins on a pale gold field surrounded by clouds, above a "land meets sea" pattern and below a canopy of strung pearls, both 7 ft. 2 in. x 1 ft. 8 in.

Literature: For a similar example please see Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art,Charles Grant Ellis, 1988, p. 272, no. 73.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

very minor spot of fraying on one- at the bottom, several very minor areas of moth damage at the top on both


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Ningxia, China, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Charles Grant Ellis

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