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EVENTS

Christie's New York,

Dec 2014

 

 

This so called the Exceptional Sale included this Magnificent early Imperial Chinese Carpet. With estimate of $600,000 to $800,000 ite realized $665,000 (including premium)

 

Lot Description

AN IMPORTANT AND RARE IMPERIAL DOUBLE-DRAGON CARPET
WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619)
the tan ground with two sinuous dragons, one blue and one yellow, chasing a flaming pearl surrounded by clouds, scrolling vines and chrysanthemums, missing original borders
Approximately 14 ft. 9 in. x 10 ft. 4 in. (450 cm. x 315 cm.)

Provenance

Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 22 September 1993, lot 219
Acquired from Michael Franses, 1996

Pre-Lot Text

PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Literature

Z. Bing and L. Jing, The Culture of Chinese Antique Carpets, Beijing, 1993, p. 12 and cover

Exhibited

Beijing, First Exhibition of Antique Chinese Carpets, February 1992