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Early Chinese Carpet with Stylized Lotus Flowers and Leaf Stems

$123,547.47

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The extremely rare and monumental, ivory background large carpet shown here is decorated by an harmonious pattern of blue and light blue scrolling lotus flowers connected to each other by a Fine tendril and to long leafs with a cloud-like contour. In a seminal study on early Chinese carpets (M. Franses, Early Ninghsia carpets, Hali, vol. 5, no. 2, London 1983, pp. 132-140) a group of seventy carpets with floral field patterns were identified, only three of which with lotus flower designs. A very similar carpet is in the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. (see C.I. Rostov, J. Guanyan, Chinese carpets, New York 1983, pl. 81, pp. 136-137). The treatment of the main border, decorated by yellow peony blossoms on a blue ground in conjunction with the inner Greek fret guard stripe, is seen on a carpet depicted in a Chinese ancestor portrait of the Qing dynasty (see M. Franses, op cit.). A fragment with a very similar pattern on a yellow ground has been recently published in the catalogue of an important exhibition on early Chinese carpets (H. Ko¨nig, M. Franses, Glanz der Himmelssohne-Kaiserliche Teppiche aus China 1400-1750, London 2005, pl. 81, pp. 136-137). Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722).

Details

  • Dimensions
    Width: 168.12 in. (427 cm)Length: 270.08 in. (686 cm)
  • Style
    Ming (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1662-1722
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. There are a few areas of old reweaving which we have chosen not to touch as they are consistent with the original patina of the carpet.
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ALG 21441stDibs: 1409269549366

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    Ships From: Milan, Italy
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