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    Sale 7572

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    10 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    A NINGXIA CARPET

    NORTH CHINA, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A NINGXIA CARPET
    NORTH CHINA, CIRCA 1800
    Uneven wear, light corrosion in brown, minor repiling
    13ft.5in. x 9ft.11in. (409cm. x 300cm.)


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    The syncopated rhythm of the field design is an optical illusion created between the open and closed segments within each overlapping octagon. Horizontally, vertically or diagonally, the design is forever changing and can be read in any one of these ways. A carpet with a comparable field design was exhibited at the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Köln, Glanz der Himmelssöhne Kaiserliche Teppiche aus China 1400-1750, London, 2005, p.151, pl.54.

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    Literature

    John J. Eskenazi, Il Tappeto Orientale, Torino, 1996, p.477, pl.329.