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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 518

    A SILK THREAD RUG

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SILK THREAD RUG
    CIRCA 1900
    The rug is woven with red and yellow scrolling flowers on a blue ground. The border is woven with the place name Wenhua Dian, which may be translated as 'Hall of Literary Glory'.
    94 ½ in. x 59 in. (240 x 150 cm.)


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    The Wenhua Dian was a ceremonial hall where the Palace Examination papers were reviewed and where the Emperor would host royal seminars.

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