25 October 2007
A NINGXIA CARPET
NORTH CHINA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Occasional light surface marks, selvages frayed
13ft.6in. x 10ft.9in. (412cm. x 326cm.)
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There is an 18th century fo-dog carpet of the same colouring in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, whose design reportedly became the prototype for many later examples, (H. A. Lorentz, A View of Chinese Rugs, Haarlem, 1973, pl.46, p.91).
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