29 April 2004
A NINGXIA CARPET
NORTH CHINA, MID 18TH CENTURY
The ivory field scattered with delicate floral sprays with lotus blossom and occasional butterflies around nine fo-dogs, in a sandy yellow border of meandering lotus vine between seed-pearl and plain blue stripes, areas of wear, localised repiling
12ft.9in. x 6ft.11in. (390cm. x 211cm.)
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A number of carpets with very similar features are illustrated by Michael Franses: Lion Dogs, Hundred Antiques, Classical Chinese Carpets 1, London, 2000, esp. nos. 11 and 12, pp.43-4.
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Please note this lot is illustrated in the catalogue as lot 207.
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