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West Chinese "Lion Dog" Carpet

Auction:
2752B
Lot:
154
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
Oriental Rugs & Carpets - 2752B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 28, 2014 2:00PM

Description:

West Chinese "Lion Dog" Carpet, 19th century, the large central "lion dog" encircled by two smaller "lion dogs" all upon a medium brown field within a segmented main border displaying a "wan" character meander design, "shou" medallions, a scroll painting emblem, a vase, a cube on a stand, and a rhombus, fretwork variant and pearl minor borders, all within a wide dark brown empty outer border, 6 ft. 4 in. x 10 ft. 5 in.

Note: For another example of the "lion dog" motif please see: Halimagazine, "Chinese Carpets in the Victoria and Albert Museum," Michael Franses and Robert Pinner, p. 142, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1982.
Estimate $600-800

wear throughout, repiling, backed with linen


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Victoria, Albert Museum, Michael Franses, Robert Pinner

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