Lot 54. A small wool 'Five-dragon' carpet, 18th-19th century; 97cm (38 2/8in) x 83.5cm (32 7/8in). Sold for €4,462.50 (Estimate € 600-1,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset.
The carpet of nearly square shape, finely woven with a central front-facing five-clawed dragon, encircled by four writhing dragons turned to the central beast amidst flames and bats, within rolling waves and interspersed with ruyi designs.
Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981)
Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021)
Bonhams. The Robert and Jean-Pierre Rousset Collection of Asian Art: A Century of Collecting - Part 1. Paris, 25 october 2022.