18 mars 2015

A silk and metal thread 'Nine Dragon' Chinese carpet, China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century, or possibly earlier

A silk and metal thread 'Nine Dragon' Chinese carpet, China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century, or possibly earlier. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $341,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Woven with a three character inscription, Qianqing Gong, which translates to ‘The Palace of Heavenly Purity’. Having nine dragons chasing flaming pearls on the silver ground with a polychrome wave pattern border. Approximately 11 ft. 10 in. x 8 ft. 9 in. (361 cm. x 267 cm.) Provenance: By... [Lire la suite]