19th century Chinese Ningxia Carpet

Offered by Legge Carpets Ltd
19th century Chinese Ningxia Carpet
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19th century Chinese Ningxia Carpet

C. 1800 to C. 1850 China
Offered by Legge Carpets Ltd
POA
Height426.00 cm
167.72 inches
Width265.00 cm
104.33 inches
China, 1st half 19th century. The centre medallion is formed by a large Shou character (for longevity), surrounded by a circle of bats (a symbol of happiness and joy, but also associated with wealth and honour) and cloud bands on an apricot ground. A beautifully drawn frettered dragon, the most powerful symbol of good fortune, occupies each corner of the otherwise sparsely decorated field. A simple reciprocal key border is enclosed by a meandering lotus flower main border. A very impressive carpet

Provenance

Dunecht House, Aberdeenshire

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