A terracotta coloured ground with nine polychrome five-clawed dragons chasing the burning pearl among clouds. A wide border of waves and the holy mountain as well as above an inscription: Zheng Guang Ge (Building/Chamber/Hall of uplifting light), probably name of a building where the carpet is ordered for.
Provenance: From the Collection of Nils Robert Bjuke (1889-1973). A Swedish engineer who lived and worked in Canton, China during the 1920’s and 1930’s. For more information, see below.
Partly hard wear, dirty, minor stains and damaged. The sides have minor holes and tears, slightly damaged ends.
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
1 130 - 1 410 EUR
1 080 - 1 350 USD
Nils Robert Bjuke (1889-1973). A Swedish engineer who lived and worked in Canton, China during the 1920’s and 1930’s. He held the title Acting Engineer in Chief of the River Conservancy Commission and specialized in port prospection and built several ports for the Chinese Government. He was an active hobby film maker and his private records of street- and port life from this time is a real treasure trove and is now deposited at Kungliga Biblioteket in Stockholm, Sweden. He has written about his interesting meetings with people such as Tang Shao I and Nicolas Barclay de Tolly Weimarn in; Nya Äventyr Jorden Runt, Natur och Kultur, Stockholm.
He and his wife Margareta was passionate collectors of Chinese art, furniture and antiques. They donated pieces from their collection to the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm see for example lots no OM-1994-0007 and -0008.