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An antique Imperial silk 'Five dragon' palace rug, Qing dynasty, 1880. Measure approx. 238 x 154.5 cm

Estimate
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
7 070 - 8 830 EUR
7 520 - 9 400 USD
Hammer price
165 000 SEK
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Christopher Stålhandske
Stockholm
Christopher Stålhandske
Head Specialist Carpets, textiles and Islamic works of art
+46 (0)708 19 12 58
An antique Imperial silk 'Five dragon' palace rug, Qing dynasty, 1880. Measure approx. 238 x 154.5 cm

One end with an inscription: 景仁宮備用 (Jingren gong bei yong) 'for the use in the Palace of Great Benevolence'. A yellow ground with blooming polychrome branches as well as a medallion and corner ornaments with five-clawed dragons. A wide yellow main border with peonies and Buddhist symbols.

More information

The inscription on this rug indicates that it was woven for The Palace of Great Benevolence (Jingren gong). Jingren gong was built in 1420 and was one of the six eastern palaces in the Forbidden City. The palace served as the residence for the imperial concubines during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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