A woven silk rectangular hanging carpet depicting the Summer Palace Qing Dynasty
Lot 333W
A woven silk rectangular hanging carpet depicting the Summer Palace
Qing Dynasty
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 32,000 - 48,000

Lot Details
The Property of a Lady 女士藏品
A woven silk rectangular hanging carpet depicting the Summer Palace
Qing Dynasty
Finely woven in muted shades of blue, rust-orange, green and beige, the central panel showing a scene of the Summer Palace at Beijing including Longevity Hill behind a palace courtyard and the distinctive paddle steamer sailing across the Kunming Lake in the foreground, all surrounded by a border containing pairs of confronted stylised chilong bordered with key-fret and a wide band with groups of precious objects at the edges, the top border containing the characters Wan shou shan quan jing (A View of Longevity Hill). 307cm high x 242cm wide(120¾in high x 95¼in wide)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an Italian private collection

    清 絹織頤和園景地毯 「萬壽山全景」楷書款

    來源:意大利私人收藏

    Compare a related carpet also with a scene of the Summer Palace including the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake, but viewed from a different side, illustrated in Classics of the Forbidden City: Carpets in the Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2010, pp.220-225.
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