Lot 84: A NINGHSIA RUG, WEST CHINA |
November 1, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: wool, pile
1Overall measurements: 53cm across the top, 154cm across the bottom, 196cm along the left side, 197cm along the right. Soft lustrous wool. Generally even 5mm pile, with some areas down to knot heads, eg top left corner of main field and along central vertical orientation along lower half. Minor oxidisation affecting mushroom ground of main field and evident lower pile in the outer guards, visible from the photograph. The reverse of all four edges have strips of cotton banding attached for support. The outer guards of all sides have been covered with a brown cotton strip, again visible from image. Some small areas of re-piling, and tiny areas of darker wool visible from the main field as tiny specs, these are not surface marks. A beautiful classical Chinese rug with elegant drawing to central field.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Dimensions: approximately 197 by 154cm; 6ft. 6in., 5ft. 1in.
Literature: Herrmann, Eberhart, Asiatische Teppich und Textilkunst, Band 3, Munich, 1992, Cat. No. 23, pp.56-57.