News: Chinese carpets

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    Oriental Rugs and Carpets at Christie’s, London

    As part of London’s Islamic Art Week, Christie’s will hold an Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction on Tuesday 21 April in their King Street salerooms. Highlights include an early Mongol kilim, a Bukhara saf fragment and an Ottoman Cairene carpet.

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    Ellsworth sales: 100% for the King of Ming

    During Asian Art Week in New York, from 17 March to 21 March 2015, some two thousand works of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Himalayan, Southeast Asian and European art from the collection of the late American scholar, dealer and connoisseur, Robert Hatfield Ellis (a.k.a. ‘The King of Ming’) were sold in a series of six auctions… Read more »

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    Oriental Rugs & Carpets at Skinner

    Skinner’s Boston sale of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on March 28th, assembled by Lawrence Kearney, features more than 300 lots of antique rugs, carpets, and textiles from most major areas of the ‘Rug Belt’.

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    Antique Rugs at LARTA 2015

    The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair returns to The Showroom on Penfold Street for the fifth year 16 – 19 April 2015.

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    High-Flying Dragon carpet

    A new mark for a Chinese carpet was set at Christie’s in New York on 11 December 2014, one of six world auction records set during the ‘Exceptional Sale’, by this Wanli period Ming Imperial double dragon carpet fragment. The carpet sold to an anonymous buyer within its $600-800,000 estimate for $665,000. A complete large… Read more »

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    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection at Christie’s

    The collection of Robert Hatfield Ellis will be sold at Christie’s in March 2015. The distinguished connoisseur, dubbed the ‘King of Ming by the New York Times, passed away in August 2014.


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