This carpet was likely used to to decorate the imperial palace during the Ming dynasty. Photo: Skinner Auctioneers
This carpet was likely used to to decorate the imperial palace during the Ming dynasty. Photo: Skinner Auctioneers
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Ming dynasty imperial carpet from longest-reigning Chinese emperor sells for US$324,500 at auction

  • The carpet features a dragon surrounding a flaming pearl, which is a symbol of prosperity
  • It belonged to a collector Jim Dixon, who once had a stunning public display of his carpets in California

This carpet was likely used to to decorate the imperial palace during the Ming dynasty. Photo: Skinner Auctioneers
This carpet was likely used to to decorate the imperial palace during the Ming dynasty. Photo: Skinner Auctioneers
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