Chinese Silk and Metal thread carpet, Late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) The central lobate medallion with a five clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl on a fretwork and flowerhead field, the lobate spandrels with further five clawed dragons within an inner pearl border and wider meandering flowerhead border. 283 x 189cm. ex Joels, ex The Brans Collection, Perth. Lot 127, 21.11.21, Provenance: Collection of Joaquim Eulalio do Nascimento e Silva, ambassador to Chongqing from 26.5.1944 – 31.8.1946. In 1941, Silva chaired the Committee for the Defence of the Brasilian Economy and a year later the Conselho Federal de Comercia Exterior. From 1943-1944 Silva was again summoned to Teheran as an envoy, before he was appointed ambassador to Chongqin from May 26, 1944 to August 31, 1946, where he was accredited yto Chaing Kai-shek on June 12, 1944. No. 900747 1/2 share with Ian paid $ 37.500 18thc.